Young Athletes League Track and Field Match , Harrow
It was a long hard day for
Team Dorset, at the National Young Athletes League Match on Sunday. The
venue at Harrow meant for a really early start on Sunday morning and
there were seven bleary eyed Wimborne AC athletes waiting for the coach
at 06:40 at Ashdown.
Weather conditions at the
track were not very favourable to getting PBs, there being a blustery
wind into the faces of athletes down the home straight. The temperature
was also fluctuating noticeably with intermittent sunny periods.
There were three other
teams at the match: Shaftesbury Barnet, Blackheath Harriers and Harrow
AC – all big guns in the world of athletics, so we knew the competition
was going to be stern. To do well in the match Team Dorset would need to
fill all the events and also perform well.
Unfortunately, Team Dorset
were unable to fill all the event slots with athletes, which meant
losing valuable points, but the athletes that were there performed very
well. In fact, of the four ‘Athletes of the Match’ awarded, Team Dorset
had two, which was fantastic.
Our representatives in
Team Dorset were:
U17M – Kyle Wilson
U15B – Alwyn Harries,
Matt Curtis, Jack Snook
U15G – Hannah Winton,
Alex Vaughan-Johncey, Abi Card
U13G – Sharon Hutchings
PB performances came from:
time out over 400m, and equalled his Pole Vault pb)
Matt (80m Hurdles, High
Jump, and 1st time with Discus)
time with Discus)
Alex (Long Jump and
If I had to single out the
highlight of the day amongst the Wimborne athletes’ performances, I
think it has to be the High Jump lock out by Matt and Jack. Together
they sealed 1st place in both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ string
competitions in their age group – not only are they both jumping at
their best at the moment, that was a great points score for the team, so
let’s hope that continues.
Overall Team Dorset came 4th
out of the teams competing and we really need to fill all the events to
give ourselves as many points as we can.
Well done to all who
competed, and thanks also to everyone who helped officiating in the
field events or came along to spectate.
Next match is on Sunday 17th
May – put it in your diaries.