Club in Trouble as Low Turn Out Means Sixth Place In Midland League

29 May

Despite the usual number of hours on the phone Team Manager Chris Elson was unable to fill lots of events for the second Midland league Match at Wolverhampton on Sunday 27th May 2012 and the club needs to rally around Chris and produce a really good turn out for the home fixture at Kip Keino Athletic Stadium on Sunday 1st July 2012 if we are to avoid relegation from the Midland Premier League. On Sunday the Men’s Team were sixth scoring only 88 points while the women were fourth with 137 points. The combined scores left the team in sixth place.

There were few individual winners with Tor Kenny taking the 3,000 metres ‘A’ string in 10 minutes 44 seconds. In the Men’s Pole Vault Tom Gibson took the ‘A’ string with a clearance at 4 metres and Scott Davie made it a rare club double taking the ‘B’ string Pole Vault with a 3 metre 90 centimetre clearance. Ruby Juan made it three wins out of 4 as she took the Women’s ‘B’ string Pole Vault with a 2 metres 10 centimetres clearance. Hannah Williams won the ‘B’ string Long Jump with 4 metres 56 centimetres.

Several athletes doubled-up to help towards the points that were scored with Elliot Prendergast finishing second in the ‘A’ string 100 metres (11.1) and third in the ‘A’ string 200 metres in 22.6. Andrew Dean-Young was second in the ‘A’ string 400 metres in 50.4 and third in the ‘A’ string 800 metres in 1:59.2.

In the field Gary Barrett was sixth in the ‘A’ shot putt with 7 metres 67 centimetres and fifth in the ‘A’ string discus with 29 metres 21 centimetres. Bill Kingston was fifth in the ‘A’ string Hammer with a throw of 19 metres 93 centimetres and was third in the ‘B’ string discus with 26 metres 25 centimetres.

There were also several members of the women’s team who doubled up with Bethan Wakefield finishing third in the ‘A’ 100 metres in 12.4 and second in the ‘A’ 200 metres in 25.1. Emma Heath was second in the ‘B’ 100 metres and was also second in the ‘A’ string long jump with 5 metres 21 centimetres. Rebecca Courtenay ran a hurdle double, finishing fifth in the ‘A’ 100 hurdles in 17.3 seconds and fourth in the ‘A’ string 400 hurdles in 71.9.

In the field Alice Grosjean picked up two third positions in the discus (30 metres 99 centimetres) and the shot (10 metres 27 centimetres). Ashley Frost finished third in the ‘A’ string javelin with 30 metres 81 centimetres and also placed fifth in the high jump with a 1 metre 40 centimetre clearance.

Andrea Lock tried her hardest to be a one-woman team competing in five individual events (and probably also took part in the relays): her list of achievements were fifth in the ‘B’ 100 metres hurdles in 19.1, fourth in the 400 metres hurdles in 78.4, fourth in the ‘B’ 1,500 metres in 6:17.4, second in the ‘A’ string pole vault with a clearance at 2 metres and 40 centimetres and sixth in the ‘A’ string hammer with a throw of 8 metres and 17 centimetres.

Finally, a quick mention for Charlotte Green who finished second in 11 minutes 50.4 seconds in the ‘B’ string 3,000 metres in her first ever track race.

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Please let Chris Elson know your availability for the next match on Sunday 1st July 2012 – a win in that match would go a long way towards keeping us in the Premier Division for next season.