Monday, June 2, 2014

Busy weekend

When the YDL was set up one of the promises they gave was that there would be very few weekends involving both age groups. So - that worked well, didn't it?

Saturday saw the younger age groups in action at Kip Keino stadium in Stoke Gifford. On Sunday, the older ones picked for Team Avon travelled to Abingdon for their match. For parents with athletes in both age groups, the weekend was fully taken up.

Cardiff Archers have some smashing young athletes and they looked well worth their win of the match. Team Bath aren't far behind them. And then it was a scrap for third place between Bristol and Yate.

Yate athletes did themselves proud, gaining 39 personal best performances. Hannah Hobbs stood out in the 1500m, gaining an English Schools qualifying time while running on her own at the front of the race. Her finishing time of 4.49.4 looks very impressive. An excellent effort. Jack Moore looked strong in winning the 80m hurdles and then backed it up with a good PB in the high jump. But then so did so many of our athletes that it's hard to pick out individuals.

Tyler Molton is looking increasingly convincing as a thrower, gaining PBs in hammer and shot - a good acquisition for the club, especially as people who know are starting to compare him with the young Matt Spicer.

Other PBs came from Ellie Hobbs, David Thomas (what improvement he's starting to show!), Sam Grimwood, Jessica Mead and Jodie Dale. These last two threw massive PBs in the javelin, so well done to them.

Jack Holbrook and Rosie Allen crept still closer to English Schools qualifying

On Sunday, the stand-out performance came from Mike Green in the 400m hurdles, who won in a National Standard time. It must surely be time for him to be nominated as Bristol Post athlete of the month.

Other PBs came from Josh Evans, Ben Holbrook, Jacob Spence, Annie Lewis and Adam Wilson.

Meanwhile, over the water, Emily Wright was at the Senior Welsh Championships and Commonwealth Games trial. She won the under-17 long jump with a leap of 5.66m.

Only a short account this week. I'll try to write more next time.

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