Stars shine at the County Schools – 13
Impett reports from King’s Park
athletes gave themselves every opportunity of a trip to the
English Schools early in July with some great performances at the
Dorset Schools at Kings Park at the weekend. The breeze helped or
hindered depending on which direction your event ran.
championship best marks were at risk and Charlotte Ayton added
nine centimetres to the junior girls long jump mark with a new PB
of 5m32. Bethan Burley punched out the intermediate girls shot to
11m23 for the other championship best performance. Charlotte also
won the 200m in 27.4 and Bethan was third in the 80 hurdles in
Charlotte in the junior girls, Grace Copeland produced an entry
standard win with her 2.18.6 in the 800m running much of the race
from the front. Martha Taylor was only just outside the entry
standard in the javelin winning in 32m49. Abbie White would be
pleased with her 25m02 and second place in the hammer and Hannah
Slater was second in the 1500m in 5.15.4. Ellie Stark was third
fastest in the hurdles heats but had to stand down from the final.
White’s second placed 48.57 in the hammer met entry standard and
Pippa Hine won both the 100 in 12.8 and the 200 in 26.2. Caitlyn
Hooper produced a personal best 10m43 for third place in the
triple jump and Lucy Ballam was third in the 1500m in 4m59.4.
Abbie Hine opted for the flat 1500 and a winning time of 4.55.8
but future competition is likely to be in the steeplechase.
Webb’s 6m84 in the long jump was an entry standard personal best
but he has national standard for his 2.00 metres win in the high
jump. Ryan Walbridge won the 1500m in 4.30.4. Down the age
ranges, Piers Copeland was a comfortable 800m winner in 2.02.3 and
Joe Miles won the high jump with 1m75. There was a welcome return
to competition for Ross Crabbe who was second in the 400 in 55.1
and Tom Bourne was third in the 3000m in 9.39.2. James Guyler
recorded second-placed 11.6 and 24.0 in the junior boys sprints
and entry standard in both. Jack Ayton was third in the high jump
don’t get to progress beyond the County Championships but the
kudos for doing well remains. Abbie Lovering is county champion
with a convincing 2.38.5 800 metres and Lucy Tipping was equal
first in the high jump 1m35. Max Meadwell is a county champion
with a 5.00.3 1500, Toby Hiller was second in the long jump 4m66
and Eddie May took bronze position in the high jump on 1m30.
haul of top three places and lots of other inspiring performances.