Sprint success as dominant WSEH athletes help club to top of table

Harriet Jones (left) won the women's 100m in 12.5 seconds, while Jessice Armah (right) won the women's 200m in 25.5 seconds.

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After just three fixtures Windsor, Slough, Eton, and Hounslow Athletics Club (WSEH AC) are top ranked of the 98 clubs in the Southern Athletic League. This status was advanced by a dominating victory in their third match at Aldershot earlier this month.

The 100m saw top class results from the WSEH sprinters. Giovanni Sealy was second in the men’s A race on 11.4s with Palumi Babalola winning the B race on 11.8s. There was a double victory for WSEH in the 100m ladies provided by Harriet Jones with 12.5s and Liana Williams on 12.9s.

Sprint success continued in the 200m races. Giovanni Sealy went one better to win the A race in 22.6s, with Kevin Gallimore completing the double with 23.4s. Double triumph continued in the 200m ladies via the efforts of Jessica Armah on 25.5s and Brogan McCafferty with 26.2s.

The 400m had more winning doubles. Nunu Njoroge was the A string winner with a personal best (PB) of 51.0s while Oliver Cloherty also set a new PB in taking the B race in 52.4s.

The 800m men’s event was totally dominated by the WSEH athletes. Dereece Greene was the A string winner in 1m57.4s with Oliver Emment first home in the B string on 2m7.0s. The Ladies’ 800m saw second places for both Jemma Davies on 2m25.7s, a PB, and Natalie Thompson with 2m29.0s.

In the men’s 1,500m, Liam Stone was first home in another PB of 4m04.2s. Freya Ruffles was the best of the WSEH Ladies in second place in the A string on 4m48.9s, yet another PB, with Kate Clutterbuck winning the B string on 5m00.5s.

WSEH athletes were once again prominent in the ladies’ 3000m with Amber Clarke second in a PB of 11m22.0s and Isabelle Rayner taking the B string with 11m47.5s, also a PB.

The men’s 5,000m was WSEH dominated with wins from Simon Millett in 15m46.3s and Sam Hodgson in a PB of 16m10.8s.

The hurdles races also had WSEH leading the way. Lara Pleace took the 100m hurdles in a PB of 14.6s with Harriet Jones completing the double in 14.8s. Callum McKay took second in the Mens 110m Hurdles with Troy McConville winning the B Race in a PB of 17.0s. The 400m hurdles saw second places for Leon Bradshaw in 61.3s and Callum McKay on 64.5s. The ladies went one better with Zuri Mullings winning the A race in 65.5s.

Following the sprint successes it was not surprising to see the WSEH teams leading the way in the 4x100m men's and ladies’ races, and in the men’s 4x400m.

The best result in the high jump was provided by Camellia Hayes in winning the A string with 1m76 and Sampda Sharma in the B string with 1m38.

The pole vault ladies had double success for Kaliska Nowers on 3m20 and Lauren Samler with 2m40. For the men, second places were recorded by Jack Staunton with a PB of 3m70 and Alex Stirzaker with 3m30.

There was another winning double in the men’s long jump via the exploits of Rico Lionetti with 6m64 and Anthony Robins-Kent on 6m53 – both PBs. This pairing also contested the triple jump with Rico Lionetti second-placed with 11m77 and Anthony Robins-Kent winning the B on 11m46.

The best shot result came from Troy McConville with second place on a PB of 10m89. He then went on to win the Discus with 36m55 with Naman Sharma in second with 30m40. Amy Holder was a clear winner of the ladies’ discus with 48m21 with Barbara Norris taking the B string on 32m44.

WSEH were well to the fore in the hammer event with Bayley Campbell winning the A with an excellent 55m27 and Luke Norris the B with 45m20. Second places resulted in the ladies’ hammer via the efforts of Francesca Williams with 43m21 and Barbara Norris on 35m85.

The busy Troy McConville was back in action in the javelin to take second with 42m24. Jardae Hodge Spencer was also second in the ladies’ javelin with Calia Logan-Griffin winning the B string with 32m25.

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