Southern Athletics League (div 2): 28 April 2012

Battersea Millenium Stadium

Men and women:  Together
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Event arrow Name arrow Result arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Graded arrow Points arrow
400m hurdles Stephanie Vaatz 1:55.90 FV35 Serpentine 46.4% 2.00
1500m steeplechase (dry) Victoria Carter 5:40.50 FV40 Serpentine n/a 4.00
1500m steeplechase (dry) Grace Wu 6:19.90 FV40 Serpentine n/a 4.00
100m Lisa Pettit 16.90 FV40 Serpentine 68.0% 2.00
100m Stephanie Vaatz 20.40 FV35 Serpentine 52.0% 1.00
200m Jennifer Marzullo 33.30 FV35 Serpentine 64.5% 1.00
200m Lisa Pettit 35.40 FV40 Serpentine 67.1% 1.00
400m Jennifer Marzullo 1:15.10 FV35 Serpentine 66.9% 3.00
400m Lisa Pettit 1:17.90 FV40 Serpentine 70.3% 2.00
800m Jane Nodder 3:05.30 FV50 Serpentine 71.2% 2.00
800m Olga Koepping 3:10.50 SL Serpentine 59.5% 3.00
1500m Victoria Carter 5:18.20 FV40 Serpentine 77.2% 1.00
1500m Grace Wu 5:22.30 FV40 Serpentine 77.0% 4.00
3000m Victoria Crawford 11:15.10 SL Serpentine 74.3% 4.00
3000m Grace Wu 11:22.00 FV40 Serpentine 77.6% 4.00
4x100m *Female  - Relay 1:11.60 1.00
- 4x100m(1) Lisa Pettit 0.00 FV40 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x100m(2) Stephanie Vaatz 0.00 FV35 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x100m(3) Grace Wu 0.00 FV40 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x100m(4) Jennifer Marzullo 0.00 FV35 Serpentine n/a 0.00
4x400m *Female  - Relay 5:11.30 2.00
- 4x400m(1) Jennifer Marzullo 1:16.40 FV35 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x400m(2) Lisa Pettit 1:21.00 FV40 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x400m(3) Victoria Carter 1:16.90 FV40 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x400m(4) Grace Wu 1:17.10 FV40 Serpentine n/a 0.00
Javelin 600g Victoria Crawford 14.96m SL Serpentine 20.5% 1.00
Javelin 600g Mary Davies 14.08m FV35 Serpentine 19.3% 4.00
Discus 1kg Mary Davies 17.84m FV35 Serpentine 24.2% 3.00
Shot 4kg Mary Davies 7.27m FV35 Serpentine 34.6% 4.00
Shot 4kg Victoria Crawford 7.10m SL Serpentine 31.4% 4.00
Hammer 4kg Mary Davies 28.41m FV35 Serpentine 43.1% 4.00
Hammer 4kg Stephanie Vaatz 13.62m FV35 Serpentine 21.2% 4.00
Long jump Marta Bagnati 3.83m SL Serpentine 50.9% 3.00
High jump Mary Davies 0.90m FV35 Serpentine 45.2% 2.00


Event arrow Name arrow Result arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Graded arrow Points arrow
400m hurdles Richard Taylor 1:15.00 V35 Serpentine 65.3% 3.00
400m hurdles Alex Malzer 1:23.00 V40 Serpentine 62.8% 2.00
2000m steeplechase (dry) Hugh Torry 6:31.60 SM Serpentine n/a 4.00
2000m steeplechase (dry) Miguel Branco 7:04.30 SM Serpentine n/a 4.00
100m Jun Wong 12.20 SM Serpentine 80.2% 2.00
100m Maximilian Bonnier 12.60 SM Serpentine 77.7% 1.00
100m George Postlethwaite 13.50 MU20 Serpentine 75.3% 0.00
100m Kay Obi 14.10 SM Serpentine 69.4% 0.00
200m Jun Wong 25.90 SM Serpentine 76.1% 2.00
200m Michael Hadmon 27.30 V40 Serpentine 78.0% 2.00
200m Alex Malzer 29.70 V40 Serpentine 71.2% 0.00
400m Pau Herrero 56.20 SM Serpentine 78.6% 2.00
400m Michael Hadmon 1:01.30 V40 Serpentine 76.9% 2.00
400m Alex Malzer 1:06.10 V40 Serpentine 70.9% 0.00
800m Pau Herrero 2:05.90 SM Serpentine 80.3% 3.00
800m Dan Lewington 2:09.90 SM Serpentine 77.8% 3.00
800m Richard Sleath 2:12.70 SM Serpentine 76.2% 0.00
800m Reuben Woodruff 2:13.70 SM Serpentine 75.6% 0.00
800m David Luard 2:14.80 SM Serpentine 75.0% 0.00
800m Serdar Cetin 2:17.30 SM Serpentine 73.6% 0.00
800m Hunor Albert-Lorincz 2:25.60 SM Serpentine 69.4% 0.00
800m Mark Stewart 2:27.90 SM Serpentine 68.4% 0.00
1500m Tiago Branco 4:23.60 SM Serpentine 78.3% 2.00
1500m Craig Martin 4:35.60 SM Serpentine 74.7% 3.00
1500m Dan Lewington 4:41.00 SM Serpentine 73.3% 0.00
1500m Alex Malzer 5:18.80 V40 Serpentine 70.2% 0.00
1500m Peter Gibbons 5:21.20 V40 Serpentine 68.3% 0.00
1500m Raoul Mansukhani 5:23.60 V40 Serpentine 68.5% 0.00
5000m Rick Weston 15:47.50 SM Serpentine 79.9% 0.00
5000m Miguel Branco 16:08.40 SM Serpentine 78.5% 3.00
5000m Dave Morgan 16:10.30 SM Serpentine 78.0% 0.00
5000m Craig Martin 16:12.70 SM Serpentine 77.8% 4.00
5000m Carlos Vazquez Garcia 17:40.50 MU20 Serpentine 73.8% 0.00
5000m Raoul Mansukhani 18:49.50 V40 Serpentine 71.5% 0.00
4x100m *Male  - Relay 53.30 2.00
- 4x100m(1) Michael Hadmon 0.00 V40 Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x100m(2) Rick Weston 0.00 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x100m(3) Dave Morgan 0.00 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x100m(4) Jun Wong 0.00 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
4x400m *Male  - Relay 3:57.90 2.00
- 4x400m(1) Pau Herrero 55.30 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x400m(2) Dan Lewington 58.60 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x400m(3) Jun Wong 1:00.20 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
- 4x400m(4) Hugh Torry 1:04.20 SM Serpentine n/a 0.00
Javelin 800g Keston Thomas 43.94m SM Serpentine 44.6% 4.00
Javelin 800g Kieran Dignan 21.28m SM Serpentine 22.2% 3.00
Discus 2kg Tony McGahan 17.17m V60 Serpentine n/a 1.00
Discus 2kg Kieran Dignan 15.43m SM Serpentine 20.8% 2.00
Shot 7.26kg Kay Obi 7.39m SM Serpentine 32.0% 1.00
Shot 7.26kg Kieran Dignan 5.35m SM Serpentine 23.1% 2.00
Hammer 7.26kg Tony McGahan 15.61m V60 Serpentine n/a 3.00
Hammer 7.26kg Kieran Dignan 13.46m SM Serpentine 15.5% 4.00
Long jump Richard Sleath 5.27m SM Serpentine 58.9% 2.00
Long jump David Luard 3.88m SM Serpentine 43.8% 2.00
Triple jump Rick Weston 9.44m SM Serpentine 51.6% 2.00
Triple jump Alex Malzer 8.53m V40 Serpentine 51.2% 3.00
High jump Maximilian Bonnier 1.63m SM Serpentine 66.5% 3.00
High jump Matt Williams 1.50m V35 Serpentine 65.8% 4.00
Pole vault Peter Gibbons 2.60m V40 Serpentine 46.8% 4.00
Pole vault Tony McGahan 2.00m V60 Serpentine 48.2% 4.00


