TEAM confidence is at an all-time high at Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) and this manifested itself in the Youth Development League match on Saturday.

The young athletes were over 200 points clear of the chasing teams at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton.


amassed a total of 672 to beat runners-up Team Dorset (466) with Bournemouth (441) back in third place, and the result was boosted by a significant number of personal bests (PB).

In the Under 15 boys division, sprinters showed the way with maximum points in the 100m from Basil Tuma on 11.62 seconds (secs) and Hasan Houmadi on 11.98secs.

More maximum points were delivered in the 200m from Tuma (23.78secs) and this time partnered by Nick Mannke, who clocked 25.02secs. In the 300m, Caleb Berry had to settle for second in 39.63secs, but Nunu Njoroge won the B race in 40.18secs.

Top points were gained in the 1,500m via the efforts of Luke Birdseye on four minutes and 25.96 seconds (4:25.96) and Ethan Scott with 4:28.14.


athletes again led the way in the 80m hurdles with the multi-talented Alex Stirzaker winning in 12.15secs and Demari Gumbs repeating the feat in the B race on 12.76secs. Both of these athletes were back in action in the long jump with more wins, Stirzaker jumpin 5.54m and Gumbs second with 4.63m.

The pole vault saw WSEH again top the podium with wins from Jack Staunton (2.80m) and Stirzaker (2.50m). Staunton was also in action in the discus, placing second in the B string with 15.48m behind Chris Williams' winning mark of 24.92m.

Williams won the hammer with a throw of 33.49m. He also placed second in the shot with 8.75m, this time partnered by Josh Caesar whose 7.87m claimed second place in the B string.

More success came in the javelin where Monty Gurney set a new PB of 36.96m to take top spot.

The U15 girls sprinters could not quite match their male counterparts but were nonetheless still gaining useful points. Katy Beadle (12.28secs) and Tyra Coker (13.22secs) placed second in the 100m. Liana Williams took first place in the 200m in 26.02secs.

Maximum points accrued in the 800m via the performances of Charlotte Dewar (2:14.69) and Nathalie Camp (2:18.25). This double success was repeated in the 1,500m by Jessica Hatch (4:56.91) and Charlotte Borgars (5:07.15).

The long jump saw Beadle in prime position with 5.17m. More good points were delivered in the pole vault with Erin Rees second on 2.30m and Simone Stirzaker winning the B string with 1.90m.

The throws provided more good points. Claudia Kerry-Roger won the shot with 8.97m, with Abi Woodford second in the B string on 7.52m. Kerry-Roger went on to claim second in the discus on 26.45m, with Nina Balut winning the B string on 22.09m. Lucy McCourt topped the hammer with her 29.59m, with Woodford second on 18.62.

The WSEH sprinters in the U13 boys age group were again dominant. Rashaad Derby took both the 100m (12.91secs) and 200m (26.42secs). He was supported by Xavier Williams (14.02secs) for second in the B string 100m and Josh Okoro, also second in the B string 200m, in 29.19secs.

Maximum points resulted in the 800m following excellent runs by Nathan Rollins (2:20.89) and Aiden Elford (2:23.69). The pattern was repeated in the 1,500m with Ben Dewar (4:49.27) and Guy Branston (5:09.30) delivering the points.

The WSEH hurdlers were also on form with Isiah Samuel second in 13.94secs, with Williams winning the B event on 14.55secs.

These were the same placings in the long jump with Derby on 4.49m and Okoro 4.07m.

Sam Bailey made his club debut to good effect in the throws, winning the javelin with 32.69m and placing second in the shot on 8.36m.

Sprint success continued with the U13 girls with maximum points being delivered in the 75m via Jazzy Summer (10.54secs) and Demara Gumbs (10.95secs). Summer went on to take second in the 150m in 20.75secs, with Debbie Coker winning the B race in 21.58secs.

Chapman Summer was the first home in the 800m with 2:29.42, whilst Maizie Tearle was second on 2:53.68. The good points tally continued in the 1,200m with Amy Copper second on 4:05.63 and Annabelle Bailey winning the B string with 4:05.87.

Maximum points were gained in the long jump via Desola Omonijo (4.32m) and Anouska Wedrychowski (4.03m).

More points were provided in the shot - Venice Mensah on 7.48m and Molly Staunton with 6.02m. Mensah went on to win the B string javelin with 17.49m, with Lily Saunders second in the A string on 19.13m.

  • WSEH were represented in the London Anniversary Games at the London Olympic Stadium over the weekend. In the 800, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke took fourth place in a close-to-best 1:59.8.

The club were invited to send four teams to compete in the 4x100m Relay events. Silver medals were delivered by the U20 ladies team of Esther Egharevba, Becky Watkins, Yasmin Grosvenor and Jodie Smith in a seasons best time of 47.98secs.

  • THE U17/20 WSEH team travel to Bromley to contest the Youth Development League Upper match this Sunday.