There were some great performances from club young athletes at the South-West Schools competition at Exeter Arena on Saturday 20th June 2015. Full results can be found at the following link:
As usual our performances were stronger on the track than in the field but this is something the Club Committee are looking to address. However, as always there were great individual performances both on the track and in the field.
In the Senior Boys it was two of our sprinter/jumpers who led the way with Toby PENTREATRH finishing fifth in the final of the 100 metres in 11.36 and winning the Long Jump with a best jump of 6 metres 81 centimetres (making the most of a 3.7 metre per second following wind). In the 200 Metres it was Ollie HINES who made the final finishing eighth in 23.61, having run slightly faster (23.44) in his heat.
In the Intermediate Boys Declan WALTERS kept the sprints flag flying with a great runners-up spot in the 100 metres in 11.25 coupled with seventh in the 200 metres in 23.27. Sam CHIVERS finished fifth in the 400 metre hurdles in 65.52. However, the middle distance and endurance boys also caught the eye with the Dave Bedwell coached trio of Anton MILLS (fourth in the 800 metres in 2:03.14), Harry LEEMING (ninth in the 1,500 metres in 4:35.23) and Hugh SADLER (winner of the 3,000 metres in 9:16.12) all performing well.
There was only one club athlete competing in the Junior Boys age group but it was a winning performance as Bruce DA SILVEIRA won the 300 metres in 36.49.
In the Senior Girls competition Rownita MARSTON won the shot putt with a best putt of 12 metres 87 centimetres.
In the Intermediate Girls age group Ella FALK showed that she is in fine form with a clear victory in the 300 metres in 40.82. Isabella PARSELLE also made the final where she finished seventh in 43.27.
Sam BARRETT and Nikki FORTUNE both competed in the 80 metre hurdles in this age group with Sam clocking 12.6 for fifth in Heat Two and Nikki 13.56 for sixth place in Heat One. Neither was quite quick enough to qualify for the final. Nikki also competed in the 300 metre hurdles where she finished fifth in the final in 50.56. Sam also competed in the Long Jump where she finished seventh with a longest jump of 5.04 (she too took advantage of a 3.7 metre following wind).
Catharine CLAYTON was in action in the throws finishing third in the Discus with a best throw of 33 metres 38 centimetres for third place and backed this up with 34 metres 14 centimetres which gained her fifth place in the hammer.
In the Junior Girls Age Group Khiaaama KOFI had an excellent win in the 200 metres clocking 26.0; having won her heat in 26.2. Anna LOUGHLIN also produced a winning performance taking gold in the hammer with a best throw of 36 metres 10 centimetres.
Overall it was a very good day for the club's athletes with athletes winning seven gold medals plus a silver and a bronze.