THERE were too many gaps in the Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) team to mount an effective challenge in the third match of the UK Athletics Southern Premier Youth Development League on Sunday.

Nevertheless good performances from those athletes present ensured third place at Hendon, consolidating their overall third position in the League.

WSEH finished with a total of 575 points to finish behind match winners Blackheath & Bromley (811) with Shaftesbury Barnet (717) the runners-up.

In the Under 20 men's section, there was an impressive win in the 100m for Toby Makoyawo in an excellent 10.44 seconds (secs). Aaron Lawrence was second in the B race with 11.22secs.

Josh Pearson was another to grab second place, this time in the 400m in 50.09secs. It was second place again in the 800m event courtesy of Shaun Hudson with one minute and 58.06 seconds (1:58.06) and Marvin Tchangwa (2:04.4).

The 3,000m saw Marcus Shantry back in third position with 9:05.9.

The best of the jumps came in the high jump with Oliver Joint second on 1.85m. In the triple jump, Kam Cheung Lambert placed third with 12.46m.

In the throws, WSEH provided the clear hammer winner in Bayley Campbell on 72.81m, with Ruben Banks, on his welcome return from university in America, taking second with 56.53m. James Gardner placed third in the discus on 30.25m.

For the U20 women, the match opened on a high note with maximum points being delivered in the 400m hurdles via the efforts of Ellie Cleveland (65.65secs) and Zuri Mullings (67.27secs).

Points were hard to find in the sprints with the best result coming from Yasmin Grosvenor, third in the 200m with 25.57secs.

Things improved significantly in the 800m with top points being delivered by Molly Jones (2:18.39). Maya Hodgson was the lone WSEH steeplechaser, finishing second with 5:18.29.

The club scored heavily in the jumps events. Tem Ojora won the triple jump with 12.94, with Klaudia Walas in second place on 11.10m. Walas went on to take third in the long jump on 4.88m.

Jodie Smith was the winner in the high jump with her clearance of 1.70m whilst Jasmine Presho was second in the pole vault with 3.10m. Smith was back in action in the javelin, this time with second place on 38.60m.

In the U17 men's section, the 800m again proved to be the most lucrative points earner with wins from Dylan Spencer (1:55.67) and Ed Henderson (2:5.05).

More maximum points were delivered in the 3,000m via the efforts of Sam Hodgson (9:22.75) and Liam Stone (9:31.18). The high points tally continued in the 1,500m steeplechase with a win for Luke Hynes on 4.49.81.

The hurdles events saw Freddie Fraser win in 13.47secs, with Laurie Sutcliffe third in his race in 15.7secs. Sutcliffe also took third in the 400m hurdles in 62.43secs.

Lional Owona once again emerged top of the pile in the high jump with his winning clearance of 1.90m, with Eugenia Abruzzini second on 1.70m. The triple jump had Euan Darbon in second with his personal best leap of 12.86m.

For the U17 women, the best of the sprint results came from Emma Morris, third in the 200m in 26.55secs, improving to second in the 300m on 40.84secs.

Maximum points accrued in the 1,500m via Amy Young (4:47.36) and Freya Daines (5:23.15). In the 3,000m Rachel Clutterbuck took third with 11:00.94. The 1,500m steeplechase had Holly Landon in second position in 5:44.15.

There was also third place finishes for Lauren Watkins (11.74secs) and Abby Masquelier (12.33secs) in the 80m hurdles.

The jumps proved good points earners for the club. Maximum points were delivered in the long jump by Yasmin Grosvenor with 5.53m and Rachel Okoro on 5.14m. Grosvenor went on to take top points in the high jump with 1.60m, with Mai Ya Lambert second in the B event on 1.25m. More solid points were delivered by Sophia Kapoor Sood with second place in the triple jump on 9.64m.

The opening hammer event had Liliana Burn second with 36.87m whilst debutant Daisy MaDowell won the B event with 19.17m.

The best was yet to come however in the final throws event, the javelin, where Freya Witheat (35.45m) and Sophia Martin (35.44m) took maximum points.

WSEH host the top club match in the UK when entertaining clubs from the Premier Division of the Women's League and British Athletics League Division One this Saturday. Visiting teams come from as far afield as Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Swansea, Cardiff, Nottingham and Southampton. The match starts at 10am and will conclude at 5.30pm.