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.