ATHLETICS: Consistent Pank beats deluge

Bicester Advertiser: Michelle Pank led the way for Alchester Michelle Pank led the way for Alchester

Michelle Pank led the way for Alchester at a wet and windy Slaughter-ford nine-mile race in Wiltshire on Sunday.

Pank (left) was third lady home and first in the senior age group after completing the course in 1hr 12mins 29secs.

Alchester also retained their ladies’ team title, with Pank supported by Sam Usher (1.17.29) and Zoe Westerman (1.20.27).

RESULTS

(Senior men unless stated)

SLAUGHTERFORD 9

Alchester: 52 J Burgess (V50) 1.11.18, 60 M Pank (SL) 1.12.29, 99 S Usher (LV35) 1.17.29, 126 Z Westerman (SL) 1.20.27, 295 R Bowles (LV35) 1.40.52, 343 C Burgess (LV45) 1.58.54.

Meanwhile, Bicester's David Kuester began 2014 with three victories in the Midlands (British) Masters Throwers Group (MMTG) Rasenkraft Championships at Moorways Stadium, Derby.

Kuester was happy with his display in the traditional German throwing contest’s inaugural British meeting.

Competing for the first time as a vet 70 athlete, Kuester won the age group with 1,961 points after throws of 34.91m (4kg hammer), 18.36m (5kg weight) and 8.41m (5kg stein putt).

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