Hampshire representative teams are competing in the following Inter-Counties Track & Field Matches during 2013 (with thanks to the various host counties for providing the results):
|CAU UK Senior (Bedford, date tba)||Senior Men||Senior Women|
|8-Counties Senior (venue and date tba)||Senior Men||Senior Women|
|SEAA Under 20 (venue tba, 11 August)||Under 20 Men||Under 20 Women|
|8-Counties Under 17 (Portsmouth, 11 August) CANCELLED||Under 17 Men||Under 17 Women|
|SEAA Under 15 (venue tba, 11 August)||Under 15 Boys||Under 15 Girls|
|Under 13 (Kingsmeadow, date tba)||Under 13 Boys||Under 13 Girls|
UK CAU Inter-Counties (Bedford, 25-26 August 2012)
In the final inter-counties event of the season, the Senior Men's team improved on the sixth position gained last year, finishing fifth in the UK CAU Track & Field Championships at Bedford. Meanwhile, the Women's team slipped to tenth position, narrowly avoiding relegation to the second tier.
Tony Fern reports Getting a team together was a nightmare because of the late date and the Championships being merged with the British Milers' Club Grand Prix. Contacting athletes was hard work to say the least - I must have made close to a hundred phone calls.
We achieved fifth place with a weakened team, our highest position in recent years, which means every other county had the same problems, so my phone calls were not in vain!
It was great to see the way our athletes rose to the challenge. Adam Blow is a credit to the county; each year he heaps up the points, this year third in the 110m Hurdles.Young Tom Syckelmoore looked effortless in the 800 metres. He won his heat but was third overall on time.
In the BMC events, Steve Dawes made the trip from the Channel Islands to achieve a personal best in the 5000 metres. Matt West finished third in the second string 5000 metres race, and Mike Cummings gained further points in the 1500 metres.
Dave Raglan was a star. When I phoned him he said "I am not fully fit". But he gave it a real go in the 1500 metres, fighting his way into the lead, till 50 metres from the line his legs gave out. If everyone in the county showed the same effort, we would win the Inter Counties.
Sean Adams finished third in the 400m Hurdles - what a calm young man, loves racing. He will be one to watch in the future. David Awde also ran well in this event.
City of Portsmouth AC were represented in the 200 metres by Mo Abdullahi and Chris Tandi. Both performed well in probably the strongest event in the championship.
In the field events, Chris Mills was fourth in the Pole Vault. Chris came straight from winning the European Vets in Germany and was still a little tired. Garry Newton was in great form in the Shot, only a centimetre off third. Michael Muckelt and Sam Broadey gained valuable points in the Javelin.
Thanks to all athletes who performed,
Senior Men's Team Manager
Under 13 Boys and Girls (Kingsmeadow, 22 July 2012)
A boys' and a girls' team comprising twenty-eight athletes represented Hampshire in the annual Inter-Counties Under 13 competition held at Kingsmeadow. A total of 13 counties from across the South of England were competing in this annual fixture, which was being staged for the 20th time this year.
The Girls were involved in a very close competition with positions changing frequently throughout the afternoon. Although finishing in 6th place they were just 8 points off a top three place. On the track Josie Czura (Portsmouth) produced the outstanding performance of the day. Running with great determination she improved her personal best by 3 seconds to 5:00.30 in winning the 1500 metres. Emma Froome (Winchester) ran a personal best 13.50 finishing 5th in the A string 100m and Sophie Feist (New Forest) ran very well in finishing 3rd B string 100m and 2nd in the B string 200m. In the 800 metres Stacey Burrows (Aldershot) - 6th A string - and Florence Gothard (Jersey) - 4th B string - both recorded times of 2:36.
The Girls' 4x100m Relay team
(l to r: Holly Mills, Sophie Feist, Ellie Hodgson, Emma Froome)
In the field events Rebbeca Toll (Guernsey) was involved in a very exciting High Jump competition eventually coming out on top with a clearance of 1.48. This was not only a personal best but also her club age group record that had stood for the last twelve years and places her 6th in the country. There were personal best performances from Holly Mills (Andover) in the Long Jump 4:60 and Charlotte Amenta-Lynch (Portsmouth Grammar) in the Discus. The javelin throwers Katherine Abel (Basingstoke) and Grace Kelly (Portsmouth) finished 3rd and 4th in the A and B strings.
The Boys found the competition a lot tougher finishing in 7th place. The track events got off to an ideal start with Alistair Chalmers (Guernsey) storming to first place in the hurdles with a personal best of 12.00 and placing him number one in the country. In the 800m there were personal best performances for Alex Forster (New Forest) 2:22.47, Jack Leerson (Jersey) 2:23.09 and Harry Richardson (Basingstoke) 2:20.41.
