Youth Development League – Poole

Youth Development League – Match 1 – Lower Age Group – 23 April 2016 – Poole

It was an early start for the small team who traveled to Poole last weekend for the first YDL LAG match of the year. Following promotion last year, the competition was tough but we held our own. The team was joined for the first time by Bella and James Wiles, Freddie Allen, Izabella Angell, Latoya Nurse, Eva West, Jacob Gerona, Tea McBean and Ross Hurst. They all performed well and Tea and Freddie both showed great strength of character when they got up and continued racing after nasty falls.

There were some great PB’s on the day. Ben Marks had an outstanding run in the U15B 1500m to smash 23 seconds off his PB. Jack Gemmel also knocked 10 seconds off his PB in the U13B 1500m. Ed Dawson took 3 seconds off his PB in the U15B 800m and in the U15G 800m Rachel Pharaoh had a great win when she went under 5 minutes for the first time. The sprinters also did well with Emile Fowler running a huge PB in the U13B 75mH and Tom Cursons bettering his PB by 1.1 seconds in the U15B 80mH. Clara Sawicki ran a new PB in the U15G 300m and Sam Bishop stormed home in the U15B 200m in less than ideal conditions coming just 0.2s away from the club record. Georgia Russell celebrated her birthday with a massive U13G SP victory and two further PB’s in the LJ and 75m. The relays were as exciting as ever culminating in an astonishing 4x300m win for the U15B team.

Thank you to Debbie and Jack and all the parent officials who officiated on the day, Andrew for his coaching and a special thank you to all the parents for travelling and supporting!

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