Quad Kids Summer 2017
Paula Hine reports
The summer of 2017 has been a great season for WACs under 11 Quad
Kids. Fabulous fun and some great performances.
For those of you who donít know, Quad Kids is the name given to the
Track and Field competition available to young athletes. They all
compete in four events: 75m sprint, 600m run, howler throw and long
jump. They are awarded points for their performance in each event
and the points are totalled up for their final score. The
individual scores are then added together to get an overall team
score in a club event.
Wimborne AC enters the Wessex Young Athletes League where the Quad
Kids compete alongside the older athletes at the club. It is a
great introduction to the sport for them and encourages a good team
spirit, something Wimborne athletes have plenty of.
Wimborne have had nearly thirty athletes competing in Quad Kids this
season and have finished in seventh place overall in the league.
There is a total of twenty-four clubs in the league. We are
extremely proud of them, and their parents, for showing a strong
commitment to competing early in their athletics careers. In match
two they scored more points as a team than any other Quad Kids team
competing in the league at other venues on that day. Come on
Alongside the fantastic team results we have also had some very
exciting individual performances:
Harry Bunting equalled the club record for the 75m, running 11.0
secs at Portsmouth.
Woody Van Der Feltz broke the 600m record running 1.54 at Poole.
Freya Blundell broke both the girls 75m record running 10.9 secs and
the howler record at Portsmouth with a throw of 28.10m.
Woody Van Der Feltz
In the last meeting of the season at the Bournemouth Open, the Quad
Kids events doubled up as the Dorset County Championships. Woody
started off the day with a fine run in the 75m and was crowned
Dorset Champion. He went on to win his heat in the 600m and
finished in second place overall, he was closely followed by Jack
Williams who also had a great race to finish third. Freya had an
awesome day winning all four individual events and consequently the
overall Quad Kids event. We now look forward to her competing as an
U-13 next season Ė GO FREYA!!
For me the season has been such a success due to the help and
support that the Quad Kids squad have received from the coaches who
work with them, the positive and team attitude that the parents have
shown, and the fun that we have all had!!
Bring on 2018!!