Phil Wetton reports:
Once again sunny and warm conditions prevailed for the 2nd Southern Athletics League match of the season on Sunday at Windsor track, Eton, and there were some very good performances from the Valley men and women to finish over 20 points clear in 2nd place.
It was great to see 4 men and 3 women making their TVH SAL debut for the team, along with a good number of pb’s on the day.
The SAL Man of the Match award was won by U17 athlete Edward Sesay for taking over a second off his 400m pb to 51.56s, as well as stepping up to do back-to-back relay legs in the 4x100m and mixed 4x400m.
The SAL Woman of the Match award went to another U17 athlete Jasmine Palmer for improving her 1500m pb by 10s to 4:42.43 and then racing in the mixed 4x400m relay within an hour.
A special mention must also go to Tracy Barlow who won the A string 5000m by over a minute in 17:01.01 to post the best aggregate performance in the women’s match.
This result puts TVH in a good position to move up the SAL Division 1 league table with the next Southern Athletics League match at home at Linford Christie Stadium on Saturday June 15th.
SAL Division 1, Match 2, Eton, Sunday May 19, 2019 :
1. Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow, 236
2. TVH, 192
3. Medway & Maidstone, 166.5
4. Colchester Harriers, 144.5
Full match results are available HERE
7 TVH SAL Debuts :
Jamie Adams, 3rd in non-scoring 400m in 52.39, 3rd in B string Mixed 4x400m relay, 4:02.10.
Basil Rock, 1st in non-scoring 1500m, 4:33.69.
Louis Hodge, 2nd in non-scoring 3000m, 9:11.08.
Shane Bloomer, 6th in non-scoring 3000m, 10:14.57 pb.
Chloe Baker, 3rd in A string1500m steeplechase, 5:37.54.
Kerstin Pohlmann, 2nd in A string high jump, 1.53m, 2nd in B string triple jump, 10.51m, 1st in n on-scoring long jump, 4.92m.
Jasmine Palmer, 1st in B string 1500m, 4:42.43, 3rd in B string Mixed 4x400m, 4:02.10.
7 TVH PB’s :
Michael Adekunle, 1st in A string high jump, 1.98m.
Artur Jurgenson, 2nd in A string javelin, 49.76m.
Oluwole Orimoloye, 1st in B string 100m, 11.31, equals pb.
Neon Richards, 3rd in A string 400mh, 61.38.
Edward Sesay, 2nd in non-scoring 400m, 51.56.
Shane Bloomer, 6th in non-scoring 3000m, 10:14.57.
Jasmine Palmer, 1st in B string 1500m, 4:42.43.
TVH SAL Man of the Match :
Edward Sesay, Joint 1st in 4x100m Relay, 43.77, 3rd in B string Mixed 4x400m Relay, 4:02.10, 2nd in non-scoring 400m, 51.56.
TVH SAL Woman of the Match :
Jasmine Palmer, 1st in B string 1500m, 4:42.43, 3rd in B string Mixed 4x400m Relay, 4:02.10.
SAL Division 1 Matches 2019 :
Saturday April 13
Sunday May 19
Saturday June 15
LCS, West London
Saturday July 13
Saturday August 17