Sargent stars with fine sprint double

THE newly-promoted Havering Mayesbrook Southern Women s League squad were pipped at the post in their opening Senior Division One fixture at Kingston on Saturday. The track highlights came from Lucy Sargent, who prepared for next weekend s British Unive

THE newly-promoted Havering Mayesbrook Southern Women's League squad were pipped at the post in their opening Senior Division One fixture at Kingston on Saturday.

The track highlights came from Lucy Sargent, who prepared for next weekend's British Universities Championships with a sprint double.

On the field, Mel Harrison improved her PB set in 2006 to claim shot victory, and she added discus, hammer and B string triple jump second spots.

Rookie vaulter Karen Baldwin flew over 2.70m in only her second competition to win the pole vault, to place second on the club all-time list and Danielle Ross equalled her best for B string victory.


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Ross added a B high jump victory and triple jump third place.

The sprint relay team took the honours thanks to Chloe van Wulven, Claire Brennan, Zoe Young and Chekube Onwuka, while each had scored well.

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B string track wins came from Brennan too, who posted a hurdles double and van Wulven who took the 200m B after placing second in both the 100m hurdles and high jump.

Onwuka was second in the B 100m and third in the B long jump.

Young added to the points tally with a B shot win and second places in both long jump and javelin.

The 4x400m relay squad placed second thanks to runs from Onwuka (1.08.7), Nina Brennan (1.04.1), Vicky Smith (1.06.9) and Laura Bealey (1.01.1).

Smith had already had an exhausting day covering all three middle distance events with runners up placings in each.

She opened her account with an 800m PB of 2.23.6 and went on to run 3,000m and 1,500m before running a leg of the 4x400m relay.

Bealey and Nina Brennan had earlier both placed second in their 400m events and each added another second place in the 400m hurdles and discus respectively.

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