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.
Williams (extreme left), Nathan Hellier (384), Michael Johnson
(305) and Elliott Symes (310) all featured in the 1500m at Carn Brea
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
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.
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.
Hunt launches himself into the long jump pit.
here for more photos from the meeting
Newquay & Par 1130.0
North Somerset 1018.0
Poole AC 997.0
North Somerset 13
Newquay & Par 12
Poole AC 12
sets up a very intriguing match for September 1st in Exeter
and huge headaches for team managers.