Weekly Update Track & Field (to 20th Jun.)
England Athletics U23 & U20 Championships, Bedford (Sat 19th & Sun. 20th Jun.)
Sabrina Sinha became the national U23 women's 1500m champion. In a very tactical race she recorded a time of 4:24.60 ahead of the silver medallists 4:24.62. Brandon Mingeli finished outside the medals in the U23 men's 100m clocking 10.70s into a -1.7ms head wind.
Sabrina Sinha (No 52) - (Photograph courtesy of Vinco)
Southern Athletics League, Sutcliffe Park (Sun. 20th Jun.) - Report by Mick Bond
The senior team had its’ first outing in the Southern Athletics League at Sutcliffe on Sunday. A new points system based on performance rather than positions is being trialled this season and at the end of the day we finished in a solid 3rd place not too far behind Blackheath and Bexley but ahead of Kent AC and London City. New team managers Omari Markland-Montgomery and Bonnie Britto-Costa got the teams together and highlights included a storming last 100 by Ed Adigwe to nip the men’s 800 A string in a PB of 2:02.27, a 800/1500 double by Holly Dixon as part of her preparation for a fast 5000m at the club’s Open meeting on Wednesday (23rd) night and return to the circle for Andy Kruszewski who despite now being over 60 still managed a 35.74m discus and 10.30m shot put.
Woodford Green with Essex Ladies Open Graded Meetings, Ashton Playing Fields (Tue. 16th Jun.)
Luc Legon secured a new PB in the 3000m Walk of 12:40.4 knocking nine seconds from his previous best. Edmund Adigwe (M45) had his first outing of the season over 800m clocking 2:03.18.
The Club Committee has ratified the following club records:
Age Group Event Athlete Performance Venue Date
SENM 100m Brandon Mingeli 10.29s London (Stratford) 13/06/21
SENW 100m Daryll Neita 11.04s Hengelo (NED) 06/06/21
U17M 3000m Walk Christian Hopper 14:04.24s Bromley 22/05/21
Next weekend sees the the British Athletics Senior Championships (inc. Olympic Trials) in Manchester. The club will be represented by the following who have accepted their invitations to compete: Daryll Neita - 100m, Brandon Mingeli - 100m, Sabrina Sinha - 1500m, Daniel Falode (U20) - triple jump, Craig Lacy - javelin and race walkers Luc Legon, Hannah Hopper (U20) and Christian Hopper (U17) who will all race over 5000m. Good luck to all of them.