QuadKids Boys results: http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Quadkids2021/R1BoysOverall.pdf
Quadkids Girls results: http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Quadkids2021/R1GirlsOverall.pdf
Full results: http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avonleague/Results2021/Results2021R1.pdf
REPORT, by Stuart Nunn
The Avon Track and Field League has always been the place for aspiring athletes to try out new events or to strive for better performances. Yate & District have always done well here, but not often as well as they did this last weekend.
The programme had been adjusted to take account of Covid restrictions and a couple of smaller clubs were missing. By the end of the afternoon it was clear that Yate had racked up over a thousand points, nearly two hundred more than Bristol & West, their nearest rivals. In field events there were few athletes to challenge their dominance, with virtual clean sweeps in pole vault, hammer and javelin.
Sam Hillier-Smith’s pole vault group can feel very proud of themselves. Potentially pick of the female bunch was Arisa Burgess, whose 2.70 metres (U15 Club Record) was only matched by Hannah Lewis, vaulting here as a senior woman, with Sophie Hornung and Amy Nolan also showing well. On the men’s side, Adam Nolan (U17) and Liam Hillier (SM) both vaulted 3.55m, while Harry Williams and Lewis Wall both acquitted themselves well.
We are used now to seeing good things from the hammer cage. With no men’s hammer events, it was left to the six Yate women to show the rest how it was done. Felicity Whiteway (U17) threw 42.26m for a fine win, but four more threw over thirty metres: Karen Jones (SW) 32.29m, Hannah Holman (U17) 31.64, Maddison Hillier-Smith (U15) 30.98m and Sophie Page (U15) 30.98. A fine display to gladden the hearts of their coaches, Matt Spicer and Paul Thorn.
Javelin throwers were led here by Jodie Dale, who has been threatening to throw over forty metres for a while. 40.11m was good enough for a Senior club record and qualification for the national age group championships. Also throwing well were Cara Wilson and Annabel Gordon, both throwing over twenty metres for valuable points.
On the track, outright winners were harder to come by. Kirsty Treglown was impressive in the senior women’s 100m, taking it in 12.4 seconds. Katie Robbins did equally well in the senior 400m with a time of 58.3. Under-15 boy Kaelen McLeary won the 100m in 12.3 secs. In the under-17 men’s category Fredrick Cooper looked good in the 1500m with 4:19.0, and Adam Nolan continued his progress in the 400m, winning comfortably in 52.4 secs.
All in all, a good Yate performance that promised a good deal for the rest of the season.