Wimborne a Good Third after a tough weekend’s competition
Peter Impett reports
from the Wessex League on 15 June 2014
Wimborne took third place in the second Wessex League fixture of the
season at the Kings Park stadium on Sunday 15 June 2014. With some top
athletes resting after their exertions in the Schools County
Championships on Saturday it gave opportunities for some new faces to
show what they could do.
The under 17 men scored very well with Ryan Webb just missing out on a
league record in the high jump just shaving the bar at 2m01. He put
that behind him to jump a personal best 6m47 in the long jump backed up
by Ross Crabbe’s maximum points in the B string with 5m65. Jack Rees
doubled the sprints with a 12:0 100m and a 24:0 200m in to a stiff-ish
headwind. Louis Coppard won the B string 200m in 24:6 and the 400m in
54:4. Piers cleaned up the shorter distances with a winning 2:08.4 in
the 800m. Jack Rees then bought the relay baton home in a club record
47:1 with help from Ryan Long, Ryan Webb and Louis Coppard. The previous
record had been set in 2004.
From left to right - Ryan Webb, Ryan Long, Louis Coppard and Jack Rees
other age groups Jack Ayton 1m45 and Eddie May 1m30 did the double in
the under 13 high jump. Michael Johnson was second in the under 15
1500m in 4:54.9 with Elliot Symes winning the B string 4:58.7.
Alexander Long was second in the javelin22m75 with Alfie Beddow winning
the B string with 22m33.
Erin Thickett won the under 13s long jump with 4m14 and Jasmine Figg
7m31and Fleur Dutton 6m80 were double winners in the shot. In the under
15 long jump Charlotte Ayton won with 4m64. Bethan Burley was second in
the shot 11m36 and the javelin 27m27 with Olivia Tipping winning the B
string wth 20m67. Kelly Snook won the under 17 hurdles in 14.0 seconds.
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The Quadkids for boys was again dominated by Wimborne. Ben Butcher was
overtaken by a Weymouth athlete but his second place included the
fastest 75m and the longest long jump with 3m88. Oscar Street 4th, Joe
Baynham 7th and Seb Flavell filled the other scoring
The girls were third with Alicia Hudson 11th, Ava Key 13th,
Lydia Rusling 19th and Charlotte Piper 23rd
scoring from an almost complete team of ten.