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   Back on the Road to Europe
   Our Junior Women on the YDL Trail

  Another new season, but         events are covered, apart from  on debut, in the A shot) and,
  no significant changes to       the vault. Though missing       in the U17, Shannon Riskey
  the League format, apart        the Twins, we nonetheless       (B 800), Jo Clowes (B 3000),
  from switching the first two    achieve a clean sweep in        Isabella (A 300H) and Anna
  matches to Saturdays. We        the 100s with Charmont          Barnett (discus). The day is
  start the season as National    Webster-Tape, on her debut      rounded off with wins in two
  Champions once again, so        for the Club, moving up an      of the relays: U20 4 x 100
  we have two goals: retain       age group to win the U20        ( Jamiyla, Charmont, Isabella
  our title and perform well in   A and Viv Olatunji, to be       and Viv) and U17 4 x 300
  Istanbul. But first we have     plagued by injury for most of   (Megan Beaman-Browne,
  to make sure we make the        the season, the U20 B, while    Holly, Annie and Isabella).
  National Finals. September      Parris Johnson and Magda        But everyone contributes,
  seems a long way away, but      Cienciala take care of the U17  including our new javelin
  the journey starts here…        events. Even more pleasing,     thrower from Guernsey, Zoe
                                  we repeat the clean sweep in    Fitch, who comes 3rd, and we
Stevenage 18th April              the 1500, with Genni Allen,     push Windsor in the overall
It’s an early start: mid-April    Sonia Woolhouse, Jess Keene     match, finishing only 5 points
and a distance to travel, but at  and Naomi Kingston doing        behind them in 2nd place.
least the weather’s kind (and     the honours, and in the triple  As the boys struggle to field
much better than it will turn     jump, courtesy of Kerri         athletes in a number of events,
out at our July home match!).     Davidson, Annie Davies          it’s probably safe to say we win
We’re missing a number of         and Toyin Orelaja. Although     the women’s match.
girls who haven’t yet started     we can’t quite mirror this
their competitive season and      in any other events, we do      Lee Valley 16th May
others who haven’t been able      produce the double of A and     Exam revision and the
to cope with the change to a      B string wins in the U20        Loughborough International
Saturday match. But we also       3000m (Yasmin Austridge         have depleted the team. The
have some new recruits and,       and Chloe Haffenden), 400H      holes in the Swiss cheese
with everyone helping out –       (Leah Everson and Annie)        that passes for a team sheet
especially the middle distance    and long jump (Holly Mills –    in mid-week have almost all
girls – and the team manager      another debutant moving up      been filled by the time we
bringing his juggling skills      an age group and recording      reach Lee Valley: this time
out of hibernation, all the       a phenomenal 6.17m for a        we’re only a U20 steeplechaser
                                  new League Record – and
                                  Toyin) and in the U17 200
                                  (Parris and Olivia Richer),
                                  80H (Isabella Hilditch and
                                  Holly) and 1500s/c (Naomi
                                  and Yasmin). And the role of
                                  honour continues with further
                                  U20 individual wins for
                                  Viv (B 200), Annie (100H),
                                  Carys Marsden (B discus)
                                  and Divine Oladipo (another
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