05:00PM, Friday 09 August 2019
At an international throws competition in Leira, Portugal this month, WSEH’s Taylor Campbell broke his own club record with a throw of 74.26m.
He’d only broken the club record a couple of weeks before with a throw of 73.82m.
WSEH Ladies finished their 2019 season as runners up in the UK Women’s National League.
In their final meet at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, WSEH did enough to consolidate second place ahead of Trafford in third. Thames Valley Harriers lifted the trophy.
It is a fine achievement as WSEH compete against large city clubs such as Edinburgh, Cardiff and Birmingham, who have huge catchment areas.
The team were boosted by the return of two of its international athletes for the Birmingham meet, with Amy Herrington throwing well in the Discus, Shot and Hammer. Amy Holder also competed in the discus to bring home another maximum point haul.
WSEH AC made the long trip to Wigan over the weekend to contest the final match of the British Athletics League Division 1 series, finishing third behind Thames Valley Harriers.
However, the trip was not without incident as several members suffered food poisoning after eating at a local restaurant the evening before.
The opening track event, the 400m hurdles, set the tone for WSEH’s positive display, with Sam Plumb (52.57) and Jamal Clarke (58.26) claiming maximum points in their respective races.
The pair were back in action in the 400m, with Plumb taking fourth in the A race in 49.79 and Clarke coming third in the B event in 50.92.
Ashley Bryant was disqualified from the 110m hurdles, but redeemed himself by winning the long jump with 7.28m and then placing fourth in the discus with a throw of 43.68m. He was also fourth in the javelin with 57.94m.
The opening field event, the hammer, saw Mikki Fin place third with a season’s best of 44.64m.
The pole vault saw Abraham Melbourne set another personal best of 4.40m to finish third in the A event, with Euan Bryden winning the B event with 4.20m.
Ruben Banks was also back in action for the club, coming second in the B string discus with 43.47m. He was also third in the B string shot with 12.27m.
Aaron Richardson, Isaac Osei-Tutu, Kieran Shah and Reiss Durban-Davison were second in the 4x100m relay in 43.03. A violent thunderstorm then brought a premature conclusion to the event, dashing hopes of victory in the 4x400m relay.
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