The senior athletics team put in a great performance at the second league fixture at Abingdon, finishing in 3rd place. There were fantastic performances by everyone, but in particular by the younger members of the team – Ruth Hayes won the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles, whilst Luke Flemming won the 200m B race and had two second place finishes in the 100m and 400m. Joella Spencer won the 100m B race, Charlotte Newman was 3rd in the 400m and Madeleine Stearn and Connor Notley won lots of points in the field events.

There were also victories in the A events for Megan Evans (triple jump), Nicholas Pryce (200m), Fred Tremblay (800m) and Nick Corker (3000m steeplechase), whilst in the B events there were victories for Charmaine Riley-Nelson (200m), Stuart McCaw (800m), Vikram Balachandar (1500m) and Russell Simpson (3000m steeplechase).

There was a second place finish for Dave Long in the 3000m and great runs by Kanisha Hector and Marcus Smedley in the 200m and 1500m respectively.

In the field Fiona Smith broke the W50 4kg hammer record with a throw of 21.32m, whilst Lorna Foster had a fantastic debut competing in multiple events and Graham Felton won lots of points in the throws.

Thanks also to all our officials for helping on the day and winning us those crucial extra points.

The next fixture is at Dudley and Stourbridge on Sunday 7 July. Put the date in the diaries.

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