WINDSOR, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) Athletics Club have again dominated their Southern Athletics League match.

Despite missing some key young athletes who were at the English Schools National Championships, WSEH won with another huge margin of 250 points.

The club were in fourth position before the match but the excellent result assures them of a top-three finish with the final league match at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton on August 18.

The team won 33 of the 72 events and were second in a further 25, leaving no room for the other clubs to get close points-wise. Although a little stretched, the team spirit and commitment was impactful.

Endurance athletes Dan Brookling, James Tidd, Dani Barnes and Sarah Chapman all took on two middle distance events each.

Pole vault specialists Euan Bryden turned his talent to other events because of an injured shoulder, so the determination was palpable.

Hurdles specialists Alice Flint gamely added the flat 400m race to her customary 400m hurdles and steeplechase, and was victorious in all three events.

Her 400m hurdles partner Megan Shaw was also victorious in that event, plus the 100m hurdles and relay, as was Ellie Cleveland in the B strong 400m.

With her key national exploits for 2018 behind her, top-ranked UK discus thrower Amy Holder added the pole vault to her throwing and gained two victories.

Two up-and-coming multi-event athletes, Rachel Melbourne and Lara Pleace, contested four and three events respectively and amassed an almost perfect points score along the way.

Other young athletes such as Megan Morris, Sofia Bohr, Livingproof Aguele, Rachel Denton-Snape, Ellie Wilson and Mya Forbang also did extremely well.

With sprinters Kennedy Bays, Jess Armah and Amber-Leigh Hall on board, WSEH was assured success in the short distance races and the relays. As was the case with Sofija Korf in the long jump.

Jenni Ball and Becky Hall were to be congratulated for gaining first and second in the five-kilometre race, a feat of endurance in the searing heat.

The men’s section was a mix of experience and youth, with stalwart athletes such as Michael Louise (sprints and hurdles), Harry Barnett (hurdles), Adam Carpenter (multi-events), Chris Mills (pole vault) and Vytas Druktenis (throws) leading the way.

Joining Louise and Barnett in the sprints, hurdles and relays was Rory Naylor, Isaax Osei-Tutu, Marvin Tchangwa, Victory Mabungu and Kaif Rizvi.

The group got the best out of the 100m through to the 400m flat sprint races, hurdles and the relays.

Jody Humpreys joined the throwing squad and, while still a novice at discus and hammer, he took the runners-up slot in the javelin.

Abe Melbourne contested several events and joined Mills in the pole vault, Bryden in the high jump and Ollie Carroll in the long jump, all to a great effect.

Caroll then joined the top triple jumper Paulius Svarauskas to create a winning pairing.

Two of WSEH’s young endurance athletes Matthew Clutterbuck and Josh Patteson held their own in the 1,500m race, taking two runners-up slots.

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