Fri 2nd Dec 2016


Sportshall Match 2 at Andover Leisure Centre

The second match of the Hampshire Sportshall League took place at Andover Leisure Centre and Winchester & District AC athletes took part in the Under 11 & Under 13 team competitions and also had two Under 15 individual competitors.

The under 11 girls continued their dominance of their category with a decisive second win ahead of Aldershot and Portsmouth. Emma Shedden and Beth Thorpe battled magnificently for top individual spot with Emma gaining first place by only half a point from team-mate Beth in 2nd. Emma had the furthest Triple Jump of the day with 5.74m and also the fastest 1 Lap, 13.7. Beth had equal 1st best height in the Vertical Jump and 2nd fastest time in the 1 Lap. The improving Jasmine Jones was a creditable 5th place with Grace Cahill 11 th completing the winning team.  The WADAC B team of Anisha Mathema 15 th Kitty Manning 23rd Isobel Hollick 24 th Lola Clements 26 th out of a field of 63, were 6 th team of the 13 completed teams. The quartet of Shedden, Thorpe, Jones & Cahill run really well to win the 4x1 Lap relay.

Billy Brackley had a brilliant day winning the Under 11 boys individual event, with best Speed Bounce performance of the day and 2nd fastest 1 Lap time. The ever consistent Euan Holm was a fine 5 th overall and also Stan Parkinson improved his position from the last competition to 11 th. The team was completed by Charlie Cox 23rd and the team finished 3rd on the day behind Portsmouth and New Forest Juniors and remain 3rd on aggregate.

In the Under 13 girls Freya used her experience to finish 5 th overall in a strong field , achieving the fastest 2 Lap time of the day of 26.2 . Grace White was 10 th  and she had the 3rd best speed bounce of 77. Amelia Watt 24 th and Isabella Steven 28 th completed the WADAC team which finished 4 th but are 3rd overall after 2 matches. The other two WADAC competitors were Jessica Manning 30 th and Katie Nicholson 33rd.

The WADAC Under 13 boys were again the best team in their category with Doug Scally 2nd Charlie Foster 3rd, Iwan Wrey Brown 5 th and Sam Roberts 6 th they remain 1st team overall. Doug and Iwan shared the best 4 Lap time of 54.3. Sam Roberts had the best Speed Bounce performance of 79 with Doug having the 2nd best of 77. The same foursome won the 4 x 1 Lap relay . WADAC also had Jacob Clements 10 th  and Ted Culley 16 th.

In the Under 15 girls individual event Serena Charles was 3rd and Sophie 5 th Serena had three 2nd places in the 2 Lap 25.8 : 4 Lap 56.3 and Standing Triple Jump 6.52m. Sophie had the best Speed Bounce of the day of 78.

Steve Torrance