UK Women's League, Division 2, Round 3 Manchester Sunday 7 August 2016

  MATCH RESULT

League Points

Match

1

Sale Harriers Manchester

8

211.5

2

Southampton AC

7

198.5

3

Havering AC

6

178

4

Marshall Milton Keynes

5

172

5

Bedford & County AC

4

169

6

Herts Phoenix AC

3

164

7

City of Liverpool

2

153

8

Victoria Park City of Glasgow

1

145

The Havering ladies squad pulled off a great escape when their superb third place finish at Manchester's Sport City on Sunday helped them climb out of the relegation zone to ensure another year in UK Women’s league Division 2.

Faye Fullerton was a dominant winner of the 1500m in her second fastest time of the summer and Lydia Hallam ran well for second in the B string after both had tackled the 800m for the club cause, placing fourth & third in their races.

The hurdles event also produced good points as Michelle Hughes improved the club Under 20 record in the 100m hurdles for third as Lucy Bailey held on for second in the B string. Hughes was also fourth in the 400m hurdles with Claire Brennan winning second place in the B. Alexa Joel was third in the 3000m for more good points and Zoe Young (100m & 200m) and Nina Brennan (400m) also added track points.

But it was excellent showing in the field events that tipped the balance in Havering’s favour. Rachel Forder was a good runner up in the discus, as Georgie Taylor took full points in the B, and the pairing added fifth place points in the hammer, as Taylor and Rachel Evans were sixth & fourth in the shot. Kate Cowley showed her class in the jumps winning the B string high jump, and placing third in both long & triple jumps, as Bethan Siddons  was second in the high jump A.

As the afternoon progressed it became clear that what had seemed a slim chances of avoiding the drop became more probable but it wasn’t until a double victory in the final event the javelin as Louise Lacy and Emma Christmas both produced their best performances of the summer to score maximum points that the squad were able to celebrate another year in Division 2, thanks to their third place finish to overhaul the Glasgow team who had started the day three points above Havering. 

Team manager Tony Benton was full of praise for the squad’s performance saying “The team spirit throughout the weekend was brilliant and the squad dug deep to pull off some great performances when it mattered most to earn another richly deserved year in Division 2 against the odds”.

 

A STRING

Pos.

Time/Dist

 

B STRING

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Lucy Bailey U20

8

13.46

100

Zoe Young

6

13.35

200

Michelle Hughes U20

5

25.84

200

Zoe Young

7

27.88

400

Nina Brennan

7

66.13

400

Claire Brennan W35

8

66.60

800

Faye Fullerton

4

2:13.93

800

Lydia Hallam U20

3

2:18.70

1500

Faye Fullerton

1

4:25.41

1500

Lydia Hallam

2

4:52.53

3000

Alexa Joel

3

10:22.22

3000

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100H

Michelle Hughes U20

3

14.43 PB #

100H

Lucy Bailey U20

2

16.20

400H

Michelle Hughes U20

4

65.02

400H

Claire Brennan W35

2

69.01

2000SC

=

 

 

 

N/a

 

 

L.J.

Kate Cowley

3

5.20

L.J.

Zoe Young

6

4.56

H.J.

Bethan Siddons

2

1.65

H.J.

Kate Cowley

1

1.55

T.J.

Kate Cowley

3

10.94

T.J.

Beth James U20

7

9.00

P.V.

=

 

 

P.V.

=

 

 

S.P.

Georgie Taylor

6

10.15

S.P.

Rachel Evans

4

9.94

D.T.

Rachel Forder

2

43.47

D.T.

Georgie Taylor

1

40.46

H.T.

Rachel Forder

5

33.94

H.T.

Georgie Taylor

5

23.09

J.T.

Louise Lacy

1

46.33

J.T.

Emma Christmas

1

39.38

4x100

Emma, Michelle, Lucy, Zoe

7

52.40

4x400

Claire 68.0; Lydia 63.6; Nina 65.4, Michelle 57.1

7

4:14.09

# Club Under 20 Record

 

League after 3 of 3

League Points

Match

1

Southampton AC

22

623.5

2

Bedford & County AC

17

544.5

3

Marshall Milton Keynes

17

534

4

Sale Harriers Manchester

16

547.5

5

Herts Phoenix AC

11

500

6

Havering AC

11

494

7

Victoria Park City of Glasgow

9

480

8

City of Liverpool

5

430.5