Molly tightens grip as UK number one in big team win

City of Salisbury young athletes scored a great win in the Wessex League fixture at Bournemouth, demolishing opposition from Oxford, Newbury, Aldershot, Poole and Bournemouth.

Molly Hole
Molly Hole in action

Among a host of highlights, Molly Hole made sure of her place as UK age group number one in the high jump when she soared over the bar at 1.71m in the under 15’s. She set a new personal best in the long jump too with a leap of 5.11m, and to complete the hat-trick then won the shot put.

Alice Thornton won the b string long jump with 4.37m and in the U13g long jump Amelia Watling clinched a pb with 4.02m.

Sophie Cowey won the under 13’s 800m in a pb of 2min 39.4sec and clocked another pb in the 100m with 14.0sec. On her first outing for the club Emily Fowles won the b string 800m in an impressive 3min 01sec and fellow newbie Jolie Littlejohns won the Shot Put with 8.02m.

Bea Wood won the under 15’s 1500m in a speedy 4:48.4.

Greg Herring took victory in the under 15’s with new bests in the 300m with 40.6 and the 800m with 2:11.15sec. Josh Dyer matched his success with two impressive sprint pb’s with 12.2sec in the 100m and 25.0sec in the 200m.

Theo Cochrane won the under 15’s high jump with 1.55m and under 13 Lukas Bailey won the 1500m with 5:05.5sec.

Rounding off an excellent start to the club’s league season, Josh Hole won the under 17’s 400m in a storming 54.1sec and put the shot 12.55m.