10 Southampton AC U11’s represented their county at the regional U11 sportshall finals in Burgess Hill on Sunday.This provides the first opportunity that children have to represent their county at athletics and the club represented more than a third of the Hampshire team of 29 with all the individual event winners coming from the club.
The Hampshire girls team achieved their best result at this event for some time coming joint 2nd on the day.
2 girls recorded individual wins with Abi Hutchings winning the speed bounce and Jasmine Larsen the foam javelin throw. Abi was equal 4th in the standing triple jump but part of the winning Hampshire team in that event alongside Gracie Jenvey. Abi then capped a remarkable day by being part of the winning 1 + 1 lap relay team with Grace White from Winchester and also part of the winning 4 x 1 lap relay team. Jasmine followed up her javelin victory with equal 18th place in the speed bounce and was part of the Hampshire obtacle relay team that were 7th. Gracie Jenvey was 11th in the standing triple jump (allbeit part of the winning team) and part of the Hi Stepper team that were 5th, the Grand prix relay team that were 7th and the hurdles relay team that were 4th. Kayleigh Harrison was also part of the Hi Stepper team that were 5th, 7th in the vertical jump, and also like Gracie part of the Grand prix team that were 7th and the hurdles relay team that were 4th. Megan Hulbert was 3rd in the standing long jump and part of the over/under relay team that were 5th and also 5th in the 6 lap parlauf relay with Olivia East from Portsmouth. Grace Colmer was 2nd behind Jasmine in the foam javelin and therefore part of the winning team and was 5th as part of the over/under relay and 3rd in the 2 + 2 lap relay with Holly Dearlove from Aldershot.
The Hampshire boys team were 5th.
Morgan Vinen was the star of the boys team with individual wins in the chest push & standing long jump as well as being part of the 3rd place 4 x 1 lap relay team and the Grand prix relay team. James Mitchell was 9th in the balance test, 16th in the standing triple jump and part of the obstacle relay team that were 7th. Oliwer Szafran was 11th in the vertical jump and part of the under and over relay team that were 3rd and the hurdles relay team that were 4th. Oliver Miell still has another year in the age group to go but performed well in 10th in the standing long jump, 13th in the foam javelin, 3rd in the 4 x 1 lap relay team and 4th in the 1+1 lap relay along with Dougie Ness from Portsmouth.
See below picture of the full 29 strong Hampshire team including the 10 young athletes from Southampton AC.
Also see below for full results for the girls.
And the boys.