Tue 25th Jul 2017


WADAC U17-U13 5th overall in Wessex League 2017. Quad Kids 4th overall in 2017

Wessex League Match 4 Andover

Winchester & District Athletic Club (WADAC) ended the Wessex Young Athletes Track & Field League season at Andover. The team fought well and were rewarded with 2nd team position on the day out of the six competing teams. This meant that WADAC were 5th out of the 25 teams in the League, a superb achievement.The teams’ effort was exemplified by the Under 15 girls 4x100 relay team of Lottie Thorington, Holly Pilkington, Ella Popowicz and Lucy Spurrier who won their race in a speedy time of 54.5 against some good sprint teams. Individually these girls contributed good points with Lucy 2nd in the B 200m race in 28.6, Ella winning the 75m Hurdles A in 13.1 and also 2nd 100m B in 13.8, Holly was 3r in the Long Jump with 461m and threw a PB of 14.12m to gain 2nd B Discus., Lottie was 2nd B High Jump 1.20m and gained points in the 100m and 200m. Emily Weeks was again a consistent points winner with wins in the B 74m Hurdles 14.00 and B Long Jump 3.96m. Isabella Beck strode her way to 2nd in the U15G 800m A in 2.331.6 and Sophie Torrance again ran well and was 1ST B in 2.41.6. Also in the middle distance Sasha Tydeman won the 1500m A strongly in 5.08.7and Hannah Foster was 2ND B in 5.19.7. Alina Eichhorst added useful points as usual in the throws, Discus 2nd A 19.14m plus the Javelin and Shot.

Sam Turner ran the U17M 1500m race from the front and won impressively in 4.26.6. Dan Thomas won the 200m A in a PB of 23.4 plus a victory in the 100m Hurdles a 14.3 and even had the energy to finish 2nd in the 400m in 54.0. Charlie Brown was 2nd A 100m 11.9 and 1st B 100m Hurdles in 14.5 and showed, like Dan Thomas, what a good club men they are by throwing the Javelin 31.33m to win that event. Andrew Rothwell sprinted well for 1st B 100m 12.1 and 2nd B 200m 24.6. James Baxter leapt 5.41m to win the Long Jump.      

Rose Chesterfield ran bravely to win the U13G 1200m in a fast time of 4.16.1. There was a double win in the U13G Javelin with the talented Olivia Busher 1st A with 25.99m and Jess Marinus 1st B 16.12M (PB). Olivia also won the Discus 23.02 improving her best by 4 metres, plus she was 2nd Shot A 6.10m. Beth Thorpe sprinted to a fine time of 14.00 to win the 100m B race and was 2nd in the 70m Hurdles A in 12.00. Emma Shedden won the Hurdles B race in 12.8 and was runner up in the B 200m in a PB of 30.6. Lara Bassett produced a fast finish to win the 800m B in 2.45.1

Ben Thomas (brother of Dan) won his U15B 300m race in a fast tome of 42.0 and also Long Jumped to 3rd with a distance of 5.40m (G3). New recruit Luc Pearce ran well for 3rd B 300m in 46.0. Luc also Long Jumped 4.54m  for 2nd B. In an exciting 1500m race Sam Roberts produced a PB of 4.40.5 for 2nd A and James Medley ran well in 4.53.9 3rd B. Alex Miles got his usual points tally in the throws with Discus A 3RD 25.16m and 3rd Javelin A 33.07m. Lucas Pasche supported with 2nd Javelin B.

The major points gleaned from the Under 13 boys were achieved with a quartet of 2nd places by Alexander Beck 2nd B 200m : Michael Shingleton-Smith 2nd A 1500m 5.08.4 : Ben Chesterfield 2nd B 1500m 5.22.7 and Oscar Lineker-Bennett  2nd Discus B 11.44m.

In her first appearance for WADAC Amy Layzell won the U17W 100m in 14.5 and long jumped 4.05m for 2nd A. Alice Calder ran very well in the 1500m in a time of 5.10.0 2nd A. Ellie Livingstone arrived late to run a close 3rd in the 300m A in 44.9. Lucy Torrance gained useful points in the Javelin, Shot and Discus. 

The Quad Kids team performed magnificently to get 2nd place on the day which left them 4th in the League table out of 24 teams, a remarkable achievement. Pride of place goes to Caitie Croft who produced the series of her life to win the girls event with 205 points, the highlight was the monster Vortex throw of 31.31m. Amy Porter was 8th with a very consistent performance, which included a fine 2.08 in the 600m. Grace Weeks did very well for 12th with a 11.9 75m sprint her best contribution. In the boys Philip Cain managed his best ever result with 4th place, he ran a rapid 11.2 in the 75m and launched the Vortex 34.64m. James Lewis was 5th running the fastest 600m with a splendid 1.49.8. Stan Parkinson was a consistent 9th position.