Alistair Chalmers wins the 75m Hurdles in 12.00 secs, placing him number one in the country (published with permission)
In the field events George Manuel (Noadswood School) finished third in the A string discus with a personal best throw of 27.38 and Adam Richards (Basingstoke) 4th in the B string. Jack Leerson and Dylan Burrows (Aldershot) both finished 4th in the A and B strings respectively.
Thank you to all the athletes who represented the County and a big thank you to Maisie Grice (Portsmouth) who stepped in at the very last minute for the unfortunately injured Vicky Mann (Guernsey).
SEAA Under 20 and Under 15 (Abingdon, 26 May 2012)
Tilsley Park Abingdon was again the venue for this years SEAA U20 and U15 Inter-Counties Championships. With just two weeks to select teams the managers would like to thank all the athletes for their positive response to selection. Having won both age groups last year, this year's teams had the daunting task of retaining the titles. With temperatures soaring in the brilliant sunshine and with a gusty wind, conditions were difficult for both track and field athletes.
Under 15 Girls
Basingstoke athletes Lucy
Bomphrey and Kierra Barker
The U15 Girls' team looked winners on paper with every athlete having an English Schools qualifying standard and six were members of last year's team that finished third. Much was expected of the field athletes with number one UK rankings in 4 of the 6 field events. The girls performed to expectation! Kierra Barker defied the windy conditions - with the high jump bar having to be held in position - to set a personal best of 1.70 in winning the high jump. Emily Green proved her number one status in the discus with a championship best 37.0. Sophie Merritt did likewise scoring maximum points in winning the javelin 36.90 and improved her championship best from last year in the shot to 12.70. Devon Brimecome added another 6 points in coming 3rd in the long jump to bring a total of 38 points from the field events.
On the track the performances were equally impressive. Katie Rowe executed the perfect tactical 1500m always in control winning in a time of 4:43.94. Hannah Knapton negotiated the heats of the 800m and then went on to a personal best 2.19.36 in finishing third in a very exciting final. Lucy Bomphrey had a very busy day winning through to the final of both the 100m and 200m running exceptionally well to finish fourth 13.22 in a closely contested 100m and securing another two valuable points in the 200m. Kierra Barker just had enough time when finishing the high jump to compete in the 75m hurdles heats which didn't prove a problem as she cruised into the final. In the final she again demonstrated her fluency over the hurdles winning in 11.84 the only hurdler to post sub 12sec in very windy conditions.
Under 15 Boys
Southampton athletes in the Hampshire team proudly display the Under 15 trophy (l-r Oliver Bromby, Adam Jones, Eddie Jenkinson, George Butler and Emily Green)
The U15 Boys' team also boasted impressive statistics with seven out of the ten with an English Schools qualifying standard, also 5 of the 10 boys will be able to compete at this level next year. Like the girls the boys scored 38 points from the field events. Southampton athletes Adam Jones, Eddie Jenkinson and Andrew Douglas rattled up 34 points between them. Adam competed in all three jumps and continued his fine season with 1st place in the long jump 6.02m, 4th in the triple jump 11.51 and 7th in the high jump 1.65. Eddie, one of the many excellent throwers coached by Bill Bushnell at Southampton, placed second in the discus 34.57 and third in the javelin 41.92. Andrew, making his debut for the county, recorded a personal best 3.00 in finishing third in the pole vault.
On the track there was another fine demonstration of 1500m running from the impressive George Butler winning in a personal best time of 4:17.24. Jack Ladhams comfortably qualified for the 800m final which turned out to be another closely contested race, Jack finishing in fourth place with a 2sec personal best. William Stirling-Stainsby narrowly missed qualifying for the 300m final as did JJ Crooks in the 80m hurdles despite equalling his personal best time. Both Oliver Bromby 100m and Owen Richardson 200m eased through their heats to make sure more points would be added to the total. Oliver was involved in the closest finish of the day finishing in fourth with just 2 tenths of a second separating the top four. It was much the same in the 200m with Owen the youngest athlete in the race finishing fourth with just half a second separating the top four.
The girls finished in first place with 67 points, 13.5 points ahead of second place and the boys total of 61 points secured first place 5 points ahead of their nearest rivals. With an aggregate score of 128 points one of the highest recorded for this event Hampshire were crowned champions for the second year running.
To acknowledge this fine and unique achievement Hampshire Athletics have agreed to fund individual medals for the athletes and these together with the cup will be presented at the 2012 Saucony Hampshire Athletics Grand Prix at Basingstoke on the 18th July.
