League Division 1
Impett reports from the first match of the 2015 season
Returning to Division 1 of the South West League was always going
to be difficult and while Wimborne AC made a decent fist of the
first match at Exeter there is a lot to do in the remaining
performances were hard to come by in this seven team division but
Abi Lovering stepped up to the plate with a well judged win in the
1500m in a personal best of 5.14.96 and then showed her
versatility with 19m47 and third place in the javelin. Fleur
Dutton seems to have found her event and punched out a 7m48 and
second place in the shot. Erin Thickett was third in the 100
metres and led Ava Keay, Charlotte Laing and Fleur Dutton to a
57.72 victory in the relay. Eddie May was third with a seasons
best 1m35 in the under 13 boys high jump one place ahead of Ben
Butcher on 1m30.
under 15 girls Ellie Stark is going well and was second in the
hurdles with 12.62 and Martha Taylor was third in a hotly
contested javelin contest with 29m69 – a personal best by over a
metre and a half. The under 15 boys were a little short on power
but did get third in the 4x300m relay.
Performance of the day in the field was possibly Caitlyn Hooper’s
10m39 win in the triple jump for a new personal best. The under
17 women showed some strength with Pippa Hine taking second in the
200 in 27.7 and Bethan Burley third in the shot with 11m03. Grace
Copeland became a temporary under 17 and was second in the 1500m
with 5.00.50. Hannah Winton surprised herself clearing 1m40 in the
senior high jump and second place.
older age groups Ryan Webb won the under 20 long jump with 6m17
and gave Scott Rutter a race in the 200m gaining second place in a
time of 24.86. Jason Sotheran comfortably disposed of the
opposition to win the 2K steeplechase in a personal best 6.29.22.
Nick Hunt won the Senior 110 hurdles in 15.05 and was third in the
pole vault behind evergreen Dave Pearson who vaulted 3m70. Jack
Snook was third in the hammer with 22m83.