Ladies Shine at Bedford
D&T kicked of the Southern Athletics League on Saturday finishing in first place overall.
Team Manager John Garner has put together a superb report on the ladies performances
Despite the rather cold and windy weather conditions the ladies of Dacorum & Tring AC put in a fantastic performance to help the club win their first match of the season at what could have been on paper their toughest match of the season.
Athlete of the match went to Libby Mallord who recorded two wins; one in the B string 100m (13.12s) the other in the B String 200m (27.31s). She also ran a lightning 3rd leg in the 4x100m team as well as running the 3rd leg in the 4x400m.
Katy Warren also had a fabulous day competing in 4 events, placing 2nd in the 400m (61.73), 400m Hurdles (70.86s) & the 2000m S/C 8:22.95 as well as running an amazing anchor leg to win the 4x400m relay just a few minutes after having finished the Steeplechase!!!
Joint Team Captain Remi Jessop placed 2nd in the 100m (12.98s) and third in the A String 200m (26.90s) as well as anchoring the 4x100m relay team to 2nd place. Fellow Team Captain Mia O’Connell recorded a second place in the Shot Putt (9.22m) and a 4th place in the Discus (17.70m) as well as running the third leg in the 4x400m.
Sarah Grover had a two strong performances in the middle distance events placing 2nd in the A string 800m (2:17.06) and 1st in the A string 1500m (4:41.67). She finished the day with a strong first leg in the 4x400m.
Jessica Hill made an impressive debut in the Senior Ladies Team placing 1st in the B String long Jump (4.52m) and 3rd in the B String 800m (2:45.32). Jessica is one of the clubs talented Heptathletes and we look forward to watching her compete more often throughout the rest of the season.
Amy Thurgood had a busy day in the field placing 1st in the A String High Jump (1.50m), 1st in the B String Triple Jump (8.74m) and 2nd in the B String Pole Vault (2.40m).
Other athletes who were busy on the track and in the field included: Lizzi Roberts also had a busy day on the track placing 4th in the B string 1500m (6:11.57) & 3rd in the A string 3000m (12:21.05). Laurette Wenborn made the trip back from University to place 3rd in the 200mHrs (19.90s), 1st in the B String High Jump (1.45m) and 3rd in the A String Javelin (22.04m). Sarka Hawtin came 2nd in the A String Pole vault (2.80m) and 1st in the B String Shot Putt (7.98m). Charlotte Radcliffe came 2nd in the A String Long Jump (4.87m), 1st in the A String Triple Jump (9.63m) and ran a fast leg in the 4x100m. Esme O’Connell came third in the B string Javelin with 15.12m.
Last but not least we must say a BIG thank you to our two veteran coaches who agreed to pull on the club vest at very short notice to ensure the team won some very valuable match points.
Deb Keenleyside who is the club Coaching Director placed 4th in the B String Discus (15.98m) and Sprints Coach Cath Woolfrey placed 4th in the A String Hammer (15.16m). Thank you ladies.
The next match is at Home on Sunday 19th May where the ladies intend to continue their winning streak.