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WSEH AC's summer track season ends with finals at Thames Valley Athletic Centre

Brogan McCafferty


The end of the summer track season was marked by the staging of the girls and boys Alder Valley finals.

At the Thames Valley Athletic Centre WSEH AC's girls side finished fourth behind winners Reading AC, securing 637 points in the process.

At u13s level the best of the performances came in the field events, with third place finishes for Anouska Wedrychowski in the long jump (4.38m) and Demara Gumbs (4.36m). A series of second places continued with Venice Mensah achieving 8.12m in the shot, while Sophie Winters and Katrina O'Brien were also second in the discus.

There were a number of outright victories for the club at u15s level, with long jump specialist Katy Beadle showing her turn of pace in the 100m to come second in 12.7secs. Lianna Williams won the B race in 12.8 secs.

Williams then secured her second win of the day in the 300m in 42.3. National champion Beadle won the long jump with 5.22m and Claudia Kerry-Roger won the discus with a throw of 30.85m.

The u17s team were hardest hit by absentees but Havanna Sale did claim a second place in the 80m hurdles in 13.1. Best of the relay results came from the u15s squad of Katy Beadle, Lianna Williams, Anna Babis and Brogan McCafferty in 50.9.

The boys team had to cope without some of their best distance runners as they finished fifth in the final meet in Reading.

Rashaad Derby produced a good second place in the 200m for the u13s team finishing in 26.3 seconds and also went on to win the long jump with 4.58m.

The u15s team did well in the sprints with Hasan Homadi winning the 100m in 12.0 and Caleb Berry setting a new personal best to win the 300m in 41.8. The throws provided a winning double in the hammer for Chris Williams (36.22) and Finlay Moore (30.82m). Moore also won the javelin.

WSEH totally dominated the sprints at u17s level with a winning double for Kaif Fizvi (11.20) and Brandon Haynes in the B event (11.60). Rizvi doubled up to win the 200m in another pb (23.40)with Giovanni Sealy taking the win in the B race with 23.5.

Oscar Wiking was highly prominent in the field events, winning the long jump with 6.61m and the high jump with 1.93m, both new pbs.


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