Sportshall League match two took place on Saturday 21st Nov
in a very lively Canford Sportshall. The Wimborne team arrived in force
with the largest team they have ever fielded and at least twelve
athletes who were competing in Sportshall for the first time. The scene
was set for an exciting afternoon.
obstacle/circuit relays started the afternoon’s proceedings on the
track. The boys Wasps team won their heat in fine form –
congratulations to Joel Green, Joe Baynham the tunnel king, Oscar Street
and newcomer to the team Finn Russell. The girls followed suit with an
easy win from the Whizzkid team, Lydia Hughes, Charlotte Piper, Katie
Hull and Ava Keay. The girls Whippets team with Kate Simmonds, Rebecca
Bentham and newcomers Amy Darragh and Kitty Sharpe also won their heat.
Amy's younger sister Poppy nervously agreed to make up the numbers for
the girls guest team so that they could also have a chance to compete –
well done Poppy, we are all very proud of you!!
timetable then continued with the girls events. Charlotte Laing was the
fastest girl over the two lap distance. She was well supported by a
third place overall from Ava Keay and Charlotte Piper in the 4 lap and 6
lap races respectively. The
proved to be the highlight of the afternoon for the WAC girls on the
track. The Lucy duo team (Tipping & Gladdis) were fine winners and they
were very ably backed up by the much younger Amy Darragh and Abigail Van
Etten team who finished second overall after a fine battle against the
girls from Poole Runners.
went on to perform well in the field events. Charlotte Piper and Lucy
Harvey had a one/two win in the shot putt as did Charlotte Laing and
Lucy Gladdis in the vertical jump event. Young and talented Katie Hull
won the long jump. Lucy Tipping put together a triple jump combination
and finished second overall, whilst Ava Keay and Lydia Hughes finished
second and third overall in the fast jumping speed bounce event.
team had just two wins on the track from the very focused and
hardworking Joel Green and the Parlauf duo of Rufus Booth and Tobias
Blundell. They were well supported by Oscar Street who finished third
in the 6 lap and the Warriors team Parlauf duo of George Butcher and
Oliver Rawles who also finished third.
strength within the boys’ team is definitely from their outstanding
results in the field events. Ben Butcher and Derry Sowinski-Brown
repeated their winning streak in the triple jump event. Adam Richardson
won the shot with Rufus Booth in third place. Joshua Lock and Joel
Green were second in the long jump and vertical jump respectively whilst
Oscar Street and Joe Baynham were second and third in the speed bounce.
Great work boys!!
afternoon always finishes off with the exciting relays and our teams
didn't disappoint. The girls won their race after a close fought battle
against the Poole Runners quartet. The girls Whippets and guest teams
also had great runs to finish off their afternoon. The boys’ team put
up a good fight but had to settle for second place to Poole AC – a very
two, arguably the best result that Wimborne have ever had in Sportshall,
both the boys and the girls are winning the under 13/11 league with all
to play for in the last match. However, what is more exciting is that
the boys Warrior team have now moved into second place, fifty points
ahead of Poole AC Bees. The girls Whippets team have also improved
their position and are now in third place, trailing Poole Runners by
eighty points. Bring on match three!!
under 15 event Wimborne's athletes are also putting up a good fight.
Having won the vertical jump and finished second in both the shot and 2
lap race Becca May is currently winning the individual competition. Go
for it Becca!! Thea Farr is in fourth position and hopefully Amy Hewitt
will return for match three and strengthen her place. In the boys
competition Robert Hughes had three overall third places and is now
lying in second place overall – a terrific result if he can hold onto
that position after match three – my fingers are crossed for him!!