Wimborne AC athlete Will Langridge is celebrating after winning a silver medal at the Uk Athletics Under 15 and Under 17 Championships. Under 15 Will joined the club as a long jumper but careful coaching by horizontal jumps specialist Lorraine Winton pointed him in the direction of triple jump. In his very first season in the event Will became national event leader in early August with a 12m92 jump breaking the South West League record. The UK Championships on August 28th in Bedford were a tougher prospect and despite recording a jump of 12m84 he had to give ground to the eventual winner Melchisec Berkel-Gynfi from Basildon who jumped 13m20.
The silver medal for Will helped offset the disappointment in missing a bronze medal at the English Schools Championships on countback in early July.