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DI­VI­SION 4

THE di­vi­sion saw the sta­tus quo main­tained as Traf­ford again pipped Nene Val­ley and both now look cer­tain to gain pro­mo­tion to Na­tional di­vi­sion 3 for next sea­son.

They won 15 of the 19 A-string events be­tween them, with Traf­ford bag­ging nine. Many per­for­mances were not re­ally of Na­tional league stan­dard but there were some of note.

Brighton & Hove City only put in a to­ken ap­pear­ance but did have 17-year-old Harry Baker, the Hor­sham Blue Star first claimer, take the high jump in 2.00m, de­spite the wet con­di­tions.

Many clubs re­lied upon veter­ans and ju­nior ath­letes to fill their teams in this di­vi­sion and Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers saw 16-year-old Ronal Rawl­ings take a “B” sprint dou­ble in 11.14 and 22.45 se­conds.

Traf­ford’s 65-year-old Pawlo Ostapowycz won the B string javelin with a sea­son’s best 40.79m.

Portsmouth’s 16-year-old Lach­lan Welling­ton took se­cond spots in the 1500 and 3000m races.

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