Mon 4th Jun 2018


Venue Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre Horsham

Youth Development League Horsham

Match 2 of the Youth Development Track & Field League (YDL) for Winchester & District Athletic Club (WADAC) took place at Horsham Sussex. This Lower Age Group League is for athletes in the Under 13 and Under 15 age groups. Winchester were against teams from Horsham, Chichester, Guildford & Godalming, Kingston Polytechnic Harriers and a combined Team Dorset outfit.

The talented duo of Beth Thorpe and Emma Shedden dominated the Under 13 girls 70m hurdles races. Hampshire champion Beth ran 12.0 to easily win the A race in a AAA Grade 2 performance, Emma won a close B race in 12.9. Beth also won the High Jump with another G2 performance with a clearance of 1.36m plus 3rd in the 150m A race in 21.1. Emma showed her diversity with a 4th place in the 1200m A race in 4.22.1.

Alice Eyssens won the Under 13 girls B Shot with a throw of 6.37m, Alice also gained points in the 75m A 4th 11.2 and 150m B 4th 22.2. Jasmine Jones ran a PB in the B 1200m of 4.22.8 in 2nd , she also did really well in the throws with 3rd A Shot 6.39m and 3rd A Javelin 16.21m (G4), AERYN Bettridge backed her up in the Javelin B 12.28m.

Elreza Mulder ran well in the U13G 800m and finished 4rd in 2.46.9. The quartet of Alice Eyssens, Jasmine Jones, Emma Shedden and Beth Thorpe were 3rd in the 4x100 relay in a time of 57.8.

Finlay Wrey Brown and Sam Mballa were excellent in the Under 13 Boys throws. Finlay won the Javelin with a superb (G1) throw of 35.31m almost 8m ahead of 2nd place. Sam won the B Javelin with 27.79m (G3). Finlay won the U13B Shot with a putt of 8.24m (G3) with Sam throwing 6.32m for 3rd B. Finlay showed he can also sprint well managing 23.8 in the 200m B in 2ndpsotion whilst Sam hurdled his way to 3rd A 15.2 in the 75m hurdles. Another athlete showing his talents in the U13B was Oscar Webb, he won the High Jump with ease with a leap of 1.45m (G2) and took 2nd place in the Long Jump with 4.21m.

Musa Sanyang won a pair of B string races with 100m in 14.6 and 75m hurdles 15.5. Stan Parkinson ran strongly in the 800m B race in 2.30.4 for 2nd plus he long jumped 3.79m also for 2nd B. Alexander Beck ran the U13B sprints for WADAC and points were earned in the middle distance by Matthew Duckering, Michael Shingleton-Smith and Ben Chesterfield. In the U13B 4x100 relay the team of Sam Mballa, Stan Parkinson, Finlay Wrey-Brown and Musa Sanyang were 3rd in 57.8.

Doug Scally front ran an impressive Under 15 Boys 1500m and won in style in 4.22, in the B string Ren Foley supported in 3rd in 5.09. Sprinting to victory in the U15B 100m was Iwan Wrey-Brown in 12.3, he also ran the 200m A and was 3rd in 25.3. Dan Kimber hurdled very well and was 3rd A 13.3 (G4) and he also got points in the 100m B and Shot. Sam Roberts picked up points in the 800m in 2.19 plus the Long Jump 4.74m and Shot B 7.80m. Ned Wolfe supported well on the track and on the field. The highlight for the U15B was the 4x100 relay where they sped to victory in 51.8 with the tam being Sam Roberts, Dan Kimber, Doug Scally and Iwan Wrey-Brown.

Olivia Busher continued her brilliant season by winning the Under 15 girls Javelin with 28.99m (G3) with Tuesday Bettridge throwing a PB of 12.23m for 3rd B. Olivia also threw 17.76m in the Discus 3rd B and 4th A Hammer 17.39m. In both the Discus and Hammer Alice Claisse threw very well to win the B Hammer 9.65m and 3rd B discus 13.88m.

Rose Chesterfield was just pipped for victory in the U15G 800m finishing 2nd in 2.23,4 with Lily Neate running a PB for2nd B in 2.30.1. Amelia Moore is improving all the time and ran strongly in the 1500m finishing 3rd A in 5.12.9. Emily Smith who has returned from long term injury Jumped a season best of 1.45m for 2nd A. In the Long Jump Lucia Craske leapt to 4.27m for 4th A and Molly Whitton jumped 4.01m 2nd B, Lucia also ran the 300m running a PB of 47.4 5th A with Abigail McCarthy making her WADC debut running the 300m B. Other U15G athletes contributing to the team total were Evie Beck, Daisy Shaw, Connie Brush and Emily Weeks. There was a good relay run in the 4x300m race in 2nd position by the team of Ellie McErlean, Rose Chesterfield, Lily Neate and Amelia Moore.

The team found the competition quite tough and were placed 5th in the team event. The next YDL is in June at Poole.