• Peter Wishart

SCVAC Kent Div. 2 Match 5 - Men

DARTFORD

Another busy evening for our multi-eventers Paris Hunt and Wole Odele. Both were involved in opening events - Wole  M35 pole vault; Paris M50 pole vault & M35 hammer. Being the only competitor at the time, Paris left the event believing that he had scored maximum points, only to learn later that another competitor turned up, and vaulted higher. Paris, however, has the distinction of being able to high jump higher than he can vault! Once the hammer had got underway, Paris gained valuable points & another PB. There were also two guys named Peter who both claimed first places in the M50 & M60 age groups, with the “M60” Peter achieving a PB. Turning to track, where we have been very successful all season. In the M35 400 A race, there was a win for Wole; with Michael Pape, who was nursing an injury, judging the race very well from the outside lane for second place in the B race. Tim Carter (M65) finished a creditable 3rd in the M50 400. The 3000m race series, which included an M60 age group, yielded good results. Andy Whelan maintaining his unbeaten form, was a clear winner in the M35 A race by nearly a minute. Dom Fiore made it a double in the M35 B race by the same margin. Good points from mark Ashby in the M50 category. Dave Kitcher’s performance in the M60 wrapped up three wins from the series. The triple jump saw Wole comfortably win the M35 event. More good points from Paris, claiming second in the M50 competition. And so to the last event of the evening: the 4 x 400. The team of Wole Odele, mark Ashby, Tim Carter, and Andy Whelan crossed the finish line 200m ahead of the best of the opposition; only to learn that they were disqualified for a change-over infraction. Even with this “DQ”, we still won the meeting, just, by one point. The team would like to thank those who turned up to officiate: club President Chris Head-Rapson, Pauline Borman, Natalie Mann, Tony Wright, and Barry Ferguson.


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