Nine Wimborne Athletic Club athletes were selected for this year’s national championships held at Sports City in Manchester over the weekend of 9th-11th July. This equalled the club’s success in terms of the number of athletes selected. Covid restrictions meant that this was a much less expansive event than those held prior to 2019 and in some cases no finals were run. Success at the event remains the holy grail for young athletes.
Two of the clubs more senior athletes won bronze medals. Emily Shaw (Bryanston) won her medal in the Senior Girls 1500 metres in a time of 4.27.63 and Kane Aubrey (Queen Elizabeth’s) won his in the Senior Boys Shot with a distance of 15m75. Ben Butcher (Poole Grammar) was twelfth in the Senior Boys Triple Jump 13m16 and Abbie Lovering (Millfield) was third in her heat of the 400 hurdles 65.91.
Lauren Hill (Corfe Hills) was sixth in the Intermediate Girls triple jump with 10m90, Harry Bunting (Poole Grammar) was third in his heat in the Junior Boys 300 metres38.17 Jack Williams 1m59 was in the Junior Boys high jump. Lola Sainsbury (Queen Elizabeth’s) and Harry Woods ((Queen Elizabeth’s) were also included in the squad.