Peter Impett reports from the 4th and final SWL match at Exeter
Kingswell-Farr and Charlotte Ayton in action at
managers at Wimborne AC had a few anxious moments in the final South
West Athletics League Division 1 match of the season at Exeter on Sunday
particularly when two of the relay teams failed to get the baton to the
line. Third on the day, Wimborne secured their place in Division 1 with
a fourth place overall and surprised themselves by ending up ahead of a
powerful Yeovil outfit.
Wimborne ACís Ryan Webb 2.00 metres in the under-20 high jump and
Charlotte Ayton 5m 24 in the under-15s long jump broke the two league
records to be improved on the day.
under-17 women contributed a great swathe of points with Ellie White
winning the hammer 47m91 and taking second in the discus 21m01. Pippa
Hine won the 200m in 26.69 and was second in the 100m in 13.01. Lucy
Ballam ran a stylish 2.27.73 to win the 800m. Kelly Snook won the pole
vault with 2m35 and Caitlyn Hooper was third in the long jump with
4m68. The under-17 men showed better form this time out with Tom Bourne
winning the 3000m in a 9.17.62 personal best and Joe Miles taking second
in the high jump with 1m75.
addition to Charlotte Aytonís record-breaking long jump she was also
second in the 100m in a personal best 13.36 and in the 200m with 27.82.
Hannah Slater was second in the 3000 metres in a time of 11.36.9. James
Guyler continues to show his rivals a clean pair of heels with a win in
12.00 in the under-15 100m and 24.58 in the 200m. Liam Murphy-Parry
produced a personal best 2.16.27 for third in the 800m and Michael
Johnson ran a very brave front running 3000m before being overtaken on
the line for a time of 10.03.86.
Competition was tough for the under-13s and a crop of third places
supplied valuable points. Abbie Lovering was third in the 800 in
2.37.28 and Fleur Dutton was similarly placed in the shot with 7.58.
For the boys Ben Butcher was third in the long jump 4m47 and the high
jump 1m30. Max Meadwell ran 2.29.33 to gain third place in the 800m.
the under-20 men Ryan Webb added a second-placed 12.33 in the triple
jump and a third-placed 200m in 23.72 to his record-breaking high jump.
In the seniors Callum Kennedy showed that he has recovered from injury
with a third-placed 16.01.58 in the 5000 metres. The senior women added
more points than usual with Bethan Burley winning the discus with a
personal best 28m82 and Rosie Busher second in the pole vault with a
vault of 2m50. Abbie Hine was good value for her 71.71 personal best
and third in the 400 hurdles and third in the 800 on 2.29.63.
the end of the day this result for Wimborne was as much about the effort
put in by team managers and all the 70 athletes who came to the match as
it was to those who were top three performers.