South West League Div 2 Champions
Peter Impett reports from Yeovil, 2 September 2012
Wimborne Athletic Club completed its best track and field season for
many moons by becoming champions of the South West League Division 2 at
Yeovil. While we took second place on the day to arch rivals North
Somerset we had done enough in match three to make it difficult for
anyone to overtake us and won the league by over 100 points.
The icing on the cake was three new league records for the club. Bethan
Burley beat the old under-13 javelin record by almost 80 centimetres to
record 25m47. Ryan Webb increased the League record for under-15s high
jump to 1m76 also extinguishing a club record held by five other
athletes. Ryan then joined Ross Crabbe, Ryan Long and Harrison Topps to
slice nearly a second off the league relay record in a time of 50.13.
Scores on the day
North Somerset 1420, Wimborne 1282.5 Armada 875.5 Mendip 667.5
Dorchester 495 North Devon 320, South West Vets 47.5
Wimborne 4790.5 (26) North Somerset 4687.5 (26) Armada 3763 (22) Mendip
2656 (15) Dorchester 2299.5 (12) North Devon 1717 (9) South West Vets
Surprisingly Wimborne are only likely to win one age group trophy and
that is in the Senior and under-20 menís age group. Ronnie Debique and
Paul Flavell wrapped up top points in the 400 hurdles in 61.74 and 65.55
respectively and a 1m70 high jump from Ron and a 1m55 from Dave Pearson
produced the same points effect in the high jump. The throws side has
shown much improvement this year with George Billett winning the shot
with 10m65 and Ashley Long winning the javelin with a very useful 33m03.
Jack Snook won the under-20s high jump with 1m70, the triple jump with
11.83 and was second in the hammer with 19m84. Callum Kennedy ran
2m15.53 to win the under-20s 800 metres and was second in the 5000m in
16.39.58. Mark Copeland was third in the 800 for seniors with 2.17.85
before the relay squad of Jack, Ron, Dave and Ben Amey ran 47.43 and
second to record breakers North Somerset.
Hannah Winton was a major points contributor in the senior women
category. Known as a jumper rather than a sprinter, Hannah won the 100m
in 13.75 and the 200m in 28.47 before adding a winning 4m92 in the long
jump with Trudi Carter third with 4m12. Trudi also won the pole vault
with 2m80. Yana Williams was second in the 3000m with 12m45.6.
Matt Curtis led the way in the under-17s with a winning 1m75 high jump
and in the 200m with 24.03. Chris Flavell won the 400m hurdles in 64.52
and was second in the 100m in 12.92 followed in by Ryan Wallbridge in
12.96. Ryan also ran 25.74 for second in the 200 and 9.14.5 for second
in the 3000m.
Annabelle Brown was back in form again in the under-17s with a winning
4m47 long jump after second place in a first time 300m hurdles completed
in second place 52.15. Sharon Hutchings ran with a broken toe but still
recorded a comfortable win in 2.21.95 in the 800m. Charlotte Bourne won
the 3000m in 12.54.05.
The under-15 boys had a really good day witnessed by the two records.
Jason Sotheran ran a very intelligent race to win the 800m in 2.12.09.
Harrison Topps was second in the 200m in 25.66 and the shot with 10m94.
Maddie Williams enjoyed her win in the under-15 800m in 2.41.92 with
Kelly Snook clearing two metres in the pole vault and second place.
In the under-13 boys Tom Bourne was second in the 800m with 2.28.60. Tom
Stokes was second in the long jump 3m83 just one centimetre in front of
third placed Alfie Beddow while Fred Scotson showed new found skills for
a third placed 1m30 in the high jump.
The under 13 girls are irrepressible and major points contributors.
Bethanís javelin record was followed up with a win in the shot 8m27.
Pippa Hine won the 200m in a fluent 28.81 and the long jump 4m12 and was
second in the 100m with 13.93. Grace Copeland stamped her authority on
the 800m to win in 2.32.46 before joining Pippa, Bethan and Charlotte
Ayton for a resounding 57.92 win in the relay.
Team managers, led by Paula Hine, have done a magnificent job in getting
the athletes motivated to compete for the club. This is a real team
success witnessed by the fact that nearly 60 athletes showed up to
compete and gain points for the club.
Visit the South West League website http://www.swathletics.org.uk/Results.htm
for full results