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Carn Brea South West League 21 July 2013

Peter Impett reports on a fantastic result in Cornwall

Wimborne AC team managers got the logistics entirely right and landed a fantastic result at Carn Brea, near Redruth, in Cornwall on Sunday. In exceptionally windy conditions the club slotted in third behind the Cornwall based clubs.

Performance of the day came from Grace Copeland who moved up an age group to win the under-15s 1500m in search of more testing opposition.  While the fierce wind did not help her time of 5.03.4 her acute tactical racing brain ensured victory over the older girls. Charlotte Ayton accumulated points in the under-13 age group with a 14.8s win in the 100m, 29.6s in the 200m and a second-placed 4m17 in the long jump.  Ben Holland also made use of the long jump tail wind to win the under-13s event with 4m43.

Freddie Williams (extreme left), Nathan Hellier (384), Michael Johnson (305) and Elliott Symes (310) all featured in the 1500m at Carn Brea

In the under-15s Abi Morgan won the high jump with a top standard 1m53 and Bethan Burley was third in the hurdles with 14.7s.  In the under-15 boys Ryan Long was second in the 80m hurdles in 12.6s and the strength of the wind is shown by a comparison with his 11.7s the previous weekend.  Ryan showed his versatility with a second place in the discus with 30m30 while Ross Crabbe struggled to hit the long jump board for a third placed 5m04.

For under-17 women Abbie Hine broke the  WAC 1500m steeplechase record once again, recording  5m33.8 for a second place and Kelly Snook was third in the hurdles in 15.5.  Ryan Webb switched codes to triple jump in the absence of high jump and won with 11m24.  Louis Coppard was third in the 400m in 54.6 and Christian Flavell 2m65 and Jason Sotheran 4m22.0 in the 1500 both brought home third place points.

Second claimer Nick Hunt brought home maximum points with a 15.8s 100m hurdles, a 6m88 long jump and a 14m37 shot.  Matt Curtis added a second-placed pole vault at a personal best 3m30 in very difficult conditions.  In the senior men Jack Snook was second in the pole vault with 3m70 and Dave Pearson third with 3m30.

Nick Hunt launches himself into the long jump pit.

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Match result

Cornwall                                                    1197.5
Newquay & Par                                        1130.0
Wimborne                                                 1050.0
North Somerset                                       1018.0
Poole AC                                                    997.0
Taunton                                                       851.5
Yeovil                                                           839.0

League standings

Cornwall                                                        14
Wimborne                                                     13
North Somerset                                            13
Newquay & Par                                            12
Poole AC                                                      12
Taunton                                                         12
Yeovil                                                               8

This sets up a very intriguing match for September 1st in Exeter and huge headaches for team managers.


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