SPRINTER Caroline Livingstone gave a perfect farewell performance before flying off to serve in Iraq with the RAF.
The Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC athlete was supposed to be deployed in October and after a good winter's training, was looking forward to her best season yet.
She will now miss most of it after the change of plan, but gave it her best shot at Saturday's Southern Women's League meeting. Livingstone, who flew out to the Middle East yesterday (Thursday), won the 100m A race, smashed her personal best in winning the 400m, and anchored the 4x400m relay team to silver.
Morgan Lake, despite still being an U13 athlete, won two U15 girls events, while Cressida Miller chalked up a girls sprint victory and anchored the 4x100m relay side to victory.
Throwers Joanna John, Bola Ogun, Janet Smith and Abigail Jones, notched five wins out of six despite competing in the Bedford International Games the following day, while Martah Reynolds came close to maximum points in the 800m, 1500m and 4x400m relay.
Veteran athlete Kim Rothman returned to action after a few years off and won the long jump, high jump and javelin, while fellow veteran Dorothy McLennan shocked her younger opponents by coming second in the pole-vault at the age of 73. There were also wins for Demi Barrance, Sophie Jenkins, Georgie Haynes, Elanor Duck, Shelayna Oskan, Zoe Wells, Carolyn Dickie, Jane Sheard, Marina Stedman, Charlotte Banks, Carloline Heaney, Miriam Mohammidi, Alice Simmonds, Lily Guerin and Ellie Wallis, as WSEH won by 50 points.
There was also a victory, by just five points, for WSEH's youngsters in their National Young Athletes League meeting the following day. A total of 50 personal bests were recorded as WSEH remained top and undefeated in their title defence.
There were wins in the boys events for Ainsley Campbell (two), Seamus Burke (two), Elliott Woolmer, Rickie Letch, Connor Vine, Keegan Lymn, Cameron MacRobert, Sam Maguire, Alex Peden (two), Zak Curran, Teo Kubeina (two), David Walker, Callum Todd-Ferguson, Ben Bradley, Gurlal Randhawa, Dan Ditton, Goerge Butler (three), Giles Robinson (two) and Gus Cockle.
For the girls, there were wins by Georgia Taylor (two), Aimee Partridge, Laurs Suggitt, Hannah Kirby, Demi Barrance, and Tilly Compton-Stewart.