Peter Impett reports from the SWL at
Plymouth and elsewhere.
Annabel Brown who is the new Dorset Schools Multi-Events champion. At
the championships at Exeter Arena Annabel recorded five new PBs out of
the seven in her Under-17s Heptathlon and amassed 3,663 points. Annabel
was sixth overall in the region. Matt Curtis was 16th in the Octathlon
Race For Life
Congratulations also to
Grace Copeland who beat everyone in the morning Race for Life and
completed the 5 kilometres in 20 minutes. Abbie Hine made it a Wimborne
While Hannah Winton would
have preferred a medal, her 12th place in the Under-17 girls triple jump
in the English Schools Championships in Gateshead is still a success.
Hannah was the only Wimborne AC athlete selected despite at least two
others meeting the qualification standard. Our commiserations to them.
South West League,
Plymouth – 3 July 2011
Our success in the South
West League is a sure sign that Wimborne AC is moving forward. On
Sunday 3rd July at Plymouth we were again third in the
division and considering that there was no male pole vault, one of the
club’s strengths, because the bed had been burned out, it was a great
result for the club.
Kelly Snook was a
prolific scorer in the Under-13 girls winning the high jump in a new
personal best of 1m40 and the hurdles in 12.4. She was also third in the
long jump with 3m91. Lily Tozer increased her personal best for a second
time at the weekend. Having jumped 1m29 for second place in the Dorset
Primary County Championships she increased it to 1m31 for third place at
Plymouth. Bethan Burley was second in the shot with 6m39. Piers Copeland
won the boys under 13 1500 metres in 4.39.9 (a new club record)
with Tom Boulton in second place 5m23.2.
Sharon Hutchings, before
winning the Under-15s 1500 metres in 5.14.7 from Abbie Hine in third
place on 5m23., showed that she can sprint, with a 44.9 for second in
the 300 metres. Archie Watts also had a great day winning the long jump
with 4m95, the 200m in 24.8 and coming third in the discus 20m13.
Christian Flavell was second in the 80 metre hurdles in 13.5 and third
in the 400 metres. Ryan Walbridge applied the power to bring him a
4.31.1 win in the 1500m.
At the Under-17 level,
points came from Annabel Brown winning the javelin with 23.07 and third
in the shot with 8m01. Jack Snook would normally have been pole vaulting
but turned in points with the javelin, third with 31m54, shot, second
with 9m40 and the triple jump, third with 10m54. Callum Kennedy won the
1500m steeplechase in 4.55.6.
Ben Amey recorded a third
placed 23.7 in the 200. Paul Flavell won the Seniors 110m hurdles in
19.8 and was third in the 400m with 57.1. Steve Snook was third in the
hammer and for the ladies, Paula Hine was second in the shot, 7m31, and
Lynn Hutchings second in the 1500m with 5.40.8.
While only the first
three places are reported here, the bulk of the points came from those
who came and competed. It was a very good turn out particularly among
the Under-13 girls.
South West League
Newquay & Par
Newton Abbot 979.0
North Devon 565.0
South West Vets 95.0