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WSEH's Morgan Lake co-captains Great Britain u23s at European Championships

WSEH AC’s Morgan Lake had the honour of co-captaining Great Britain u23s team for the European Championships in Sweden this weekend.

But she was unable to back up that honour with a positive performance in the high jump, finishing sixth after a sub par clearance of 1.85m.

WSEH’s Alice Hopkins contested the long jump, finishing seventh with 6.12m – having qualified for the final with a personal best (pb) of 6.32m.

Jake Norris also failed to produce his best in the final, finishing ninth overall with a throw of 68.64m, having thrown 69.47 in qualifying.

Tade Ojora ran a blistering 14.5secs to win his heat in the 110m hurdles, but suffered a disqualification in the final.

Taylor Campbell took bronze in the hammer at the World University Games in Naples, throwing 73.86m to inch past the WSEH club record of 73.80m set 20 years ago by Jason Byrne.

WSEH had some 40 athletes compete at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham at the weekend and emerged with four gold medal winners.

Orla Brennan took gold in the 400m hurdles with a pb of 59.40, and Toby Makoyawo also setting a new pb to win the 200m in 21.45. Will Barnicott won the 3,000m in a time of 8.27.06 while Temi Ojora won the triple jump with her leap of 12.92m.

There were silver medals for Katy Beadle in the long jump (5.34m) with Will Kong achieving silver in the 400m hurdles in 55.27secs. Lionel Owona took bronze in the high jump after clearing 1.93m while Basil Tuma clocked a new pb of 11.2 to come third in the 100. Charlotte Dewar was the last of WSEH’s medal winners, finishing third in the 1,500m in 4.36.2.

Relatively few WSEH athletes took part in the Berkshire AA u13s Championships in Bracknell, but those that did made their presence felt. Demara Gumbs picked up three medals after winning the 75m in a pb of 10.69, coming second in the long jump (4.41m) and 70m hurdles (12.40). Nathan Rollins was the runaway winner of the 600m in 99.49 and Ben Dewar also finished clear of the field in the 1,000m in 2.59.80. It was a clean sweep for the club in the discus with Katrina O’Brien winning with 19.29, Venice Mensah finishing second with 17.94m and Sophie Winters coming third with 16.56. Mensah went on to take bronze in the javelin (17.48m) and there was a bronze for Sophie Hutchings in the 70m hurdles (12.91).


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