North Dorset Athletic Trials Report

Twenty two St Mary’s girls from UIII-LV began the athletics season in great style on Thursday when they competed at Yeovil athletics track in the North Dorset trials. We had runners, jumpers and throwers, and it was fantastic to see so many girls who have only just started their athletics training step out into the arena and compete. We had winners (Munashe in discus), 2nd places (Sophia McMullen in Discus), 3rd places (Bella Meyrick 100m and Charlotte Butt shotput) and close 4ths (Alexa Gibb in discus, Marta Rossano 200m).

There were PB’s from Roseanna in the 1500m, targets reached by Alice J, Ella N, Sofia S, Melo, Poppy, Jimmy and Lottie. And there were a few disappointments for girls who know they can perform much better but for whom it just didn’t happen on the day (Fleur and Olivia); these girls will bounce back because they still have belief in their own ability and confidence in their performance.

We are delighted that 50% of our LV girls have qualified for County trials as well as some of our UIV competitors. Congratulations to Charlotte B (shot), Munashe and Sofia M (discus), Alexa G (discus), Olivia O (Javelin) and Bella M who will all go through to County on Sat 9th June at Kings Park in Bournemouth. We wish them much success in the next round.