Yate and District AC news

THE SECOND meeting in the Avon Track and Field Leagues series was held in Gloucester last Sunday.

Yate and District Athletic Club won the match overall following a tight contest with Team Bath.

Individually, the stories of the day were of two Yate under-15 athletes.

Nathaniel Mitchell joined the club less than a month ago but here he showed real class in winning both the 100m and 200m races.

His times were exceptionally good for an under-15 boy,11.4 secs in the 100m and 23.4 secs in the 200m, the latter of which was good enough to break the league record.

Another record was broken in the under-15 girls high jump.

Emily John broke the club record for the event with her winning jump of 1.60m.

This was a full 12 centimetres ahead of her nearest rival.

In other girls’ events, it was good to see Ellie Wallace and Ellie Leather back in action and running together in the senior 800m.

Wallace just had the edge when it came to the finish but the two Yate girls were a clear thirty seconds ahead of the third placed runner.

The male 400m races showed Yate athletes in good form. Josh Snook is in the form of his life and here no one could live with his pace in the one lap event.

His time of 50.5 secs was not a personal best, but it didn’t need to be in this company.

Robert Dakin is an athlete who has worked tirelessly in training but not always achieved.

Here, he won the under-17 400m in a good time of 54 secs backing up a respectable performance in the 100m.

Jack Moore is a reliable athlete over a number of events. The 400m hurdles is an event that he is learning to do well in.

His winning time of 61.1 secs showed promise to go with a long jump of 5.41m.