Disappointing start to the Southern League


Marshall Milton Keynes’ senior men’s track and field team opened their Division One Southern League campaign at Bedford but got off to a disappointing start with a fourth place finish.

The ladies fared better with the higher points scoring.

Star of the day was Emma Beardmore who competed in all four throwing events. She won her speciality, the hammer throwing 44.84m and then the shot(10.70m).

Her third win came in the “B” string discus(34.29m) and finally Emma threw the javelin 20.78m for 4th place. Laeken Impey won the “B” hammer throwing 42.91m. The Gibbens’ sisters contested the high jump. Rachel winning with a height of 1.60m and Sophie jumping 1.40m for 2nd place in the “B” event.

On the track Lara Bromilow placed 2nd in the 3000m(10.35.19) whilst Nadine Lewecky, in her track debut, won the “B” race(10.51.50). Casey Hodges placed 3rd in the 100m(12.71) and 2nd in the 200m(26.70). Their 4x 100m relay were narrowly beaten for first place as they recorded 51.97.

There were a number of fast male sprint times as both Subomi Onanuga(10.77) and Aaron Adom(11.11) placed 2nd in their respective races and were part of the 4 x 100m relay team that finished 2nd. In the middle distance races Steve Tuttle having led early on the 5000m had to settle for 3rd place(16.11.71) but Tom Comerford won the B race(16.24.51). Josh Lyman took 2nd in the 2km steeplechase(6.47.42) with Steve winning the B race. Second places in the throws went to Jonathan Pownall, javelin 50.29m, Mark Roberson, hammer 45.27m and Louis Elving-Jones, shot 12.23m