11:30AM, Friday 21 February 2020
WSEH’s Morgan Lake came fourth in the high jump at the Muller International event in Glasgow this weekend. Credit Mark Shearman
WSEH AC added to their list of athletes with international pedigree as Jessie Knight and Toby Makoyawo both excelled for England at an international event in Linz, Austria earlier this month.
Knight comfortably won the 400m in a new best of 52.21, while 18-year-old Makoyawo dipped under his personal best to finish second in the 60m sprint, clocking 6.68.
Meanwhile back across the Channel in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, WSEH’s contingent competed in the Chiltern Cross Country League Series finale.
Despite a limited repesentation among the lowe age groups, due to a focus on the National Championships in the coming weeks, the club finished second overall and gained promotion to Division 1 next winter.
Simon Millett played a captain’s role in the senior men’s race, finishing second in 28.53, while Seb Cirillo was close at hand in fifth, 29.30 and Pavit Kullar produced his best run to date to finish eighth in 31.04.
Dereece Green was the next to appear in 27th, 33.34, with veteran Mo Khan finishing 128th in 46.24. Toby Millett completed the team in 134th, 48.57.
Charlotte Firth was in dominant form in the ladies race, coming first in 21.14. She was followed across the finish by Natalie Thompson in seventh, 24.21, while Anne Millett was 74th in only her second run for the club. Jessica Stoeki completed the quartet in 89th place in 36.15.
There was a good turnout among the u17s ladies with Kate Thompson the first to appear in second place, 17.28, with Emmie Savory in touch in third in 17.30. Morgan Hanson was fourth in 17.53 while Tina Hansford, 14th in 19.10 and Jodie Bogartz, 20th in 20.12, completed the team Finlay Kirk finished fifth as the only WSEH representative in the u17s men’s race, clocking 21.06.
Two WSEH athletes faced the starter’s gun in the u15s race, with Hannah Wooley returning in fifth place in 18.30 and Nicole Chamberlain 14th in 20.15.
Finn Canning was the club’s sole runner in the u15s boys race, acqutting himself well to finish in sixth in 16.32.
Amy Cooper and Eloisa Symonds both finished inside the top 10 in the yu13s girls race, with Amy coming eighth and Symonds ninth in 10.51. Sam Golding was the only runner to take part in the u13s boys race, finishing 21st in 11.13.
The National Championships take place this weekend in Nottingham.
Jessie Knight backed up her display in Austria with a dominant performance at the Muller Indoor International in Glasgow on Saturday.
The in-form 400m runner blasted out of the starting blocks and raced to victory in 51.57 seconds, the fifth fastest time ever recorded in the event by a Great British female in an indoor competition.
Her performance in Glasgow was rated as the best of the day by former GB athletes and BBC commentators Denise Lewis and Steve Cram.
Also in action in Glasgow was fellow WSEH athlete Morgan Lake, who contested the high jump.
Lake is the current GB record holder with her clearance of 1.97m, however, she failed to find her best form at the weekend, dropping out of the event at 1.90m and finishing fourth.
Next Saturday the club will travel to Nottingham to compete in the National Cross Country Championships.
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