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South West League Div. 2 table toppers Ė 20 July 2014

Peter Impett reports from Plymouth

The stadium announcements during the day stated that Wimborne AC were trailing in third place in the third South West League Division 2 match at Plymouth on Sunday. However, corrections to the scores (the removal of non-scoring athletes) meant that Wimborne won the match and go top of the table much to the delight of team managers and athletes alike.  The result set up the last match of the season at Yeovil in September as a tussle for the championship with Newquay & Par though it seems likely that both teams will be promoted.

The club claimed three league records, two of them in the under-15 girls where Bethan Burley recorded 11m26 in the shot and Grace Copeland 10.16.05 in the 3000 metres. Bethan also threw 26m94in the discus, another schools entry standard. Pippa Hine was second in the 100m (13.22) and 200m (27.39) and Becky Kent picked up very valuable points with a second-placed pole vault of 2m05 and a long jump of 4m40.  In the under-13s Erin Thickett was second in the 100m with 14.66 and the 200m in 31.29. Nia Burley won the high jump with 1m25 and Fleur Dutton was second in the shot with 6m80. Ellie White won both her specialist hammer 41m83 (with a new club record) and the discus 22m09 while Maddie Williams got a hard-earned second place in the under-17 3000 in 12.04.61. Sarah Orr was a senior winner with an 11.38.93 in the 3000m and Trudi Carter won the pole vault with 2m85.

Matt Curtis was a record breaker with a 43m11 discus in the under-20s having already won the 400m hurdles in 59.97 and the 100m in 12.14. Callum Kennedy ground out a 16.14.69 win in the 5000m in higher than average temperatures. Nick Hunt was, as always, a very good points provider, this time as a senior where he won the high jump, the triple jump 13m47, the 200m in 22.12 and the javelin 43.00m which, with Dave Pearsonís 30.37m, gave maximum points in this event.  Mark Copelandís 2.23.22 in the 800m and 18.52.38 in the 5000m brought him second places in both. Louis Coppardís 23.8 brought him victory in the 200m and there were second places for Fraser Hoare 27m03 in the hammer and 22m36 in the discus, Joe Miles in the high jump 1m55 and Piers Copeland 9.56.36 in the 3000m.  Toby Randerson had a clutch of second places in the under-15s with a 12.00s 100m, 24.99s 200m and 10m71 triple jump. Joe Kelliher was second in the 800m in 2.16.15. Eddie May was the star in the under-13s where his personal best 1m35 gave him second place in the high jump on count back.


Scores from Plymouth

Wimborne                                       1283.0
Newquay & Par                              1242.5
Armada                                           1224.0
Mendip AC                                       658.5
Dorchester                                        596.0
South West Veterans                      106.0

Current standings in the South West League Division 2 are:



Match points



Wimborne AC




Newquay & Par








Mendip AC




Dorchester AC




South West Veterans




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