– what a start!!
Sportshall season got off to a great start on Saturday afternoon
and certainly lived up to its noisy reputation. The young WACer
red army was in force and what a good job they did. Great fun was
had by all!!
afternoon kicked off with the obstacle/circuit relays – always one
of my favourites. The boys Wasps team finished a close second
behind Poole AC – a result which was to repeat itself regularly on
the track that afternoon. The girls Whizzkids team however got
off to a great start with an easy win – well done to Katie Hull,
Lydia Hughes, Tilly Turner and Ava Keay.
boys then started on their field events whilst the girls continued
on the track. Highlights for the WACers here included a win in
the Parlauf from formidable duo Ava Keay and Lucy Gladdis – who
were very well supported by young twins Kate and Lucie Simmonds
who finished third. The 4 lap races saw a third and fourth place
overall from Keira Farrell and Katie Hull respectively, followed
by the 6 lap where we had another third and fourth place from
Charlotte Piper and Hannah Stephens who was competing in her first
Sportshall event. The girls finished off their track later in the
afternoon with a third place from the Whizzkid team in the 4x2 lap
boys track timetable then quickly followed. Adam Richardson had a
great 2 lap race finishing in third place overall – and he says he
can't sprint!! The 4 lap races were dominated by Wimborne with
Ben Butcher having our only individual win on the track that
afternoon. He was well backed up with a third place from Max
Dominey. In this event we also had two non-scoring athletes Derry
Sowinski–Brown and Tobias Blundell who has recently joined the
club. Their times would have ranked them in third and fourth place
respectively. We also looked strong in the 6 lap event where
Oscar Street and Joel Green had a tight finish for second and
third place behind the Poole AC athlete. In the Parlauf the Joe
Baynham and Rufus Booth duo put up a good fight but again finished
just behind the Poole AC duo. The Parlauf also saw a great run
from the younger duo friends in the Warriors team, Albert van der
Feltz and George Butcher who won their heat. The afternoon on the
track finished off with the 4x2 lap relays where the Wasps team
convincingly won their race but unfortunately their time was not
quite fast enough to beat the strong Poole AC side in the other
was in the field events that the WAC teams excelled. The girls
had three event wins from Katie Hull (Standing Long Jump), Lucy
Gladdis (Vertical Jump) and Lydia Rusling (Shot Putt).
second places from Ava Keay (Speed Bounce), Emma Salkeld (Vertical
Jump), Charlotte Piper (Shot Putt) and from young Ella Dalton
(Standing Triple Jump). Lydia Hughes also finished third in the
Speed Bounce. The boys had two event wins with Ben Butcher in the
Standing Triple Jump and Adam Richardson in the Shot Putt. Derry
and Ben were the only two boys to jump over six metres in the
Triple. Joel Green sprang into second in the Vertical Jump and
Gus Meadwell was close behind in third. Joshua Lock rounded off
the success with a third place in the Shot Putt.
was the strong field performances coupled with the large turnout
enabling us to cover all the events that ensured our match one
wins for both the girls Whizzkids and the boys Wasps teams
overall. However, what is even more promising and exciting is
that the younger boys Warrior team find themselves in third
position overall and the girls Whippets team in fourth. What a
fantastic start – COME ON WIMBORNE!!
older under 15 athletes also had a successful start to their
Sportshall season. Becca May is currently winning the individual
girls competition and they are in third place in the team rankings
– not bad as they still need one athlete to make a full team.
Becca won the Vertical Jump, Amy Hewitt won the 2 lap and Thea
Farr the Standing Long Jump. Congratulations girls!! In the boys
event we are only two points behind the leading Poole AC team –
hopefully with a full team sheet at the next meeting we can turn
this around. Curtis Ormerod-Taylor finished second in all three
of his events and is currently in second place overall. Robert
Hughes had two seconds and a third and is lying in fourth place
out of seven athletes. Watch this space on this one.
two takes place on Saturday 21st November – looking
forward to it already!!