- Noel Carmody
Club Weekly Roundup
Updated: Jun 24, 2022
Wanda Diamond League, Paris
Daryll Neita ran a seasons best and the third quickest time of her life to finish second in the 100m. Daryll made a good start and as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) moved away she held her form to clock 10.99s holding off Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV).
On Wednesday (22nd) the England team for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was announced. Daryll has been selected for Team England for the 100m and 200m. The team announcement can be viewed here.
EA U17 & U15 Combined Events Championships & U18 Sprints, Bedford
Several sprint events for under-18s were held on the Sunday of the championships to provide extra competition and offer the opportunity for athletes to gain qualifying marks for international age group competition. The weekend was the final chance, within the qualifying window, to achieve a qualifier for the European Athletics U18 Championships in Jerusalem.
Dejaune Lingard went into the weekend having already bettered the 10.75s 100m qualification time with his 10.67s achieved at the Kent Championships in May. Dejaune won his heat in 10.61s and then went onto win the final in 10.57s.
On Tuesday (21st) the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team was announced for the European U18 Championships with Dejaune selected to contest the 100m. The announcement can be viewed here.
SEAA Under 20/Senior Championships, Chelmsford
The club only had a handful of athletes competing in he South of England Championships at the weekend. Thankfully the recent high temperatures had dropped.
In the under-20 men's 110m hurdles, Carlos Rojo-Thigo lowered his personal best to 16.29s in sixth place. In his heat of the senior men's 400 hurdles Fuad Busoir thought he heard a recall gun and stopped, he got going again, but this left him with too much to do to make the final.
Others who competed were, Craig Lacy (SENM JT 4th 54.16m), Sophie Fenner (SENW HT 5th 33.56m) and Amirat Mohammed Hassan (U20W 100m 8th 13.03s).
Women's SCVAC (Kent) League, Erith
Potluck if you got parked in the car park on this, the hottest day of the year so far, reports Christine Bond. Luckily things had cooled down a bit by the 6.30pm start making it actually a beautiful evening.
A lack of W35’s meant everyone was swapping age groups through the course of the evening. In the 200’s and long jump Chris Bond, Susan Dixon and Joanne Murphy were all nursing injuries but covered where necessary to try and get points for the team. Indeed Christine said her back felt much better after the long jump!
In the hammer there was a PB for Jenny Agyepong (pictured below) and with good back up from Natalie Mann and Maria Macdonald we scored very well in this event.
Over the 800 again there was a shifting of age groups with a balance of giving athletes a good race as well as points for the the club. Rose Baker and Maria Macdonald used the 800 as warm up for the 2000m walk or the walk could have been a warm down from the 800!
Overall by filling events we finished 4th and stay 4th in the division. Results can be viewed here.