SECOND MIDLAND LEAGUE
SUNDAY 4th JUNE at BIRMINGHAM
Sunday 4th June saw the combined senior team of Yate and Bristol & West travel to Birmingham for the second of four Midland League fixtures.
The conditions were variable – overcast to start, torrential rain in the middle, and sunny at the end ! We had our usual last minute team reorganisation, but in the end, the team that made it to the track managed to secure a fantastic second place, only a handful of points behind Birchfield Harriers, who had put out a very strong team for their home fixture.
Yate AC members who made up the team (male): Daniel Brooks (U17), Adam Brooks (U20), Matt Muggeridge (V40), Kane Lee (U23), Steve Beardwell (U23), Joe Connors (U20), Adam Wilson (U23), Jack Moore (U20), Matt Spicer (V45), Tyler Molton (U20), Ben Wells (U23), Rob Philips (U23), Ben Latham (U17), Josh Snook (U20), Abdi Hasan (U17) & Eugene Lawlor (V60)
Yate AC members who made up the team (female): Georgia Taylor (U20), Katie Robbins (U17), Lucy Durham (U17), Georgia Crew (U17), Emily John (U17), Jo Smerdon (U23), Maria Townsend (V35) & Hannah Hobbs (U20)
There were once again some fantastic performances across the board from both Bristol and West and Yate athletes, with some of the Yate performances highlighted below:
Daniel Brooks once again held his own in the short sprints against some quality competition.
Rob Philips returned to league competition after several years out and ran a solid B 100m.
Josh Snook took second place in the A 400m, dipping under 50sec once again, before helping the 4*400 team to another second place in the last race of the day.
Kane Lee also finished second in the B 400m, and finished off the day with a great last leg in the 4 * 400 relay, just missing out to Birchfield on the line.
Georgia Taylor ran close to her pb again in a very competitive A string 400m.
Katie Robbins came into the league for the first time and also ran close to her pb for 3rd in the B string 400m.
Abdi Hasan, also competing in the league for the first time, smashed his pb and won the A string 1500m in a fantastic 4:06.50s, before helping out the 4*400 team with a solid 53sec leg.
Hannah Hobbs was second in the A string 1500m with a time of 4:45.55s.
Jack Moore equalled his recent PB of 1.95m in the High Jump.
Adam Brooks matched this, also clearing 1.95m for a SB and to win the B string
Emily John won the B string High Jump with 1.50m.
Ben Latham stepped up to the Midland League for the first time and cleared 2.30m for valuable points in the PV.
Jo Smerdon finished second in the A-String Javelin (29.59m).
Maria Townsend won the B string Javelin with a 24.99m SB.
Tyler Molton was 3rd in the B-String Hammer Throw with another new Senior Implement PB, recording a distance of 35.77m
These are a selection of the performances, but this is a team event, so all points, great all small, add up to our final total for the day – actually bigger than our total from the first match. A big well done to all the team members whose points all added up to help us secure the second place and maintain our lead overall.
Looking forward to the next match, which is at Yate on the 16th July – hoping for a big turnout to help us secure a home win !
Don’t forget, if you haven’t done so yet, let Matt know if you are available for the next Match on 16th July at Yate! and check pout our league position on our Midland League Page