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South West Athletics League Round 2 - Exeter - Sun 3rd June

Exams and holidays take their toll at on athlete turn out at this time of year but nevertheless Wimborne featured strongly in round 2 of the South West League at Exeter on Sunday. Provisionally taking second place on the day, the club moved up to second place overall after this second match in the four match series.

The strongest showing came from the under 13 boys with the relay squad setting a new club record winning the relay in 55.7.  The baton was brought home by Harry Woods who also won the 100 metres in 13.74.  Tristan Green was second in the 800 in 2.23.25 and third in the 200 in 28.23.  Oli Foster and Harry Bunting completed the relay squad. Jakob Roberts was a star on the day putting in a personal best of 1m43 to win the high jump and a winning 8m34 in the shot.  For the girls Iris Courtney was third in the 800 in 2.31.55.  The girls relay team of Ella Bodman, Amy Darragh, Eva Welstead and Kitty Sharp won in a time of 57.84.

Curtis Ormerod Taylor got closer to the club Under 20 100 metres record with a winning 11.47 seconds and was second in the 200 in 23.33.  Kane Aubrey also put in a third place 11.97 in the under 17 100 metres and a 5m53 in the long jump.  Elliott Symes ran a third placed 2.13.41 in the under 20s 800.  Abbie Lovering was pipped on the line with a time of 46.04 in a very high standard under 17 300 hurdles. Ellie White threw a quality 43metres 37 for top marks in the senior women’s hammer and Kelly Snook gained third place with her 2m55 pole vault.  Ben Butcher was third in the under 15 boys high jump with a personal best 1m55 – very good jumping from someone who is not yet 1m55 tall.

Sara Graham, second, 11.36.3, Tom Fuller, third, 10.19.0 and Holly Nixon who was also second 11.17.0 emphasised the club’s pedigree in distance running in the 3000 metres.

Match results

1)   Taunton   2172.5
2)   Wimborne   1724.5
3)   Exeter   1717
4)   Newquay/Par   1624
5)   Cornwall   1586
6)   Armada   1539
7)   Yeovil   1448
8)   Newton Abbot/Torbay
9)   Poole   1166.5
10)  Mendip   584,
11)  Dorchester   571,
12)  North Devon   458


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