Wed 29th Aug 2018
Kingsmeadow Track Kingston London
Winchester and District Athletic Club U13 young athletes were selected to represent Hampshire at the Inter county invitation match which is contested by the following counties: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. The fixture has been held for the past several years at Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston-upon-Thames, since 2018 known as the Weir Archer Athletics Centre.
In the boys event Finlay Wrey-Brown performed magnificently winning the Discus A event with a throw of 1K implement of 29.22m which not only was a personal best for Finlay but ranks him 6th on the UK for his age group. Finlay also threw the Javelin 26.51 to place 7th in the B event. Sam Mballa also represented Hampshire at the Discus throwing 21.74 for the 4th in the B competition.
James Lewis ran an excellent race in the 1500m A race and was rewarded with a personal best of 4.42.3 in 3rd position which gives him a UK ranking of 18th for his age group at 1500m.
Oscar Webb was also selected for the county team and in the High Jump he placed equal 3rd with a leap of 1.45m although he is currently ranked equal 5th in the UK with a clearance of 1.56m. Oscar also contributed points for Hampshire in the 75m hurdles where his time of 13.39 ranked him 5th overall.
The boys team finished 4th out of 13 teams competing.
Two Winchester U13 girls athletes were selected for Hampshire to compete in this fixture, Beth Thorpe and Jess Marinus assisting Hampshire to win the girls competition.
Beth ran in the 70m hurdles A race placing 3rd in a time of 12.01, Beth is ranked 24th in the UK with her time of 11.78 from earlier in the season, she also ran in the non scoring 100m where she posted a time of 14.38. Jess threw the 2.72k shot 6.61m to finish 10th in the A event