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Athletics Report 11

As European Champion, For some, there was still the
Dina is odds-on and doesn t Czech Republic to come.
disappoint. (No LR this time: Others must wait for next
it s been a long season!). Viv season to show how strongly
holds her nerve and hangs we will bounce back. And it
on to 2nd in the ‘B’, while should not be forgotten that
Shannon does break the LR most clubs would consider this
in winning the U17. Jahisha is a fantastic season, and it was,
back in the medals (bronze, and our thanks go to all those,
TJ) with Evie taking silver in too numerous to mention, who
the B . Niamh and Charlotte helped us in so many different
R both earn bronze in the ways to achieve what we did.
1500. The last field event
of the afternoon produces YDLUAG Women s Squad
a silver medal for Gemma 2013
in the discus. Which just Dina Asher-Smith, Amara
leaves the steeplechase and Leah Everson Lalemi-Jacobs, Georgina
relays. In the former we have Middleton, Rachel Dickens,
a set-back, with Amber not go one better to win the Cheriece Hylton, Shannon
recovered from her 3000m 4x400m in another LR. Not Hylton, Viv Olatunji,
and already having a vacancy to be outdone, Leah, Sonia Maya Bruney, Natty Jones,
in the squad, two debutantes (substituting for Niamh), Sam Brown, Charlotte
toe the starting line Beth, a Janae and Cheriece close Colegate, Holly Fletcher,
distance runner with hurdling proceedings in fine style with Janae Galley, Leah Everson,
skills, and Lauren, a long not only a LR but also a Club Charlotte Rhule, Niamh
jumper who can turn her record in the 4x300m. (One Bridson-Hubbard, Amber
hand to triple jump (and, it might expect a number of Reed, Bethany Frost, Hope
transpires, clear the water new LRs in the first year of a Stenning, Anna Myers,
jump with the best of them!). new league. There were 16 on Sam Leighton, Jahisha
Exemplars of team spirit, both the day from the 8 competing Thomas, Rhiannon Jones,
earn valuable points. Sadly, clubs. We took 7 of them!). So, Aine Hurlock, Jess Jones,
our third competitor, Chloe Chloe Haffenden, Christine
H, is DQd for a technical we ve done what we can. But Lyston, Frances Read, Alex
infringement that only the is it enough? We wait through Wheelwright, Shannon
officials appeared to see. We the interminable overall match Cordell, Isobel Reeves, Lauren
need a strong finish and it results presentation (we finish Stevens, Evie Syron-Russell,
begins with a new LR for 5th) to find out if we’ll be off Kerri Davidson, Emilie
the U17 4x100m squad (Viv, to Europe next year. But we Blackwell, Helena Coleman,
Shannon, Cheriece and Maya). won t. Our pockets have been Sonia Woolhouse, Ellie Duffy-
It’s silver for the U20 team picked by Windsor – we finish Penny, Gemma Brown, Ellie
(George, Amara, Charlotte second by 17 points. We re Dumper, Yemisi Sofolarin,
C and Dina) and then Amara stunned. It s the end of an Brooke Hollett, Chloe Smith.
and Dina step up in distance era and a long, tired journey
and, with Rachel and Natty, home. Tim Soutar
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