(Photo credit: Rod Harrington)

The mens and womens senior team were in action again in the fourth and final match of the season at Eton, and managed to steal second place from Windsor after a great team effort during the afternoon. TVH won the match and consequently the league with 523.9 points, with BBHAC 2nd on 383.5 points and Windsor 3rd on 381.7 points.

In the mens track events Dan Putnam ran well clocking 47.30 for 2nd in the 400m A string, also running both relays where the mens team won the 4x100m relay in 42.92 and took a close 2nd in the 4x400m relay with a great team time of 3.14.92. Sam Reardon won the A string and Callum Parker the B string in the 800m , and Angus Harrington won the 1,500m in 3.58.91 plus threw the javelin over 50m for the first time with 51.38m. Bailey Stickings clocked a great 52.55 over 400m hurdles for third, while in the field events Harrison Thorne took 3rd in the long jump with 6.49m and also won the B string javelin with 38.64m, and Toby Dronfield won the B string long jump with 6.44m and won the A string triple jump with 13.60m. It was also great to see Barnaby Corry win the pole vault with 4.10m and Dele Aledese win the discus with 47.64m, with youngster Dillon Claydon wining the B string with 41.66m.

In the ladies events there was some fine sprinting from Annie Davies who clocked 12.29 for 2nd in the A string 100m, with Tianna Haynes winning the B string in 12.44. Team Manager Niamh Bridson Hubbard was as busy as ever wining the A string 800m in 2.12.54, also winning the A string 1500m in 4.34.78, then competed in the 3,000m clocking a very respectable 9.39.60 for 2nd place before running a leg in the 4 x 400m relay. Morgan Squibb won the 1,5000m steeplechase with a very fast 7.01.14 and Annie Davies won the hurdles with a 13.55 clocking. The ladies won the sprint relay in 48.46 after Sophie Dowson had won the pole vault with a 3.70m clearance, Zara Obamakinwa threw a massive 49.05m for 2nd in the discus with Hannah MacAulay throwing 42.89m for 2nd in the B string.

A great ending to a successful season although it would have been even better if we had managed to fill every space with a competitive athlete throughout the season.

At the Wanda Diamond League in Paris Dina Asher Smith continued her fine season ending form taking 3rd place in the 100m with 11.06 and beat 4 athletes who made the Olympic 100m final.

Last week at the Watford Open Meeting, Niamh Bridson Hubbard clocked another pb over 1,500m with 4.15.41 and Olivia Magee Brown ran 5.07.74, while this past bank holiday at an open meeting in Dagenham, Dan Putnam ran a new 400m pb with 47.08 and must surely break 47 seconds this season, and for good measure Dan clocked 16.22 over 150m while Korede Awe ran 10.42 twice over the 100m distance.


Nick Brooks