KSAC romp to fine victory in Hereford

Kidderminster Shuttle: Stuart Hawkes (blue jersey) was in good form for KSAC. Pic: ANDREW PRIEST Stuart Hawkes (blue jersey) was in good form for KSAC. Pic: ANDREW PRIEST

KIDDERMINSTER and Stourport Athletic Club continued to show their class in the second round of the Senior Track and Field League in Hereford, winning by an even more impressive margin of 149 points from their nearest rivals.

In the women’s long jump, Heidi Jarosinski producing a season’s best 5.66 metres to win the A string and Jill Turner-Smith 4.59 to clinch the B.

Jarosinski went on to win the 100m A in 12.6 seconds and the shot A with 9.51 metres.

In the men’s hammer, Dave Morris, the team manager, and Matt Wilson both produced excellent performances to finish second in the A and B strings respectively.

Stuart Hawkes continued where he left off by winning the 1500m in four minutes and 39.1 seconds and also won the 3000m in 9.51.4 Veterans Adrian James and Andrew Priest won the 110m hurdles A and B races respectively.

Katie Lambert, Ellie Ravenscroft and Bryony Haines continued to show the junior talent coming through within KSAC.

Haines again convincingly winning her 1500m in 4.55.4, while Lambert clinched both the hammer A with a throw of 44.99m and javelin A (25.93m).

All rounder Ravenscroft was first in the 200m A (26.2s), 400m A (62.4s) and the high jump A (1.40m).

Junior athlete Jess Murdoch was runner-up in the 100m B in 14.6s and second in the 800m B in 3.13.8.

Stalwart senior competitor Lynette McKeown won the discus with 30.94m, the B shot with 9.12m and the B hammer with 35.04.

The 36-year-old also recently competed at the Midland Masters Championships at Nuneaton for the first time, winning the hammer with a championship record of 34.76m and also taking gold in both the discus and shot.

Kate Murdoch produced a personnel best on her way to an excellent third in the 200m in 28.7s. She also came second in the 400m hurdles.

Jill Turner-Smith, also now in the over-35s masters category, had her usual non stop day competing in no less than five individual events plus one relay.

As well as the first place in the previously mentioned long jump she went on to win both the triple jump (9.47m) and the high jump B (1.40m), as well as coming second in the 100m and 400m hurdles.

The relays brought the day to a close and highlighted the strength within the KSAC team. The men were first in the 4x100m with the women second.Both teams won the 4x400m by a massive margin.

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