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Sports:Hall – Canford – 28 October 2012

Paula Hine reports.

Wow! What a start!!!

The Canford Sports:Hall was as frantic and noisy as ever for the first league match of the season. Wimborne had 33 athletes competing, for many it was their first time in a red vest, and they certainly did the club proud. The girls’ under-13/11 Whizzkids  team finished in first place, some 30 points ahead of their closest rivals from Bournemouth AC. This is a solid start, but  only a small lead that we will need to try and extend if we are to retain the title. The younger girls, the Whippets  team, finished in seventh place, a position we can easily improve on if we work to field a full team in the next match. The boys team, the Wasps, consisting mainly of under-11s, had a terrific day, missing out on first place to Poole AC by only 1.5 points. If more under-13 athletes make themselves available for the next match, I feel sure that a win is within their grasp.

In the under-15 event we fielded six athletes (4 boys, 2  girls) our  largest team for a few seasons. The boys’ team, Ross  Crabbe, Sean Bishop, Dominic Flavell and Ryan Long won  6/7 events between them. Ross Crabbe  is leading the individual competition with Sean close behind in joint second. Scarlett Goldsack is lying third in the girls’ individual competition after a great first place in the 4-lap race, with Ellie White lying in 6th with a great win in the shotputt event.


Who is the mystery red blur on their way to another Wimborne victory?

There were many great performances on the day but individual athletes and relay teams finishing in the top three should be highlighted:

The girls under-13/11 Whizzkids team had five event wins:

2 Lap - Charlotte Ayton
4 Lap and speed bounce - Pippa Hine
Vertical jump - Beth Riley
4x 2 lap relay - Caitlyn Hooper, Beth Riley, Charlotte Ayton, Pippa Hine.

 Four second places:

2 lap and shotputt -  Megan Hodd
4 x 2lap Guest Team -  Megan Hodd, Becky Kent, Daniella Tomlin Eleanor Riley.

One third place:

Vertical jump - Daniella Tomlin

The boys under-13/11 Wasps team had two event winners:

4 lap - Tom Stokes
6 lap - Michael Johnson

Five second places:

Shotputt - Tom Stokes
2 lap - Alfie Beddow
6 lap - Fraser Vivian (under 11)
Circuit relay - Tom Morrisson, Derry Sowinski - Brown, Fraser Vivian, Sebastian Flavell
4 x 2 lap relay - Tomas Barr, Alfie Beddow, Michael Johnson, Tom Stokes.

One third placing:

Parlauf  relay - Sebastian Flavell, Tom Morrisson (both under-11 years)

In summary, whilst we have had a really good start to the Sports:Hall season, the highlight of the afternoon has to be the number of athletes who went away with smiles on their faces, having had a positive experience. We had a young team, many competing for the first time, and they were well supported by their parents, all of whom are now waiting to come back again for the next match on 24th November  - I hope!!


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