British Athletics League Division 4 Ė Round 3 - Blackpool 3rd August 2002

Following the match result at Blackpool the Senior Menís team face a hard fight in their final fixture at Rugby to retain National League status.

Although 7th in the match at Blackpool, they could never be accused of not giving their all for the Club. Mark Bishop performed his usual heroics, competing in 6 events and producing 5 season best performances, the highlight being a 53.54m Javelin Throw. Leo Barker took on 7 events, performing well in all especially a 6.31 Long Jump.

Phil Sadlerís long term injury, although he still turned out for the Club, meant that Scott Spencer had a busy day, equalling his PB in the 100m before taking on the 200m, 400m and both relays.

Brotherís Stephen and David Kearns helped greatly with the points tally taking on between them the 400m Hurdles, 3000m Steeplechase, 100m, 200m and helped out in the relays.

Kevin Benton had a good day placing 3rd in the 400m Hurdles B race in 57.9 and 5th in the 110m Hurdles in 16.4. Injury to Graham Pritchard meant a change for Rob Dickenson who ran both the 1500m and 5000m.

The track highlight was Gavin Maleyís 3rd place in the 800m with a pb of 1:51.6 edged out by two Under 23 Internationals. He followed it up with an excellent run in the 1500m, finishing in 2nd place in 3:58.7. Add to that a Triple Jump of 10.99 and a leg of the 4 x 400m he had a good, but tiring day.

Havering Mayesbrook AC still stand in 6th place in the League after three matches. They need to perform well and finish ahead of Swindon and Bolton in the final match of the season at Rugby on the 31st  to ensure their eighth consecutive season in National Athletics.

Match result

Position

Club

Total points

League points

1

Liverpool

364

8

2

Kent AC

338

7

3

Rugby & Northants

306

6

4

Swindon

260

5

5

City of Norwich

259

4

6

Blackpool & Fylde

257

3

7

Havering Mayesbrook AC

212

2

8

Bolton

201

1

League standings

Position

Club

League points

Total points

1

Liverpool

24

1093

2

Kent AC

20

974

3

Rugby & Northants

19

938

4

City of Norwich

13

780

5

Swindon

9.5

734

6

Havering Mayesbrook

9

701

7

Bolton

8.5

714

8

Blackpool & Fylde

5

660

 

Mark Bishop - shot Keith Robinson
Phil Sadler - 400m Scott Spencer - 200m
Mark Bishop - B long jump Leo Barker (red shorts)
3000m steeplechase Jason Lendon
Gavin Maley - 800m Kevin Tufton - Pole vault
Gavin Maley - 1500m Gavin Maley - 1500m
Rob Dickenson & John Barker Rob Dickenson & John Barker

A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist   B STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Scott Spencer 7 11.5 PB=  100 David Kearns 8 12.1
200 Scott Spencer 7 23.0   200 David Kearns 7 24.1
400 Scott Spencer 5 51.1   400 Phil Sadler 6 53.4
800 Gavin Maley 3 1:51.6 PB 800 Graham Pritchard 8 2:16.6
1500 Gavin Maley 2 3:58.7   1500 Rob Dickenson 6 4:12.5
5000 Rob Dickenson 8 16:38.2   5000 John Barker 6 16:47.4
3000 s/c Jason Lendon 4 10:02.0   3000 s/c Stephen Kearns 8 11:57.9
110H Leo Barker 5 15.8 110H Kevin Benton 5 16.4
400H Stephen Kearns 7 56.7  400H Kevin Benton 3 57.9
L.J. Leo Barker 4 6.31 L.J. Mark Bishop 3 6.10
H.J. Mark Bishop 7 1.75 H.J. Leo Barker 7 1.60
T.J. Gavin Maley 8 10.99 PB T.J. Jason Lendon 8 9.61
P.V. Mark Bishop 4 3.80 P.V. Kevin Tufton 3 3.60
S.P. Mark Bishop 5 12.08 S.P. Leo Barker 5 10.68
D.T. Mark Bishop 5 32.89 D.T. Leo Barker 3 31.67
J.T. Mark Bishop 3 53.54 J.T Leo Barker 4 41.64
H.T. Keith Robinson 4 42.56   H.T. Jason Lendon 6 14.86
4x100 David Kearns, Kevin Tufton, Leo Barker, Scott Spencer 8
4x400 Kevin Benton, Scott Spencer, Phil Sadler, Gavin Maley,  8 3:34.
   

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