MK’s ladies avoid relegation

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A team of 14 ladies from Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club made the long journey north to Glasgow for the third and final UK Women’s Division Two League match.

After match two, they were in fifth position in the league table and it was important that they remained in the top six to avoid relegation.

This they achieved but Glasgow, making use of home advantage moved up to 5thplace overall with MMKAC in sixth. Harrow AC won the league whilst Newham & Essex Beagles and Reading are relegated.

The team worked very hard and covered every one of the 35 events through the match. Great team spirit from Diane Baldwin, Lara Bromilow, Emma Beales, Anita Dzre, Martinha Ferreira, Nichola Gibson, Rachel Gibbens, Sophie Gibbens, Laeken Impey, Kewe King, Nadine lewycky,Corinne Nurse, Elle Roche and Carly Scott.

The vertical jumps afforded the team very valuable points. Rachel Gibbens (3.60m) and Kewe King (2.60m) produced a pole vault double and then Rachel equalled her high jump PB of 1.70m for another win with Kewe jumping 1.45m for third place in the B event.

On the track Lara Bromilow won the 3000m (10.07.48) with Nadine Lewycky second in the B race (11.11.04). Later in the 1500m Elle Roche ran to 3rd in the Astring (4.50.80) with Lara second in the B(4.53.88).

In a highly competitive 800m race Corinne Nurse closed to just over a second with the F35 club age group record, sixth overall in 2.23.15 and the fifth fastest in the current UK rankings for this age group.

Martinha Ferreira placed third in the B race(2.32.97) having earlier run the 100m and later completing the anchor leg for the 4 x 100m relay team.

The team were not as strong as usual in the throwing events but Emma Beales and Laeken Impey contested three events each. Laeken came second in the hammer(45.34m) and Emma thirrd in the discus(37.88m).

In the lateral jumps Rachel Gibbens set a PB of 5.47m for fourth place in the long jump whilst Kewe King triple jumped 10.70m for fifth.

Elsewhere, Mark Ryall returned from injury with two good results, firstly running 8.57.80 for the 3000m on the track at Woodford and then placing fourth in the Bearbrook(Aylesbury) 10km in 34.50, the second and fifth best time respectively for a MK runner this year.

There was a good turn-out for the open track and field meeting at Stantonbury, essentially for younger athletes. Harrison Reed made a fine recovery from injury winning both the u13 boys 100 (13.0) and 200m (27.1). Moyin Oduyemi finished 2nd in the u13 girls 100m with a time of 13.6, equal seventh in the club all time age rankings. Pemiwa Aderoju won the u13 boys 75m hurdles in a time of 13.4 that takes him to number four in the club rankings.

In the hammer event the Presswell sisters both threw over 50m. Kayleigh now in the senior ranks threw the 4kg implement 50.86m whilst Kayleigh was just 10m short of the under 17 club record throwing the 3kg hammer 50.09m.