Wimborne Athletic Club
members packed the Colehill Sports and Social Club on Saturday
evening for their annual Track and Field Presentation Evening.
Chairman Jason Hall began by celebrating all the club records that
had been broken in 2018. A string of superb individual
performances had led to the establishment of 20 new records in the
year. The club were second to Taunton in the South West League
having won the title the previous year, but won the Under 17 men
and relay trophies.
Piers and Grace Copeland
won male and female best performances of the year trophies, Piers
for qualifying for the British Athletics Menís 1500 metres Final
and Grace for a podium finish at the English Schools Championships
in the 3000 metres.They also took the middle distance trophies.
The age group trophies
were won at under 11 level by Tess Pawley and Woody Van der Feltz,
the under 13s by Ella Dalton and Jakob Roberts, the under 15s by
Lauren Hill and Joe Goodwin, the under 17s by Abbie Lovering and
Kane Aubrey, the under 20s by Pippa Hine and Curtis Ormerod Taylor
and the seniors by Hannah Winton and Ronnie de Bique.
Curtis Ormerod Taylor set
new club records in the 100 and 200 and won the male sprint
award. Curtis has now been invited to a national training camp
for the skeleton following other sprinters into the winter sports
set up. Abbie Lovering, who moved from middle distance to long
sprints and hurdles in the year and only just missed out on the
hurdles final at the English Schools, took the trophy in both
categories. Rob Hughes took the multi events trophy. Charlotte
Ayton retained the long jump trophy and Ben Butcher won the
Jonathon Edwards Triple Jump Trophy. Joe Goodwin and Abbie White
took the male and female throws awards. Finn Peterson won the pole
vault award and Jakob Roberts the high jump cup.
The team trophy was won by
the under 13 boys relay team of Harry Woods, Harry Bunting,
Tristan Green and Ollie Foster who broke the club record twice in
two weeks. Catherine Rawles won the trophy for the support role.
Best newcomer trophies were shared by Akiva Bassford and Lauren
Hill. Isabella Cox won the Clare Bailey Trophy in recognition of
her willingness to try any event. Steve Snook was adjudged Coach
of the Year having built up a dedicated group of sprinters. The
prestigious Les Phillips Trophy for a major contribution to the
life of the club was won by Nick Solomon.