Walton’s men were in the middle of yet another very close match at Ilford on Saturday. The lead changed hands many times throughout the day between Hercules Wimbledon, Walton and the host club Ilford. Going into the last event, the 4 x 400m relay Wimbledon were just out of reach but Walton and Ilford were neck and neck in second place. A thrilling relay saw Ilford head Walton by less than a second leaving us in third place. Norwich and Oxford were well adrift in 4th and 5th.
The track events started with a win for Adam Mccarthy in the 400m hurdles with David Moles 3rd in the B race. Adam was 2nd in the sprint hurdles with Julian Langley 3rd in the B.
Walton’s sprinters had a good day with 2nd and 3rd for Ramon Wright and Lawrecne Munro in the 100m, 3rd and 1st for Ramon and Mark Partridge in the 200m and two 2nd places for Alex Fraser and Jack Marchbank in the 400m. The sprinters rounded the day off with a season’s best and a win in the 4 x 100m relay.
Points were harder to come by in the distance races with the only winner being Steve Mills in the B string steeplechase. Steve also ran a season’s best for 2nd in the B string 800m. James Harvey ran just outside his best for the year in the chase and the 5k but only picked up 3rd and 4th places. Jon Brine was 4th in the B string 5k and 1500m with Jon Ladley 4th in the A 1500.
Walton picked up 31 points out of 40 in the throws with Josh Davis winning the hammer and gaining two 3rd places and a 4th. In the B string events there were wins for Adam McCarthy and Joe Eastwood in the discus and javelin and 2nd places for Lawrence Munro and Jack Rutherford in the shot and hammer.
The jumps were tough with the highlights being the pole vault where Stu Fawcett won the A string and Jon Ladley was 2nd in the B and the long jump where Andrew Kennard and Jon Ladley both produced season’s bests.
The result leaves Walton in 13th place in the league of 25 clubs with one match left.
|4||City of Norwich||95|
|100m||Ramon Wright u20||11.5||A2||Lawrence Munro||12.1||B3|
|200m||Ramon Wright u20||23.1||A3||Mark Partridge u20||23.5||B1|
|400m||Alex Fraser||51.8||A2||Jack Marchbank u20||55.2||B2|
|800m||Jack Marchbank u20||2.11.1||A4||Stevyn Mills||2.06.57 sb||B2|
|1500m||Jon Ladley||4.35.2||A4||Jon Brine||5.05.1||B4|
|5000m||James Harvey||16.23.4||A4||Jon Brine||18.10.2||B4|
|110m Hurdles||Adam McCarthy||17.2||A2||Julian Langley||20.1||B3|
|400m Hurdles||Adam Mccarthy||56.3||A1||David Moles m45||63.9||B3|
|3000m Steeplechase||James Harvey||10.15.5||A3||Stevyn Mills||10.53.3||B1|
|Long Jump||Andrew Kennard m40||5.87 sb||A4||Jon Ladley||5.65 sb||B2|
|High Jump||Stuart Fawcett||1.60||A5||Jon Ladley||1.50||B3|
|Triple Jump||Jon Ladley||11.18||A4||Stuart Fawcett||11.17||B4|
|Pole Vault||Stuart Fawcett||3.40||A1||Jon Ladley||2.80||B2|
|Shot||Josh Davis m45||10.89 sb||A3||Lawrence Munro||9.43||B2|
|Discus||Josh Davis m45||29.71||A3||Adam McCarthy||28.85||B1|
|Javelin||Josh Davis m45||38.94||A4||Joe Eastwood m55||38.10||B1|
|Hammer||Josh Davis m45||31.95||A1||Jack Rutherford m50||25.67||B2|
|4 x 100m Relay||
|4 x 400m Relay||