UK Women's League, Division 2, Round 3 - Grangemouth Sun 7 Aug 2011

1

Victoria Park/City of Glasgow

231

2

City of Portsmouth

209

3

Wigan

173.5

4

Havering Mayesbrook 

163.5

5

Harrow

154

6

Herts Phoenix

132

7

Wakefield Harriers

84

8

Medway & Maidstone

40

 

A fourth place finish at a very wet Grangemouth Stadium on Sunday ensured another season in the UK Women’s League Division 2 for the senior ladies squad after finishing fourth in the league table.

After arriving in Scotland in rainy conditions on Saturday evening, more overnight rain and conditions getting progressively worse on Sunday the ladies turned in another great all-round team display.

Vicky Smith kept up her fine record in the steeplechase adding another convincing victory, to add to her win at Wigan last time out and runners up in the first fixture. She had earlier added a third place finish in the 3000m, with Robyn Matson finishing second of the B string competitors.

Robyn was also third in the 1500m B event, with Lauren Deadman placed runners up in the A – the same position that she had earlier placed in the 800m.  Versatile Lauren Clark was third in the 800m B, and was fourth in the discus and threw a hammer PB for fifth.

Zoe Young was victorious in the B string javelin as the downpour threatened to swamp the run-up, with Kike Oniwinde placing third in the A string. Zoe also finished fourth in the long jump and Kike seventh in the shot.

Hurdler Nicola Hill concentred on the sprints to good effect equalling her 200m best in placing third, and was only a fraction outside her best in the shorter 100m sprint where she was sixth. Heidi Nicholas provided good support in the B races finishing fourth in each and also adding 400m points.

Chloe van Wulven and Claire Brennan covered the hurdles, both finishing fourth in the A string races, Chloe in the 100m hurdles and Clarie the 400m hurdles, while in the B strings Chloe was second in the 400m event  and Claire fifth in the 100m hurdles. Chloe also placed third in the high jump as Bethan Siddons was also third in the A competition. Bethan added sixth place in the triple jump with B string Ellie Watson third in the B. 

Another third place was provided by Hannah Connor in the B long jump, and Hannah also placed fourth in the pole vault, held in the indoor area due to the heavy rain. Nina Brennan covered the throws with fifth in the B discus and seventh in the hammer & shot.

The fourth place finish, after third places in rounds one & two, capped the best season from the ladies for several years, achieved despite two potentially difficult away fixtures in Wigan and Scotland. With promoted Glasgow and Wigan and relegated Wakefield & Medway leaving the division for next summer, to be replaced with four clubs from the south of England, summer 2012  ought to result in three matches closer to home

 

A STRING

Pos.

Time/Dist

 

B STRING

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Nicola Hill

6

12.73s

100

Heidi Nicholas

4

12.89s

200

Nicola Hill

3

25.70s =PB

200

Heidi Nicholas

4

26.71s

400

Heidi Nicholas

6

64.15s

400

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800

Lauren Deadman

2

2:12.58s

800

Lauren Clark

3

2:31.89s

1500

Lauren Deadman

2

4:33.62s

1500

Robyn Matson

3

5:22.28s

3000

Vicky Smith

3

10:50.82s

3000

Robyn Matson

2

11:01.76s

100H

Chloe van Wulven

4

15.10s

100H

Claire Brennan

5

16.51s

400H

Claire Brennan

4

68.30s

400H

Chloe van Wulven

2

69.43s 

2000SC

Vicky Smith

1

7:39.8s

 

 

 

 

L.J.

Zoe Young

4

4.86m

L.J.

Hannah Connor

3

4.53m

H.J.

Bethan Siddons

3=

1.55m

H.J.

Chloe van Wulven

3

1.45m

T.J.

Bethan Siddons

6

9.68m

T.J.

Ellie Watson (U20)

3

8.78m

P.V.

Hannah Connor

4

2.10m

P.V.

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S.P.

Kike Oniwinde

7

7.59m

S.P.

Nina Brennan

7

6.84m

D.T.

Lauren Clark

4

30.89m

D.T.

Nina Brennan

5

20.45m

H.T.

Nina Brennan

7

18.45m

H.T.

Lauren Clark

5

18.42m PB

J.T.

Kike Oniwinde

3

38.68m

J.T.

Zoe Young

1

30.52m

4x100

Chloe van Wulven, Nicola Hill, Zoe Young, Claire Brennan

6

52.30m

4x400

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Provisional Final League table (after three of three fixtures)

 

 

League

Match

1

Wigan

20

599.5

2

Victoria Park/City of Glasgow

19

604

3

City of Portsmouth

17

562.5

4

Havering Mayesbrook 

17

543.5

5

Harrow

15

481.5

6

Herts Phoenix

8

361.5

7

Wakefield Harriers

8

324

8

Medway & Maidstone

3

198.5