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British Athletics League Cup

Report & Results by: Mike Hewitt - Senior Men's Team Manager

19th May 2001 - Stafford

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.

Match Results:

1	Stoke			150 points
2	Cannock & Stafford	141
3	Tamworth		119
4	Wakefield		99
5	Halesowen		78

Wakefield results:
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