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The great Team Dorset fightback – 7 August 2010

Peter Impett reports from the Senior Women’s League meeting at Salisbury.

Team Dorset took local bragging rights in the latest round of the Southern Women’s League Division 1 West at Salisbury on Saturday.  Still smarting from a last place in the previous round the squad mainly drawn from Wimborne and Dorchester athletic clubs came within a whisker of second place in this ten-team division.

Wimborne’s Trudi Carter 3m15 and Saffron Taverner 2m40 locked in maximum points in the pole vault as did Liz Church from Poole AC  26m36 and Phoebe Beer (Dorchester AC) 22m39 in the Senior Women’s javelin.  The irrepressible Holly Butt from Dorchester 13.2s scooted in victory in the under-15 100 metres into a headwind and was followed by newcomer Lucy Foot in her first outing for Wimborne, winning the B string in 14.0.

Good points were won by Laura Tan (WAC) second in the senior high jump 1m45 and Tab Pople (DAC) who won the B string with 1m35.  Hannah Jeanes (DAC) won the senior 400m in 63.2. Lynn Hutchings (WAC) 12m 18.4 took second place in the 3000 metres and Saffron Taverner won the B string triple jump with 8m89.  Sharon Hutchings (WAC) was placed third in the under-15s 800m. In the under-15s Zoe Taylor (WAC) equalled her season’s best to win the B string high jump with 1m35 and under-13 Lucy Fry from Dorchester stepped up an age group to win the A string under-15 discus 21m32 and also won the B string shot. Roz Hutton (WAC) was third in the hammer.

The Dorchester squad of Holly Butt, Kirsty Wickham, Charlotte Faulkner and Anna James then demolished the field with a 55.0 seconds relay time.

All in all, it was a big improvement, but we do need to fill up the distance slots in the last two matches on 4th and 5th September.


Oxford                                             501
North Devon                                   381
Team Dorset                                  380
Radley                                             350
Winchester                                     322
Team Kennet                                  298
Salisbury                                         232
Bournemouth                                  197
Poole Runners                               187
Newquay Par                                  183




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