Club Athletes Help Team Avon to Third Place in YDL (UAG) at Abingdon

03 Jun

Nine club athletes competed as part of the composite Team Avon at the second round match of the Youth Development League (Upper Age Group) Midland Premier League Division One held at Abingdon on Sunday 1st June 2014.

Highlights of club performances were as follows:

Under-20 Men

Alex LEEMING-FROUDAKIS won the A discus with a throw of 48 metres 44 centimetres and the A shot with a putt of 13 metres 87 centimetres, as well as finishing third in the A hammer with 24 metres 52 centimetres. Freddie OWSLEY and Mark SMITH were active in the sprints with Freddie finishing third in the A 200 metres in 22.4 and Mark taking fifth place in the A 100 metres in 11.7. They were part of the Avon relay team but a spilled baton change meant the team did not finish.

Under-17 Men

Tomas GOODMAN finished second in the B 400 metres in 52.5 and fourth in the shot with a putt of 8 metres 15 centimetres, as well as helping the 4 x 100 metre relay team to victory in 44.6 and the 4 x 300 metre relay team to third place. Harry LEEMING caused a results issue. Despite being nominated as the B string he actually finished first in the race in 4:19.1 – hopefully the official results will catch up in due course.

Under-20 Women

Yemma SONGU completed a sprint double finishing third in the A 100 in 12.5 and fourth in the A 200 metres in 26.3. Alyssa SMALL did the same double finishing second in the B 100 metres in 13.1 and third in the B 200 metres in 26.7. They then formed half of the Team Avon 4 x 100 metre relay team which finished third in 51.7. Rownita MARSTON (Under-17) competed in the older age group and won the A shot with a putt of 11 metres 17 centimetres and also finished fifth in the A discus with a throw of 23 metres 75 centimetres and third in the B hammer with 20 metres 4 centimetres.

Under-17 Women

Sam BARRETT had a standard afternoon for a multi-eventer finishing second in the B 80 metres hurdles in 12.9 (same time as the winner), sixth in the discus with 16 metres 28 centimetres and fifth in the long jump with 4 metres 43 centimetres.

There were numerous gaps across both genders and all ages but this was a common problem for all teams and probably reflects the fact that we are into school exam season. Well done to all nine competitors from the club.

Overall the team finished third on the day scoring 596 points – 55 more than they did in the first match. The team is also third in the league table on 7 match points (the same as Notts AC who they lead by 59 competition points).

A full set of results can be found at: