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Tamsin goes higher; more medals for Crawley AC Athletes at South of England AA U15 / U17 Championships
Tamsin Campbell raised her own U17W Club Record by 15cm when winning the SEAA U17 pole vault at Crystal Palace with a new pb of 3.45m.
On a weekend full of medals and personal bests, also winning Gold was Joe Massimo in the U15B 200m. Running into a -2.7m/s headwind, Joe still clocked 23.07s.
Crawley AC's other medal winners were:
U15B High Jump 2nd= 1.70m Hugo Hawes
U15G High Jump 2nd 1.66m Lillie Franks
U17M Hammer 2nd 59.55m Munroe Ritchie
U15B 800m 2nd 2:05.21 George Crocker
In the U17M Hammer, Jonny Haines finished 4th but threw a new PB of 57.84m
Steph "putts it further"; England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships, Bedford 9-10 Aug 14
Competing in the U17W Heptathlon in the England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships, Bedford 9-10 Aug 14, Steph Shackel broke her own Club Record for the U17W Shot Put with a distance of 10.53m.
Steph scored 3782 points, just below her best score, although events on the second day were disrupted by heavy rain.
Adrian Haines, Crawley AC's multi-medal winning veteran runner competed in the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships at Birmingham. Adrian, in his own words, won "a disappointing silver" in the M45 1500m (4:18.86) on Saturday, but he returned on Sunday to win the M45 800m Gold (2:04.02). Adrian said he was very satisfied as he lead from the front and withheld 3 challenges with 200m and 100m to go and finished with a 'relaxed sprint, which felt good'.
Another Fantastic Result for Crawley, Men win British Athletics League Div3; Abingdon Sat 9th Aug 2014
The Crawley Men had an outstanding final fixture in the British Athletics League Division 3 match on Saturday 9 August at Abingdon, to secure their third league win and seal promotion back to Division 2.
Team Manager, Tim Kimber was delighted with the victory which was nearly fifty points over their nearest challengers Nene Valley. The men secured 391 match points which was their highest score this season and overall scored 31 league points out of a possible 32. The Crawley men were rewarded with the league title, last achieved 21 years ago.
The senior men dominated the match with six ‘A’ string winners. Andrew Kendall took the first track victory in the 400m with a clocking of 49.2sec in windy conditions. Jason Hussain secured his third league 200m victory with 21.41sec. The men continued their fine form in the sprints with two relay wins in the 4 x 100m (43.25sec) and 4 x 400m (3min 22.77sec). The 4x4 quartet of Kendall, Cox, Ketley and Allan lead from start to finish. Elsewhere on the field Jamie Moore took the pole vault win with a seasons best of 4.20m, as did Ryan Spivey with a leap of 13.44m in the triple jump.
In addition to the 'A' string wins there were a further four 'B' string wins. James Lasis opened the field events with a throw of 53.12m in the Hammer. Parallel to the hammer competition Ryan Spivey secured his second win of the day in the long jump with a leap of 6.31m, just shy of a personal best. Nick Duggan continued his fine form in the middle distance by completing a double victory in the 'B' string 800m (1min 55.06sec season best) and 1500m in a tactical 4min 05.69sec.
To add to the domination the Crawley men secured a further seven 2nd place finishes including, George Grainger (2nd 'A' 400mH) 55.97sec, Jono Ketley (2nd 'B' 400mH) 57.25sec, Max Thomas (2nd 'A' 800m) in a tactical 1min 57.96, Jason Hussain (2nd 'A' 100m) 10.68sec, Dave Bishop (2nd 'B' High Jump) 1.80m and Matt Lasis (2nd 'A' Hammer) 57.58m and 39.59m (2nd 'B' Discus).
Other outstanding performances of the day included five personal bests from, George Grainger (3rd 'A' 110mH) in 15.37sec, Dan Hamilton (non scoring 100m) 11.67sec, Jamie Moore (4th 'A' Long Jump) 6.32m and James Lasis (3rd 'A' Discus) 44.93m and 12.13m (2nd 'B' Shot Putt).
In addition there was also season best performances from, Tim Ellis (3k s/chase) 10min 58.14sec, James Baker (2nd 'B' 3000m) 8min 55.84sec and Stefan Mitchell (non scoring 100m) in 10.91sec. Man of the match award went to Ryan Spivey who individually scored 50 points including Long Jump (6.31m), High Jump (1.85m), Triple Jump (13.44m) and Javelin (46.25m).
Other fine performances from, Howard Bristow (3000m) 8min 54.26sec, Rob Allan (200m) 22.55sec, team captain Craig Cox (400m) 51.19sec, Rob Creed (3k s/chase) 11min 25.04sec, Sanchez Davis (Triple Jump) 11.67m and Scott Devlin making his BAL debut (Pole Vault) 3.40m in blustery conditions, helped secure the win.
The final match result standings were :
1) Crawley 391
2) Nene Valley Harriers 344
3) Swansea Harriers 334
4) Bedford 297
5) Mansfield 217.5
6) Reading 212
7) Trafford 202.5
8) Exeter Harriers 188
Standings after the final match
1) Crawley - 31 (1451)
2) Nene Valley Harriers - 25 (1249)
3) Bedford - 24 (1277)
4) Swansea Harriers - 23 (1270)
5) Trafford - 13 (953.5)
6) Mansfield - 11 (915.5)
7) Exeter Harriers - 9 (855.5)
8) Reading - 8 (728)