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WAC hit WSEH at Speed! Ė 5 February 2011

Trudi Carter reports.

On Saturday 5th February, the mean green machine (Davidís people carrier), headed for Eton to take part in the second of the Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow (WSEH) graded indoor meets. Over 250 athletes attended on the day resulting in 44 heats for the 60m race and Matt Curtis having to wait over an hour longer than expected for his sprint hurdles race. Matt is in his first year as an U17 and is already within a short gasp of getting the standard for the 60m hurdles. However, Matt was suffering from a cold and although he ran well in both his races finishing second with 9.13secs and 9.12secs, he didnít quite get the time he needed. Next year he will be flying!

The 60m flat races saw a few interesting rivalries with a father v. son race and a coach v. athlete race. Paul Flavell and Christian Flavell were drawn in lanes next to each other, and although Christian put on a good show, he allowed his father the victory this time! Paul finished in 8.36secs and Christian 8.49secs.

Jack Snook took on his pole vault coach, David Pearson, in their 60m heat.  Jack flew down the track in 7.89secs with David holding on just behind him with a time of 8.05secs. Of course David felt the tables would have turned if he had had a better start: worn his sprint spikes and run faster!!!

Saphron Taverner competed well in her first ever 60m race with a respectable 9.01secs.  Saphron also pole vaulted 2.40m, only 3cm short of equally her personal best performance. David Pearson took part in the pole vault coming 3rd in the Senior Menís competition.

Jack Snook competed in the High Jump where he was rewarded with a SB of 1.65m giving him 4th place in the U17M competition.

The next meet at Eton is on Sunday 6th March where you could compete in:

60m, 60mH, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot.

Let your coach know if you want to take part!

£5 per event + £5 petrol



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