Hercules athletes cement lead in Southern Athletics League

HERCULES Wimbledon Athletic Membership continued its spectacular begin to league athletics, profitable spherical two of the Southern Athletics League Division Two West at Carshalton. Wins throughout the occasions means the Wimbledon Park primarily based membership have received their opening two fixtures and can have excessive hopes of promotion to the highest division on the finish of the yr.

Group Supervisor Keith Scofield was pleased with his athletes however is eager to maintain the momentum going into the ultimate fixtures. Scofield mentioned: “It was a superb crew win in opposition to a robust Basingstoke facet at residence, that means we now go into robust away matches at Oxford and Aldershot. We’d like everybody out and all exhibiting the identical can-do angle.”

Beneath-20 Freddie Arkell is prolific junior athlete and proved little afraid of blending it with the seniors.

A winner of the Males’s A 100m in 10.89s he was virtually two-tenths of a second away from his nearest opposition. Ably supported by B race winner Antonio Douglas, the latter’s 11.11s ensured a clear sweep 100m sweep.

Devonte Casely-Hayford was second over 200m within the A race, working 23.24, narrowly forward of Beneath-20 Dominic Smith-Fray (23.32s) who took most factors within the B-string.

The ladies went one higher profitable A and B strings within the 100m and 200m. Hannah Bell was a transparent winner within the 100m A race in 12.48 secs with Kyra Stone second on the monitor and winner of the B race in 12.91. Each athletes rallied to do the identical over 200m making certain some helpful factors within the sprints.

Momentum continued over one lap for 2 Beneath-17 athletes. Conor Kelly ran a powerful 50.94s to win the A string by over 3.5 seconds and Joshua Martin really completed second total to comfortably win the 400m B race in 52.99s.

Hercules’s distance squad cemented the nice begin by profitable all male occasions excluding the steeplechase. Will Leslie’s 1:59.54 noticed him lead a Hercules 1-2 with Oliver Carrington closing effectively to take the B-string in 1:59.83.

Carrington would come again to win the 1500m A race after a battle with B string winner Daniel Cliffe’s run got here shortly after being a transparent winner within the 3000m, with Joe Croft making certain yet one more clear sweep by profitable the B string.

Bettina Urlbauer dipped beneath 2:30 to win the Girls’s 800m A race.

Matilde Lomba had a busy and little question tiring afternoon, profitable the A races in each the 1500m and 5000m. Gina Galbraith ensured a 5000m sweep with a B string win, ending in the very same time and unable to be separated from Lomba in a photograph end.

Lulu Weisz’s afternoon noticed her compete in 4 occasions profitable the Girls’s A 400m H, with Victoria Johnston taking the B string, and Weisz additionally received the Girls’s A Triple Leap.

Additional wins for Pete McLeod within the Males’s A triple bounce and Mark Andrews within the B string, Niamh Thompson and Lisa Thomas within the Girls’s A and B 1500m Steeplechase and the boys’s 4x100m crew guarantee Hercules will head to Oxford on July 16 in a assured temper .

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