Tamworth Athletic Club athletes produced some excellent performances on Sunday in the second of the division 1 Midland’s League meetings held at Aldersley Stadium in Wolverhampton. The top league fixture in the Midlands saw Tamworth up against top clubs Birchfield Harriers, Notts AC, Wolverhampton & Bilston, Cheltenham & County Harriers and Bristol West & Yate AC. Tamworth ended the day in second place overall just a few points behind Birchfield Harriers.
Tamworth’s men produced one of the highlights of the day breaking the club record for the 4 x 100mtr relay in 42.6 seconds, the previous record was 43.3 sec. The team of Dan Cartwright, Kane Densley, Jacob Spencer and Harry Everitt all ran well with good baton changes to break the record.
Dan Cartwright also ran 11 seconds for 2nd place in his 100mtrs, and 22.2 seconds for 2nd place in the 200mtrs. Harry Everitt ran his individual 100mtrs in 11.1sec’s for 2nd place and leapt 6.17mtrs in the long jump. 15 year old youngster Jacob Spencer was first in his 200mtrs in 22.4 seconds and second in his 100mtrs in 11.4 seconds. Tom Ainsworth took 2nd place in his 400mtrs in 50.6 seconds, and a welcome return from Luke Jones saw him winning his 400mtrs in 51.4 seconds. Adam Young competed in 6 events. On the track he ran his 110mtr hurdles in 18.8sec’s and the 400mtr hurdles in 68 seconds. Whilst in the field, his triple jump saw him leap out to 10.53mtrs, he took 2nd place in his high jump with 1.75mtrs, first place in his pole vault with 2.90mtrs and heaved the discus out to 21.21mtrs. Kai Evans was 2nd in his 400mtr hurdles in 72.6seconds, hop step and jumped to 10.64mtrs in the triple jump and got over 1.55mtrs in the high jump. Scott Hudspith did the middle distance double, starting with the 800mtrs in a time of 2min 8.8sec and followed by the 1500mtrs in 4min 13.6 seconds. Another youngster, Andrew Woods, making his first appearance for the A team saw him complete his 800mtrs in 2min 7.2seconds. The machine that is Stephen Parkes, ran the 3000mtr steeple chase and took second place in 9min 58.5 seconds, he followed this up with a jog in the 1500mtrs and finished with a time of 4min 11.3seconds. European import athlete saw Sylvian Letendart run a great time of 9min 27 seconds in the 3000mtrs with Ben Evans doing the same in 9min 54.4seconds. Club Chairman, Dave Williams, took 2nd place in his 3000mtr steeple chase in a time of 12min 16.3 seconds.
James Woolley returned from Liverpool to take 3rd place in the long jump with 5.61mtrs. Pole vaulting sensation Gavin Showell took 2nd place with a leap of 3.60mtrs, and followed up with a win in the hammer with a heave of 19.86mtrs. Tamworth throwing sensation, Alex Berrow, took first place in the hammer with 49.58mtrs (almost 10mtrs in front of 2nd place). Alex also heaved the shot out to 12.02 mtr’s and the discus to 28.85mtrs. Kane Densley, just coming back from serious leg injury, took first place in his shot with 9.14mtrs and 2nd place in the javelin with a new personal best of 34.62mtrs. Senior athlete Greg Richards finished 3rd in his javelin with a season’s best of 39.48mts. The men’s 4 x 400mtr relay team of Luke Jones, Jacob Spencer, Kane Densley and Tom Ainsworth, took first place in a time of 3min 23.2 seconds.
Tamworth ladies saw their relay teams put in great performances. The 4 x 400 team of Eve Clawley, Emily Findlater, Alice Mellor and Isabelle Neville took 2nd place in 4min 6.5seconds. The 4 x 100mtr team of Milly Kellyman, Amy Bowen, Alice Mellor and Lucy Wheeler went one better and took first place in 48.8seconds. Individually, Lucy Wheeler ran a seasons best and English schools qualifier of 12.5seconds in the 100mtrs, cleared a height of 2mtrs in the pole vault for 3rd place and heaved the shot out to 8.28mtrs. Newcomer, Amy Bowen, was first in her 100mtrs in 12.4 seconds and ran 25.8 seconds in the 200mtrs. Alice Mellor ran 26.1 seconds in a very close 200mtr race. Isabelle Neville took silver in the 400mtrs in a time of 59 seconds, followed with 2nd place in the 400mtr hurdles in 64.5 seconds and a triple jump of 9.17mtrs. Olivia Woodward ran her first 400mtr race of the season, finishing in 62.3 seconds for 3rd place. Olivia then leapt a new p.b. in the high jump to clear 1.50mtrs, heaved the shot out to a new seasons best of 9.52mtrs and threw the javelin 24.82mtrs. Beth Devonshire also ran w new p.b. in the 100mtr hurdles finishing in a time of 18.1 seconds, and also cleared 1.25mtr in the high jump. Emily Findlater took 2nd place in her 400mtr hurdles in 73 seconds, but went one better in her 100mtr hurdles winning in a time of 19.5seconds. She also leapt 3.30mtrs in the long jump. Eve Clawley took 2nd place in the 800mtrs in 2min 22.8 seconds and followed this up with 5min 21.5sec in the 1500mtrs. Sian Lewis ran a season best 2min 27.2 seconds for 3rd in the 800mtrs and 5min 38.9 seconds in the 1500mtrs. Laura Lewis-Waters ran with an injured foot in the 3000mtrs and finished in a time of 13min 21.8seconds. Laura Langowski returned to competition after recovering from Achilles injury to jump 4.36mtrs in the long jump and 7.98mtrs in the triple jump. Sarah Williams produced a leap of 2.40mtrs in the pole vault for 4th place. Laura Allen competed in the discus and threw 19.90mtrs, followed with a hammer of 19.66mtrs. Another up and coming youngster, Hannah Evans, heaved her discus out to 17.18mtrs and the hammer out to 14.23mtrs. Milly Kellyman ran her 100mtrs in 13.2 seconds and threw the javelin15.99mtrs.
The next League meeting is Sunday 8th July at Cheltenham.