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U17 South Of England Champs & SAL
Two of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC under 17 athletes won South of England Titles at Ashford over the weekend. Firstly James Beeks won the 1500 m Steeplechase in a new Club record and Personal best time of 4 m 23.86 s. The English Schools Champion won easily and enhanced his position at the top of the national rankings. Then Owen richardson scored a good victory in the 400 m recording an excellent time of 48.97 s a season’s best which puts him 4th in the national rankings this year.
Meanwhile at Down Grange, the Joint Senior Men’s and Women’s team scored a good win in Division 1 of the Southern Athletics League. Finishing the match strongly with a series of individual victories they finally piped long time leaders Chelmsford. Final result being 1 Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 198, 2 Chelmsford 194.5, 3 Colchester 176 and 4 Brighton & Hove 157.5.
It was a very competitive match throughout the afternoon and Basingstoke had to be at its best but the home athletes responded well. Double A string wins came from Myles Richardson in the 100 and 200 m, Sam Sleap High Jump and Discus and Jenny Helyar Javelin and 2000 m Steeplechase while there was numerous single individual wins. As a result of the win Basingstoke climbed up the table to finish 9th of the 16 Team Division.
See results for detailed info
British Athletic League Finish 4th in Div 1
With a series of gritty performances the Club’s senior men finished 5th in the last of the British Athletics League matches this season held at Liverpool, this gave them 4th overall in the Division their 2nd best ever finish. Certainly everyone in the Team contributed to the result as there was few winners but lots of good placing's. The final result was 1 Liverpool 327, 2 Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow 324, 3 Southampton 307, 4 Herne Hill 282, 5 Basingstoke 265,
The Clubs winners were Ryan Bonifas in the High Jump clearing 2.05 m while the 4 x 100 m Team of Myles Richardson, Owen Richardson, Andy Blow and Dean Showler-Davis, won in 49.92 secs with some slick baton changing.
The other top 3 placing’s on the track came from Jermaine Mays 3rd in the 800 m in 1 min 52.64 secs, Ryan Burling 2nd A 3000 m Steeplechase in 9.53.89, Andy Blow 2nd A 110 m Hurdles in 14.60 while Dean Showler Davis had a double 3rd in the sprints with 10.80 in the 100 m and 21.85 in the 200 m. In the B string races Jonty Davison scored an unexpected 2nd in the 400 m Hurdles clocking 59.48 and Owen Richardson was 2nd in the 200 m recording 22.08.
On the Field apart from Ryan Bonifas other top 3s came from Sam Sleap 3rd B High Jump clearing 1.85 and Ben Hazell 2nd B Long Jump going out to 6.25, while Ryan Bonifas threw 41.91 to place 3rd in the B Javelin.
As previously stated the whole Team contributed but Jonty Davison with his 400 m Hurdles performance along with being a late substitute in the 400 m flat and the 4 x 400 m Relay certainly helped the Team and deserved a special mention.
So the season ends with the Team ranked 12th in the Country with all the Teams in front and some behind big City Clubs. There have been some great individual performances during the season with new athletes blooded and things look good for the future.
The Club welcomes all participants both
young and old and is always on the lookout for the new
The competetion last year was tough but the senior men's
team find themselves back in Division 1
The club has a well established coaching
team and boasts some international athletes competing