Paula Hine reports
from Canford School
Sportshall meeting of the season took place on Saturday 29th
October at Canford School. The young WACer team had a number of
athletes missing due to half term commitments, so we went for quality
performances rather than quantity – and they certainly performed!!
First on the track
were the obstacle relay races. All four of the WACer squads rolled,
crawled, jumped and sprinted their way to victory – what a great start
to the afternoon’s proceedings.
The under 11’s only
had one individual overall winner on the track and that was Kitty
Sharpe in the 2 lap race. Kitty also went on to win the speed bounce
event narrowly beating Amy Darragh who bounced into second. There
were some other great wins for both boys and girls in the field –
Isabella Cox and Charlie Naish in the vertical jump, George Butcher in
the speed bounce, Oscar Davis in the chest push, and Poppy Darragh in
the target throw. Three athletes also finished in second place
overall, Ruby Sargeant in the chest push, Oscar Wade in both the long
jump and the target throw events. Both the boys and the girls under
11 teams are leading the competition as they prepare to perform again
in match three in December.
Back on the track
Katie Hull was our only individual under 13 winner. She won the under
13 girls 2 lap race. Tilly Coombs and Sarah Graham ran a fantastic
team Parlauf to win the 8 laps overall. Ben Butcher ran a tight 4 lap
race to finish second. On the field we had slightly more success with
Katie Hull winning the long jump, Emma Salkeld the vertical jump, Ben
Butcher in the triple jump. Oscar Street had a great leap to finish
second in the long jump and Ben Butcher finished off his day with a
solid second in the speed bounce.
In the under 15
competition the athletes compete as individuals. WAC had four boys
and one girl taking part. Robert Hughes was our strongest athlete
overall finishing second in all three of his events.
Well done to all
WACers who took part and GOOD LUCK in match three in December!!