It was a great day at the Wessex League which was hosted at Winchester Athletics Stadium on Sunday 19 June.
The BAC team set off from Kings Park with a fully loaded coach and our athletes did us proud! It was a spectacular display of strength and depth in the U11s U13s, U15s & a huge U17s team.
Results show that Quadkids came 2nd with a new season high score of 1673 points, just 38 behind hosts Winchester. It was an excellent performance!
In the main match, BAC were 3rd with 425.5 points another season high total. U17 boys came first and U13G, the U15B and U15G were both 2nd.
Every athletes deserves a mention but there were some notable performances on the day. Mariah competed in Exeter the day before in the Hammer for Dorset with William Launder, long Jumper and both achieved PBs. William is now the top U15s Long Jumper in the country and Mariah showed true from in getting a PB in Hammer in the SW Counties as well as in Winchester.
Coach, Nick Marshall uncovered a diamond in the shape of Nathaniel Boot U17 who had never even long jumped before and was just filling events. Despite being away from athletic since Quad Kids age group, he beat the county level long jumper convincingly and jumped the 11th biggest Jump in the UK, which is exceptional considering her has no long jump experience. Nathaniel was mainly there to sprint because his brother, Emmanuel Boot was also competing in U15s. He equalled the best sprint time on the day without any block training and is now ranked 11th best jump for U17 in UK.
There were so many PBs but for coach Alison Davie, the best thing was the team spirit. We only had 6 girls but they filled so many slots – many out of their comfort zones. And the boys were willing to fill gaps too – they had a great turnout of 14 athletes. Also, Ewan won his 800m having competed the regionals the day before in Exeter too! Ollie Canavan had also been to Exeter and came and ran the 1500m for the team and got a PB too. We have athletes who turn up for us and get stuck in every single time – even when they aren’t getting PBs. “They are all stars!!”
Congratulations to all the athletes, team managers and coaches. Thanks also to the officials who travelled.
Big thanks to all the Officials Parents and Coaches that helped on the day. We definitely had the best atmosphere & team spirit of any Club there!
The next Wessex League meet of the 2022 season will be held on Sunday 17th July.
Calling for a Boy U17s High Jumper and Girl U17s High and Long Jumpers before the next Match – contact Nick Marshall.
In addition to the Quadkids competitions, there are competitions for U13, U15, U17 and U20 athletes in most of the main athletic disciplines:
SPRINTS – 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m plus hurdles and relay races
DISTANCE – 800m, 1500m
JUMPS – Long Jump, High Jump,
THROWS – Discus, Shot, Javelin
There are no 3000m, hammer throw, triple jump or pole vault events.
Athletes can compete in a maximum of four events, one of which must be a relay.