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Southern Men’s League-Match 3-Sat 6th June-Luton - Div 4E

Invicta took a strong team to Luton for the 3rd match of the season and were hoping to repeat their victory achieved at the previous fixture, but encountered stiff opposition from the Luton home club and their local neighbours Biggleswade. The Rogers brothers, Lee and Paul, made another massive contribution to Invicta`s overall points score. In the “A” events Lee contested the 100mtrs-5th-13.5sec; 200mtrs-4th-28sec; 110mtrs hurdles-1st-21.1sec; 4oo mtrs hurdles-3rd-68.8sec; 3k steeplechase-5th-17-21.4 mins. He also did the “B” 800mtrs-1st-2-26.6 mins and both relays. Not to be outdone his older brother Paul was equally busy in the “B” events-100mtrs-4th-14.3sec; 200mtrs-3rd-26.9sec; 110mtrs hurdles-1st 21.2sec; 4oomtrs hurdles-1st-67.1sec; 3k steeplechase-2nd-17-22.4 mins; LJ-3rd-4-66mtrs and the relays!! And they were both smiling at the end of the match saying they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves!! U17 Joe Marchant ran well in the “A” 400mtrs-3rd-65.2sec and 800mtrs-2nd-2-17.6mins before collecting more valuable points in the “B” 1500mtrs-4th-and the 4x400mtrs relay=3rd-4-18mins. Ever reliable Mark Wilkins won the “A” 5k by over a minute-16-56.7mins and placed 5th in the 1500mtrs 5-20.7mins. In the “B” events V45. Peter Bowell gained 2nd place in the 5k-19-33.7mins and in 4th in the 400mtrs-71.5sec before contributing to the relay squads. U20 Callum Barling-Jeffries excelled in the “A” events to win the HJ-1-61mtrs, place 3rd in the LJ-5-31mtrs, 2nd in the TJ-11.40mtrs and also run in the relays In the throws Invicta were represented by V40 David Glendower and team manager V65 John Gilbert. In the “A” events John won the hammer-25-47 mtrs and discus-23.43 mtrs, placed 3rd in the shot-7-70mtrs, 4th in the Jav-25-48mtrs. He also gained points in the “B” TJ-6-03mtrs and ran (after a fashion!!) in the 4x100mtrs-4th-54.4sec. In the “B” string David placed 5th in the shot-6-87mtrs; 4th in the jav-16-15mtrs; 2nd in the discus-20-49mtrs and won the hammer-23.41mtrs. Despite all these inspired performances the team narrowly missed 2nd place .They are now 3rd in the league table with two remaining fixtures so there is still the possibility of a top- two finish and promotion if full teams can be fielded. The next match is on Sat 10th July at Dartford. Details are on the club house notice board. Please.......please (especially you Juniors) do support the team. John Gilbert-Team Manager-01843 862520-johnandclairegilbert@hotmail.com John Gilbert (team manager)