Mon 31st Jul 2017


Division South West 2. Venue Sheerwater Track Woking.

YDL Match 4 Woking

The final match of the YDL Lower age group match of Winchester & District Athletic Club (WADAC) took place at Woking. The early conditions were drizzly but the later events were in dry and warmer temperature. After first being reported WADAC were 4th on the day which would have meant missing out on promotion it was later announced that Woking had been deducted points which meant the team finished 3rd on the day and wee indeed promoted to Division West 1. A deserved result for all the seasons hard work

Dan Kimber excelled in the Under 13 boys section with strong victories in the 75 metre hurdles in 13.1 and Shot 7.28m and sprinted to 2nd in the 13.9. In the 1500m Harry Harvey 5.07.5 and Toby Pace 5.23.1 both ran well for 3rd positions in both strings. Ned Wolfe gained good points in both the U13B sprints and High Jump.

Sam Clifton, who represented Hampshire at the recent English Schools competition, launched the Hammer a colossal distance of 40.30m to easily win the U15B event. Sam also won the B Discus with a throw of 25.55m. Alex Miles had a very good Javelin A competition with a throw of 33.88m for 2nd position. WADAC did superbly in the U15B sprints with Andrew Stanfield winning the 200m A race in a rapid 25.2 and then ran 39.1 in the 300m A for 2nd place with Luc Pearce running 44.4 to win the 300m B race. Thomas Stockdale managed a fine run in the 200m B race in 26.9 for 2nd. Ben Thomas sprinted 12.3 in the 100m B for2nd but kept his best for the Long Jump by winning that event in 4.90m. Zach Sherry backed him up with 3rd place in the Long Jump B 3.92m. James Medley ran a very mature 1500m race to win in 4.44.9. The quartet of Andrew Stanfield, Ben Thomas, Luc Pearce and Thomas Stockdale ran a fast 50.2 in the 4x100 relay for 2nd.

The U15G Long Jump competition provided WADAC with a double win with Holly Pilkington leaping to 4.69m and Lottie Thorington 4.07m in the B event. Amy Dawes claimed her A sprint place back and ran a fast PB of 13.1 in the 100m  in 2nd a backed this up with a rapid 27.2 in the A 200m for 3rd. Megan Heal gave for good support in the 100/200m B races. Sophie Torrance as usual gained good points in the 800m race for 2nd B in 2.37.2 (PB) and 3rd in the 300m A in 47.6. Isabella Beck ran 2.35.3 for 2nd in the 800m A race. Emily Weeks and Ella Popowicz provided their normal points in the 75m Hurdles races. Emily also was 3rd in the 300m B in 50.9 and Ella 2nd Javelin b in 17.73m . Aisling Dunne ran another solid 1500m and finished 3rd A in 5.08.1 with team-mate Hannah Foster gaining 1st B in 5.24.2. Serena Charles threw the shot a good distance of 9.45m (G3) for 2ND place. The U15G 4x100 team of Amy Dawes, Holly Pilkington, Lottie Thorington and Megan Heal running a good time of 54.4 for 2nd. The inexperienced 4x300m team of Sophie Torrance, Isabella Beck, Serena Charles and Tamsin Hoult ran well for 3rd position in 3.16.9.  

Beth Thorpe 12.3 and Alice Eyssens 13.7 had a tremendous double win in the U13G 70m hurdles races  with Beth also being involved in another double success in the Long Jump with a Jump 4.09m (PB) with ever reliable Emma Shedden jumping 3.91m to win the B event. Lara Bassett ran another fine 800m race to finish 2nd B in 2.43.7. There were some very useful points in the U13G Javelin with Olivia Busher throwing 25.55m to take the overall victory and Jess Marinus 2nd B with 17.04m. Tuesday Bettridge threw well to gain 2nd place in the B event. The 4x100 team of Alice Eyssens Beth Thorpe Emma Shedden and Tuesday Bettridge ran very well for 2nd in 59.0