FIRST MIDLAND LEAGUE
SUNDAY 7TH MAY AT RUGBY
Sunday 7th May saw the combined senior team of Yate and Bristol & West travel to Rugby for the first Midland League fixture of the year, with a remaining three fixtures scheduled across the summer.
The conditions were great, and despite a spate of last minute dropouts, the team that made it to the track managed to pull off a magnificent surprise win, scoring a total of 358 points, leaving Tamworth and Cannock & Stafford in joint second place with 335 points and the famous name of Birchfield Harriers in fourth place.
Yate AC members who made up the team (male): Daniel Brooks (U17), Matt Muggeridge (V40), Kane Lee (U23), Steve Beardwell (U23), Joe Connors (U20), Adam Wilson (U23), Jack Moore (U20), Jack Joynson (U20), Matt Spicer (V45), Tyler Molton (U20) & Leon Graham (U20).
Yate AC members who made up the team (female): Georgia Taylor (U20), Ellie Leather (U20), Hattie Dent (U23), Lucy Durham (U17), Georgia Crew (U17), Emily John (U17), Jo Smerdon (U23), Maria Townsend (V35) & Karen Jones (V55)
There were some fantastic performances across the board from both Bristol and West and Yate athletes, with some of the Yate performances highlighted below:
Daniel Brooks , still an U17 athlete, once again showed that he can compete in this Senior League with ease, clocking a wind assisted 22.8s as he won the 200m A-String and 11.4s to finish third in the 100m.
Ellie Leather won the A-string 1500m with a time of 4:48.9s
Jack Moore finished second in the High Jump a new PB of 1.95m, smashing his previous best by 12cm
Jo Smerdon finished second in the A-String Javelin (30.02m), Second in the B-String Shot Put (7.95m), Fourth in the B-String Discus (20.67m)
Kane Lee finished a very creditable second place in the 400m with 51.0s, and finished off the day with a fantastic 49.9s relay leg in the 4 * 400.
Joe Connors won the B-String 1500 with a time of 4:18.7s
Jack Joynson won the A-String Triple Jump with 13.69m, seasons best.
Hattie Dent won the B-String 100H with a time of 17.4s and came fourth in the A-String 400H with a time of 70.0
Tyler Molton won the B-String Hammer Throw with a new Senior Implement PB, recording a distance of 34.66m
Karen Jones came third in the B-String Hammer Throw with a new 4kg PB of 31.29m which ranks her 6th in the GB ALL TIME Rankings for her age category.
Lucy Durham, and Georgia Crew did fantastically in the Triple Jump, getting within 1cm of each other, a pb for Georgia, and very close for Lucy as well.
Georgia Taylor, fresh from her 18th birthday celebrations, came close to her pb in the 400m, and then matched the time in the relay.
Adam Wilson ran a solid 1500m, before stepping up to the 4 * 400 team, and showing a turn of pace with a great 55sec leg.
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. A big well done to all the team members and officials whose points all added up and managed to secure this early league lead.
Looking forward to the next match, at Alexander Stadium on the 4th June.