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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:

  • Jack (1st time out over 400m, and equalled his Pole Vault pb)

  • Matt (80m Hurdles, High Jump, and 1st time with Discus)

  • Hannah (1st time with Discus)

  • Alex (Long Jump and 1500m)

  • Sharon (800m)

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.


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