Juniors continue well in Wessex League at Woking – June 3rd
Published: 12 June 2018
Sizzling temperatures, a still day and great team spirit made for perfect conditions and PB’s abounded for the U13 girls. Ellen Bruce had an excellent day with a win in the A string Long Jump, a group 3 leap of 4.31m; she continued to show her strength on the track with group 2 performance in 200m (28.9) and Group 3 in 800m (2.46.40). Ellen Walker-Smith jumped PB’s in both Long Jump (3.77) and High Jump (1.20). Maisee Simms, back to fitness after being out last year with injuries, made a huge improvement in her 800m, running 2.47.70 (group 3) and leapt a new long jump PB, 3.66. Annie Jonkers ran a PB of 12.9 in the hurdles (group 4) and despite looking tiny next to the other A string sprinters ran a PB of 14.9 in the 100m. Olivia Jones had a great day winning B string shot with a PB of 6.19 and B string discus, 13.90. Bronte Bennett won B string hurdles, PB 14.9, and threw a PB in javelin of 17.8 (group 4). In 1200m Lily Brabbin and Payton Carter both ran very well and clocked PB’s of 4.19.3 and 4.29.00. While both Imogen Gorrell and Heather Slater showed great speed in the sprints and relays.
The biggest shout out of the day goes to our newest team member Lily Martin who, on her first competitive outing, won both the A string discus with a group 3 throw of 18.62 and the A string shot with a whopping put of 9.61, group 1, meaning she is very likely to find herself ranked in the top 10 in the UK once her result appears on Power of 10.
Congratulations to the whole under 13 girls team and given the above it’s no surprise that they won the match.
The under 13 boys had fewer winners, but some excellent performances. Gospel Kanu won the 100m A string in 14s, and was second in the 200m A string. Albert Wootten was second in the B string 100m. Alfie Barnes won a tight finish in the A string 1500m, in a group 4 time of 5:12.2s, while Louis Stangfield won the B string in 5:21.9s. Charlie Cooper-Edwards won the B string high jump with a PB of 1.25m.
Henry Channon was again on good form for the under 15 boys, winning the A string 300m in a time of 44.2s, while Matthew Stacey won the B string in 46.3s. Henry was later third in the 800m A string with a group 4 time of 2:16.10. Billy McCauley, in only his second team competition, claimed third in the A string shot (9.26m) but went on to win a strong A string discus competition with a group 4 throw of 28.18m.
A very small under 17 boys team managed only one win – Owen Cove in the A string javelin 28.2m, but Owen also managed 1.50m in high jump and 13.3 s in the 100m. Ben Davies ran 59.1 in the 400m A string, and 2:10.9 in the A string 800m.
The under 15 girls again put in a powerful set of performances, Eugenia Mutero achieving 2nd place in the A string 100m (13.3s) and Georgie Bristow winning the B string in the same time (both group 4). Georgie had to settle for 2nd in a time of 27.2 in the 200m, but that was a group 3 time, while Coco Heyring ran a group 4 time of 27.6s to win the B string. Emily Haines-Gray won the A string 300m in 46.3s while Eugenia won the B string in 47.10s. Grace Whitty then won the A string 800m in a group 4 time of 2:29.4, while Emily won the B string in 2:35.10s. Georgie’s good day continued with winning the 75m hurdles in a group 2 time of 12.3s, with Annie Sutcliffe taking the B string in a group 3 time of 12.6s. Not so surprisingly, a 4 x 100m relay team of Emily, Georgie, Eugenia and Annie won the relay by half a second from Andover. In the field, Coco Heyring was second in the A string long jump with a group 3 jump of 4.79m. Annie Sutcliffe won the A string shot with a group 4 throw of 8.25m. Lily Peach was second in the A string javelin with a group 4 throw of 25.88, while Annie Sutcliffe won the B string with a throw of 19.04m.
For the under 17 girls Bea Wootten won the 100m A string with a PB of 13.10s (group 4), and Rutendo Ganga the B string with 13.7s. The pair repeated that success with Bea winning the A string 200m in another group 4 time of 26.8s, while Rutendo won the B string in 27.8s. Priya Ahluwalia was third in shot with a group 4 throw of 9.18m, while Hattie Kimber-Nicholson was second in the A string discus with a group 4 throw of 27.79m.
Apart from the under 13 girls winning their match, the under 15 girls also won, leaving Oxford in second place overall on the day among 6 teams, with 374 points.
The next match is at Swindon on Sunday July 1st.