SOUTHERN MEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION 3, HORSHAM 8 JULY 2000

Despite a depleted team it was good to see the old team spirit that has been missing this season, return and enable us to achieve third place. The match had been very close all afternoon with no more than 6 points separating 2nd to 5th places throughout the day with only four points separating the clubs going into the 4x400m relay with Havering Mayesbrook in 4th place. Against the odds the team of Sanjay Sahota, Kevin Benton, Jo Crane and Phil Hardy produced a terrific performance to clinch third place in the match by half a point.

Earlier we had started the day with Keith Robinson winning the hammer with a throw of 40.51m, and Kevin Deacon gaining 2nd place in the B with a PB of 33.64m. Kevin Benton on his return from University won the 110m hurdles and was second in the 400m Hurdles, Garry Howard ran a great 5000m only to be pipped on the line and was well supported with Tony Collins winning the B race. Robert Warner won the 3000m s/chase with Paul Berret winning the 1500m B race. Although overall there were not many outright winners the day was about performing for the team and no one demonstrated this more than Clive Gray who came along to support the team and ended up winning valuable points in the pole vault, high jump, javelin and 110m hurdles. Well done everyone!

 

Match Result

1st East Grinstead 134 pts
2nd Vale of Aylesbury 101 pts
3rd Havering Mayesbrook 99 pts
4th Cambridge & Coleridge 98.5 pts
5th Stevenage 95.5 pts
     

 

Positions after four matches: 1 Kingston & Polytechnic 19 (542); 2 Chichester Runners 18.5 (542); 3 Muswell Hill North London 18.5 (533); 4 Yeovil Olympiads 18 (541); 5 Newquay & Par 17 (496.5); 6 Bracknell 16 (485); 7 Windsor, Slough & Eton 14 (485.5); 8 East Grinstead 14 (439.5); 9 Huntingdonshire 13.5 (468.5); 10 Cambridge & Coleridge 12 (459.5); 11 Walton 12 (446); 12 Great Yarmouth 12 (418.5); 13 Oxford City 12 (413); 14 London Irish 11 (424); 15 Newbury 11 (417.5); 16 Vale of Aylesbury 11 (384.5); 17 Thurrock 10 (403.5); 18 Stevenage & North Herts 9.5 (440); 19 Havering Mayesbrook 9 (394); 20 Tonbridge 9 (385); 21 Haslemere Border 9 (354); 22 GEC Avionics 8 (332.5); 23 Hercules Wimbledon 8 (332); 24 Borough of Hounslow 4 (135); 25 Queen's Park Harriers 3 (137)

 

RESULTS

  A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist     B STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Jo Crane 5 13.9   100 Sanjay Sahota 3 12.2
200 Jo Crane 3 23.5   200 Sanjay Sahota 4 24.4
400 Phil Hardy 4 53.6   400 Sanjay Sahota 2 53.4
800 Neil Collins 3 2:14.9   800 Kevin White 2 2:16.9
1500 Neil Collins 3 4:37.4   1500 Paul Berrett 1 4:38.8
5000 Gary Howard 2 16:55.8   5000 Tony Collins 1 17:26.7
3000 s/c Rob Warner 2 10:53.0   3000 s/c Gary Norbury 3 13:10.8 #
110H Kevin Benton 1 16.6   110H Clive Gray 3 24.4
400H Kevin Benton 2 58.9   400H Rob Warner 4 65.8 #
L.J. Kevin Benton 4 5.05   L.J. Kevin White 3 4.62
H.J. Sanjay Sahota 5 1.50   H.J. Clive Gray 5 1.00
T.J. Rob Warner 5 9.91 #   T.J. Kevin White 3 9.83
P.V. Clive Gray 4 2.00   P.V. --    
S.P. Kevin Deacon 4 8.91   S.P Keith Robinson 4 7.49
D.T. Keith Robinson 5 27.93   D.T. Kevin White 2 24.46
J.T. Paul Berrett 5 27.30   J.T Clive Gray 5 26.06
H.T. Keith Robinson 1 40.51   H.T. Kevin Deacon 2 33.64 #
4x100 Kevin Benton       4x400 Sanjay Sahota (55.8)    
  Sanjay Sahota         Kevin Benton (56.0)    
  Phil Hardy         Jo Crane (53.4)    
  Jo Crane 4 47.5     Phil Hardy (52.7) 3 3:37.8
        # Personal Best