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WSEH athletes hit their stride in Berkshire Schools Championships

Graeme Copas

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Graeme Copas

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Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC (WSEH) athletes were well to the fore at the Berkshire Schools Athletic Championships at Reading on Saturday providing 13 county champions.

On the track, Alex Haydock-Wilson achieved his victory in the under-20 400m in 50.1secs, while Charlotte Harris’s win in the under-20 800m was a personal best in 2.22.00. Amy Young confirmed her current form with a good win in the under-15 1500m in 4.55.60.

The hurdles events saw WSEH female athletes dominate. Rachel Melbourne won the under-20 100m hurdles in 18.00, and Orla Brennan produced a new best of 45.2 to easily win with the under-17 300m hurdles in 45.20.

The field events saw another victory for Lionel Owona in the under-15 high jump with 1.72m. Emily McDonald was the best of the WSEH pole vaulters with her victory in the under-20 event with a 3.20m clearance.

Sam Challis (pictured above) took the under-20 long jump with 6.75m and Harriet Jones was another gold winner in the under-20 women’s with 5.16m.

Rachel Okoro was triumphant in the under-15 long jump with 4.97m. In the triple jump Klaudia Walas was the under-17 victor with a personal best of 11.01m.

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WSEH athletes were in good form at the Bucks Schools Track & Field Championships at Milton Keynes on Saturday, none more so than Temi Ojora who won three events setting new championship bests in each.

On the track she took the inter-girls 80m hurdles title in 11.60, while in the field she triumphed in the high jump with 1.76m and the shot put with 12.28m.

Another winner in the high jump was Kam Cheung Lambert with 1.73m.

Jemima Copeman also was on top form winning the Inter 300m in a championship best of 41.30, later to add a gold in the javelin with 36.41m.

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At an international Invitation meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, WSEH’s Jacob Paul set a new club record for the senior 400m hurdles with a time of 49.60.

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WSEH’s Morgan Lake bounced back to form in the televised Diamond League meeting in Rome with a 1.93m clearance in the high jump.

WSEH have been invited to send under-20 relay teams to compete in the next Diamond League meeting in London on Sunday, July 9.

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