Youth Development League Upper Age Group – 27th May 2018
Leamington C&ACs squad of U17 & and U27 athletes competed at the second YDL match on Sunday 27th May. While the team was low on numbers the performances were excellent with a large number of PBs achieved.
On the track for the U20M saw Ben Hawkes and Alexander Ibbs. Hawkes ran in the 200m and 400m, easily winning both races with 22.28s and 49.50s respectively. Ibbs came in second in the 800m with a time of 2:04:30min. Not normally seen in the field, he also took part in the mens long jump with a best jump of 4.82m.
The only U20 male field athlete was Luke Manning, he competed in the javelin and discus events. He won the javelin competition with a throw of 34.93m. For the discus event he achieved a throw of 17.57m and placing 3rd overall.
For the U20W the only athletes to compete were Lauren Ashbourne and Sophie Hunt. Both girls were competing in the four throwing events. In the hammer event Hunt came second in the A stream with throw of 32.56m while Ashbourne was third in the B stream, throwing 18.60m. Next up was shot put. Again Hunt came in second in the A stream with a throw of 10.16m. Ashbourne took first place in the B stream with a throw of 7.82, a personal best with a 4Kg shot.
After lunch the girls next event was javelin. Ashbourne managed a throw of 33.75m and taking second place in the A stream. Hunt threw 20.41m in the B stream and placed second. Discus was the last event of the day. Ashbourne threw a winning throw of 30.46m which was also a new PB. Hunt was first in the B stream throwing 28.93m.
In the U17 age group the three male athletes were Drew Sinnott, Cameron Williams-Stein and Jacob Watson. Sinnott was first up in the field with the mens long jump event. After four jumps he’d equalled his PB with a distance of 6.05m, this won the event. The next event for Sinnott was shot put, another event he won with a throw of 11.73m. In the javelin competiton, his strongest event, he gained an new PB with a massive throw of 53.32m also placing first overall.
Williams-Stein competed in both track and field events with his first one being the 400m. He came in second place with a time of 55.12s. Next up for him was high jump, an event he has been strong at previously. He placed first with a jump of 1.75m and set himself a new PB. His final event for the day wsa pole vault. While he won the event his best jump was 3.10m was fell short of his PB of 3.42m.
Jacob Watson was in action on the track and took part in the 800m and 1500m, later completing the day in the field in discus. His time for the 800m was 2.29.90min which placed him third. For the 1500m he ran a time of 5.01.83min again placing third overall. Throwing the in discus competition he managed a throw of 12.53m gaining third place in the A stream.
For the U17W three athletes competed, Lydia Mitchell, Lily Clarke and Rositsa Gugutkova. Clarke was the first to compete in the hammer competiton. Having made good progress during training she placed third in the competition with a distance of 21.60m. In shot put later she achieved a throw of 6.31m coming third again.
Mitchell was next on the track competing in the 100m sprint. Not normally a track athlete she ran a time of 15.18s placing fourth. Her strongest event was next, javelin. Throwing consistently well throughout, her final throw was the most powerful. The winning throw was 34.04m which also set her a new PB. Her last event for the day was the discus throw. She came second overall with a throw of 15.94m.
Gugutkova started her day on the track with the 3000m. Her finishing time was 12:52.53min. Her other event on the day was in the long jump. She placed fourth with a jump of 3.52m