Wessex Young Athletes
Track & Field League

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[13August2018] Records update:

The postponement of the Andover match means there is the possibility of further records in September.

Two exceptional javelin throwers posted Wessex League records:

Hannah Lewington (Marlborough Juniors) became the first British under-13 girl to throw the javelin more than 40 metres in the match at Woking on 10th June, when she achieved a mark of 40.27m.

Ben East (Team Kennet) threw the under-15 boy's 600g javelin 61.96m in the match at Portsmouth. This was a substantial boost to the previous League best of 53.50m by Adam Akehurst of Portsmouth in 2002. A fortnight later at Swindon, Ben East boosted his record to 63.36m.

Shot-putter Serena Vincent improved her own League record from 15.33m last season to 16.02m in her club's home match at Portsmouth..

At Bournemouth Hayden Christian (Woking) shaved a tenth from the under-13 boy's 75m hurdles record set by William Westamacott of Andover in 2014 to establish a new record of exactly 12 seconds.

At Sandown Lily T. Smith wrote New Forest Juniors into the record book as she equalled the 11.7s 100m mark for under-13 girls first established by Basingstoke's Ayomide Cole last year.

Relay records tumbled. The under-13 squads from Slough Juniors expunged the two oldest records in the book. Their under-13 boys - Freddie Fenton, Cameron Knight, Jayden Meghoma and Philip Oladunjoye - posted a record 53.7s at Woking. Southampton finished second in 54.2s, equalling the previous record set by another Southampton squad way back in 1992.

Slough's girls broke the oldest record in the book when they completed 4x100m in 53.1s at Basingstoke. The previous best 53.9s set by Newbury back in June 1991 was beaten by Aimee Munt, Eden Hill, Madisyn Woodley and Rosie Cooper.

Basingstoke's under-15 girls' relay squad - Ayomide Cole, Iona Irvine, Isabel Pinder and Ellen Townsend - boosted the League best twice in three weeks. At Woking, they ran 50.1s, taking a record Bournemouth had enjoyed for just one week, then they achieved 49.8s on their home track.

[19July2018] This Andover match originally scheduled for 15th July was postponed and is now scheduled for the 16th September at Swindon. The Fixtures page has been updated
[17July2018] Fourth round Results from the 15th July matches at Swindon & IOW are now available.
[04July2018] The League Table has been updated following the third round