equals league record and
three club records tumble
Impett reports from South West League – Exeter – 7 July 2013
Copeland (with Tom Bourne at close quarters)
on his way to recording a new U15B 3000m club record.
Division 1 of the South West League is proving to be one of the toughest
leagues around and after match 2 little separates the seven teams in the
league. Frenetic work by team managers secured Wimborne third place on
the day – the best position for many years but 7.5 points behind
eventual winners Poole AC.
Cornwall AC 1090.0
Wimborne AC 1084.0
North Somerset 1000.0
Yeovil AC 874.5
puts Wimborne in fourth place in the league after match 2.
turn of the day came from Ryan Webb in the under-17 men’s high jump who
equalled the league record with 1m90 increasing his PB by 5
centimetres. He was also second in the long jump with 5m76.
Copeland left it late but screamed past her North Somerset rival to win
in a new personal best and club record 2.26.4 in the under-13 girls’ 800
metres. Grace was also second in the javelin with 17m53. In the
under’13 boys’ Liam Murphy-Parry was second in the 800 in a time of
2.22.8 and a 200 in 28.6.
tactics can be very important in this league with some under-15 girls
moving up to the under-17s. Staying in the under-15s Bethan Burley won
the shot with 9m48 and Ellie White was second in the discus with 21m28.
Joe Miles was third in the 800 for under-15s in 2.13.9. Piers Copeland
was second in the 3000 metres with 9.55.9 in the intense heat (a new
club record) and Harry Shepherd was second in the triple jump with 9m71.
tactics came in to play in the under-17 age group with Pippa Hine moving
up an age group to win the long jump on count back with 4m49. Sister
Abbie was third in the 300 hurdles with 53.4 despite not competing much
over this distance and was also third in the 800m in 2.27.4. Kelly
Snook also moved up and won the pole vault with 2m15 and Ella Hearne was
second in a thirsty 3000 metres in 12m08.4.
Christian Flavell’s 400 metre hurdles time of 62.9 gave him second
place. Ryan Walbridge was second in the 800m in 2.10.3. and Jason
Sotheran’s 9.54.6 gave him third place in the 3000 metres and a
new club record. In the
under-20s Jack Snook pulled in important points with a third-placed high
jump 1m70, a third-placed triple jump with 10m56 and a second-placed
hammer with 23m73. Callum Kennedy was second in the 5000 metres in
Winton and Trudi Carter pulled off one of the most unexpected 1-2s in
the senior women’s discus with 21m42 and 19m68 respectively. Trudi also
won the pole vault with 2m95 with Rosie Busher third on 2m55. Second
claimer Nick Hunt enjoyed himself with a winning 2.00 metres in the
senior high jump and a 13.08 in the triple jump finishing off with a
second placed 22.7 in the 200. Ronnie de Bique was third in the 400
hurdles in 58.5.
placed points were very welcome and it was a splendid performance by the
team but there is much to do to maintain and improve on the current
fourth placed league placing.