Down but very definitely not out! – SWL – 1 September
Impett reports from SWL at Exeter.
gets out of the blocks
last match of the season in the South West League Wimborne Athletic Club
pulled out all the stops but were edged out by teams who brought in
athletes who were competing in this league for the first time this year.
Unfortunately the club slipped from second to sixth and are relegated.
The narrow margin of this defeat in terms of league points (half a
point!) has made team managers even more determined to make a quick
return to the top flight.
match was about getting as many points as you could. Ryan Wallbridge 2nd
in a new club record of 9.36.28 and Jason Sotheran 4th in
9.44.88 accumulated very good points in the under-17 men’s 3000m. Ryan
Webb equalled his own league high jump record with 1m90 and was second
in the long jump with a personal best 6 metres 10. Trudi Carter won the
senior women’s pole vault and was backed up by 5th placed
Rosie Busher with 2m55. Roz Hutton was third in the hammer with 22m45.
under-15 girls put in some stirring performances to ensure that they
will win the league title in their age group. Grace Copeland stepped up
an age group but still put her stamp on the 800 metres winning in
2.25.91. Bethan Burley was second in the shot with 10m01 and took third
in the discus with 19m96 in her first attempt at the event. Becky Kent
was third in the pole vault with 1m85 and Pippa Hine continues to
improve with a personal best in the 100m in 13.2 and the 200 in 27.82.
In the under-17s Abbie Hine was second in the 3000 metres in 11.34.17.
under-13 boys Daniel Hamilton won the high jump in a new personal best
of 1m40 and Ben Holland was third in the long jump with 4m35. Piers
Copeland scored good points with his second placed 10.01.1 in the
under-15 3000 metres.
under-20 men scored consistently. Matt Curtis was third in the high jump
with 1m65 and was 4th in the 100 metres in 11.89. Callum Kennedy was
second in the 5000 metres with 16.28.06. Jack Snook was third in the
triple jump 11m38 and the hammer 20m42. Nick Hunt won the senior high
jump 1m95, the triple jump 13m21 and was second in the 200 metres in
22.63 seconds and Ronnie De-Bique was fourth in the 400 hurdles with
Scores Match points
North Somerset 1141.5
Poole AC 1135.5
Newquay & Par 1072.2
table Match points League points
Somerset 4115.5 18.0
Cornwall AC 4142.5
Poole AC 4156.0
Newquay & Par 4105.0 14.0