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At the County Championships 2018 - Sunday 13th May

At times it almost seemed as though it was a Wimborne Club Championship.  Nine out of the ten competitors in the under 13 high jump were from Wimborne and a similar story was true in many of the events contested.  Club members accumulated 42 gold, 32 silver and 14 bronze medals and it is really only possible to pick out the top performances.

Star performance has to be Ryan Webb’s clearance in the high jump at 2m20 setting a Championship and County record as well as being a new personal best beating the mark of 2m15 he set a week ago at the British Universities Championship at Bedford. 

Tristan Green set a new championship best in the 800 metres for under 13s of 2m 19.3 as well as winning the 200 metres in 28.1. 

Hannah Slater set a championship best in the first running of the 2000 steeplechase for Junior Women in 8m06.7 despite having to clear barriers set at the height for men in the first part of the race.  Bethan Burley also set a championship best in the Junior Women’s shot with 11.19.

Wimborne filled the podium in the under 13 girls 800, high jump and Shot but the best performance in the age group was possibly Amy Darragh’s 12.0 in the 70 metre hurdles. Ella Dalton won High Jump 1m30 and discus 20m74 and Iris Courtney was the 1500 winner in 5m15.3.

Oli Foster won the under 13 hurdles with his time of 14.1.

In the under 15 boys Akiva Bassford’s 5m70 in the long jump was a highlight when Wimborne athletes won every field event except the shot.  Joe Goodwin triumphed in the Hammer 24m82 and the Discus 24.96. Joel Green’s 4.57.7 in the 1500 and Tom Fuller’s 10.22.6 in the 3000 demonstrated the depth of talent in the middle distance squad. 

In the under 15 girls Lauren Hill’s 4m93 in the long jump and Emily Shaw’s 4m 47.5 in the 1500 were top turns.

 In the under 17s Abbie Lovering won both the 300 flat in 42.2 and the hurdles in 45.1. Abbie White threw a massive 51.73 metres  in the hammer. 

Matty Effick responded for males in the age group with a personal best in the javelin and a winning 44m66. 

The under 20s saw Charlotte Ayton get very close to her personal best long jump with 5m54 and there was another outstanding performance from Ellie White in the Hammer in a personal best 47m89.

A good day out for the club.


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