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Third Place Confirmed – 3 September 2011

Peter Impett reports from SWL at Exeter.

In the final match at Exeter on Sunday 4th September Wimborne AC were third and confirmed their third place overall in the league.  Compare this with last year when we were bumping along at the bottom and you will see that great strides have been made this year.

The under-13 girls will have a trophy to collect as they held on to top spot.  It was, however, a less spectacular performance than on other occasions with only Bethan Burley making the top three with her 16.03 in the javelin. None of the under-13 boys made the top three but there were some very solid performances.  In the under-15 girls Abbie Hine took third place in the 800m with 2.37.3 and Charlotte Bourne was second in the 3000m in 12.42.4.

Archie Watts showed supreme confidence in winning the under-15 100m in 12.0 and the 200m in 25.1.  Ryan Walbridge was second in the 800m in 2.16.4 and Liam Winton third in the triple jump with 8m87.

Hannah Winton has found a new event, recording 56.4 in the 300m hurdles.  Annabel Brown was among the points with second in the discus with 25.31m and 28.3s in the 200m plus 4m80 in the long jump.

Matt Curtis hit a new personal best winning the high jump on 1m75, Jack Snook was third with 1m60.  Jack took precedence in the long jump with a second-placed 5m65 to Matt’s third placed 5m24 and Jack’s winning pole vault of 3.50m compared to Matt’s second-placed 3m40. Callum Kennedy won the 3000 in 9.58.8 – a new under-17s club record.

Lynn Hutchings was second in the 3000m in 12.04.9 and Roz Hutton was second in the hammer 26.33.  Trudi won the pole vault and was second in the long jump with 4m34.

Ben Amey was pleased with his season’s best 11.6 for 100m in the under-20s. Dave Pearson was 2nd with 3m20 in the pole vault with Paul Flavell 3rd with 2m60 contributed to a big points to the total.

Well done everybody. This exceeded our expectations. Fill up all the slots next year and we can get promotion.

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