Lorraine Ugen celebrated her graduation from Texas University by moving up to third on the UK all time list for the long jump. The Blackheath & Bromley athlete leapt 6.92 at the Diamond League meeting at Doha in Qatar.

As well as being a new personal best it also improves her own Club Record and is further than the wind assisted record of former Commonwealth champion Joyce Oladapo.

She wasn’t the only athlete to be in Club record breaking form this weekend. At the Loughborough International, Serita Solomon won the 100 metre hurdles representing England. In doing so she improved her own Club record to 13.05.

A number of Club members were selected for various representative teams and enjoyed considerable success. Chioma Matthews (England) won the womens triple jump with a new personal best of 13.53 and is now just 11 centimetres off Rachel Kirby’s 21 year old Club Record. Zara Asante (Scotland) was 4th with a leap of 12.83 and Kerri Davidson (Great Britain Juniors) was 7th in 12.11.

Shannon Hylton (GB Juniors) was second in the 100 metres in 11.48 but was not selected in the 200. She was allowed to run as a guest and she duly beat the whole field to win in 22.94 a new personal best. The wind was bang on the legal limit of +2.0 m/s. Sister Cheriece was not so lucky with the wind speed as her impressive 23.15 was back up with a +2.9 m/s tail wind.

Both were also involved in the relays. Shannon was in the GB Junior 4x100 metre team that won in 44.49. Cheriece was in the winning GB Junior 4x400 team which finished ahead of the field in 3.37.24.

Richard Webb made his International debut for the GB Junior team in the 3000 metre steeplechase. He rose to the occasion taking over nine seconds off his best as he finished 7th in 9.26.42. It was 7th too for Stefan Amokwandoh who guested in the triple jump. He leapt 14.71.

The Club were well represented in the guest sprint races. In the 100s Serita Solomon timed 11.89, James Alaka 10.72 and Dean Hylton 10.81. James and Dean also ran in the 200s clocking 21.70 and 21.79 while Femi Owolade was even faster with 21.67 and Oweka Wanogho clocked 22.32.

With a number of Juniors competing at Loughborough, it was inevitable that the Club were not able to field their strongest team the day before in the Premier Division 1 of the Upper Age Group of the UK Youth Development League at Lee Valley. They finished in second place again to Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow and are in second place after two of the four matches.

There were plenty of individual winners in the under 20 age group with Louis Mascarenhas winning both the mens shot and discus contests in personal bests of 15.77 and 56.71. Holly Mills had another excellent day beating Windsor’s World Junior Heptathlon Champion Morgan Lake in the long jump with a leap of 6.16.

More field success came with Helena Coleman first in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.35 and maximum points in the high jump from Tabitha Lisciotto and Robyn Pettit who both cleared 1.60.

Not a point was dropped in the womens sprints. Vivien Olatunji and Jazz Crawford won both 100s and Jazz then returned to win the A 200 with Magda Cienciala first in the B string. Jazz and Vivien were then joined by Jamilya Robinson Pascal and Charmont Webster Tape for victory in the 4x100.

Scott Barker won the mens 400 in a new personal best of 48.60 while Niam Bridson Hubbard took the honours in the womens 1500 in 4.42.38.

The sprints success continued in the under17s age group and the women again achieved maximum points in the 100 and 200. Charmont Webster Tape took the A string 100 with Parris Johnson first in the B race. Parris then won the A 200 with Olivia Richer winning the B string.

Marco Arcuri was first in the mens 3000 and there was a win also for the mens 4x400 quartet of Aleksander Wiltshire, William Pope, Matthew Knight and Edward Adams.

Highlight of the day, however, came in the field where on her debut for the Club, Shaye Emmett broke the pole vault record by 30 centimetres with a clearance of 3.70. James Whiteaker easily won the javelin with a massive throw of 68.94, the furthest in the country this year by seven metres.

The throws success continued with Victoria Wiltshire winning the hammer (48.58); Anna Barnett the discus (31.11); and Divine Oladipo the shot (14.32). Although an under 17 Divine was also runner up in the under 20s discus with a personal best of 43.87. Elsewhere Tom Parker threw 57.26 for the hammer while representing Cambridge University in the Varsity match against Oxford.

The Club had another successful day in the second Kent Young Athletes League match of the season at Medway Park. The youngsters won three of the four age groups to give themselves the biggest overall points score of the day.

In the under 15s age group the throws proved big points events for the team. James Lancaster won the boys hammer with a grade one distance of 53.18 and he was also first in the discus with 32.28 and the B string shot. Henry James Cowie took the day off from middle distance duties but he still won the shot with 11.20 and the high jump with a clearance of 1.60 as well as placing second in the 80 metre hurdles. Also on the track Angus Harrington and Coleman Corry won both strings of the 800 metres in times of 2.10.18 and 2.14.07. Had Angus not been in the A string Coleman’s time would have been sufficient for victory. The two then joined Henry and Vishnu Dhir for victory in the 4x300 metres.

Eve Keith won both the shot and discus contests in National Grade One standards of 10.72 and 34.15. Katie Woolcott dominated the 100 metres winning by over half a second in 12.52. Mhairi Brooks took the honours in the 200 in 25.98 with Antonia Alapafuja securing maximum points in the B string. It was maximum points also in the 200 walk with victories for Lily Tappenden and Alice Prentice.

There were wins for both relay teams with the 4x100 quartet of Mhairi, Katie, Sophia Harpur and Gabrielle Dalsan winning in 52.61; and Lily, Antonia, Karina Harris and Zoe Martial first over the line in the 4x300 metres in 3.03.82, nearly six seconds ahead of the runners up.

Among the 17 personal bests in the under 13 boys age group, Tareq Bannour achieved grade ones in both the 100 and 200 metre races with 12.52 and 26.05. These are the second and third fastest times in the country this year. Rowan Fuss and Samuel Reardon achieved maximum points in the 800 with 2.22.46 and 2.27.87 and Samuel then joined Tareq, Archie Shipley and Jacob Byfield in the 4x100 team who won by over 1.5 seconds in 55.01.

The Kent Masters League is delicately balanced after the second round match at Sutcliffe Park. Having won their opening matches, both the men and women finished in third place which means they are both one of three teams on 10 League points.

This means current positions are determined by match points which leaves the men second behind Cambridge Harriers and the women second to Dartford Harriers.

Highlight in the mens match was the maximum points achieved in the 1500 metres over all three age groups. Ritchie Leccia and Gareth Evans won both strings in the over 35s age group with Tim Nash and Andy Lawes first in the single string over 50s and over 60s events. The other winner was Steve Timmins in the shot with a distance of 12.03.

Helen Godsell moved down an age group to win the over 50s 200 metres in 31.2 and she was also part of the winning over 35s 4x100 metres team along with Charlotte Stickings, Jenny Neal and Jackie Montgomery. Charlotte also won the over 35s 200 metres.