Tue 3rd Jul 2018


Venue Ashdown Sports Centre Poole

WADAC athletes took part in the 3rd match of their Youth Development League season, which was held at Ashdown Sports Centre Poole. In their division WADAC are against teams from Chichester, Guildford & Godalming, Horsham, Kingston Polytechnic and Team Dorset. With home advantage Team Dorset dominated the match winning comfortably but WADAC were a solid 2nd on the day and are now 4th in the Division overall.

As in previous matches Montel Gondwe won both the Under 15 boys 100m and 200m races in fast times of 11.9 and 24.2. In the B 200m race Iwan Wrey-Brown secured a double, winning in 24.9. Dan Kimber was 3rd 100m A in 13.1, Dan also ran the 80m hurdles 4th A 13.4 and threw the Shot 8.03m for 4th A.

James Medley ran another strong U15B 1500m and was rewarded with 3rd A 4.36.4 with Ren Foley gaining 2nd B in 4.58.7. Ren added field points in the Long Jump 3.87m and Discus A 3rd with a throw of 16.98m. Other U15B contributors were Luc Pearce, Connor Dutton and Ben Schofield. The quartet of Gondwe, Pearce, Kimber and Dutton were 5th in the 4x100 relay in 56.5.

Most outstanding WADAC individual in the under 15 girls was Olivia Busher who won the Javelin with a Grade 2 performance of 32.44m and also was 3rd in both the Discus 19.06m and Hammer 18.00m. There was a double win in the U15G 1500m with Amelia Moore having her best run at the distance winning in 5.07.9 with Hannah Foster 2nd in the race and 1st B in 5.12.3. Also in the middle distance category Rose Chesterfield ran 2.26.3 for 2nd A in the 800m with Lily Neate supporting with 2nd B in 2.31.3.

In the 100m and 200m Lucy Spurrier ran really well in good standard sprint races to achieve 3rd A 13.2 and 3RD B 27.4. Abigail McCarthy was 4th in the 300m A in 49.4 and also earned good points in the Shot with 4th A with 7.34m and 200m B 5th 30.3. Emily Smith took a rest from the high jump to run the 75m hurdles to finish 4th A in 13.2 as well as placing 3rd in the Discus B 12.62m. Amelia Moore, Emily Smith, Lily Neate and Rose Chesterfield ran the 4x300m relay and were 3rd in 3.07.1. Other U15G point’s winners were Daisy Shaw, Connie Brush, Scarlett Grig, Olivia Jones and Ciara Rossiter.

The Under 13 boys Javelin brought great reward for WADAC with a double from Finlay Wrey-Brown 1ST A 36.43 (G1) and Sam Mballa 1ST B 22.56m (G4). Sam also produced a fine run to win the 75m hurdles B race in 14.9 plus throwing the shot 6.84m for 3rd B. Oscar Webb was a busy athlete with 2nd place in the 75m hurdles A race 13.9 and also high jumping 1.35m 3rd A and 3rd B in the Shot with 5.89m. There was an exciting race in the U13B 1500m with Michael Shingleton-Smith just being pipped at the finish for 2nd A in 4.55.8 with team-mate Ben Chesterfield just behind him winning the B string in 4.59.2.

Ollie Withers sprinted well on the 200m A race placing 2nd in 27.8 and then turned his talent to the field where he high jumped 1.30m to win the B event. Stan Parkinson gained points in the 100, A and 800m A races as did Evan Jeremiah in the B races. The team of Sello Anda, Evan Jeremiah, Stan Parkinson and Sam Mballa were 4th in the 4x100 relay in 60.7.   

Beth Thorpe 12.3 and Grace Weeks 13.2 came up with a smooth double in the Under 13 girls 70m hurdles. Beth also high jumped a G2 performance of 1.38m to also win that event as well as long jumping 4.10m for 2nd A and is looking very good for the rest of the season. Jess Marinus impressed in the throws winning the Javelin A with a (G3) throw of 19.43m, she was backed up by Jasmine Jones who threw 15.58m for 2nd B. Jess also managed 6.80m in the Shot A for 3RD position whilst Jasmine showed her versatility with 3rd place in the 1200m in 4.25.6. Aisling Hitchman ran well in the U13G 800m for 3rd A in 2.41.9 with Zara Barker 2nd B in 2.58.8. Isabel Ord won points in the high jump and Medi Sheffield in the 75m.   There were points for two Alices for WADAC with Alice Eyssens contributing in the 150m and Shot and Alice Clegg competing in the 75m and Long Jump. The team of Alice Eyssens, Alice Clegg, Beth Thorpe and Medi Sheffield were 5th in the 4x100 relay