WIMBORNE Athletic Club have retained their South West Athletics League.

Already four points ahead after match three, Wimborne were pushed hard by the host club Exeter, but team manager Paula Hine made sure that they kept their noses in front.

In addition to the overall title, the club won the trophies in the under-13 girls, under-13 boys, senior women and relay categories.

Not content with winning the U13 girls and relay titles, Ava Elliott Smith, Kayla Robbins, Aspen Stobart and Rosie Gollings smashed the league and club relay record with a time of 53.26. 

Robbins had previously won the high jump with 1m45 and the long jump with 4m39. 

Stobart won the shot with 9m34 while Smith was second in the 200m 28.86 and third in the 100m in 13.70. 

The U13 boys were big scorers. Elliott Trickey won the long jump with 4m83 and the 200m in 27.87. He was also second in the 100m 12.95 followed home by Harley Stanley in third in 13.56.

Stanley was second in the 200m in 28.75 and Lucas Jolliffe provided a supporting third place in the long jump with 4m37.

Under-15s provided some solid performances with Cadey Turner winning the javelin with 32m28 with Samuel John 29.92 close behind in third place. Olivia Jones was third in the shot 8m49 and Iris Jones third in the 200 metres in 28.73.

Jack Williams provided the most spectacular performance of the day, surviving two third attempt successes to jump 1m90, an improvement on his personal best of ten centimetres.

Lucy Lucas warmed up for the English Schools Multi Events later this month with a second place long jump 4m48 and a third in the 200 metres in 27.18.

The throwers were busy with Winter Stobart collecting second place in the discus 27m05 and a third place in the hammer 31m22. Leilani Roberts was third in the discus 25m60.

In the senior age groups points were harder to come by but Mattie Effick’s 41m95 third place in the javelin was worth a watch. Jakob Roberts added valuable points with a 23.89 hammer throw and a 1m80 third placed high jump.

Club legend Dave Pearson was third in the shot 7m81. Anita Hayward was second in the pole vault as was Abbie Hine in the 3000 metres. Amy Darragh’s 23m08 gave her second place in the discus.

Wimborne won the event with a score of 2021, Exeter in second on 1972. Poole AC placed seventh with 1218.5.

Overall, Wimborne claimed the title with 51 points, five clear of Exeter with Poole in fifth on 35.

Elsewhere, Poole AC star Melissa Courtney-Bryant registered the second fastest 1500m time of her career (3:58.22), finishing fourth in the Xiamen Diamond League meeting.