Southern Athletics League, Div 1, Round 4, Harrow

Saturday 14th July 2012

FINAL MATCH SCORE

1st

Worthing  195 points
2nd= Havering Mayesbrook 191 points
2nd= Harrow  191 points
4th Peterborough  126 points

The Southern League team were edged out in a three-way battle in their match at Harrow on Saturday, finishing joint second behind the hosts four points behind Worthing.

Both teams were runners up - the ladies finishing just three points behind Worthing, with the men 13 points shy of Harrow.

Ever-reliable Vicky Smith again starred for the ladies with a hat trick of wins in the 800m, 1500m & steeplechase before running the fastest 4x400m relay split. Chloe van Wulven won the sprint hurdles A string, with Claire Brennan taking the B string honours, and had earlier won the B string 400m hurdles. Claire was second in the A sprint hurdles and also adding B high jump victory. Bethan Siddons was second in the A high jump, and also set a new triple jump PB for third.

Georgie Taylor & Rachel Forder won A & B string discus and were both second in the shot.  More field events second places came from Ellie Watson (B triple jump), Tina Quinlivan (pole vault) and Emma Christmas (javelin). Nina Brennan returned from injury for second in the B 400m and veteran Ruth O'Sullivan earned B string second place points in both 800m & 1500m. Rachel Kerr added to the points totals with her 100m & 200m performances.

The men turned in a good team display. Adam McCarthy made a winning return from an injury lay-off in the 400m hurdles and Adam Wileman made it a double win with a season's best in the B string.  Rob Warner and veteran Paul Berrett also completed a double in the steeplechase and Grant Twist won the 3000m, and was second in the 1500m, less than 24 hours after lifting the county 3000m title. It was second places all the way as Ian Anthony (B 3000m), Josh Conners (800m & 1500m B), Massi Dendani (400m & 800m) and Richard Holland (100m) all contributed runners-up points on the track.

It was a similar story in the field. Busy Arron Bonning was the only clubman to take full points, winning the B vault, backed up by second in the discus & javelin B, and third in the B hurdles and hammer but there were second places galore from Stuart Tufton (A vault), Jeremy Watson (High Jump  A & triple jump B), Anthony Williams (long & triple jumps A), Sam Harrison (javelin - close to his season's best) and Richard Holland with a season's best in the B long jump.

Under 20s Volkan Isikgun (100m) & Jon Seekings (400m) completed the men's roster.

The result put the squad in mid-table and, with just the final fixture at Norwich on 1 September to come, another season in the top flight seems more or less assured. 

EVENT

A STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

B STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Rachel Kerr 4 14.4 Emma Christmas 4 14.1

200

Rachel Kerr 4 31.4 Chloe van Wulven 3 28.9

400

Georgie Taylor 3 68.1 Nina Brennan 2 68.5

800

Vicky Smith 1 2:22.3 Ruth O'Sullivan W55 2 3:48.4

1500

Vicky Smith 1 4:52.9 Ruth O'Sullivan W55 2 7:46.9

3000

Ruth O'Sullivan W55 4 16:07.5 ==    

100H

Chloe van Wulven 1 15.6 Claire Brennan 1 16.6

400H

Claire Brennan 2 68.6 Chloe van Wulven 1 70.0
2000SC Vicky Smith 1 7:31.7 ==    

L.J.

Bethan Siddons 4 4.56m Ellie Watson 4

4.04m

H.J.

Bethan Siddons 2 1.60m Claire Brennan 1 1.50m

T.J.

Bethan Siddons 3 10.45m Ellie Watson 2 8.92m

P.V.

Tina Quinlivan (W35) 2 2.50m = PB Claire Brennan 2 2.00m

S.P.

Rachel Forder (U17) 2 9.83m Georgie Taylor 2 9.27m

D.T.

Georgie Taylor 1 35.09m Rachel Forder (U17) 1 35.02m

J.T.

Emma Christmas 2 31.39m Tina Quinlivan (W35) 4 13.98m

H.T.

Emma Christmas 4 21.82m Nina Brennan 4 16.81m

4x100

Claire, Chloe, Emma, Rachel

4

55.2

4x400

Claire, Georgie, Chloe, Vicky

2

4:34.1

 

EVENT

A STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

B STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Richard Holland (U20) 2 11.7 Volkan Isikgun (U20) 4 12.9

200

Richard Holland (U20) 3 24.8 Adam Wileman (U20) 3 25.7

400

Massi Dendani (U20) 2 52.7 Jon Seekings (U20) 4 61.5

800

Massi Dendani (U20) 2 2:02.5 Josh Conners (U20) 2 2:05.5

1500

Grant Twist 2 4:16.7 Josh Conners (U20) 2 4:30.8

3000

Grant Twist 1 9:10.1 Ian Anthony 2 10:11.5

110H

Jeremy Watson 3 17.4 Arron Bonning (M35) 3 21.3

400H

Adam McCarthy 1 58.6 Adam Wileman 1 61.8
2000SC Rob Warner 1 9:50.7 Paul Berrett (M50) 1 11:32.3

L.J.

Anthony Williams 2 6.50m Richard Holland (U20) 2 6.49m

H.J.

Jeremy Watson 2 1.80m Arron Bonning (M35) 3 1.55m

T.J.

Anthony Williams 2 13.18m Jeremy Watson 2 12.13m

P.V.

Stuart Tufton (M60) 2 3.00m Arron Bonning (M35) 1 3.00

S.P.

Arron Bonning (M35) 3 9.54m Sam Harrison 3 9.33m

D.T.

Luke Overton (U20) 3 30.00m Arron Bonning (M35) 2 25.77m

J.T.

Sam Harrison 2 50.39m Arron Bonning (M35) 2 36.47m

H.T.

Sam Harrison 4 18.71m Arron Bonning (M35) 3 18.58m

4x100

Richard, Volkan, ?Anthony, Jeremy

2

47.4

4x400

Adam Mc, ?, Massi, Adam W

2

3:37.0

Non Scoring:

LJ: Adam Wileman U20 5.72m

JT: Paul Berrett M50 29.59m

Link to Full Results

League table (after Match 4 of 5)

1 Southampton 981.5 16
2 Chelmsford 828 14
3 Walton 791.5 14
4 Stevenage & North Herts 732 12
5 Marshall Milton Keynes 728 12
6 Harrow 742 11.5
7 Herts Phoenix 708.5 10
8 Nene Valley Harriers 685 10
9 Havering Mayesbrook 708 9.5
10 Andover & Overton 696 9
11 Enfield & Haringey 683.5 9
12 Worthing & District 659 9
13 Ashford 678.5 7
14 Luton 631.5 7
15 City of Norwich 617.5 6
16 Peterborough 538 4