Alpha Trophy Lee Valley, Saturday 21 April 2007

Match Result

1 Herts Phoenix 283 points
2 Enfield & Haringey 270 points
3 Blackheath & Bromley 245 points
4 Colchester H 222.5 points
5 Dacorum & Tring 217 points
6 Herne Hill Harriers 194 points
7 Radley 192 points
8 Havering Mayesbrook

165.5

points

 

Nicola Hill made a stunning 400m hurdles debut when she ran the third fastest ever by a club female in 65.30s in winning Saturday's Alpha Trophy event at the new Lee Valley (Pickett’s Lock) venue

The 16-year-old GCSE student from Rainham ran an even paced to race finish strongly with a time that would have ranked her third on the national rankings at the event in her U17 age group last summer. It suggests that before too long she is well on track to smash Lisa Schofield’s club 300m hurdles best of 45.1s.    

Schofield herself provided good backing to her younger training partner as she made it a 400m hurdles double, winning the B string event in a new PB of 68.79s.  She returned to add second place in the B sprint hurdles, matching Claire Brennan's A string placing, both races and all the sprints being badly affected by the strong headwinds.

Emma Christmas was third in the senior javelin with a season's best of 37.26m, while Hayley Stibbs and newcomer Hayley Pegg – a former fun runner – paired well for good 1500m points with Stibbs coming home third and Pegg sixth overall in a new personal best, placing third A string & second in the B string  the combined race.

The short-handed Under 15s, missing their usual middle distance contingent ahead of Sunday's Mini-Marathon, found points hard to get. Sam Hill improved her PB to win the discus and was third in the shot, and added a hurdles PB. In the 800m the improving Amber Turner ran a sensible race to pick off the opposition over the last 200m to place third, smashing her PB by a massive eight seconds. Laura Drew, still an U13 did well against older opposition in shot & discus.

But despite their efforts the team finished last and drop into the Beta Trophy for 2008.

 

 

 

  A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist   B STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Claire Brennan 6 13.28   Hannah Gamester 5 13.73
200 Claire Brennan 8 27.99   Hannah Gamester 8 28.05
400 Katie Richardson 5 61.22   Melissa Felton 8 71.65
800 ==       ==    
1500 Hayley Stibbs 3 4:53.2   Hayley Pegg 2 4:58.0 PB
100H Claire Brennan 2 15.80   Lisa Schofield 2 16.92
400H Nicola Hill (U17) 1 65.30 PB   Lisa Schofield 1 68.79 PB
L.J. Nicola Hill (U17) 6 5.23   ==    
H.J. Bethan Siddons 3= 1.55   Claire Brennan 5 1.45
S.P. Melissa Felton 8 7.05   Lisa Schofield 8 6.60
J.T. Emma Christmas 3 37.26   Melissa Felton 7 16.30
4x100   7 51.53

Senior Women  - 7th - 105.5

  A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist   B STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Rebecca Clements 8 14.25   Nicole Dalton 7 15.09
200 Rebecca Clements 6 28.8   Nicole Dalton 8 30.60
800 Amber Turner 4 2:34.8 PB   ==    
1500 ==       ==    
75H Sam Hill 6 13.63 PB        
L.J. Nicole Dalton 7 4.07 PB   Rebecca Clements 5 3.89
H.J. -==       ==    
S.P. Sam Hill 4 8.55   Laura Drew (U13) 7 4.96 PB
D.T. Sam Hill 1 25.38 PB   Laura Drew (U13) 4 13.90 PB
4x100   6 55.3

 Under 15s  - 8th - 60