The second South West Athletics League match at Yeovil on Sunday 1st August was as wet as the first one in July. A shortage of qualified officials almost cost the club second place on the day just edging ahead of home club Yeovil Olympiads.
It seemed that the rain helped some athletes more than others. Harry Bunting was flying running a star performance winning the under 15 200 metres in 24.19 and then second place in the 100 in 12.21. The under 13 boy sprinters were in fine form. Charlie Cleall won the 200 in 28.29 with Finlay Carvell breathing down his neck on 28.93 and Finlay was second in the 100 in 13.88 with Charlie returning the compliment in third place on 13.9. Shot Putt featured heavily in the points scored with Lucy Lucas winning the under 15s with 8m34 and Olivia Jones winning the under 13s with 6m53.
Jack Williams won the under 15 high jump with 1m65 and then turned his hand to the 3000 metres winning in 10.26.33. Iris Courtney ran a very elegant winning Under 17 3000 metres in 10.43.8
Every point scored was valuable and it was down to the performances of the likes of Rory Conolly , Amy Darragh in the 100 metres, Veteran Phil York who ran the relay and coach Richard Cassidy who won the senior men’s javelin with a first competition throw of 32.58 who put the team in second overall.
1) Taunton 350 2) Wimborne 293 3) Yeovil 292 4) Poole AC 239 5) Mendip AC 98 6) Dorchester 83