Athletes showing promise

PUBLISHED: 12:15 15 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:28 24 May 2010

NORTH Somerset Athletics Academy were represented by 12 athletes at the Welsh Open track and field meeting at the splendid UWIC Indoor Complex

NORTH Somerset Athletics Academy were represented by 12 athletes at the Welsh Open track and field meeting at the splendid UWIC Indoor Complex. As is becoming traditional now, results were extremely encouraging and shows a depth of ability within what is becoming an extremely high profile academy. This is raising eyebrows across the South West and South Wales. Described as the club of the future, athletes demonstrated superb camaraderie and a fierce level of competitiveness, many of them in older age categories, to gain several podium finishes. Under-13 60 metres (boys): Jake Fisher (Priory) 8.59secs 1st in heat, 1st overall; Joe Withers (Gordano) 8.97secs 3rd in heat, 3rd overall. Under-13 200 metres (boys): Jake Fisher (Priory) 28.60secs 1st in heat, 1st overall; Joe Withers (Gordano) 29.97secs 1st in heat, 3rd overall.Under-13 60 metres hurdles (boys): Joe Withers (Gordano) 11.78secs 1st in heat, 1st overall; Jake Fisher (Priory) 11.96secs 2nd in heat, 2nd overall.Under-13 60 metres (girls): Bethan Wakefield (Backwell) 8.92secs 1st in heat, 1st overall; Amy Boyle (Backwell) 9.40secs 5th in heat, 8th overall; Rebecca Heywood (Clevedon) 9.49secs 6th in heat, 9th overall. Under-13 200 metres (girls): Bethan Wakefield (Backwell) 31.61secs 1st in heat, 4th overall; Rebecca Heywood (Clevedon) 32.71secs 3rd in heat, 7th overall. Under-13 60 metres hurdles (girls): Bethan Wakefield (Backwell) 11.37secs 6th in heat, 7th overall; Amy Boyle (Backwell) 12.63secs 8th in heat, 8th overall.Under-13 high jump (girls): Amy Boyle (Backwell) 1.20m 2nd overall; Bethan Wakefield (Backwell) 1.15m 3rd overall; Rebecca Heywood (Clevedon) 1.10m 4th overall. Under-13 long jump (girls): Bethan Wakefield (Backwell) 4.06m 2nd overall; Rebecca Heywood (Clevedon) 3.28m 4th overall; Amy Boyle (Backwell) 3.17m 5th overall; Ellie Chick (Fairlands) 3.12m 6th overall.Under-13 shot putt (girls): Ellie Chick (Fairlands) 5.16m 1st overall. Under-15 60 metres (Girls):Steph Parsons (Clevedon) 8.35secs 1st in heat, 4th overall; Sophie Coghlan (Backwell) 8.95secs 7th in heat, 22nd overall; Emily Hancock (Backwell) 9.06secs 4th in heat, 23rd overall.Under-15 200 metres (girls): Steph Parsons (Clevedon) 27.57secs 1st in heat, 2nd overall; Emily Hancock (Backwell) 30.94secs 3rd in heat, 32nd overall. Under-15 shot putt (girls): Tara Playle 7.11m (Backwell) 4th overall.Under-15 shot putt (boys): Charlie Wallbridge (Priory) 7.02m 5th overall.

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