DORSET boasts three of the top 10 talents for girls under-13 javelin throwing in the UK.

Not usually regarded as a hotbed of athletics, the south east corner of Dorset is leading the way in the girls under-13 javelin with athletes currently ranked first, second and seventh in the UK.

Wimborne Athletic Club is home to the top two talents, with Mila Desborough leading the national rankings with 38.32metres.

Teammate Bethany Cassidy is ranked second with a best throw of 34.22metres.

Seventh-placed nationally is Lumen Myers of Poole Athletic Club with 30.95metres. 

All three girls are exponent of the fast arm necessary for great javelin throwing, but each has other strings to their bow.

Wimborne pair Desborough and Cassidy are ranked in the top 20 in long jump and 70 metre hurdles respectively, whilst Myers occupies first-place ranking in the discus.

The girls met up at the Ashdown track on Sunday, June 23, in a round of the Wessex Young Athletes League. 

All three threw over 30 metres with Myers coming within one centimetre of matching her personal best.

The record for a javelin throw in the girls under-13 level of the Wessex Young Athletes League was set in 2018 by Hannah Lewington.