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A Fine Home win in the SAL

At the end of the day a comfortable victory was gained in our Southern League fixture at Melbourne Park although throughout the day points were much closer  - with fortunes changing between clubs behind us'

The meeting got started well for CAC with Sophie Catchpole running the 400m hurdles for the first time and winning in 65.5s. One of the under 17 year age athletes included in this senior competition Sophie also took the `B` string high jump result.  In the men's 400hurdles Archie Sims had another fine run winning in 57.2s.

Two track events brought maximum points on the women`s side. In the 400m most noticeable for here Georgia Tombs (57.7s) and Sienna Shipton (59.8) set personal best times. In the 1500m Kiera Atkinson also had this distinction with her 4m 39.6s win - whilst sister Kayleigh followed her home to take the `B` string result. Full points were taken in the high jump by Zion Ateba who won the event with 1.63m whilst also winning the 100m hurdles (15.9s) with Rosie Townley taking the `B` string (16.2s). Another of the under 17 taking the honours was Matilda Hewitt in the shot putt - also placing second in the javelin.

There was another impressive performance from under 17 James Becker as he won both the 100m (11.0s) and 200m (22.5s) whilst over 800m full points came as Joseph Perry (1m 55.7s) and Jacob Alexander (1.59.5s)    the former achieving a pb.  Joseph also won the `B` string 1500m but praise must go to Paul Grange (3m 59.0s) placing second in the `A` result - Paul classes in the over 45 age group but continues to match the younger opponents. Bradley Reed won over the 110m hurdles whilst in the field events maximum points came in the hammer throw via Oliver Graham (62.18m) and Yasha Bobash (44.53m). Oliver also finished second in the `B` shot with Kevin Wilson second in the main result but gaining a win in the discus. Jack Hughes with a clearance of 4.30m in the pole vault won the pole vault with Roger Skedd an over 40 athlete second in the `B` and also collecting valuable points as he contested the triple jump, discus and javelin.                                                                                                          

With the relays closing the meeting the men won the 4 x 400 event whilst the women took the 4 x 100 race.   


Yes  -  all in all an excellent result for both Norwich (who had beaten us on their home soil) and Brighton were ahead of us in the league standings and that  now reversed. No doubt Windsor Slough and Eton will top the table for they were involved in a home fixture and would surely take another win.   Our next match on 14th July takes us to Gillingham were our opponents will be Medway & Maidstone (hosts), Woking,         Basingstoke , Norwich (yet again) and WINDSOR. A top of the table clash.

Report Written by Roy Meadowcroft

Picture galleries Part 1 & Part 2




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