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BAL Promotion achieved.
The old adage every point counts rang true and despite some early set backs in the match the squad came through and there were some very strong performances late on as the weather deteriorated and the rain lashed down. The 2 Relays at the end saw a great display of baton changing in the conditions as the 4 x 100m Team scored an excellent victory and then the 4 x 400m Team came home 2nd to secure the match win although the final result wasn't declared until sometime after the race had finished. The 4 x 100 team being Owen Richardson, Dean Showler-Davis, Myles Richardson and Kieran Showler-Davis and 4 x 400 quartet being Jon Elderfield, Hayden Carter, Matthew Lavoipierre and Dean Showler-Davis
The middle distance Men stepped up strongly to help the push and Hayden Carter finished very fast to win the 800 m in 1.53.80 while Tom Sycklemore after a long time out with injury placed 3rd in the B string with 1.54.60. Another good run came from the duo in the 3000 m with Alex Teuten, 2nd in the race with 8.29.20 while Tom Bowerman took 2nd in the B string with 8.54.50. The 110 m Hurdles normally produces good points and Sam Sleap kept this going with a win in the B string race with 15.50. Other good placing’s came from Matthew Lavoipierre, 2nd in the 400 m Hurdles with 52.89, Dean Showler Davis 3rd in both sprints with 10.90 and 21.89 respectively. While on the Field, Ben Hazell was 1st in the B Javelin going out to 49.46 and 2nd in the Discus throwing 43.67. In the A string Javelin, Adam Akehurst finished 2nd with 53.22 m despite the wet Javelin being difficult to hold.
In the end the result declared saw Basingstoke win with 316.3 points with Harrow 2nd 315.3 pts.then Southampton 315, Southend 289, Bristol & West 284, Notts 280, Kingston & Poly 279 and Derby 52. So it is back to Div 1 and a trip to Cardiff or the City of Liverpool as both these teams came down from the Premier Division.
Report by Ian Byett
IBasingstoke won the final match of the season on the Isle of Wight on Sunday and in doing so won the overall title for the 4th year running. A great performance by all, we could not do it without our young athletes turning out for all the matches. It would be good to see more turning out in the U11 category so that the load is shared between athletes more evenly.
The age categories finished as:
U17M - 1st
It just show where our junior club is at the moment with countless club records being broken and more English Schools competitors then ever this season.
With 13 representatives from the Club in action all performed well in the face of tough opposition. From these results the pick apart from the medallists were, Evie Wilcox 4th Inter Girls Discus, Malachi Gair 4th Junior Boys High Jump and Hannah Haugvik completed a trio of 4th places in the Junior Girls 80 m Hurdles. Harry Richardson was one place lower in finishing 5th in the Final of the Junior Boys 800 m and Millie Cook placed 8th in the Junior Girls Sot Putt.
Hampshire in the end won 14 medals and celebrated a successful weekend.Full results at http://www.esaa.net/v2/2014/tf/national/results/results.php?age=jb&fname=instruct
Due to the lottery system allocation a parent of one of our club athletes has 4 spare tickets (£40 each) for the evening athletics session on Wednesday 30th July, if you are a interested please contact Paul using email bluemoose63@aol
After a fraught build-up to the 3rd of this year’s BAL fixtures at Derby the Club’s Senior Men’s Team finished a disappointing 6th of the 8 Clubs but another 7 points would have seen the Team 4th. Although a bad result the patched up Team worked hard with a number of athletes coming late to fill the places so thanks to them.
During the week prior to the meet, 6 athletes dropped out, one as late as Friday night at 11:15 pm, with as many as 26 out either injured or unavailable things were made difficult. Also further injuries on the day didn't help and led to the final position although a late surge nearly saw the Team snatch 4th place which would have virtually secured a promotion slot. However the Club remains 2nd in the Division and in a promotion position, it is now all down to the last fixture at Bath in 5 weeks time where a straight fight out between Basingstoke & Mid Hants and Kingston & Poly, with the Club that finishes the highest in that match gaining promotion to National Division 1.
Star athlete for Basingstoke was Sam Sleap, who notched up 53 individual points during the afternoon as well as being in the 4 x 400 Relay team, Sam completed 6 individual events with 2nd in the A Pole Vault with a 4.00 m clearance his best height in windy conditions, a B 110m Hurdles win in 15.22 was also a good performance. Alex Teuten also scored lots of points with 27 recorded from his 3 middle distance events the best of which was the 2nd in the 3000 m Steeplechase in 9.45.74. Dean Showler-Davis recorded a double winning the A 100 in 10.76 and the A 200 in 21.41 while brother Kieran was B 200 winner in 21.97. Joe Flitcroft had a busy afternoon, his best performance coming in the Hammer with a 44. 55 m throw a new personal best. Andy Blow scored another win this time in the 110 Hurdles and in the process recorded a wind free season’s best of 14.43 .
So after a difficult afternoon the Relays brought some solace with 4 x 100 finishing 2nd and the 4 x 400, 3rd.Click for Full results
Report by Ian Byett
The Club welcomes all participants both
young and old and is always on the lookout for the new
talent of the future. So if you would like to get involved
in an active sport or think you have what it takes to be a
future champion come and join us.
The competetion last year was tough so the senior men's team find themselves back in Division 2 of the British Athletics League (BAL) .
The club has a well established coaching
team and boasts some international athletes competing for
their country. It also has a number of nationally
recognized officials who you will see at a number of the
local and national meetings making sure all goes smoothly.