UK Women's League, Division 4, Cardiff, Sunday 4 August 2002

Havering Mayesbrook’s senior ladies secured another year on the national stage with a solid fourth place at Cardiff in the third and final UK Women’s League Division 4 fixture on Sunday, confirming a commendable third place in the league.

There was double top for multi events international Kate Brewington who notched up long jump and hurdles wins, while her sprint hurdles partner Claire Brennan was also an easy winner in the B string.  Brennan had earlier improved her 400m hurdles best, a feat matched by younger sister Nina who also recorded a new personal best mark in the B race. The versatile duo were kept busy as Claire also tackled the high jump and relay, while Nina scored discus and shot points before running a 400m relay leg.

Sarah Deacon was in good form, winning the hammer and taking runners up spot in the discus, as well as scoring shot points.  Terri Johnson again improved her hammer PB, as well as placing in her favoured 200m and running a relay leg, but was disqualified in the 100m sprint.

Hayley Mottram raced to 400m B runners up spot and also scored in the 200m, as well as contributing the fastest leg in the 4x400m relay.  Training partner Laurie Cossey showed great team spirit in tackling the 400m, 800m, and 1500m, as well as the 4x400m relay.  The pair’s coach Ruth O’Sullivan turned out in the 3000m and javelin, while another of the training group Eleanor Mole made a good track debut with useful points in both 1500m and 3000m events, both in PBs.  Veteran Lesley Felton completed the track team with 4th in the B 800m, as well as a 400m relay leg.

Jumper Sue Bunting was fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump, while still-unwell middle distance runner Faye Powell again tackled the jumps, with a triple jump PB and third place high jump points to show for her efforts.  Hannah Gamester, still nursing a knee injury, nevertheless placed third in the pole vault, and scored in the javelin, before rounding off in the relay.

The squad’s third place league finish, achieved without ever being able to field their strongest team, suggests that with a little more consistency promotion can be gained in the 2003 season.

 

 

FINAL SCORES

 

1

Newham & Essex Beagles

192

2

Newport Harriers

184

3

Cardiff AC

147

4

Havering Mayesbrook 

146

5

Bournemouth AC

135

6

City of Stoke

131

7

Gateshead Harriers

123

8

Bristol AC

112

 

LEAGUE POSITIONS

 

1

Newham & Essex Beagles

24

2

Newport Harriers

21

3

Havering Mayesbrook 

15

4

Cardiff AC

12

5

Bournemouth AC

11

6

City of Stoke

10

7

Gateshead Harriers

9

8

Bristol AC

6

 

HAVERING MAYESBROOK RESULTS

 

A STRING

Pos.

Tim/Dis

 

B STRING

Pos.

Tim/Dis

100

Kate Brewington

5

12.6

100

Terri Johnson

DQ

 

200

Hayley Mottram

7

27.5

200

Terri Johnson

6

27.5

400

Laurie Cossey

5

60.6

400

Hayley Mottram

2

60.4

800

Laurie Cossey

4

2:20.5

800

Lesley Felton

4

2:25.0

1500

Laurie Cossey

7

5:7.3

1500

Eleanor Mole

5

5:46.6

3000

Eleanor Mole

7

12:34.2PB

3000

Ruth O’Sullivan

5

13:26.3 

100H

Kate Brewington

1

14.4

100H

Claire Brennan

1

16.1

400H

Claire Brennan

4

69.8 PB

400H

Nina Brennan

3

74.2 PB

L.J.

Kate Brewington

1

5.47

L.J.

Sue Bunting

5

4.58

H.J.

Claire Brennan

7

1.35

H.J.

Faye Powell

3=

1.30

T.J.

Sue Bunting

4

10.28

T.J.

Faye Powell

5

8.69 PB

P.V.

Hannah Gamester

3

1.90

P.V.

=

 

 

S.P.

Sarah Deacon

6

8.39

S.P.

Nina Brennan

5

7.12

D.T.

Sarah Deacon

2

33.04

D.T.

Nina Brennan

3

19.23

H.T.

Sarah Deacon

1

40.07

H.T.

Terri Johnson

3

24.16 PB

J.T.

Ruth O’Sullivan

8

9.84

J.T.

Hannah Gamester

8

9.65

4x100

Hannah Gamester, Terri Johnson, Claire Brennan, Kate Brewington

8

51.5

4x400

Lesley Felton (63.6), Nina Brennan (67.4), Laurie Cossey (61.3), Hayley Mottram (59.6)

7

4:11.9