Stevenage and North Herts athletes do battle

Stevenage and North Herts members were out and about competing in various meetings. Regular veteran performer in the women s 55 plus category, Joylyn Saunders-Mullins added to her list of British records by recording 64.55secs for 400m at Watford. At the

Stevenage and North Herts members were out and about competing in various meetings.

Regular veteran performer in the women's 55 plus category, Joylyn Saunders-Mullins added to her list of British records by recording 64.55secs for 400m at Watford.

At the same meeting, Dan Poulton continued to chip away at his 800m time with a personal best time of 1:52.67.

Joylyn carried her form into the British Masters Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, winning the 100m (14.22), 200m (29.35), 400m (67.12) and javelin (26.71m) in her age category.

Other winners were John Mayor (men's 50 plus high jump, 1.60m), and Gordon Daborn (men's 75 plus 80m hurdles, 18.65). Godfrey Leak was third in the 60 plus hammer (31.59m) and fifth in the 60 plus discus (38.28m).

All four athletes are travelling to Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the European Championships from July 23-August 3.

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Bunmi Awokoya representing her 'higher level' club, Windsor-Slough-Eton and Hounslow, in the UK Women's League in Manchester, produced two personal best performances - 25.31 in the 200m and 10.97m for the shot.

Also in Manchester for Woodford Green with Essex Ladies Club was Louise Shortland, clearing 3.50m in the pole vault.

Five club members won gold in their events, with two of them setting championship best performances, as the Eastern Counties held their championships at the Cambridge University track. On a day of heavy showers, blustery winds and sunny periods, the two winners were both pole vaulters.

They were Anne Rees in the under-17 women's event (3.00m) and Daniel Gardner in the under-15 boys (3.30m).

Under-15 girl Alex Gates took two first places in the long jump (4.71m) and the triple jump (9.62m). The other winners were senior men, Adam Searle (1500m) and Aaron Hull (javelin).

Silver medals were won by Cameron Webb in the under-20 400m (pb of 51.46); under-15 boys Laurence Levy (shot, 10.94m) and Jake Exton (javelin, 39.04m), and Anne Rees (under-17 high jump, 1.55m). Chloe Vernon-Hamilton won the bronze in her 300m hurdles for under-17s (47.6).

Just outside the medals in fourth place in their events were Lewis Keeble, Liam Vooght, Billy Vernon-Hamilton, Vishnal Saroye, Beccy Knapp, Renee Hector and Sophie Keeble.

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