Phoenix set up title battle

PUBLISHED: 14:48 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 06 May 2010

HERTS PHOENIX senior women and Under 15s girls travelled to Radley AC in Abingdon for their penultimate match, knowing that only a win would keep them in with a chance of retaining their title. In the senior women s category Natalie Farman led the way

HERTS PHOENIX senior women and Under 15s girls travelled to Radley AC in Abingdon for their penultimate match, knowing that only a win would keep them in with a chance of retaining their title.

In the senior women's category Natalie Farman led the way with a total of six victories including a new personal best of 5.29m in the long jump and a personal best of 9.56m in the B-string shot put. Laura Jones also put in some sterling performances for the team, winning the A string javelin and shot put.

Natasha Taylor won the A string 1,500m and finished second in the 3,000m, both in new personal best times of 5.03.7s and 11.08.6s respectively.

Hannah Lloyd recorded new personal bests in winning the 300m hurdles in 45.8s and finishing second in the 400m with 59.5.

In the sprints, Claire Humphries won the A string 200m in a new personal best of 25.9s and the 80m hurdles and Steph Gaynor won the 100m hurdles comfortably, to make it a hurdles double.

The Under 15s girls, with only eight athletes performed exceptionally well, with sprinters Jodie Williams and Isabella Cacciatore recording double wins in the 100m and a first and second in the 200m.

Phoenix won the meeting with 177 points, ahead of Radley AC in second on 160.5. Unfortunately Ashford AC did not attend the meeting which will mean that the three clubs present will all be docked 10 points.

Herts Phoenix go into the final match on August 30 at Colchester in third place in the League needing a big win whilst waiting to hear the results from other matches to see if they can retain their title which they have won for the last two years.

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