ATHLETICS: The second Sportshall event of the season saw a great turnout of young athletes from West Norfolk AC.
The u11 boys had three athletes competing for the first time – Ben Ketteringham, Mossy Gray and Luke Anderson – with Wilf Gosnell joining them, a veteran of the first event of the season.
Ketteringham competed well across all his disciplines and particularly shone in the relays.
Gray performed well too, particularly in the field events while Anderson was strongest in the track events.
Gosnell was consistent across all his events and the four boys made a great team, gaining fourth place overall.
The u11 girls were represented by the Gilboy sisters, Myley and birthday girl Sofia. Myley continued her strong form from the first Sportshall event with her best results of third in the four-lap race and a superb first place in the speed bounce.
Sofia was determined and competed well throughout and showed nearly everyone how to vertical jump by finishing an amazing second place in her first attempt at the discipline.
The u13 boys all put in strong performances to come fourth overall. Finlay Morby-Jones made his debut and impressed on the track with third place in the four-lap race and fourth in the six-lap event. He did even better in the vertical jump with a winning jump of 55cm.
Charlie Broad continued his strong form with consistent performances over both track and field with the highlight being in the shot, where he finished well clear of the field with a throw of 8.10m.
Henry Gosnell competed well, even with an injury, over both track and field. He also impressed in the relay.
Herbie Gray competed in Sportshall for the first time this season, linking up well in the relay with his teammates and was determined in both track and field events.
A strong performance from the u13 girls saw them clinch fourth place. Rebecca Johnson competed well over both her track and field disciplines with the highlight being a superb first place in the long jump with a leap of 2.11m.
Emma Garrett competed gamely, while Dani Wathan continued to impress, particularly in the vertical jump where she was fourth with 41cm.
Evie Clayton made her debut and ran a strong race in the six-lap event.
West Norfolk’s sole u15 representative was Thomas O’Neill, who finished third with 136 points across six disciplines and he performed well. The highlight was first place in the shot with a throw of 8.3m.