British Athletics League CupReport & Results by: Mike Hewitt - Senior Men's Team Manager
Wakefield's Senior Men's Team travelled to Stafford to compete in the BAL Cup with a weakened team due to withdrawals due to injury, with several members taking on unfamiliar events just for the points - true Wakefield spirit! Having been drawn in the toughest match they got stuck into the competition, but in the end it was just a bridge too far!
A big well done to all the team for the way they competed, I was proud of them!
Congratulations to James Davies who equalled the club Under 20 400m record (set in the 80s by Alan Bell who went on to compete in the Los Angeles Olympics!).
Matthew Gillard had a busy day, but like all decathletes came through with a smile on his face. Apart from a mix up in the Pole Vault which saw Matthew no heighted due to the judge not informing him of the first opening height, so as he rushed between events when he got back the bar was already at 2.80m which he failed.
1 Stoke 150 points 2 Cannock & Stafford 141 3 Tamworth 119 4 Wakefield 99 5 Halesowen 78
100 2nd Richard Higson-Blythe 11.4 200 2nd Jonathan Shearn (U20) 23.2 400 1st James Davies (U20) 49.5 = club U20 record! 800 5th Steve Thorpe 2:44.1 1500 4th James Davies 5:03.4 5000 4th Tony White 17:53.5 10000 No competitor 3000SC No competitor 110H 3rd Matthew Gillard 20.0 400H 5th Richard Higson-Blythe 69.8 HJ 4th Matthew Gillard 1.60 PV Matthew Gillard No Height LJ 3rd Raymond Ndengeya 5.48 TJ 3rd Raymond Ndengeya 11.10 SP 4th Chris Carlton 10.93 DT 4th Matthew Gillard 29.64 HT 1st Anthony Swain 54.96 JT 4th Chris Carlton 37.52 4x100 3rd Higson-Blythe, Ndengeya, Thorpe, Shearn 47.2 4x400 4th Shearn, Thorpe, Ndengeya, Davies 3:33.7