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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.