ATHLETICS - Stratford Vets close in on league leaders - The Stratford Observer

ATHLETICS - Stratford Vets close in on league leaders

Stratford Editorial 5th Aug, 2022   0

STRATFORD AC’s women’s team have set up an exciting finale to the Midland Vets Track and Field competition after they moved to within one point of the current leaders with just one fixture remaining.

A successful night on home territory saw Stratford move one point behind leaders Worcester Athletics Club.

The 100m proved a winning distance for SAC athletes with three first places, three seconds, two thirds and three more athletes also earning points for the club – which equated to over 25 per cent of the evening’s points tally in one discipline.

And race walking was another success with SAC athletes who claimed 30 out of a possible 32 points, while Ben Kruze cemented his place in the UK top-20 rankings for age with a 1500m personal best (PB) and club record, finishing 35 seconds ahead of the field.

The final fixture takes place on Wednesday, August 10.

Results are listed below.



100m Dave Wilson 100m (1st, 13:2), Elaine Ledden (1st, 15:5), Paula Williams (1st, 14:9), David Jones (2nd, 17:5), Andy List (2nd, 14:5), Kate Sergent ( 3rd, 24:5), Simon Curran (3rd, 14:8), Max Ross (14:4), Emma Bexson (18:3), Hannah Osborne (18:1).

400m Dave Battersby (3rd, 58:9 Club record), John Peacock (3rd, 78:1), Hannah Osborne (3rd, 79:6), Clare Goodwin (3rd, 77:1), Emma Bexson (82:8).

Race walking Malcolm Bowyer (1st, 13:48:7), Paul Hawkins (1st, 13:53), Gemma Smith (2nd, 14:12), Kate Sergent (2nd, 14:6).

1500m Ben Kruze (1st, 4:10:4), Matt Burdus –Cook (2nd, 4:39:8), Jim McMorran (5:19:5, club record), Christine Coote (2nd, 8:10:2), Hannah Osborne (3rd, 6:17:9), Emma Bexson (3rd, 5:44).

800,400,200,200 medley relay Ben Kruze, Max Ross, Simon Curran, Dave Wilson (1st, 4:02:09, club record), women’s Clare Goodwin, Hannah Osborne, Elaine Ledden, Paula Williams (2nd, 5:21:2).

High jump Andy List (2nd, 1.30, club record), Elaine Ledden (2nd, 1.10).

Triple jump Dave Wilson (2nd, 8.76), Elaine Ledden (2nd, 7.42).

Long jump Peter Sugden (4th, 3.76), Liz Manzella (4th, 2.61).

Shot Mark Illingworth (4th, 7.30), Christine Coote (6.9).

Javelin Paula Williams (1st, 28.46).

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