Jayne Nisbet and Laura Dunn among winners as Montell Douglas impressed in sprints at UK Women’s League meet
Edinburgh won the final premiership match in Eton with ease and with Birchfield narrowly missing out on second, the Scottish outfit won the overall league by a point.
Blackheath’s British 100m record holder Montell Douglas impressed in the sprints. She won the 100m in a windy 11.33 and the 200m in a legal 23.73, the quickest she has run in either race for over five years.
For good measure she also anchored her club to a 4x100m victory.
In the shot, all three of England’s Commonwealth Games-bound throwers competed and it resulted in an easy win for Birchfield’s Eden Francis with 16.47m.
Francis also won the discus and with a 55.42m throw she won by over four metres.
Another athlete set for Glasgow, Scottish hammer thrower Susan McKelvie was close to her season’s best in the hammer with 63.08m.
Windsor’s Irish International Kerry O’Flaherty set a league record in a solo run in the 2000m steeplechase with a time of 6:34.20.
In the 1500m, Clare Elms became the oldest ever woman runner to break 4:40 as she took over three seconds off her world W50 record of 4:40.09 with a time of 4:36.79 in a race won by Edinburgh’s Madeline Murray in 4:23.67.
Edinburgh also won the 3000m with Laura Dunn timing a near PB 9:34.30, the long jump with Sarah Warnock’s 5.97m, the high jump through Jayne Nisbet’s 1.80m and they also were first in the 4x400m relay.
Birchfield’s Sophie Cook won the pole vault with a divisonal record 4.02m.
Trafford and Southampton finished in the last two places again and will drop to division one next season.
Match score: 1 Edinburgh 247; 2 Thames Valley 209.5; 3 Birchfield 206.5; 4 Windsor Slough Eton Hounslow 192; 5 Blackheath & Bromley 159; 6 Swansea 158; 7 Trafford 126; 8 Southampton 112 Final Standings: 1 Edinburgh 22; Birchfield 21; 3 Thames Valley 16; 4 B&B 15; Swansea 14; 6 WSEH 11; 7 Trafford 6; 8 Southampton 3