The individual results below are the Bristol & West with Mendip performances at the 4th and final meeting of the Midland Severn Division of the National Junior League.
The match score was:
Cheltenham 519Bristol & West with Mendip 343South Wales 60East Wales 0Cheltenham again finished first and became Division champions. The Bristol & West with Mendip team finished second throughout the season. On average better than Cheltenham except for number of athletes! For this final fixture there were some fine performances on a very hot summers day. James Preston, Matthew Norton and Hayley Green in the throws and Matthew Norton’s landing when guesting in the triple jump was spectacular. Nathan Young’s win in the 3000m was an outstanding time in the conditions. Sean Malone set a new PB in the high jump with 1.85 and hopefully he will be in the team more frequently next season. Rob Whitham was disappointed that a lap miscount ruined his hope for a new PB in the 2000m Steeple Chase. At least the barriers were set at the correct height.
Generally this season saw a further decline in numbers supporting the meetings. The four meeting format can only continue if fixture date clashes with the Welsh Junior League and increased support can be assured. Athletes will need to guide the team managers about their wishes for competition in 2009.
Meeting Organiser and Team Manager
Women100M Clare Dickins 2B 14.3100M Fliss Ball 2A 14.2200M Fliss Ball 2A 30.7LJ Clare Dickins 1A 4.49LJ Fliss Ball 1B 4.07HJ Clare Dickins 2A 1.3SP Hayley Green 1A 8.45DT Hayley Green 1A 32.23HT Hayley Green 1A 35.25JT Hayley Green 2A 19.93Men100M Adam Taylor 2A 11.7100M Matthew Norton 2B 13.8200M Adam Taylor 2A 23.8800M Sean Hazell 1A 2.08.0800M Rob Whitham 1B 2.10.63000M Nathan Young 1A 9.11.92000mSC Sean Hazell 1B No Time400mH Sean Hazell 1A 68.12000mSC Rob Whitham 1A No TimeDT 1.75 James Preston 1A 38.27DT 1.75 Matthew Norton 1B 25.98HT 6 Matthew Norton 2A 43.53HT 6 James Preston 1B 35.50HJ Sean Malone 1A 1.85HJ Cameron Walker-Shepherd 2B 1.60SP 6 James Preston 1A 14.39SP 6 Matthew Norton 1B 9.81TJ Rob Whitham 1A 12.57TJ Sean Hazell 1B 11.554 x 100m Norton, Hazell, Taylor & Whitham 1A 50.7TJ Matthew Norton 8.66