The distance to Solihull together with the change from Sunday to Saturday depleted the number of athletes in the team. The fourth place outcome was predictable from the outset but those athletes competing enjoyed the meeting. Any readers who are aged 11 to 16 who are interested in joining an athletics club should contact Hilary Nash on 0117 9861244 McCains who now sponsor the National Young Athletes League have generously given each club a supply of Athlete of the Match T-shirts.
Whilst the team may be numerically weak five athletes have been selected for Club Athlete of the Match awards over the first two meetings:
Match 1 at Yate on 3 May
Lucy Bryan GU15 High Jump 1.56m
Lily Owsley GU15 800m 2:21.0
Tom Gibson MU17 Pole Vault 4.10m
Match 2 at Solihull on 16 May
Daniel Barker BU15 Javelin 39.51m
Zoe Laing LU17 Long Jump 5.11m
The match score from Solihull is inluded below:
Solihull & Smallheath 428
Bristol & West with Mendip 187
The athlete performances can be viewed here.