The second Midland League meeting was held at Solihull on 5th June.  The sprint squad athletes put in some creditable performances on the day on a track that was sodden with rain following early morning heavy showers.

Ryan Amesimeku did the double in the 100m and 200m in times of 11.3 seconds and 22.4 seconds respectively.  His transition off of the bend in the 200m was particularly impressive.  Luke Riches, competing in the B races, won his 100m in 11.6 seconds, and finished  2nd in his 200m race in a time of 23.7 seconds.  Both athletes also featured in the winning  4 x 100m relay in which they joined forces with Jack Abbott and William Rawcliffe.


Ryan Amesimeku impressive 100m & 200m double 


In the women’s races, Jasmine Anderson also did the double in her 100m and 200m in times of 13.4 seconds and 27.8 seconds.  Elizabeth Reading won her 100m race in 13.3 seconds, but Madeline Whapples of Solihull & Small Heath, currently ranked number 1 in the West Midlands, won her 200m race in 25.2 seconds, to Elizabeth’s 2nd placed time of 27.3 seconds. 


The women were just edged out into 2nd place by Leamington in their 4 x 100m relay, with Leamington recording a time of 53.0 seconds, to Kettering’s 53.2 seconds.


William Rawcliffe won his non scoring 200m race in a time of 24.2 seconds, while Sonal Rathod won both of her races in 13.7 and 28.50 seconds respectively.  Toni Robinson was one of the busiest athletes on the day, competing in 5 events, including making her debut in 3 throw events to help boost the team’s points.  Her best performance came in the high jump in which she jumped 1.25 metres.


Men & Women’s Relay Teams


A notable performance from the Middle distance squad was Rio Carr running a new PB in the 1500m Carr won the race in 4:15.6 with a suprb run, while V50 Tony James continued to make progress back to full fitness with a SB in the 800m in 2:14.6


Rio Carr with an impressive win the the men's 1500m



Well done to everyone who ran