Sportshall Fun in Athletics South-East Regional Final 2015
With so many last minute changes, it was difficult for the Boys' team who came 8th but some notable performances from Morgan Vinnen who won the Standing Long Jump, Aiden Hunt who was joint 1st in the Balance Test and William Cubbage who was 3rd in the javelin. Josh Fawcett and William Parkinson also ran well in the 6 Lap Parlauf race.
The Girls came 5th but it was extremely competitive with less than 100 points between all 8 teams. Notable performances came from Emily Eades-Scott and Isabel Pinder who won the 6 Lap Parlauf and were 2nd in the 2+2 Lap race and Freya Branningan and Lucy Davis were 3rd in the 1+1 Lap race. Abi Hutchings won the Speed Bounce, Jasmine Larsen won the Javelin, Isabel Pinder was 2nd in the Standing Long Jump, Ella May Sprake was 5th in the Vertical Jump and Brooke Turner was 5th equal in the Chest Push.
More importantly than any of this, the children competed with smiles on their faces, were impeccably behaved and had a lot of fun making new friends between different club teams.
The full list of competitors (in alphabetic rather than picture order) were as follows:
Harry Crosby (Southampton)
William Cubbage (City of Portsmouth)
Frankie Diedrichsen (Winchester & District)
Josh Fawcett (City of Portsmouth)
Nolan Hollaway (Southampton)
Aiden Hunt (City of Portsmouth)
Reece Knight (Aldershot, Farnham & District)
William Parkinson (Basingstoke & Mid Hants)
Cameron Tait (City of Portsmouth)
Callum Taylor (Havant)
Morgan Vinen (Southampton)
Cameron Walker-Powell (City of Portsmouth)
Sophie Bond (City of Portsmouth)
Freya Brannigan (Winchester & District)
Molly Chalk (Southampton)
Lucy Davis (Southampton)
Emily Eades-Scott (Southampton)
Darcie Gray (Southampton)
Polly Heather (City of Portsmouth)
Jessica Higgins (Southampton)
Abi Hutchings (Southampton)
Maya Kendell (City of Portsmouth)
Jasmine Larsen (Southampton)
Isabel Pinder (Basingstoke & Mid Hants)
Ella May Sprake (City of Portsmouth)
Brooke Turner (Havant)
Jess Wateridge (Overton Harriers)
Well done to all and also a mention to Alex Wardle (Andover) and Dougie Ness (City of Portsmouth) who were unable to take part due to illness but will still be awarded Hampshire T shirts.
Huge thanks to Carol and Ewan who gave up their day to come and officiate, and to Steve who did the same to assist with Team Management.
I hope the children all enjoyed the event and continue to have fun competing in athletics.