UKWAL (2) BACK IN BUSINESS
At long last we have a result that our senior women's team can be proud of. 2nd place in the 2nd match of the season at Southampton gives the senior women their best result since 4th June 2011, and paves the way for an exciting final match which just happens to be at Sportscity on August 7th. If we can win at home, we have an excellent chance of promotion.
Statistics can be misleading, but in this case, they make fascinating reading. With only 14 athletes, following 2 late withdrawals, we achieved a total of 17 out of 35 top 3 finishes. Every athlete competed in multiple events, often ones they had not prepared for. In fact 11 of the 14 took part in 3 or more events.
LUCY EVANS achieved two 2nd’s in highly competitive a-string sprints, and helped win the 4x100 relay. ZAVIA HILL was 1st in 100m, pole vault and relay; HAYAAY BAH TRAORE gained good points in 200m and was prepared to have a go at high jump for the sake of the team. KELLY MASSEY just days ahead of her European Champs adventure won the 400m in some style and achieved a pb in Javelin. TYRA WATSON'S 4 events included winning long jump, relay and a pb in triple jump. RACHEL HIBBERD'S first appearance in the team achieved valuable points at 800m and 4 x 400 relay. KATHY WELLAM was inspirational at 400mh followed 20 minutes later by 800m and still managed a 2000m s/c.
LUISA CANDIOLI and SARAH DOUGLAS doubled up for both 1500m and 3000m and gained pb's in each race. JESS TAYLOR was brilliant in 100mh, long jump and shot, and still found the energy for both relays. JEN CLAYTON (previously Simmons) competed well in 3 events, 400mh, 100mh and high jump without any training this year. ANNIE WILLIAMS scored good points in pole vault and her 'new event' triple jump (pb). KIRSTY LAW (Athlete of the Match at Chelmsford) and ROSIE SEMENYTSH covered 3 throwing events each and as usual demonstrated what talented and exceptionally gifted athletes they are.
Every event being covered, as we already knew, makes such a difference to team spirit, performance and result.
We now have confirmation that Sale Harriers UKWAL team is back in business!
Posted 06/07/2016 09:09