WADAC young athletes went to Swindon for the third Wessex League match of the season. We managed to finish 3rd overall team position behind Basingstoke and Swindon.
Under 13 Girls 2nd
The highlight of the day in this age group was the new club record set in the 4x100 relay by Lauren Fall, Gina Pethen, Amy Dawes and Serena Charles (pictured above) in the swift time of 56.8 beating the previous time of 57.5. There was an impressive sprint double by Lauren Fall in the A 100m & 200m with Gina Pethen winning 200m B. Serena Charles had a winning double in the 70metres hurdles and Shot. Alina Eichhorst won the Discus A and was also 2nd in the Javelin. There were further 2nd places for Amy Dawes Long Jump A & Emily Smith Long Jump B and Sophie Torrance Shot B.
Under 13 Boys 5th
Alex Miles had a fine double victory in the 75 metres hurdles A and Discus A events. He was backed up in the Discus B by Ben Thomas who also won. Iwan Wrey-Brown sprinted to 2nd place in the 100m.
Under 15 Girls 2nd
There were wins in the under 15 girls for Poppy Clements 800m B and Lucy Torrance Discus B. There were a host of second places also with Maddie Turner Long Jump A, 800m A and 300m B. Abigail Dennison 200m A & 300m A. Isla Allan High Jump A. Michaela Bettridge Shot A. Lucy Torrance Shot B.
Under 15 Boys 2nd
Tom Gillespie ran well to win the 200m A in a Grade 1 performance of 23.8 and also won the 300m A. In the 200m and 300m B events Dan Thomas sprinted to victory in both races. Thomas also jumped his way to victory in the Long Jump A with teammate Louie Power gaining 1st place in the Long Jump B. Joss Greig high jumped to Grade 1 win of 1.75m. There was also a win for Joe Hoff in the 1500m B race.
Under 17 men
Kanya Mtshweni threw to victory in the Discus A
The under 11 Quad Kids were 4th overall with the best placed girl Olivia Busher in 6th place with 207 points, Billy Brackley was 8th overall in the boys event with 204 points.
Many thanks go to Kathryn Miles and Barrie Howe for team management and pre event organisation and to Lee Wrey-Brown for Quad Kids management. A big thank you goes to Gary Bettridge for his officials duties on the day and to the assistance given by Steve Pethen, Caroline Wrey-Brown, Sheryl Reid Jeff Dawes Mark Scriminger, Sarah Brown, Jenny Harrison and Simone Holley.