WOKING athletes recorded a large number of wins when they competed in two league matches last Sunday.

The under-11s to under-15s were in action at Oxford in the third Wessex Young Athletes Track & Field League match of the season.

And the under-17s to under-20s competed at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, in the third round of the Youth Development League campaign.

The conditions were hot and very blustery at both venues, with the wind blowing the wrong way.

So the times were down in all sprints, despite some fine runs, but Woking still chalked up impressive victories.

The highlights from Oxford came in the sprints and jumps, with the under-15 boys winning five out of the six events between them in the 100m, 200m and long jump.

In the long jump, Adam Cohen improved his personal best to a very impressive 5.86m to win the overall competition.

Team-mate Sahil Vassanjee came in second place overall and won the B competition, also with a personal-best jump (5.49m).

Vassanjee then went on to finish third in the 200m before winning a very exciting 100m.

Cohen was victorious in the B 100m, ahead of Ben De’ath Green who won the non-scoring event but was running the in the same race. They filled the same positions in the 200m.

Eleanor Buckle had a very good run in the under-15 girls’ 100m to finish in second place in the A race.

Evie Wiltshire and Mia Reeves had a close battle in the B string/non-scoring race.

Wiltshire just beat Reeves to the line, the pair finishing first and second respectively.

In the other non-scoring 100m,  Chloe Moore enjoyed an easy win. 

This quartet then joined forces to completely dominate the 4 x 100m relay, where they also beat under-17 teams in the same race. 

English Schools’ Track & Field Championships-bound Lola Roake comfortably won the 800m in a personal-best time of 2min 19.3sec.

Sophie Price was also a comfortable winner, achieving a  personal-best time of 4min 50.1sec in the 1,500m.

Jacob Bowyer was third in the under-15 boys’  1,500m and  Scarlett Brown won the under-15 girls’ 80m hurdles. 

Outstanding performer among the under-13 girls was Mia Mosko.

She won the long jump with 4.65m before achieving victory in the 100m in a time of 13.8sec. Earlier, she finished second in the 200m.

The Quadkids competition for under-11s saw Kyrah Snijman win the 75m and long jump overall. And there were victories in the respective 75m races by Ollie Way, Matthew Grell and Leo Mans.

Milan Nessim was second in her 75m and long jump.

At Hemel, the best performance of the day came in the under-17 men’s 4 x 100m.

The team of Jonathan Hayes Akenzua, Liam Trinidad, Dylan Lewis and Rhys Chadwick – the latter from the Camberley club – won by almost 60m.

Hayes Akenzua had earlier won the under-17 men’s long jump and 100m.

And Trinidad also won his 100m race, this in a time just 0.1sec outside his personal best. 

Lewis was second in the 400m, with Laura Kersley filling the same position in the under-17 women’s long jump with a leap of 5.06m.

In one of the earliest events of the day, Nerys Tullett enjoyed a comfortable success in the under-17 women’s 300m hurdles before pipping Kersley in the 80m hurdles.

Woking’s next meeting is tomorrow (Sunday, July 2) at Aldershot in the last Wessex Young Athletes Track & Field League match of the season.

Meanwhile, Woking member James Hanson has been called up by Great Britain & Northern Ireland for the 200m at the European Under-23 Championships in Espoo, Finland, next month. Hanson is currently based in Hertfordshire.