A very wet and windy weekend set the scene for a handful of TVH members. In the torrential rain and unrelenting winds that swept the country on Sunday May 23rd, a number of our members took on the elements as well as their rivals and battled to impressive performances in illustrious conditions.
Loughborough International (LIA)
Billed as “Battle Of The Nations” this match is regarded as GB’s “curtain raiser” for international/elite competition.
TVH members featured prominently, taking no less than 3 victories, for Scotland, England and hosts, Loughborough.
Jess Tappin – Invitation women’s 400mH 1st, 59.17
Andrew Ajube – Invitation men’s 400mH 4th, 55.54
Muhammad Kounta – Invitation men’s 400m 6th, 48.34
Linnea Killander: 1st Inv women’s 400m, 54.98
Joel Clarke-Khan representing England – men’s HJ 3rd, 2.19m
Luke Lennon-Forde – Invitation men’s 200m 6th , 22.03
Zoey Clarke representing Scotland – women’s 400m 1st, 52.57
Charlotte Buckley – women’s 800m 7th, 2:14.31
Michael Cameron – men’s 3000m Steeplechase 3rd, 9:20.37
Sophie Mace – women’s Discus 7th, 46.84
Molly Caudery representing Loughborough – women’s Pole Vault 1st, 4.30m.
The final event of the day, Women’s 4x400m, saw Zoey Clarke and Jess Tappin go head-to-head for Scotland and England respectively. Zoey powered Scotland into a commanding lead out of the blocks, but by the time Jess completed England’s 3rd leg (still in TVH colours), their comfortable victory was all but assured. Weather conditions were almost winter-like for the duration of the meet, so well done to all performing on the day.
For full LIA results, click HERE.
Muller British Grand Prix – Gateshead
The first stop in this year’s World Athletics Diamond League season featured two TVH athletes taking on the world’s best. Nicole Kendall clocked 59.34 in the women’s 400m hurdles while Amelia Strickler powered the women’s Shot Put out to a season’s best of 17.90 SB. This impressive performance in wet conditions is just 7cm shy of her best ever. Even more significantly, Amelia finished ahead of German shot icon, Christina Schwanitz.
Full results can be found HERE.
This weekend, we look forward to our Under 17 and Under 20 athletes kick-starting club fixtures in the first YDL match of the year. A short trip to Harrow in a year that sees club athletics slowly emerge from the shadows of Covid-19 restrictions, will see “The Valley” compete in a club fixture since March 2020.
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