composite Northern/Western Team left the Island
early on Saturday morning knowing they had a strong
team for both the mens and womens team, writes Jonathan
womens team had two debutants on the day namely
Faye Furnival and Hannah Thompson both in the under
20 age category. Both ladies acquited themselves
well on the day picking up valuable team points
to claim third position in the ladies team competition.
The men did slightly better in what looked like
weaker opposition than last month by picking out
second place in the team event. When the composite
point were added together the team were delighted
to pick up second place overall.
performances were a plenty with Louise Kneen dominating
the throwing events ably assisted by Lisa Kelly
doing the same in the B events, Louise threw an
under par 33 metres in the discus but still managed
to win the event with comfort. Richard Jamieson
and Bernard Cannan reversed the results from the
last meeting with Richard taking the honours over
Bernard in both the Steeple chase and the 5,000
metres. Valuable points were gained in the Pole
Vault by Alistair Mazzone by picking up second place,
not bad for a chap who had electrocuted himself
only two weeks earlier, perhaps you could say it
was a "shock" result! However, Mazzone
was a little under par by his standards in the Javelin
picking up third place throwing the spear 39.26metres.
Jonathan Leece managed to pick up another win in
the 110 metres hurdles to accompany his win in the
first meeting last month. Neil Callin picked up
a second spot in the 110metres hurdles B event after
stumbling into the third hurdle.
Kneen - dominated the throws (ML)
Davide Mazzone and Simon Corlett covered the sprints
with Davide taking his "large frame" around
the 800metres in a time of 2.28 in the B event with
Richard Jamieson doing a short distance by his standards
finishing in 2.13. Simon just beat Davide's time
by one tenth of a second in the 100metres, Simon
running 13.3 and Davide running 13.4 in the "A"
Callin had a busy day but unfortunately did not
finish the 1500metres due to a severe headache probably
brought on by the humid, hot atmosphere as well
as completing many events in a short space of time.
He shot around the 400metres in 58 seconds with
the 1500metres race straight after that race.
Jamieson - reversed roles with Bernie Cannan (ML)
Barwell covered a huge proportion of the track races
and even said that she positively enjoyed it at
the end of the day! She completed the 400, 800,
1500 and 3000 against athletes who has only done
one or two events.
Callin won the "A" high jump with a jump
of 1.65metres with Alistair Mazzone doing well in
the "B" event. The triple jump saw both
Callin brothers getting over 10 metres in the triple
jump. Matthew Kelly made a welcome return from injury
in his fight for fitness before his Island Schoolboys
tour of California in late June competing in the
as usual go to the travelling officials, Rosie Morrison
and Steve Kelly.