Twenty-eight Yate & District athletes travelled to Exeter to take part in the 2nd YDL match.
The rain held off with the wind helping the sprinters, though in some cases a little too strong to give them legal times.
Both Dan Brooks and Isaac Cory achieved legal PB’s in the U20’s 200m, giving Dan his 2nd ES standard and helping Isaac to creep a little closer to his first. Isaac also achieved a PB in the U20’s 400m.
Kate Robbins, with her new-found confidence, won the U20s 400m A race in magnificent style again dipping under 60secs, and followed it up by a win in the U20 800B race with her best time over that distance.
Toby Conibear, currently ranked 3rd in the UK in the U17’s Hammer, had stiff competition against the UK number 4. Despite throwing another National Standard, this time Toby came off second best with another impressive 60m+ throw. Toby was ably supported by Owen Merrett in the B who, again, threw over the English Schools Entry Standard of 50m.
Other PB’s were achieved by Toby Conibear and James Viner in the U17’s Discus and Liam Hillier in the 400H.
Season bests were achieved by Lucy Durham and Jess Mead.
The 27 athletes between them clocked up 239 points with 14 1st places. We also had representation in 6 of the 8 relays that clocked up 63 points.
The team, having achieved over 750 points in Swansea, I did not think it was possible to improve on that score but obviously the athletes thought differently as we finished the day again in first with a staggering 817 points, and again 150 points clear of our nearest rivals.