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Alex Mundell a winner at Westminster

City of Salisbury’s Alex Mundell won the London university colleges’ Westminster mile after a battle at the front of the field all the way from the start on The Mall to the finish outside Buckingham Palace.

She crossed the line in 5min 21sec to take her section of the world’s biggest one mile running event among a total of 9,000 competitors in all.

In the elite field, Verity Ockenden from Salisbury finished in fourth spot just one place behind the middle distance superstar Laura Muir.

Also on the tarmac, Stuart Holloway chalked up his second win in two weeks when he showed his speed on a flat loop around the Dauntsey 10k near Chippenham.

His time of 32min 56sec was one of his fastest at the distance and was more than two minutes ahead of his nearest challenger.

Other club finishers were Angus Paton 42.10, Duncan Watkinson 62.44 and Lesley Brown 69.18.

On the track in a Youth Development League fixture at Winchester, Molly Hole opened her season with a win in the shot put with 12.56m and in the high jump with 1.6m.

Nia Jones set personal bests in the discus and shot put, and Lucy Wilkinson topped 30m in the javelin.

In the sprints, Josh Dyer continued to race himself into great form with 11.6sec in the 100m and 23.5sec in the 200m.

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Salisbury athletes enjoy winning treble

Newly promoted City of Salisbury track athletes took a spirited seventh successive match win at Walton in their Southern Athletics League away fixture to stay top of division 2 west.

The club won both the men’s and women’s 4 x 100m relays and the 4 x 400m mixed relay to clinch a day-long battle against three major rivals.

Under 17 debutant Lucy Wilkinson threw a heavier javelin than she is used to but still won her event, Theo Cochrane cleared 1.71m in the high jump and Bea Wood was emphatic winner of the 1500m in 4min 30sec.

Sarah Brett set a new best of 61sec in the under 20’s 400m hurdles with only Alex Mundell’s 60.7 able to beat her, and Mundell went on to take the 1500m steeplechase.

Niki Bruce won the 1500m, followed in by Sean Bruce who had already won the 3,000m, and Andy Holme set a new club record in the steeplechase.

Second success of the weekend came at the Hampshire League’s Netley 10k where Stuart Holloway was overall winner in 33min 7sec, leading the club’s A team of Jonathan Croom 39.34, Reece Ingram 40.30 and John Duffy 40.46.

The women’s team at the top of division 2 gained from strong performances by Ruth Thom 40.41, Charlotte Ingram 43.21 and Heather Hitchins 47.17.

The men’s B team comprised Mike White 41.52, Chris Maple 42.05, Richard Larcombe 42.42 and Joe Cornwall 43.08 and the women’s trio were Linda Robson 50.24, Ali Holloway 50.37 and Rachel Bala 51.45.

Sian Thomas took the weekend’s third event win at the inaugural Shrewton Bustard 10k women’s race, clocking an outstanding 38min 50sec and the first Salisbury man home was Iain Webber in 41.08.

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