Wessex Track & Field League Match – Girls

Written by B Wells

The first Wessex track & field league match took place on Sunday 7th April in Winchester.

BAC had a very good turnout for the girl’s team and spirits were high and enthusiasm flowed throughout the day. Everyone put in their very best and the support they gave each other was tremendous!  A very big thank you to the BAC officials who were there on the day and to all the parents for their support.



Winchester 595.5 1
New Forest Juniors 459 2
Camberley 415 3
Isle of Wight 271 4
Bournemouth 244 5
Newbury 192.5 6


The overall results didn’t really reflect the amazing individual achievements of the day. Of the 27 scoring events the girl’s team entered, we achieved a top three finish in 25 of them!

The U17 girls got 1st place in all 6 scoring events. The U13G did very well indeed, coming 3rd overall out of six teams. There were also 16 PBs!

Unfortunately we had a few gaps in events which makes a huge difference to the overall match score. So, we will try to have a full team sheet in all of the events for future matches and we’ll stand a very good chance.



Under 13 Girls

Sofina Sommerseth and Holly Stonier had great 100m runs with a PB for Holly, 13.70. Gaby Fisher-Wyatt and Amy Tonkyn ran in the 100m NS and both achieved PBs. Holly and Amy also both got PBs in the 200m; 29.9 and 29.10 respectively. Well done girls.

Darcy Hawkins and Ida Waring both came third in their 800m races; both ran very well. Erin Wells ran her first 1200m – she ran a very good race with a time of 4:25.30. Mariah Marshall also ran her first 1200m and despite a bad stitch pushed all the way to the end, not giving up.

Well done to Alice Phipp who ran her first 70m hurdles in 16.20.

Big congratulations to the U13G 4x100m relay team who came 1st – well done Holly, Amy, Gaby and Sofina.

Great results in the field as well with Sofina coming 1st in the long jump (4.01) and Gaby 2nd place (3.93). Brilliant jumping! Mariah and Alice came 2nd and 3rd respectively in Shot (5.75 and 4.07).Congratulations to Mariah who came 1st in javelin (13.75).

Under 15 Girls

Leah Sullivan ran a great 100m, 13.60, and so did Mia Armstrong – both girls getting third place in their races. Mia Armstrong and Freya Bradfield both got PBs in their 100m, 14.4 and 14.9; well done girls!

In the 200m Abigail Phillips ran a fantastic race and got a PB, 26.90. Abigail carried this on in the 300m where she flew in, achieving 1st place again with another PB of 42.7! Amy Doble also got a PB for the 200m, 29.50 – great run Amy! It was super to see Martha Preece running her first 800m of the season with a new PB of 2:34.90.

The U15G 4x100m relay team ran a very good race and came in 3rd place, well done to Abigail, Freya, Mia and Amy.

Over on the long jump, terrific jumping brought Leah Sullivan in first place with 4.91!

Under 17 Girls

It was a pleasure to watch, Amelia Verney and Brooke Ironside both achieve 1st place in their 100m races with Brooke getting a new PB of 12.10! After a rest, the same for the 200m, Brooke and Amelia ran superb races, both getting 1st place in their respective races. Fantastic girls!

The U17G 4x100m relay came flying in at 50.50 and 1st place! Well done Amelia, Leah, Brooke and Isabelle.

Lana Blake, 5.22, and Isabelle Franklin, 4.45, both won their long jump competitions with some tremendous jumping!

Non-scoring athletes 

There were fantastic performances from the non-scoring athletes – well done to you all.

Performances include:

Alice Phipp LJ 3.22, Ida Waring 200m 31.4, Mia Armstrong 200m 29.9 PB, Freya Bradfield 200m 30.0 PB, Imogen Gent 800m 2:57.1, Lana Blake 100m 12.9, Isabelle Franklin 100m 13.4, Amy Tonkyn 100m 14.3 PB, Gaby Fisher-Wyatt 100m 15.5 PB, Freya Bradfield 100m 14.9 PB

It was a really good day, everyone should be very proud of themselves. Hopeful that more athletes, with the support of their parents or guardians, will participate in the future Wessex league competitions and we can up our overall match score.



By B Wells

Photos by Nick Marshall, thank you.

Apologies for any omissions.