Wessex Young Athletes League Winchester 19th June 2022
Wimborne’s young athletes faced much tougher opposition in the third match of the series -this time at Winchester.
While the under 13s both won their age groups older athletes were there in smaller numbers many having competed in The South West Schools event on Saturday
Harry Ryan was again in sparkling form with his Grade1 hurdles performance set at 12.80. The sprint double act of Finlay Carvell and Zachary Fricker duly responded. Finlay won the A string 100 in 13.30, Zachary won the B string in the same time. Zachary took the A string over 200 in 27.90 but B string winner Carvell was faster in 27.40. Zachary did have the satisfaction of winning the long jump with 4m56 with Lucas Jolliffe winning the B string with 4m04. Harry Ruscoe won both the shot in 8m39 and the discus 21m24. Zachary, Finlay, Harry Ryan and Toby Fry produced a storming 54.80 to win the relay.
There were fewer winners in the under 13 girls but the team packed in the points. Olivia Jones recorded a grade 1 8m63 in the shot and was a mere five centimetres behind the Winchester AC winner. She did however win the javelin with 22m80. Esther Brookes won the hurdles in 13.10.
Woody Van Der Felz won the under 15 100 in 12.10 with Alfie Fry winning the B string in 12.80. Harry Jones won the shot with 10m87, discus 29.78 but his 33.67 managed only second in a high quality field which saw Cadey Turner win the B string with 33m44. Woody, Alfie, Harry and Joshua Fricker posted an impressive 51.0 to win the relay. Jake Roberts was the sole Wimborne athlete in the under 17 men and won the Javelin with a personal best 45m94.
Lucy Lucas won the under 15 200 in 26.80 and the shot with 9m71. Isla O ‘Connor won the 800 in an emphatic 2.28.7 and newcomer Mia Jagan won the high jump with 1m35.
Match score 1) Winchester 526.5 2) New Forest Juniors 506 3) Bournemouth 425.5 4) Wimborne 348, 5) Poole AC 227 6) Poole Runners 192.
The Quadkids squad couldn’t quite repeat their winning performance of match 2 but there were some good individual performances. Bethany Cassidy was again the leading points scorer in third place only four points behind the winner. She won the howler, a mini javelin, with 34m64. Rosie Bond’s 11.3 for the 75 metres was the fastest recorded on the day. For the boys, Max Teed won impressively in the howler with a new club record of 37m09.
1)Winchester 1711,2) Bournemouth 1673, 3) Wimborne 1574 4) Poole Runners 1452 5) New Forest Juniors 1400 6) Poole AC 1224