Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Good news and disappointing news out of the Surrey Indoor Championships (From Surrey Comet)
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Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Good news and disappointing news out of the Surrey Indoor Championships
Hercules Wimbledon athletes enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Surrey Indoor Championships at the David Weir Leisure Centre on Sunday.
Teenager Theo Etienne was pipped on the line in the U20 60m final and had to settle for the silver medal in 6.85secs, the same time as the winner.
He won his first round heat in 6.94secs, and was the fastest of the five qualifiers in winning his semi-final in 6.86secs.
Fresh from his lifetime best in the British Athletics Indoor Championships at Sheffield the previous weekend, Max Mondelli withdrew from the event as a precautionary measure after suffering a slight muscle twinge in winning his heat in 6.95secs, the third fastest time of the 10 semi-final qualifiers.
In the senior 60m, Joseph Chukwuadinula was disqualified for a false start in his semi-final after finishing second in his heat in 7.06secs.
Emily Martin took the silver medal in the senior women's long jump with 5.58m, while David Odumeru won bronze in the boys U13 60m in a personal best of 8.60secs in his first athletics competition. Earlier he was second in his heat in 8.80secs.
Several other Hercules Wimbledon athletes just missed out on medals.
In her first competition since the end of August, Chloe Lord was fourth in the U15 girls 60m hurdles in 10.26secs, David Harris was fourth in the senior men's pole vault with 2.40m, and Ralphael Buckle was fourth in the boys U15 60m in 7.48secs after finishing second in his semi-final in a personal best of 7.41secs.
This weekend, Hercules Wimbledon's Surrey title-winning senior men's cross-country runners end their season by competing in the English National cross country championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday.
The Surrey winning team of Ben Toomer, Liam White, Kieran White, James Davis, Rob Tuer and Matt Sharp, is being strengthened with the availability of Fred Slemeck.
Hercules Wimbledon will also have a team in the senior women's championship and runners in some of the age group races.
Hercules Wimbledon's track and field training sessions take place at Wimbledon Park athletics stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6.30pm and Sunday mornings at 10.30am. Further details from coaching coordinator Maurice Sharp on 020 8337 8707.
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