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Dorset Sportshall League 2008 Match 2

Canford School Sunday 23 November 2008

Match 2 in the Dorset Sportshall League was a little quieter than the first match, with all teams struggling to match the athlete turnout of the first match. However, Wimborne managed to buck this trend in the U15 age category by fielding twice the number of athletes as we did in the first match.

Unfortunately both Adam and Jack were slightly under par for this match Adam recovering from a cold and Jack had sustained a knee injury during a rugby match in the morning. Nevertheless they put in some solid performances. After this match Adam is now in 4th place in the individual Grand Prix a mere 13 points off the lead anything can happen in the last match.

Hannah was joined by Phillippa in this match, and both athletes performed well. Hannah had a great day and  put in some excellent performances, getting 1st place in both the 2 lap and long jump, and 2nd place in the shot putt. This gave Hannah 1st place overall in the Grand Prix for match 2 by just one point, but she is in 3rd place, 8 points off the lead, after 2 matches.  Again everything to play for in the final match. 

The under 13 boys were so depleted that we promoted a couple of our Bees team in to the Wasps team to ensure maximum points for the team competition. Therefore there was no Bees team for this match. Even so we only had seven athletes and it looks like our challenge for the top place at the end of the three-match series has taken a severe blow as we are now 140 points behind the current leaders in 3rd place. The boys did come away with a couple of 1st places: Keelan and Chris in the Paarlauf, and Matt in the Shot Putt. We also had a couple of excellent 2nd places: Jordan in Vertical Jump, Sam in Triple Jump, and Chris, Liam, Keelan and Jordan in the Circuit Relay.

The under 13 girls managed to field a larger team than the boys and remain in a solid 3rd place in the team competition. Whilst there were no individual 1st places there were some very good performances, notably the 4x2 Relay squad (TC, Abbey, Kelly O'M, and Abbie) which came 2nd.

Thanks and well done everyone.


Click here for Individual Results

Click here for Under-15 Grand Prix Results

Click here for Team Scores

PS. The next, and last, match in the League takes place on Sunday 7th December at the Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland. We need athletes to be at Portland at 14:30 (1st race starts 15:00).

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