Weekly Update 18th May 2023

We were back into midweek track action this week as athletes from Wolverhampton & Bilston AC travelled the short distance for the University of Birmingham Track & Field meeting on Wednesday. It was a home game for Ella Semple who placed 6th in the 1500 in a time of 4.28.05, Isobelle Jones was 8th in her race over 3000 in 9.29.90, Maddie Mastrolonardo, who also knows that track well, ran 10.17.59 for 10th place in her 3000 race. And Tyler Hawley and Oscar Davis were pitched in together over 3000 with Tyler finishing in 3rd in 9.08.26 and Oscar placing 8th in 9.24.79.

There was more track action in Worcester where our sole representative, Greg Asbury, tried his had over 100 in the Midlands Vets League – South crossing the line in 3rd place in 13.00.

Off the track and up into the hills Dan Maskew placed 3rd in the Wrekin Streak, a 4.5k race with 247 metres of total ascent, in a time of 18.55

And back on the tarmac at the weekend Dan Brazier decided to take in a little race at the seaside placing 27th in 39.31 in the Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k.

It was back on the track on Sunday in Stoke on Trent for the Staffordshire Country Track & Field Championships at Northwood Stadium where Richard Wright placed 7th in the 5000 in 17.31.4. Charlotte Higgins was 2nd in the U17W 80H in 13.4. Over 100m La-taunya Samuels was 2nd in the Senior Womens race in 12.6 and Sebastian Darville placed 6th in the U20M in the same time of 12.6. Lattie also clocked 26.2 in the Senior Womens 200 to take another runners up spot and Sebastian was 4th in the U20M 200 in 25.1. Freya Hooper was 4th in the U17W 300 in 44.2 and over 400m  Connor Blincoe was 6th in the U20M in 58.5. Psalm Roberts-Nash claimed a win in the Senior Mens race in 49.5, in a close finish with the runner up recording 49.8. Over 800m Lucy Horton placed 3rd in the U15G in 2.25.1, Tom Pryor was 4th in the Senior Mens 800 missing out on a medal by a single second. And over 1500 Gracie Billett placed 3rd in the U13G in 5.42.8, Rocco Hawley was 2nd in the boys version in 4.55.3. Grace Hendy was 3rd in the U15G in 5.08.0, Megan White was 6th in the Senior Womens in 5.06.03. Jack Bonser took 2nd place in the Senior Mens 1500 in 4.05.5 behind Michael Banks of Tipton who clocked 4.05.0, it couldn’t have been much closer.

In the throws Amelia Hancock claimed a win the U20W discuss with a throw of 27.16 metres. Georgina Neilson won the U17W hammer with a throw of 35.92, Ethan Kendrick won the U17 M hammer with 42.05, Amelia also won the hammer with 36.8 and Louise Webster won the Senior Womens hammer throwing 38.2. And in the jumps, there was a 2nd place finish for Grace Hendy in the U15G high jump with a clearance of 1.20.

Dave Norman

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