Ramsay awarded athlete of match
THERE were some good individual performances from Dorking & Mole Valley juniors at the first of the year's annual Young Athletes League matches at Perivale Park, Ealing.
However, with only 14 competitors across the six age groups, plus five from sister club Reigate Priory (who had a clash with their annual charity races), they were unable to finish higher than fifth with 258 points.
DMV's athlete of the match (awarded a YAL T-shirt) was U17 Harry Ramsay who won the 400m in a club record 53.1 seconds and, making only one attempt at the triple jump, won it with 10.73m.
In the former event he went off very quickly and was probably inside his 200m personal best at the halfway point.
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Although slowing, he still looked strong. In the same age group, Jake Gill was second A in the 100m in 12.8 and third A in the 200m (26.3) also long jumping 4.77m (third).
Sean Hyatt was second B in the 200m (27.4), third B in the 400m (62.5) and threw the javelin 20.36m (second A).
In the 800m Ben Brunswick was timed at 2 minutes 14.9 seconds (third A).
In the U15 800m Ollie Baker finished fourth in 2.30.1. Ben Norris took second in the shot put (8.02m) and javelin 24.20m and long jumped 4.40m (first A).
Sole U13 Max Gill, having his first competition, recorded 17.1 in the 100m (second B) and 3.03 in the 800m (third).
Determined U13 girl Isabel Hornung was third A in the long jump with a leap of 3.43m and fourth in the 75m (11.6). Bea Allan had another good win in the 800m in 2.42.5. Susie Crayton was second in the U15 shot with a put of 7.91m, also third in the discus (18.20m) and in the javelin.
Becky Loomes had PBs in the 75m hurdles in 15.4 (fourth A) and in the 100m (14.5 first B) also high jumping 1.30m.
Lucy Brett had another good day, easily winning the 800m in 2.32.8 and fourth A with 3.70m in the long jump with Alice Blair second B (3.27m). She was also timed at 2.53.5 in the 800m.