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Athletics Report 7

AK Olymp Brno (CZE) 112
Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu (TUR) 109
break 6m. Then it was back to Blackheath & Bromley Harriers (GBR) 106
the track with the first of our
twins, Shannon Hylton, in the Playas de Castellon (ESP) 82
100m. Eyebrows were raised: Atletica Studentesca Ca.Ri.Ri. (ITA) 81
the manager had surely lost LG Erdgas Oberthurgau (SUI) 69
the plot, leaving out Captain Nõmme KJK (EST) 62
Dina, World Championship Amager AC (DEN) 59
sprint relay medallist? Not a bit
of it: there was method in the worked her way through the round but did so in 46.28, a
madness (as would be revealed field to take an extremely well-
in the relays) and Shannon meeting record, a new Club U20
cruised to a comprehensive deserved bronze medal. record and, we believe, also a
victory. Hardly had she made Dinas star turn National U20 club record. It was
it to doping control, than sister Then it was finally Captain hard to follow that, but Cheriece
Cheriece was on her blocks for Dinas turn. Reprising her run and Dina then teamed up with
the 400m. Double take? You in Julys European Juniors Rachel Dickens and Leah to
bet! And she romped home for in Rieti, she took the field romp home by almost 5 seconds
another comfortable win. apart in the 200m. Another in the 4x400m.
The 3000m steeplechase is an gold and faster than her So near but so far!
event close to the hearts of own ECCCJ record set last But was it enough? Sadly not.
both the President and Team year in Ljubljana, but, sadly, Although we had demolished
Manager and they both took up excessively wind assisted. It all the other relay teams, our
trackside positions by the water was, however, still deemed nearest rivals in the team
jump to exchange observations to be the track performance competition had ensured they
on technique and cheer on of the match. The wind died picked up the minor medals in
Amber Reed in her debut down slightly for the 100m both events and we came up
at the distance. All summer hurdles and Jahisha took shy of winning by just 6 points.
Amber had been taking one for full advantage to post a legal I could relate further: the
the team by running half that personal best finishing in a celebrations that followed (on
distance over the barriers, after great second place.
already competing in the flat And before we knew it, it was and off the track); the late-
night travails of our security
3k. This conditioning work had time for the relays. We did know
clearly paid dividends as she crew (and their camera man);
the team positions were close, the Sunday afternoon spent in
Kerri Davidson triple jump but not how close, and we did Vienna; and the lost passport
know we had to win them both: found in the nick of time. But
not least because thats what we all I need to say, once more, is
do in this competition! The girls how well our girls performed
didn’t disappoint: in fact, they on the European stage. Next
were spectacular! In the 4x100m, year, were taking a sabbatical.
running as a quartet for the first Well miss the ECCCJ, but not
time this season (due to the new as much as theyll miss us! As
YDL age group arrangements), the man said: we’ll be back!
Viv, Shannon, Cheriece and
Dina not only got the baton Tim Soutar
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