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Stars shine at the County Schools – 13 June 2015

Peter Impett reports from King’s Park

Club 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.

Again 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 12.4.

Besides 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.

Ellie 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.

Ryan 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 with 1m50.

Year 7s 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.

A good haul of top three places and lots of other inspiring performances.


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