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Plenty of clang! 23/24 May 2015

Peter Impett reports from the County Champs

Wimborne AC members brought back over 75 medals from the County Championships held at Kings Park, Bournemouth over the Bank Holiday weekend. Included in the haul were three championship best performances and three best performances for new events so there was plenty of clang and clank as the medals jingled around assorted necks.

Ryan Webb soared to 2m05 in the junior menís high jump adding two centimetres to the record.  Bethan Burley punched out an 11m95 shot putt adding nearly a metre in the under-17 womenís event.  After a couple of quieter years on the track Piers Copeland is back with a bang and creamed 3.4 seconds off an underí17 menís 1500m record that had stood since 1992.

New events for the under-11s saw Katie Hull win both the 75 metres in 11.6 (11.5 in the heats) and the long jump with 3m59.  Edward Hall won the boys 75 metres also in 11.6 setting marks for others to follow. Abbie Van Etten was third in the long jump 3m11 and Fraser Adams third in the 75 metres in 12.1

Abbie Lovering won both the under-13 800m in 2.29.6 and the 1500m in 5.17.0.  She was second in the high jump 1m20 and in the shot with 6m72. Lydia Rusling won her first Championship with a 1m24 high jump.  Holly Nixon was second in the 1500m (5.25.0) and Ava Keay third in the 70 metre hurdles in 14.4.

The prolific Ben Butcher won the under-13 boys long jump with 4m45 ahead of second placed Toby Hiller 4m 39.  He then led a clean sweep of the medals in the high jump with 1m40 ahead of Eddie May 1m35 and Miles Wilcox 1m25. Max Meadwell enjoyed some action with a second place in the 1500m and a third in the 800m in 2.27.1.  Oscar Sands-Robinson was second in his javelin with 17m10.

The under-15 girls are very strong.  Ellie Stark kicked things off early on Saturday morning with a 12.7 75m hurdles.  Grace Copeland showed her mastery of middle distance with a 1500 win in 4.49.9 and a 2.20.3 800 metres. Charlotte Ayton enjoyed a personal best 5m17 long jump before winning the 200m in 27.9.  She was also second in the 100m in 13.6 and Martha Taylor threw 32.54 to win the javelin. Caitlin Rogers, in her first Dorset Championships, took home three bronze medals in the 800m 2.33.6, the 300m 46.0 and the 200m 29.6.  Flo Lockwood took bronze in the 75 metre hurdles and the high jump 1m35.  Abbie White has followed her sister to the hammer and took home a bronze with a throw of 22m 44.

In the under-15 boys there was a win for Michael Johnson in the 1500m in 4.36.5 and was second in the 3000m in 10.11.9. Jack Ayton won the high jump with 1m48 and came second in the long jump  4m40. Matty Effick won the javelin with 25m48 and was second in the triple jump with 8m94. Zach Fenwick was second behind Matty in the javelin and 19m20.  Curtis Ormerod-Taylor won three silver medals in the 100 12.6, 200 25.9 and 300 43.2.  Elliott Symes was a silver medal winner in the 800 in 2.20.0.

Pippa Hine is showing a return to form winning the under-17 womenís 200 metres in 26.6. She was second in the 100m in 13.2 holding off Angelina Laake who was third in 13.4. In addition to her shot putt championship best Bethan, she was second in the javelin 29m85 and third in the long jump 4m74.  Caitlyn Hooper was second in the triple jump and 10m17.  Lucy Balham took a silver medal in the 1500m in 4.56.3 and third in the 800m in 2.26.0. Ellie White put in a 42.22 hammer throw for her silver medal.

Besides Piers Copelandís win in the 1500m he also put in a winning 2.01.0 in the 800m. Tom Boulton was second in the pole vault on 2m50 and Sam Davies got a silver medal for his steeplechase 5.16.8.

Sharon Hutchings won the 400 metres in the junior womenís category and was third in the 200m. Charlotte Bourne won the 5000 metres. Abbie Hine posted a win and a a time of 5.31.2 in the 1500 steeplechase.  Ryan Webb won the long jump as well as the high jump in the junior menís category with a leap of 6m53 and Ryan Walbridge won both the 1500 in 4.29.6 and the 800 in 2.10.7.  There were wins in the senior and veterans categories for Jack Snook 3m80 in the pole vault, Trudi Carter and Mark Copeland and medals for Dave Pearson, Hannah Winton, Pete Kingswell-Farr, Jason Hall and Paula Hine.



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