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Versatile Phyllis gives TVH a helping hand

PUBLISHED: 13:08 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 24 August 2010

PHYLLIS Agbo returned from international success to boost Thames Valley Harriers promotion push as they finished second in their UK Women s League match at Wakefield. The TVH multi-eventer, who helped the GB team take fifth place in the European Cup of C

PHYLLIS Agbo returned from international success to boost Thames Valley Harriers' promotion push as they finished second in their UK Women's League match at Wakefield.

The TVH multi-eventer, who helped the GB team take fifth place in the European Cup of Combined Events, emphasised her versatility in club competition on Saturday.

Agbo won both the high jump in the pouring rain (1.65m) and the 100m hurdles (14.1 seconds), as well as finishing second in the javelin (40.55m) and running both relays in quick succession.

Overall, the TVH team were strong in all throws and jumps - in fact, the B string javelin was the only field event where the club placed lower than fourth.

Angela Barrett won the triple jump with a fine effort of 12.22m, while Ellisha Dee claimed the honours in the discus (39.07m), as well as taking second place in the shot (11.13 m) and third in the hammer (40.77m).

Barrett's first jump coincided with the onset of a thunderstorm that meant the match was suspended for 20 minutes, but TVH refused to be blown out of their stride.

Karolin Tsarski recorded a PB of 2:13.6 in the 800m and also competed in the B string 400m and triple jump to earn valuable points, as did Rene Robson (third in the 100m, 12.4, and fourth in the 200m, 25.1).

Emma Grant, who has just returned from injury, clinched third in the 1,500m (4:42.7), while Heather Timmins recovered from illness to win the B string 800m (2:18.7).

TVH finished on 176 points, seven behind winners Enfield & Haringey and just two ahead of Wakefield. Their next Division Three match is at Wigan on August 3.

The club are looking for pole vaulters to join the women's team. Anyone interested can come to training at Linford Christie Stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings, or call John Smith on 020 7727 9511.


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