Report by Peter Impett
Wimborne Athletic Club’s young athletes had to work hard in the sunshine in the second Wessex Young Athletes fixture at Basingstoke. Third place behind league leaders Swindon and Basingstoke was a great result.
Mila Desborough 29m17 and Bethany Cassidy cleaned up with a double win in the under 13 javelin. Ava Elliott Smith won both the 100 metres 13.2 and the 200 metres 27.3. Kayla Robbins dominated the high jump with 1m40. Ella Reece 9m89 and Olivia Jones7m92 took double points in under 15 shot. Ella also won the discus with 21m68. Esther Brooks 4m42 and Lavender West 4m41 also doubled in the long jump. Doubles were also the order of the day in the under 17s where India West 4m91 and Lucy Lucas 4m44 wrapped up the long jump and Lola Sainsbury 11m32 and Lucy Lucas 10m28 won the shot.
The boys played their part. Elliott Trickey was second in both the Under 13 100 metres 12.8 and the 200 26.6 but shaved tenths off the club records in both. Lucas Joliffe won the long jump 4m72 and surprised himself by also winning the high jump 1m26. Caleb Warren lofted the discus out to a winning 16m54. Alex Warren was second in the under 15 shot 10m50 and Felix Summers shared second place in a tense high jump with 1m60. Harry Jones won under 17 javelin 38m28 and was second in both the shot 10m38 and the discus 26m72. The competition did not include Will Langridge’s favourite triple jump so he turned in a second placed 5m90 in the long jump.
- Swindon 629 2) Basingstoke 628.5 3) Wimborne 468.5 4) Aldershot 330 5) 314 6) Andover and Overton 181
In the Quadkids event for under 11s George Morton led the charge with a 1.57.9 600 metres and Josh Gollings won the throw giving them first and second in the competition and first place in the boy’s team event. Though the girls were strong they couldn’t match the boy’s scoring prowess and the combined team settled for second place overall.
- Swindon 1620 2) Wimborne 1588 3) Basingstoke 1402 4) Aldershot 1395 5) Andover and Overton 1336 6) Woking 1334.