English Schools’ Combined Events
Congratulations to Sam Bishop who finished a credible 6th in the Junior
Boys Pentathlon at the South East Regional Finals.
Sam’s results were: 80h 12.8 (-1.7), SP 9.69, LJ 5.85, HJ 1.37, 800 2.13.2.
Sam was the top scorer for the Surrey team that finished third overall in
the Junior Boys team competition.
It was another successful day for Walton at their third match of the season with lots of PBs and another Club record. The U13 boys, Freddie Allen and James Wiles, set huge PBs in the 1500m and Ricky Villa-Abrille got a new PB in the shot. Freddie, Ross and Jacob also stepped in to fill events at the last minute and did a sterling job scoring points for the team. All of them gained PBs in these events, too. There were also lots of PBs for the U13 girls including Georgia Russell in the shot, Tea McBean – 150m and Bella Wiles in all her events. Olivia Hanson made her first outing for the team scoring a PB in the 70m hurdles. The U15 girls continued the trend with PBs for Emma Horsey (300m), Eva West (200m) and Charlotte Vaughan (300m) with a time of 43.5s, which was also a new Club record! The U15B also had lots of PB’s with several athletes getting two or more including Sam Bishop (80mH, SP), Tom Cursons (80mH, 800m), Michael Cotterill (200m, 800m) and Joshua Taylor (300m 800m). Others were gained by Evan Lee (200m), Tom Jones (1500m) and Josh Cowie (Hammer). Ben Fitzpatrick also put in a good performance in the 1500m in his first outing for the Club. There were also some good runs in the relays with the U13 girls going below 60s in the 4x100m for the first time this season and the U15 girls taking 6 seconds off their 4x300m time.
Once again, thank you to the officials, without whom we wouldn’t be able to compete and to Andrew for giving up another weekend to coach. Thank you too, to all the parents who supported and got the athletes to the right place at the right time with the right number on: there were some pretty fast and last minute changes to be made!
The next match is at home on the 16th July and the full results will be posted on the Power of 10 website.
YDL LAG Match 2 – Guildford – 21 May 2016
The second YDL LAG match of the season saw some encouraging performances from a young team.
There were four new additions to the team: Alex and George Whicker, Jack Taylor and Tom Jones, all of whom performed well in their first match.
Performance of the day has to be Charlotte Vaughan’s incredible 1500m, which broke the Club Record and now ranks her 5th in the country. Sam Bishop also equalled the Club Record over 200m, with the best ever electronic recorded time. There were lots of PBs across the age groups including: Bella Wiles – 800m and JT, Izabella Angell – 150m and HJ, Jack Gemmell and Ricky Villa-Abrille – JT, Alex and George Whicker – HJ, Jasmine de la Touche – DT, Evan Lee – LJ, Michael Cottrill – 300m, Edward Dawson – 80mH, Ben Marks – 1500m, with Tom Cursons, Emma Horsey, Rachel Pharaoh and Eva West achieving PB’s in all of their events!
Many athletes showed true team spirit yesterday by stepping in to events or changing events at the last minute. Clara Sawicki ran a great PB in the 1500m, a 4x100m relay leg and a 4x300m relay leg, all in the space of 35 minutes at the end of the day. Michael Cottrill left his discus throw to run the 800m with just 20 minutes notice and Ross Hurst and Bella Wiles both took hasty changes to their races in their stride to name but a few. Thank you to all the athletes who accommodated the many changes yesterday. It was much appreciated!
Thank you also to the officials, who once again did a great job for the team, Andrew for his coaching and to all the parents who supported and helped to get everyone to their events on time. The team enthusiasm was superb yesterday and culminated in another exciting relay finale, which saw us all cheering home two huge victories in the U15 girls and boys 4x300m.