Match report (Men)

Thanks to everyone that came out to the first fixture of the season. We
managed to achieve a very respectable 2nd place result on a particularly
miserable rainy day. And with this match so close to London Marathon, it
was great that we were still able to fill out the events with good athletes.

The team was made up of many track regulars, and a few new faces. New boy,
Maximilian Bonnier came out for a great high jump (even if it was sub-par by
his standards) but unfortunately strained his hamstring on the 100m. Kay
Obi tried his hand at a few events, and stepped in as a scoring shot putter
with a 7.39m debut (even though he had never done it before). Now if
someone could teach him how to do it properly...

We had a huge field of 800m runners - and the non-scoring race was entirely
serpies. Looks like there'll be some hot competition for scoring places in
the 800m this season.

Alex Malzer filled in all over the place - including taking on the 400m
hurdles and the triple jump. He was joined by marathoner Rick Weston in the
triple jump. Rick also ran a great post-marathon 5k (15:47.50) and helped
out with the 4x100m when we were short. In fact, half the 4x100 team had run
London marathon (Dave Morgan running leg 2), showing great team spirit to
help us make up the team. Hugh Torry, yet another
post-London-should-be-resting runner, turned up for a great steeplechase
(both he and Miguel Branco taking maximum points) and anchored the 4x400m.

There were loads of other great performances, but I can't mention everyone.
Great to have so much team spirit even when the weather is rubbish.

Match report (Women)
What the women's team lacked in quantity of athletes they more than
made up for in quality. Illness, weddings, holidays and work commitments
saw us with a team of just 10 start the match. That was swiftly reduced to
9 when newcomer Marta picked up a quad injury on the first field
event, the long jump - but still managed 2nd place in the A string and
3 points. A quick phone call saw Vic Carter drafted into the 1500m and
me (Lisa Pettit) moving to cover the sprints and 400m with Jen Marzullo and
Stef Vaatz.

I owe a huge thank you to everyone in the team (Marta, Steph, Jane,
Olga, Grace, Mary, Vic Carter, Vic Crawford, Jen & me) who worked
really hard in the wind and rain to score as many points as we could
and didn't once moan about the weather. While everyone contributed and
competed across multi-events, including those they don't train for,
special mentions should go to:
Mary Davies - our star of the field scoring maximum points in the
hammer, shot and javelin for her category and scoring 3rd place in the
high jump, not a event Mary trains for or probably wants to do again.
I should also mention Mary was actually only beaten in distance on her
hammer throw by the first place man from Orion!

Vic Carter - who after running a fantastic 3.09 marathon last Sunday,
came and ran a 1500m in 5.18, won the a 1500m steeplechase and a leg
of the 4 x 400m relay team all within 70 minutes of each other. Vic
showed amazing strength and kept pushing on even when she was well in
the lead on the steeplechase and could have taken her foot of the

Overall we scored 10 first place positions across A & B strings which
is a fantastic performance and when we have full compliment of
athletes and can cover all the events I'm sure this will only be

The next match is Saturday 19th May also at Battersea and if you would
like to be part of this awesome team, I'd love to hear from you.
Please email me at

Someone left a vest at the track on Saturday and I have it and have
even washed it for you!
Please claim from me.

Lisa Pettit

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