Excellent Performances at Oxford – 29 June 2014
Peter Impett reports
from the Wessex League
on 29 June 2014
The third round of
the Wessex Young Athletes’ League at Oxford produced some very good
performances by Wimborne athletes. Ryan Webb again jumped two metres in
the under-17 high jump and equalled the League record held by Nick Hunt.
Ryan also achieved a personal best of 6m48 in the long jump confirming
his second placed ranking in the South-West, with Jack Rees securing
maximum points with a 5m49 leap.
The 1500m opened
with the under 13 boys race and Tom Morrison securing 3rd
place in a PB of 5:27.34. Grace Copeland then stepped up to the 1500m
U15G and shaved eight seconds off the club’s record for the distance.
Lucy Ballam’s 4:59 also a PB gave the club maximum points in this event.
Piers Copeland won the U17B race in 4:27.19 a new PB and in the U15 B
Michael Johnson won A string in 4:48.92 and Elliot Symes won the B
string in 4:55.47, both PBs and also securing maximum points in that
event. In the 1200m U13G race Fern Morrison secured 3rd place
also in a PB of 4:25.09
In the 800m events;
in U13G A string Abbie Lovering was 2nd in 2:40.39 and Hannah
Fairchild was 1st in the B string in 2:39, a new PB. In U13B
A string Robert Hughes was 3rd in 2:51.96 and in the B string
Jack Moss Willcox was 2nd in 2:54.49 also a PB. In the U17B
800m Sam Davies was 2nd in 2:2597 whilst Liam Murphy Parry
was 2nd in the U15B with 2:19.27.
It was a good day
for the sprinters. Ben Holland 13:69 and Matty Effick 14:64 won both
strings of the 100 metres for under-13’s. Toby Randerson won the 100m in
11:93 and the 200m in 24:28. Pippa Hine was pleased with her times of
12:8 in the 100m and 26:45 in the 200m and second place in each. Her
performances were mirrored in the under-13s by Erin Thickett’s 14:18 and
29:93. Jack Rees thought that he had won the under-17s 200 but the
camera clock showed him down on the Basingstoke athlete by just two one
hundredths of a second in a time of 23:66. His time of 11:85 also gave
him a second place in the 100m, Louis Coppard was second in the
under-17’s 400m with 53:64 before joining Ryan, Jack and Sam Davies for
a win in the relay.
Long jumpers shone.
In addition to Ryan and Jack’s win, Erin Thickett won the under-13’s
with 4m01, Ben Holland 4m56 and Derry Sowinski-Brown 4m01 wrapped up
the under-13 boys, Charlotte Ayton won the under-15 girls with 4m74 and
Toby Randerson the under-15 boys with 5m06.
winning 31.01 in the javelin was his first over 30 metres. Piers
Copeland eased his way to a winning 1500 in 4.27.9. Abbie Lovering was
second in the under-13 800 in 2.40.39 but her time was surpassed by
Hannah Fairchild who won the B string in 2.39.19. Nia Burley showed huge
improvement in her hurdles and was second 13.40 a placing that she
repeated in the discus with 18m.46. Rob Hughes was second in the
under-13 hurdles in 14.22 and there were second places for Kelly Snook
in the under-17 hurdles with 13.56 and the high jump of 1m45.
Fourth place on the
day did not reflect the spirit and quality of the athletes’ performances
but then Wimborne were up against some very powerful local teams.
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The quadkids team
were also up against some stiff competition. Ben Butcher was the only
under-11 over 4 metres in the long jump and he also won the 75 metres.
He was just pushed into second place overall. Oscar Street was fourth
with the fastest time of the day in the 600m Our youngest athletes
George Butcher and Rebecca Bentham both performed well and will surely
go on to greater things.