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Swindon (WYAL) – 1 July 2012

Peter Impett reports on how our U15 boys took control.

See foot of page for links to Swindon photo gallery.


The reds assemble for the 4x100m relay in another fine meeting for WAC

The under-15 boys proved to be the heroes of the Wessex Young Athletes League match at Swindon on Sunday. Ryan Webb’s 1m75 in the high jump was the high point of the day – a new personal best and a grade 1 standard.  Ryan also won the 80 metres hurdles in 13.5s with Dominic Flavell winning the ‘B string’ in 15.4s. The squad were pretty dominant on the track with Cameron Stark winning the ‘A string’ 200m in 27.2s and coming second in the 100m in 13.4s. Fraser Read won the ‘B string’ 100m in 13.5 and the ‘A string’ 400m in 57.8 (a new PB).  Jason Sotheran cruised the 1500m in 4.35.6 but Piers Copeland missed out by a nose in the 800m recording the same time as the winner in 2.19.7. Cameron Stark was second in the long jump with 5m29 with Ross Crabbe winning the ‘B string’ 4m67 and winning the ‘B string’ 400 in 60.1.  The boys wrapped it up with an emphatic 51.3s win in the relay.

The under-13 girls team manager used the event to experiment prior to the critical South West League match at Braunton next week. It didn’t stop the girls piling up the points. Pippa Hine won the 100m in 14.2s and the 200m in 30.0s despite exceptionally strong headwinds. Grace Copeland used all her tactical nous to outwit Portsmouth’s Maisie Grice in the home straight to win the 800m in 2.32.8s. Bethan Burley stormed the 70m hurdles in 12.6s and these three were joined by Charlotte Ayton to take bragging rights in the relay winning and beating Bournemouth in a time of 58.5s. Bethan Burley was second in the discus with 19m00, Charlotte Ayton was second in the javelin with 19m16 and Becca May won the ‘B string’ shot with 5.00 metres.

Tom Bourne 4.58.8 led Liam Murphy Parry 5.13.2 to a double win in the 1500m at under-13 level. Alfie Beddow won the javelin with 24m90 and Tom Bourne was second in the discus 14m41.

Sharon Hutchings led the charge for the under-17 women winning the 800m in 2.19.6 and was second in the 300m in 42.9. Chloe Morris won the ‘B string’ in 2.45.0 and the discus in 15m01. Rebecca Skeats was second in the 1500m 5.53.1 and the javelin in 11m51 with Sarah Cunningham coming second in the 100m in 15.6s.  Kelly Snook had a good day for the under-15s winning the 100m in 15.1s and coming second in the high jump 1m45.  Scarlett Goldsack was second in the long jump recording 4m41.


Salisbury 387
Marlborough 367
Wimborne 277
Portsmouth 226
Bournemouth 225

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