A golden opportunity was missed to avoid dropping into the relegation zone. A great effort from the team on the day could never make up for athletes missing for a variety of injuries and other numerous commitments. The escape from the relegation zone is not impossible. It will need a concerted effort and a little luck in the other matches in July.
Yasmin Dyer and Tony Hillier won the female and male Athlete of the Match awards respectively for pole vault.
A dull, cool day with a breeze and a threat of rain made for testing conditions.
An exciting performance from Ding Yang in the high jump with a PB of 1.85. Sean Hazell, having already won the 3000m, capped a busy afternoon with an excellent winning finish in the 1500m Steeple Chase.
Jake Bishop, Andrew Mattis, Luke Bailey and Grady Wright were the pick of the u15 boys with much success in the jumps and throws.
Julian Mogg was the star of the depleted U13 boys group with a win and second place in the sprints.
Emily Diamond, lived up to her surname, and produced the only grade 1 performance by a team member in winning the U17W 100m in 12.5. This was backed up with a win in the 300m. Yasmin Dyer produced the top grade 2 female field performance of the day in winning the Pole Vault. Hayley Green with three strong field events must have pushed her close for that award.
Evie Tanner produced a fine G2 time of 12.3 secs in the Gu15 75m hurdles but against class opposition had to settle for third place. Kim Yeates won the “B” string in 12.8. Daisy da Silva won the long jump with 4.55 just short of her best.
Kila Allen ran really well in the U13 75m and 150m races.
Here is a link to the results, NYAL Sutton Coldfield, 24th June 2007