Under 20 Women
A very youthful U20 womens team were involved in a very close match. There were just twelve points separating the team in 2nd place and the Hampshire Women who finished in 6th position. Their points total of 40 was added to the mens total of 61.5 which enabled the team to finish third overall which meant them having to relinquish the trophy that the County won last year.
On the track there were encouraging performances from Libbie Nunn (200m), Carla Plowden-Roberts (800m), Lauren McCarthy (1500m) and Jenny Helyar (400m hurdles) all negotiating their heats to add to the points total. However the stand out performance came from Emily Jenkinson in winning the 400m in a personal best time of 56.62.
Freya Jones was in fine form with a Championship Best Performance 50.61 in winning the javelin, taking her to the top of the country age group rankings and a personal best performance in the shot 12.17. Lauren Marlow recorded a personal best in coming fifth in the long jump 5.43 the same position for Annie Brookes who also set a personal best 10.83 in the triple jump. Further valuable points were gained by Michelle Bigg in the high jump and Danielle Scott in the pole vault.
Under 20 Men
A strong Under 20 Men's squad produced some excellent performances and only injury robbed then of first place, with Calum Rowe injured in warm up for the 400m Hurdles and Sam Adams bruising his heel in the long jump leaving him unable to contest the triple jump. A big thank you to all those Under 17 athletes who stepped up to the mark and produced personal bests to boot.
Nick Percy led the way with double firsts in the shot (15.42pb) and 53.84 (Discus). Elliott Dorey made the trip from his home in Jersey to take 2nd in the 1500m in 3:58.91pb with the wind speed gauge in the home straight showing a 4.1 headwind. Sam Adams led for the first three rounds in the Long Jump with 6.69pb and just got overtaken in the final round. Michael Muckelt threw 54.43 in the Javelin to take second.
Niall Holt deserves a special mention as he stepped up to the 2000m Steeplechase and smashing his personal best recording 6:42.83 whilst still an under 17 and in the hot blustery conditions at Abingdon.
Well done to each and every athlete who donned a Hampshire vest - you did your County proud!
|Under 20 Men's results (2nd)||Under 15 Boys' results (1st)|
|Under 20 Women's results (6th) updated 8 June||Under 15 Girls' results (1st)|
U15 Girls', U15 Boys' and U20 Women's Team Manager
U20 Men's Team Manager
CAU UK Inter-Counties (Bedford)
|Date||Senior Men||Senior Women|
|27/28 May 2007||6th||10th|
|25/26 May 2008||10th||6th=|
|24/25 May 2009||10th||4th|
|30/31 May 2010||9th||6th|
|29/30 May 2011||6th||8th|
|25/26 August 2012||5th||10th|
8-Counties Senior Men and Women
|Venue and Date||Senior Men||Senior Women|
|Portsmouth, 12 August 2007||6th||1st|
|Kingsmeadow, 10 August 2008||absent||6th|
|Chelmsford, 9 August 2009||6th||7th|
|Ashford (Kent), 15 August 2010||5th||7th|
|Hemel Hempstead, 17 July 2011||6th||7th|
|No competition in 2012|
SEAA Under 20 Men and Women
|Venue and Date||Under 20 Men||Under 20 Women|
|Barnet Copthall, 26 August 2007||5th||8th|
|Barnet Copthall, 24 August 2008||4th||14th|
|Watford, 30 August 2009||6th||13th|
|Barnet Copthall, 28 August 2010||5th||12th|
|Abingdon, 27 August 2011||3rd||3rd|
|Abingdon, 26 May 2012||2nd||6th|
8-Counties Under 17 Men and Women
|Venue and Date||Under 17 Men||Under 17 Women|
|Barnet Copthall, 5 August 2007||7th||5th|
|Basildon, 3 August 2008||4th||2nd|
|Crawley, 2 August 2009||5th||5th|
|Stevenage, 8 August 2010||5th||7th|
|Kingsmeadow, 14 August 2011||7th||absent|
|No competition in 2012|
SEAA Under 15 Boys and Girls
|Venue and Date||Under 15 Boys||Under 15 Girls|
|Barnet Copthall, 26 August 2007||6th||3rd|
|Barnet Copthall, 24 August 2008||6th||3rd|
|Watford, 30 August 2009||5th||8th|
|Barnet Copthall, 28 August 2010||6th||12th|
|Abingdon, 27 August 2011||1st||3rd|
|Abingdon, 26 May 2012||1st||1st|
Under 13 Boys and Girls (Kingsmeadow)
|Date||Under 13 Boys||Under 13 Girls|
|29 July 2007||11th||5th|
|27 July 2008||5th||8th|
|26 July 2009||1st||3rd|
|25 July 2010||4th||1st|
|31 July 2011||3rd||3rd|
|22 July 2012||7th||6th|