2019 has been a stellar track and field season for Wimborne Athletics Club. Fifty-five club records, some of which were twenty years old, smashed, six international vests and winning the South West League added up to an exceptional season which the club celebrated at the Colehill Sports and Social Club on Friday.
The age group trophies were won at under 11 level by Evie Fuller and Leo Wellstead, the under 13s by Hermione Callaghan and Harry Woods, the under 15s by Ella Bodman and Jakob Roberts, the under 17s by Ella Jeffery and Kane Aubrey, the under 20s by Maddie Herbert and Curtis Ormerod Taylor and the seniors by Hannah Winton and Dave Pearson.
In middle distance Emily Shaw won the Women’s trophy and Best Performance by a Female trophy for her outstanding 3000 metres win at the English Schools Championships. Piers Copeland won the male version of the Middle Distance trophy and received special commendation for his international and championship performances. Grace Copeland was also commended for her international performances. Marianna Sawyer won the newly instituted Steeplechase Cup for qualifying for the English Schools after just two runs in the event.
Kane Aubrey has had a magnificent season destroying long standing records in the throws. He gained international honours at a match in Dublin. In addition to the Under 17 trophy he also won the Male Throws trophy and the Best Performance by a Male trophy.
Harry Woods set new club records and took the Male Sprints total. Abbie Lovering retained the Female Sprint title and Hermione Callaghan took home the Hurdles trophy. Xander Long took the Multi Events trophy. Lauren Hill won the Long Jump trophy for her eighth place in the English Schools and exceptional consistency in performance and training. Ben Butcher won the Jonathon Edwards Triple Jump Trophy. Lola Sainsbury took the Female Throws awards and broke a long standing shot record. Isabella Cox won the Pole Vault award and Jack Williams the High Jump cup.
The Team trophy was again won by the under 13 boys relay team who broke the club record twice in two weeks and set a new South West League record. Gill May won the trophy for the Support Role covering a whole range of the sort of duties that are necessary to get good team performances. Best Newcomer trophies were shared by Ed Salisbury and Lola Sainsbury. Zack Fenwick won the Clare Bailey Trophy in recognition of his willingness to try any event from steeplechase to javelin. Steve Henderson was adjudged Coach of the Year for his work with younger athletes. The prestigious Les Phillips Trophy for a major contribution to the life of the club was won by Paul Hine for his coaching and officiating work and for the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.