Mon 6th May 2019
Down Grange Sports Centre Basingstoke
Southern Athletics League
Winchester & District Athletic Club (WADAC) won their first match of the Southern Athletics League meeting which took place at Down Grange Sports Centre Basingstoke. The event is a joint Track & Field competition for men and women and WADAC had opposition from teams from Andover, Swindon and Team Kennet.
In cold conditions the duo of Dan Thomas 11.5 and Michael Nickells 12.0 showed fine speed in the mens 100m winning both A & B races. Kanya Mtshweni ran strongly to hold off the 400m field to win in 51.2 with teammate Ben Healey also impressed coming home 1st in the B race in 52.6.
WADAC gained good points in the middle distance races; Calum Upton achieved a superb double by winning the 800m in 2.03.3 and then steeplechasing his way to victory in the 2k race in 6.17.5. Alfie Ives provided good support in the 800m coming home 1st in the B race in 2.06.4. Isabella Beck and Rosie Upton dominated the womens 800m race with wins in 2.24.6 and 2.27.4. Rosie also added the 1500m to her win list in 5.17.0 with Sasha Tydeman 1st B in 5.20.8. Doug Scally and Guy Brayn gave WADAC maximum points in the mens 1500m. there was a mixture of youth and experience in the womens 3000m with Under 17 women Aisling Dunne 1st A 10.58 and Vet 50 Karen Rushton 1st B in 11.18.
Over the hurdles Ellie Livingstone eased her way to victory in the womens 400m hurdles in 67.6 with Rebecca Mitchell 2nd B 75.4. New WADAC athlete Gareth Lewis was a prolific points winner, he won both the mens 110m and 400m hurdles in addition to field points in the Pole Vault, Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Jess Gordon leapt to victory in the womens High Jump with 1.61m plus points in the Long Jump.
In the throws Isobel Gray had a very good double with maximum points in the Discus 35.99m and Shot B 22.20m. Jeremy Clifton won the mens Discus with a PB throw of 29.34m plus gaining points in the other throws.
The foursome of Rosie Upton, Isabella Beck, Aisling Dunne and Sophie Torrance ran a very strong race in the 4x100 relay in 4.20.9.