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Wessex YAL Salisbury 14 April 2013

Paula Hine reports on a great start to the T&F season.

Becca, Grace, Ellie and Charlotte won the 4 x 100m relay

What a great result for our first Wessex League meeting of the track and field season on what was a relatively warm day compared to our recent forecasts. We finished in third place overall beating two clubs, Salisbury and Marlborough & District (MADJA) who  finished above us in the league last year. Team Kennett and Oxford City finished in first and second place respectively but both are much larger clubs than ours. We beat the home club, Salisbury, into  third place by a small margin scoring 376 points to their 358. These extra points are earned by the many athletes we have who are prepared to put themselves out of their comfort zone and compete in events that they have not trained for. Last Sunday a fine example of this was Jess May, a thrower, who finished fifth in the high jump scoring a valued two points.

Our under-17 women and under-13 boys teams both finished second in their respective age group competitions, a great result especially for the boys who were  a young team with many athletes competing for the first time in track and field. The girls were one of only two clubs who had enough athletes to field a relay team and thereby increase their score.

The under-17 men and under-13 boys teams both finished a respectable third in their groups. The under-15 girls, struggling to cover all the events, finished in fourth position leaving plenty of room to improve on next time with,  hopefully, more athletes to call on. The under-13 girls, despite their fantastic relay win, and several individual event winners including a club record broken by Grace Copeland, also struggled to cover all the events and finished in fifth-place overall.

The red and black army were also in force in the under-11's match. With five girls and two boys our largest entry so far. Cheered on by their older team-mates they put in some great performances with many personal-bests recorded.

Maddie, Abbie and Charlotte in Wimborne warpaint!

Once again we had many individual personal-best performances, perhaps you should take time to have a look on the power of 10. But most importantly, in the words of Steve Snook, it was tremendous to see so many of our athletes out competing, plastered in WAC war paint and enjoying their competition and companionship. Lets keep building this head of steam!

Results will be posted on the Power of 10 website


and on the Wessex League website


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