Some mid-season matches can seem tough but despite losing some key
personnel through injury and other commitments the Wimborne squad
ground out a result which keeps them in the pack. The team were
fourth out of seven on the day and cling to third place overall.
The under 17 women chalked up a good points total with multi event
star Bethan Burley winning the shot with 12m01 and the 80 hurdles in
12.5. Hannah Slater won the steeplechase in a personal best 5.29.4
and Amy Mercer won the 1500 metres in 5.10.5. Charlotte Ayton was
third in the 200 metres in 28.0. Rob Hughes won the under 15
hurdles in 12.8 and was third in the long jump with 4m92. Harry O’
Donoghue managed a second place in his very first competition in the
pole vault with 2m05. Martha Taylor warmed up for the English
Schools Championships with an under 15 win in the Javelin with
33m68. Flo Lockwood was third in the high jump with 1m45, only
beating team mate Thea Farr on count back. Demi-Marie Goddard was
third in the 1500 metres in 5.13.0.
In the older age groups Caitlyn Hooper won the women’s triple jump
with 10m20 and Ryan Webb the under 20s long jump with 6m54. Tom
Bourne ran his 1500 metres in 4.13.2. Dave Pearson ran his 110
metres hurdles in 19.2 and had his best of the season 3m70 in the
pole vault. Matt Curtis only just missed the 40 metre mark with a
39.74 discus, second place behind Welsh international Jonathon
Edwards. Caitlin Rogers put in a strong performance for her second
placed 61.3 in the 400 metres and Hannah Winton was third in the
high jump with 1m40.
Charlotte Piper starred in the youngest age group winning the
javelin with a personal best 22m20. Ollie Rawles was third in the
boys’ version of the event with 19m44. Emma Salkeld was third in
the 200 metres in 29.20 and Ella Jeffery was third in the high jump.