Results of Club Open Meeting Held on Tuesday 24th July 2012

After weeks of rain the Club Open Meeting on Tuesday 24th July 2012 was met with radiant sunshine. The lack of a qualified starter on the night meant that races were started on the whistle – so apologies to the track runners as their results will not be included in Power of 10.

Despite the weather numbers were down on the Open Meeting held on 6th June 2012. The triple jump proved less popular than the long jump – but the aim of the Open Meetings is to give athletes the opportunity to compete in most distances and events across the two dates. The club dates are augmented by the Avon Athletic Association Open Meetings at the same venue and the first Avon Meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th August 2012 – a copy of the time table is available in the Open Meetings downloads on this web-site.

Tia JACKSON continued her winning ways taking the under-11 girls 75 metres in 10.3.and clearing 1 metre 15 centimetres in the high jump where she lost on count back.

Telilah WEARS finished second in the under-13 100 metres – clocking the same time – 13.3 – as the winner but there was no doubting the winner of the under-13 girls 300 metres as Telilah stormed home in 48.6 (I bet she’s glad her Mum ‘persuaded’ her to race that event now. Nicola FORTUNE took the second under-13 girl’s 100 metres in 14.2.

Henry JONES and Aaron REOLIZO finished first and second in the under-15 Boy’s 100 metres in 12.1 and 12.3 respectively.

Rebecca COURTNEY was the clear winner of the Senior Women’s 100 metres in 13 seconds dead.

Joanna TAYLOR (2.26.3) just got the better of Georgie SALMON (2.27.0) in the Women’s 800 metres. Floren Scrafton of Westbury Harriers opted to run in the Men’s 800 metre race chasing 2.20 and it nearly paid off as she finished fourth in 2.20.1. Jess MONK ran in the under-15s 800 metres and clocked faster than both Jo and Georgie as she finished runner-up in 2.25.6.

Will CHRISTOFI was a clear winner of the Men’s 800 metres race just failing to break the two minute barrier as he clocked 2.00.6.

The programme was put together at a time when it was anticipated that the Kenyan Team would be in Bristol for their pre-Olympic Camp. In fact they moved to London on the Saturday prior to the meeting and only one of their middle-distance or endurance athletes put in a brief appearance in Bristol.

The 5,000 metres had only seven competitors with Will CHRISTOFI recording 16.16.6 in the runners-up position after his earlier 800 metres. Peter MOUNTAIN completed his Field Judging duties to record 18.34.3 in fifth place (thanks and well done to Peter). Like his charge Will, Dave BEDWELL ran an 800 metre/5,000 metre double).

In the field Rownita MARSTON threw 8 metres 89 centimetres to take the under-15 girls shot putt and then threw 8 metres 15 centimetres with the under-17 implement.

Matt SPICER was a clear winner of the Senior Men’s Hammer with a longest throw of 45 metres 76 centimetres.

Kurt CAMERON took both the under-15 boy’s javelin and the pole vault with a throw of 22 metres 66 centimetres and a pole vault clearance of 2 metres and 41 centimetres. Andrea LOCK, Ruby JUAN and Harriet KIERAN were a trio of club vaulters to compete in the pole vault clearing 2.31, 2.21 and 1.91 respectively.

Hayley PITMAN showed that she is returning to form after injury with a 1 metre 70 centimetre clearance in the high jump.

Full results are available at:

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/open-meetings/

Finally, a big thank you to all the officials who helped – without them such meetings can’t take place. The meeting will have made over £400 for club funds and supporting club events such as these enables the club to keep both membership and coach fees as low as possible.