Beardmore wins four as throwers take charge
MMKAC's female throwers picked up an incredible 29 out of 32 points in the Southern Athletics League One match at Stantonbury at the weekend.
Multi-talented Emma Beardmore won the “A” shot with a PB of 11.47m and the “B” hammer (45.79m), discus (35.46m) and javelin (22.40m).
Kayleigh Preswell won her speciality, throwing the hammer 54.65m and placed second in the javelin with a seasons best of 27.07m and “B”shot (9.63m).
Finally Emma Beales, currently the leading F40 discus thrower in the UK, won this event with a throw of 42.27m.
The charge at the end included a 1500m win from Lara Bromilow(4.52.8) with Martinha Royles 2nd in the “B” race. For the men over this distance George Wheeler(4.18.5) just failed to snatch victory but Oli Lum won the “B” race. An excellent 3000m steeplechase double came from Steve Tuttle and Charles Wheeler with a PB of 10.52.0 whilst the ladies, Alice Ritchie(with a PB of 5.43.2) and Natalie went Nurse both placed 2nd in their race over 1500m. In the sprint relay the young MMKAC team of Joan Peedah , Iris- Mae Morse , Tia Margan and Tia Morris won comfortably in 51.8. Their ladies were 2nd in the 4 x 400m relay as were the men in both relays. The points accumulated here saw MMKAC close on Colchester and kept Bedford in 3rd place.
Earlier in the match there was some drama in the 100m with a number of disqualifications including MK’s Aaron Adom. The ladies with the duo of Tia Morris and Iris-Mae Morse both sprinted to 2nd places. Aaron later stormed to victory in the 200m in 22.0 (the third best performance on the day based on a scoring system to find the “man of the match”.) George Glinski set a PB of 52.0 in winning the 400m and a close finish Jeremy Boxberger won the 800m(2.00.2). More good points from Mark Ryall(9.02.6) and Graham Jones(9.32.5) producing a 3000m double. The women’s 5000m saw 2nd place for Lara Bromilow 2nd(18.23.5) and Linsey Ryall making her debut clocked 19.47.5, 2nd best in the F35 rankings. In the triple jump Iris Mae-Morseleapt 10.19m for 2nd place and Amber Evans won the “B” with 9.74m).
Lewis Barnes and Richard Goldsworthy worked hard in contesting all four of the throws, Lewis taking 2nd in the shot(10.88m) and Richard the same place in the “B” javelin throwing32.08m.