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Match Report by Tim Hughes

Bournemouth Athletic Club’s Men’s British Athletics League season got off to a flying start at Barnet Copthall in London finishing in fourth place in the eight team match. Team Manager Tim Hughes was particularly impressed with the high enthusiasm of the athletes for the team to do well. It was also a match which saw a high number of Personal Bests on the track.

The first victory went to Ryan Saunders in the 800m A-race, with a very strong sprint finish to set a new PB of 1:53.99. His team mate Joe Blackmore also had the race of his life taking three seconds off his 800m PB. Conor Mugan smashed his PB in the 1500m taking over 7 seconds off it to finish 4th in the A race with a time of 4:04.43. Newcomer Adam Sloan finished 2nd in the A-race of the 3000m steeplechase, with a new PB of 10:01.07 with Rob Hardyman finishing 3rd in the B-race also in a new PB of 10:33.78. Fergus O’Reilly and Rob McTaggart also bought home valuable points in the 3000m race, Fergus also achieving a new PB.

In the field there was a great return to the team from Simon Fricker who won the Shot Putt A competition with team mate Andy Turner second in the B competition. Matt Sloane narrowly missed out on winning the A High Jump, finishing second with 1.95m. Alex Cox won the B competition with a jump of 1.90. Aaron Harris and James Lelliott finished 3rd and 2nd in their Javelin events.

A solid start to the team sees Bournemouth AC placed mid table. The next match of the four is at Yeovil on 3rd July.

Senior Men

Event A String B String
100m Adam Potter - 11.83 (8) Olu Baptist - 11.65 (6)
200m Adam Potter - 23.70 (7) James Lelliott (U20) - 23.25 (3)
400m Darryn Campbell - 50.63 (6) Ryan Saunders (U20) - 51.17 (5) [PB]
800m Ryan Saunders (U20) - 1:53.99 (1) [PB] Joe Blackmore (U20) - 2:00.76 (6) [PB]
1500m Conor Mugan (U20) - 4:04.43 (4) [PB] Joe Blackmore (U20) - 4:21.95 (7) [SB]
3000m Fergus O'Reilly - 8:51.62 (4) [PB] Rob McTaggart - 8:55.35 (2) [SB]
110m H Nigel Haymen (HCA) - 16.13 (2) [SB] Paul Hindle (HCA) - 17.56 (6) [SB]
400m H Paul Hindle (HCA) - 58.44 (5) [SB] Nigel Haymen (HCA) - 61.30 (6) [SB]
3000m SC Adam Sloane (HCA) - 10:01.07 (2) [PB] Ron Hardiman - 10:33.78 (3) [PB]
High Jump Matt Sloane - 1.95 (2) Alex Cox (U17) - 1.90 (1)
Pole Vault James Lelliott (U20) - 2.20 (7) Paul Hindle - 1.10 (6=) [SB]
Long Jump James Lelliott (U20) - 6.63 (3) James Warsop - 5.85 (6) [SB]
Triple Jump Matt Sloane - 13.07 (5) [SB] James Warsop - 11.88 (4) [SB]
Shot Simon Fricker - 14.11 (1) [SB] Andy Turner - 11.98 (2) [SB]
Discus Simon Fricker - 38.66 (6) [SB] Andy Turner - 38.00 (2) [SB]
Hammer Andy Turner - 38.57 (7) [SB] Adam Potter - 8.74 (7) [PB]
Javelin Aaron Harris - 58.36 (3) James Lelliott (U20) - 52.13 (2)
4x100m Relay Olu Baptist, Darryn Campbell, James Warsop, Aaron Harris - 44.11 (4)
4x400m Relay Darryn Campbell (51.0), Ryan Saunders (50.7), Joe Blackmore (52.3), Paul Hindle (52.3) - 3:26.25 (5)

Match Result

Position Team Points
1 Kingston AC 344
2 Exeter Harriers 320
3 Southend AC 315
4
Bournemouth AC
282.5
5 Havering 272
6 Yeovil 265
7 Swansea 241.5
8 Southampton AC 141

Please Note:
The names of competitors are based on the team declaration sheets and so may not be entirely accurate (though should be). Any problems with names / times / positions then e-mail darryn@bournemouthac.co.uk.

[SB], [PB] and [Club Record] annotations accurate to the best of my knowledge when this page was generated (7/6/2010)