Fri 18th May 2018
Venue Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth
Glorious sunshine greeted the Winchester and District Athletics Club athletes on the bank holiday Monday at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Centre. This one day County athletics annual outing is for multi event athletes across the age range and Quad Kids. WADAC were on fine form; in the U15 girls Multi Event Emily Smith jumped a seasons best of 1.45m and also achieved 13.9 in the 75m hurdles Sam Mballa in the U13 boys proved that hard work pays off, his discus throw of 21.09 puts him currently in the top five in the country for U13 boys in this event. Sam long jumped 4.09, hurdled 15.2 and ran the 800m 2.49.8 to produce PBs in these events to put him in second place at the end of the day and a place on the podium. Oscar Webb also managed some PBs including a Long Jump of 4.35m, 75m hurdles of 13.9 plus best in 800m & discus. Oscar is in his first year of U13 Multi event and narrowly missed a place on the podium coming 4th. Jack Moores gained great experience in 10th position in the U13B category.
Quad kids were out in force having resisted the allure of the beach and ice creams! Coaches Paul Cox and Lee Wrey Brown were present and were duly rewarded seeing their boys and girls break many of their own PBs and take places on the podium.
Phillip Cain was in outstanding form in the U11 boys competition breaking the club record with 266 points. Philip ran a rapid 11.3 75m, long jumped the 2nd best effort of the day 3.75m, threw the Howler a massive 37.51m and ran a very useful 600m in 1.57.6. At the end of the day he achieved first position overall. Sam Nicholson was another athlete who only narrowly missed a place on the podium coming 4th with his best performances being a howler throw of 35.90m and a 600m run in 1.56.6. WADAC had a splendid turn out in this category with Ethan Imhofe 8th Timon Francis 9th, Ruben Price 13th, Cyrus Husain 14th, Joey Hill 16th, Luca Harvey 17th and William Hasan 18th.
The U11 girls had a good day with Kirsten Hazlewood coming 6th and with only 4 points between 4th and 6th place it was extremely close. Kirsten had a good howler throw of 26.30m. Lilia Harvey was 8th, Summer Curtis 11th and Millie Morgan 13th.
U10 boys saw two more podium positions with Bradley Lewis 2nd and Joshua Cox 3rd Also competing in the U10B category were Oliver 4th, Oscar Robertson 7th and Jack Moores 8th. In the U10 girls yet more success with Poppy Taylor taking silver and she had the 2nd best 600m time Hannah Lowe was 5th and Megan Vincent 7th. Great fun was had by all and what you might call a good and certainly hot day at the track!