WINDSOR, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) Athletics Club star Jodie Smith was in superlative form in the England Athletics Indoor Pentathlon Championships in Sheffield where she topped the podium ahead of 20 other competitors.

Smith was the outright winner of four of the five events with victories in the high jump (1.78m), shot (11.02m), long jump (5.98m) and the 800m (2:27.55). She was an overall fourth in the 60m on 8.93secs.

Smith finished some 292 points clear of runner-up Anna McCauley of the City of Lisburn Athletics Club.

  • SOME 120 athletes from all over the United Kingdom including Norwich in the East, Swansea in the West and Southampton in the South, attended the Winter Indoor Open Meeting at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton.

There were 30 athletes from WSEH and the best of the senior men for the hosts was were Reiss Durban-Davison, second in his 60m race in 7.25 seconds (secs). Isaac Osie-Tutu went faster in his race but placed fourth with 7.17secs.

Kaif Rizvi was the fastest of the Under 20s men in 7.17secs for fourth position, whilst Geovanni Sealy won his event in 7.23secs. Adnan Huhu clocked 7.92 to gain third spot in his U17s race.

There was just one WSEH athlete in the U15 boys’ competition - Louie Seamons taking third in 8.71secs.

Xavier Williams was the winner of his U13s race in 8.48secs while Woody Radgord was another winner in 8.22secs. Sam Babis record a time of 8.74secs to place third.

The senior ladies 60m event saw three club winners; Lukesha Morris (7.64), Harriet Jones (7.77) and Jess Armah (7.96).

The best of the U17s athletes was Katy Beadle with her runner-up finish in 8.02secs. Cami Ho and Lianna Williams was also second-place finishers in 9.09secs and 8.04secs respectively.

There was a good WSEH representation in the U15 girls’ races with five club athletes facing the starter. The fastest was Anna Babis, third in 8.26secs, whilst a time of 8.57secs was enough for Tyra Coker to win her event. Her sister, Debbie, was another winner in 8.99secs.

Simone Stirzaker finished in third place with her time of 8.90secs and Cerys Price gained fourth with 9.26secs and Sophie Winters clocked 9.30secs for second spot.

WSEH athletes had a good presence in the field events. In the high jump, Lionel Owona won the U20 age group with his close-to-best 2.00m.

Alex Stirzaker did set a new personal best with second place in the U17s age group with 1.75m, whilst Harris Truss was the U13s winner with a new best of 1.30m.

The best of the ladies was Cami Ho, runner-up in the U17s competition with 1.25m. A leap of 1.30m was enough for Poppy Batchelor to top the U13s event.

The pole vault produced two more WSEH winners - Nina Balut in the U17s age group with 2.70m and Erin Rees in the U15s on 2.50,. Molly Staunton cleared 2.30m to take third in the U15 age group.

The club returns to cross country action this weekend with the fourth race in the Chiltern League series at Keysoe in Bedford.