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We are the champions, cries proud Bristol & West team boss Roger

Champions: Bristol & West AC men’s squad with team manager Roger Brocklesby far right

 

ROGER Brocklesby tried to stay resolutely cautious but in the end the Bristol & West AC team manager could  celebrate a fantastic promotion season as the team were crowned British Men’s League Division Three champions.

Recovering from a lacklustre seventh place in the opening fixture the men’s team notched up back-to-back wins to revitalise their promotion campaign before sealing promotion and the title with second place in the final match at Nottingham on Saturday.

“It is great to go back up at the first time of asking and also to do it as champions,” said Brocklesby.

“We are all really pleased with promotion and the team worked really hard to achieve it. We had a terrific team spirit this summer and that helped us pull through.”

On the track maximum points were secured by Jack Bancroft and Andy Watt in the 5000m plus team captain Alex Daley and Ronan Llyr in the 400m hurdles plus other winners were Miles Chandler in the steeplechase and Dajon Wright in the 100m hurdles.

In the field Sam Boulton and Jack Paget did sterling work in the heavy weights while Harry Jordan and Jack Joynson picked up useful points in the jumps.

British Men’s League, Division Three, Nottingham – team results: 1 Notts AC 388 points; 2 Bristol & West AC 325; 3 Chelmsford AC 296; 4 Trafford AC 278; 5 Southend AC 230; 6 Bedford & County AC 217; 7 Enfield & Haringey AC 212; 8 Nene Valley Harriers 204.

Overall after four matches: Champions: Bristol & West AC 25 pts. Also promoted: Notts AC 23. 3 Chelmsford 21; 4 Bedford 19.5; 5 Trafford 19; 6 Nene Valley 17. Relegated: 7 Enfield & Haringey 10.5; 8 Southend 9.

 

B&W results only – 100: 2 Scott Bajere 11.04; B: 2 Freddie Owsley 11.19; 200: Owsley DNF; B: 4 Will Kennedy 22.87; 400: 4 Oliver Biddle 49.20; B: 3 Mark Cottam 50.80; 800: 3 Caspar Eliot 1:56.59; B: 3 Mark Cottam 2:02.54; 1500: 4 Eliot 4:11.88; B: 6 Miles Chandler 4:29.74; 5000: 1 Jack Bancroft 15:11.51; B: 1 Andy Watt 15:29.11; 110H: 4 Matt Curtis 15.90; B: 1 Dajon Wright 16.10; 400H: 1 Alex Daley 55.33; B: 1 Ronan Llyr 56.80; 3000m steeplechase: 1 Miles Chandler 9:53.66; B: 3 Tim White 11:58.26; 4x100m relay: Bristol & West Dq’d (Ben Tulloch, Callum Rea, Curtis, Bajere); 4x400m relay: 2 B&W 3:22.37 (Daley, Cottam, Biddle, Llyr); Long jump: 3 Harry Jordan 6.44; B: 2 Jack Joynson 6.28; TJ: 3 Joynson 13.54; B: 3 Jordan 12.25; HJ: 4 Matt Curtis 1.85; B: 2 Callum Rea 1.80; PV: 6 Tim McKee 3.20; B: 3 Andrea Manfroni 3.00; Hammer: 3 Jack Paget 46.18; B: 6 Sam Boulton 20.46; Discus: 3 Boulton 36.52; B: 4 Paget 34.46; Jav: 8 Daley 37.05; B: 5 Rea 36.98; Shot: 5 Boulton 10.95; B: 6 Oliver Roy 9.27.