Busy Weekend for
Wimborne Athletes - 9th / 10th June
Wimborne athletes had
a busy weekend with the County Schools competitions on Saturday and
a Wessex Young Athletes League on the Sunday.
of Brockenhurst College improved upon the club’s long standing 100
metres record winning the Hampshire Schools title with a wind
assisted time of 11.15 seconds. At the other end of the age range
Woody van der Feltz broke the club 600 metre record for the under
11s coming close to the Wessex Young Athletes league record. Woody
tracked the Farley twins from Poole AC to the 300 metre mark then
lit the blue touch paper and he was gone. Woody won the Quadkids
event for the club.
At the Dorset Schools
Championships club members won at least twenty five first places.
The key for older scholars is to achieve entry or national
standard. Despite not having a track both Abbie Lovering (Queen
Elizabeth) 45.5 for the 300 hurdles and Bethan Burley (Canford) 64.6
for the 400 hurdles impressed. Bethan also reached the standard
with her 10m88 in the Shot, an event that she has already competed
in at the English Schools and has the javelin standard. Abbie
White’s (Lytchett Minster) 51.92 in the hammer also reached the
Bubbling under, Ben
Butcher (Poole Grammar) was only 9 centimetres shy of the 12.00
metres triple jump mark and then jumped a new personal best high
jump with 1m57 in the League match. Year 7s do not compete at the
English Schools but Jakob Roberts (Allenbourn) jumped a stunning 1m
56 – a twelve centimetre improvement in his personal best to win the
Dorset championships. Ella Dalton (Parkstone Grammar) won the shot
and Amy Darragh (Allenbourn) the hurdles.
In the Wessex Young
Athletes league match on Sunday a Portsmouth the club finished
fourth in the main competition and third in the combined Quadkids