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Summer successes

Peter Impett reports from the SWL at Plymouth and elsewhere.


Congratulations to 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 AC one-two.

English Schools Championships

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 Points (Plymouth)

Newquay & Par               1161.5
Newton Abbot                   979.0
Wimborne                         760.5
Dorchester                        643.0
North Devon                      565.0
Mendip                              478.0 
South West Vets                95.0

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