Wessex League Southampton - 13th April 2014 - Good Start to the Season
Peter Impett reports on
the first Wessex League of the 2014 season
Wimborne Athletic Clubs
athletes enjoyed the sunshine at Southampton on Sunday April 13th
in the Wessex Young Athletes League. With the end of the football
season delayed because of the winter rains many of the older boys were
otherwise engaged but Ben Butcher won the Under 11s Quadkids event which
included a 4m20 long jump and led the team which included Seb Flavell 4th,
Joe Baynham 6th and Joel Green 12th to team
The under 13 girls were
also victorious. Erin Thickett won the long jump with 4m32 and was
second in the 100m (14:3) and the 200m (30:6) in her first year of the
age group. Isabelle Kingswell-Farr won the B string long jump 3m87 and
did the 200m 32:0 to gain very good points. Abbie Lovering swept the
opposition away in the 800m despite a late challenge. Her time of
2:41.0 coupled with Hannah Fairchildís B string win in 2:54.0 gave
maximum points as did Nia Burley 1m30 and Rebecca Nolan 1m20 in the High
Jump. Jasmine Figg won the shot with 6m51.
In the under 15s there
were points maximums from Pippa Hine 27:3 in the 200m and Bethan Burley
27:4. Pippa was also second in the 300m with 45:5. Bethan won the 75m
hurdles with 12:3 and despite putting a personal best 10m43 had to
settle for second place. Charlotte Ayton soared out to 4m77 to win the
long jump and was second in the discus with 20m95. Abi Morgan was
second in the high jump with 1m40. Lucy Ballam won her first track race
over 800m in 2:31.6 having had an exceptional cross country season.
In the under 17ís Abbie
Hine 5:13.2 and Maddie Williams 5:28.1 combined to take maximum points
in the 1500m.
Performance of the day
for the boys came from Michael Johnson in the 1500m for under 15 boys
where his 4:49.8 winning time knocked twenty seconds off his personal
best. Newcomer Toby Randerson was a creditable second in the 200m with
25:1 while Elliott Symes was second in the 800m 2:30.3 was backed up by
team mate Dan Baynham 2:36.4 for a good points score in this event.
Harry Shepherd won the shot with 9m54. In the Under 17ís Ross Crabbe,
came second A string 56:2 and Ryan Long winning the B string produced
near maximum points in the 400 metres. Jason Sotheran was second in the
800m in 2:08.0.
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