SOUTHERN MEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION 3, YEOVIL 22 JULY 2000
As in our previous match a terrific team spirit enabled us to achieve third place above rivals Wimbledon and Haslemere by finishing ahead of them in the last event the 4 x 400m relay having been in fourth place all afternoon.
This was achieved despite a depleted team by everyone combining to cover all the events irrespective of their experience. A special mention and thanks goes to Brett Heath who competed for us rather than in the Gold Cup and in our hour of need competed in eight events, despite having not performed many of his events since his knee injury over three years ago. His contribution accounted for over 30 % of the team's total points with wins in the shot, and discus, and second places in the 110m hurdles, high jump, long jump and javelin plus competing in both relays. To round off his day he also achieved a tremendous PB of 13.80m in the shot. His fellow decathlete Darren Keevil also competed in eight events and both will be missed in our last match on August 5th.
There were also valuable wins for Joe Crane and Sanjay Sahota in the 200m although on the day everyone contributed to achieving our third place.
Unfortunately this still leaves us in 18th place in the league just one point above the relegation places. Consequently anything less than third place in our final match at Andover on the 5th August will result in relegation to division four.
I therefore hope everyone will make the effort to be available for this vital match.
|3rd||Havering Mayesbrook||102 pts|
|4th||Herculs Wimbledon||100.5 pts|
Positions after five matches: 1 Kingston & Polytechnic 24 (689); 2 Chichester Runners 23.5 (682.5); 3 Yeovil Olympiads 23 (690); 4 Bracknell 21 (619); 5 Newquay & Par 21 (617.5); 6 Muswell Hill North London 20.5 (620); 7 East Grinstead 18 (570); 8 Windsor, Slough & Eton 17 (596.5); 9 Huntingdonshire 16.5 (574); 10 Walton 16 (565.5); 11 Great Yarmouth 16 (539); 12 Oxford City 15 (526); 13 Cambridge & Coleridge 14 (558); 14 Stevenage & North Herts 13.5 (555); 15 Newbury 13 (497.5); 16 Maidstone & Rochester (GEC Avionics) 13 (485.5); 17 Tonbridge 12 (511.5); 18 Havering Mayesbrook 12 (494.5); 19 London Irish 12 (480); 20 Vale of Aylesbury 12 (462.5); 21 Thurrock 11 (483.5); 22 Hercules Wimbledon 10 (431.5); 23 Haslemere Border 10 (402); 24 Queen's Park Harriers 5 (208); 25 Borough of Hounslow 4 (135)
|A STRINGS||Pos.||Time/Dist||B STRINGS||Pos.||Time/Dist|
|100||Jo Crane||4||12.2||100||Sanjay Sahota||2||12.2|
|200||Jo Crane||1||23.6||200||Sanjay Sahota||1||24.2|
|400||Sanjay Sahota||4||54.4||400||Kevin White||4||60.3|
|800||Rob Dickenson||3||2:06.1||800||Neil Collins||3||2:10.3|
|1500||Rob Dickenson||4||4:21.0||1500||Neil Collins||4||4:54.8|
|5000||Gary Howard||5||17:43.8||5000||Martin Chester||4||18:47.8|
|3000 s/c||Rob Warner||3||11:09.7||3000 s/c||Martin Chester||3||12:30.9|
|110H||Brett Heath||2||16.5||110H||Darren Keevil||4||22.3|
|400H||Rob Warner||4||66.5||400H||Kevin White||3||72.9|
|L.J.||Brett Heath||2||6.28||L.J.||Darren Keevil||4||4.38|
|H.J.||Brett Heath||2=||1.75||H.J.||Darren Keevil||3=||1.55|
|T.J.||Rob Warner||4||10.43 #||T.J.||Kevin White||4||7.74|
|S.P.||Brett Heath||1||13.80#||S.P||Darren Keevil||3||10.28|
|D.T.||Brett Heath||1||40.25||D.T.||Darren Keevil||3||27.78|
|J.T.||Brett Heath||2||46.91||J.T||Darren Keevil||2||37.81|
|H.T.||Keith Robinson||2||41.07||H.T.||Darren Keevil||5||16.26|
|4x100||Keith Robinson||4x400||Rob Dickenson|
|Brett Heath||Jo Crane|
|Sanjay Sahota||Brett Heath|
|Jo Crane||3||48.2||Sanjay Sahota||3||3:47.6|
|# Personal Best|