Wessex League young athletes match at Five Rivers, Salisbury

Girls team – really difficult to pick out highlights as there was 33 pbs amongst the 18 competitors. In the U13g Ottilie Knight is now the South West number 1in the Javelin which she won with a throw of 20.92 over 5 metres clear of her nearest rival. Ottilie also won the long jump in3m95cm. Tasha Mundell, Livi Gorvin & Morgan Ringwood, all performed brilliantly gaining valuable points and achieving PBs in all 3 of their events. New girls Louise Webb and Abigail Burn were not outclassed and coped well, delivering fine performances. In the U15g Maisie Grant, Heidi porter, Ella May Hards and Claudia Downie put their hard work of winter to use and turned their excellent cross country form into good performances over 800 & 1500m. Meg Siddle, Megan Price, Katherine Murphy, Felicity White, Rachel Herring and Sophie Scarr all came away with PBs and good points in the sprints. In the U17s Marie Clarke demonstrated her multi event skills long jumping, high jumping and shot putting and Alice Smith after winning the 100m, ran pbs in the 200m & 300m. U20s Amy Jaramazovic and Emma Clarke ran in preparation for next week’s Southern Athletics League match next week in Plymouth.

Boys’ team: all the U13s did well, Josh Hole, Ethan Ness, Gus Pearce, Will Waterhouse, Finn Lloyd-Gilmore, Aaaron Shelley & Taylor Oakley. Some making their debuts for the club.

In U15s, Thomas Hughes and Jacob Collins showed we have some good field eventers as well as track stars. Jonathon Batchelor impressed most in the sprints with a 100 & 200 victory, whilst Alex James showed some encouraging performances on his debut. Josh Shuter had a good debut in the 800mtrs too. Jaymee Domoney won the 800m with a six second improvement on his pb – down to 2:13.2. Everyone else had some solid performance for their first outings of the season.

In U17s, the sprinters Jake Ness and Austen Lane were in good form, whilst Gio Downie laid down some strong foundations for his season with a superb 800mtr (2:02) and high jump victory (1m70). U20’s also showed strength with Andrew Pryde running 11.4 for the 100m and Sam Rogers 2:09 for the 800m.

Two of our U11s (school years 4 & 5) won the quad kids competition which runs alongside the full match. Each of the 6 clubs competing can enter 10 girls and 10 boys at the events which are long jump, 600m, 75 m sprint and vortex. Each event acquires points in a similar fashion to a decathlon/ heptathlon. All of our entrants did extremely well but Tyler Mealing for the boys and Molly Hole for the girls came out individual winners. A massive achievement!