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On what was probably the hottest day of the year so far, a well stocked minibus of WAC athletes ventured off to the second fixture in the South West League at Millfield School. We were joined at Millfield by a number of athletes who made their own way and in total we had 26 WACers competing on the day.

Among the 26 there were three athletes who had never competed for WAC in the South West League before, all of them in the U13 age category. Hannah Curtis, Grace Thompson and Sam Lucas are all now inducted in to the South West League hall of fame!

Sam managed to lay down a new personal best for the 100m, but unfortunately injured his leg in the process and was unable to have a go at bettering his 800m time. Grace has three new personal bests in 100m, Long Jump and Shot Putt, and Hannah has two in Long Jump and Shot Putt. Both Hannah and Grace also took part on the U13 4x100 relay, so quite a baptism for them.

Our U13 veterans performed well. Shae Hardy put in 3 personal best performances in the 100m, 70mH and Long Jump – a good day’s work there. Sharon Hutchings ran a very good 800m, fractionally outside her PB by 0.43s, and completed her day with a new personal best in both 100m and Long Jump. For the boys in this age group, Liam Winton improved his Long Jump best and set new figures for Shot Putt, while Adam Collins managed to win the 75m Hurdles and also bang out another 4.00m plus Long Jump.

We had a good turnout in the U15 age group, with 4 boys and 4 girls making the trip to Millfield. Unfortunately, due to injury on the day, the girls were not able to form a 4x100 relay team; however, the boys shocked both themselves and the team by stepping up to the plate in the 4x400 relay – well done to them for giving it a go! (Maybe the sun had got to them?). There were a smattering of PB performances from both the girls and the boys, which was great to see, so well done to: Hannah, Abbie, TC, Alex, Alwyn, Matt, Aaron & Jack.

We are very light in the U17 age category so it was good to see Becky, Ellis, Kyle and Ben turn out to compete. Aside from the 100m, the events in the ‘A’ programme didn’t really suit any of the U17s so it was even more impressive that they made the effort to compete.

Finally, in the over 17 age category we also had a good turnout. Four ladies and four gentlemen of various vintages went out to do battle in the heat. Hats off to all those who ran 800m or further in those temperatures, especially Lyn Hutchings who completed the 3000m.

Full results from this match can be found using this link.



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