WSEH had two representatives in the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, USA and both performed with merit.

Morgan Lake, 18, was the youngest of the competitors in the heptathlon. She was aiming for the U20 world record of 4,535 points held by Carolina Kruft.

Though Lake was not at her best, solid performances saw her finish in seventh place with a total of 4,499 points, 28 short of her personal best.

Her marks were 1.80m in the high jump, 8.70secs in the 60m, 13.61m in the shot, 6.03m in the long jump and 2:20.04 in the 800m.

Lawrence Clarke has a reputation for rising to the big occasion – fourth in the London Olympics – but it was not to be for the 100m hurdler this time. However, he did make the semi-finals, finishing sixth in 7.69secs.

THERE was a large contingent of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow athletes amongst those that attended the Bracknell Young Athletes Open Meeting on Saturday.

The meeting is a traditional opener for the summer track season and there were a good number of medal winners from the WSEH representatives.

In the Under-13 (U13) girls age group, Madison Goodliff took gold in the long jump with a leap of 4.10m, while newcomer Lucy Hall impressed in the 1,000m with a silver award in a time of 3:32.75.

In the U15 girls event, Orla Brennan was prominent taking home a brace of golds with wins in the 75m hurdles (12.31 seconds) and the 200m (27.28secs). She was almost matched by Jodie Smith who won the high jump with 1.45m, but had to settle for silver in the shot with 10.21m.

Ayola Babalola was also a double medallist with second place in the 100m in 13.30secs and third in the 200m in 27.43secs. Ellie Chandler was another WSEH hurdler to shine with the silver medal in 12.45secs. The 800m saw Morgan Hanson amongst the awards with her 2:28.7 timing.

WSEH success continued in the U17 girls events. Sasia Krefting surprised with her excellent 2:19.1 to win the 800m.

There was a silver for Rhiannon Ward in the 300m in 42.16secs, with Tia Richards similarly placed in the 100m in 13.21secs. Frances Kopp was a bronze winner in the 80m hurdles in 13.7secs.

Medals were harder to come by in the boys events, but Laurie Sutcliffe continued the WSEH winning trend in the hurdles by taking gold in the U13 75m hurdles in 14.79secs. He was also third in the 200m in 30.14secs.

Another bronze winner was Oscar Mahon in the high jump with 1.20m.

Archie Goodliff made it a family double in the U15 javelin with an excellent 48.44m. There were bronze medals for Vaitshnavan Kuselan in the 800m with 2:20.04 and Nathan Fletcher in the hammer with 14.83m The U11 races provided a bronze for Calum Dron in the 75m with 12.07secs.