Woking’s young athletes were back in action at the weekend in their 2nd Wessex League match at Aldershot and there were many fine performances with over 20 personal bests across the age groups and events.

In the under 13 boys age group Desimi Akinyaniu continued his fine form this season with a comfortable win in both the 100 metres and 200 metres. There were double wins in both events with Cadyn Snijman winning the B race of the 100 metres and Lucas Pearman winning the B race of the 200 metres.  In the 1500 metres Jacob Bowyer had a superb run to record a new personal best time of 4 minutes 51.26 to finish 3rd, just half a second behind the winner. Jacob also won the high jump with a leap of 1.40 metres. In the field events Nathan Capindale threw a new personal best in the discus with 21.28 metres with Cadyn again in action winning the B competition. 

In the girls under 13 girls events Evie Wiltshire was 2nd just 1 100th of a second behind the winner in a time of 13.69 seconds just shy of her personal best. In the B race Sara Louise Fordjour comfortably won the B race in a new best tie of 13.80 seconds. These two along with Mia Mosko and Eva Mongford then dominated the 4×100 metres winning by over 5 seconds. In the long jump mia and Evie filled the first two positions with Mia winning in a new personal best of 4.14 metres.

In the under 15 age group Liam Trinidad, in his first races for the club, was narrowly beaten into first place the 100 metres recording a time of 12.19 seconds. He was then involved in a very exciting finish in the 200 metres winning in 24.64 seconds just 3100ths ahead of 2nd place.  In the 800 metres Luca Lupi finished 2nd in the 800 metres A race with Caden Rogers Everitt finishing 2nd in the B race.  In the field Jack Harel finished 2nd in a new personal best of 4.98 metres whilst also finishing 2nd in the Shot Putt. Jack Dormer continued his fine form in the Javelin with another win with a throw of 36.94 metres.

In the Under 15 girls events Eleanor Buckle ran a new personal best in the 200 metres to finish in 3rd place In the 800 metre Lola Roake ran a new personal best to finish a narrow 2nd in a very impressive time just inside 2 minute 20 seconds with Sophie Price winning the B race in just under 2 minutes 30. Imogen Freeman was 2nd in the 1500 metres and the 4×100 team of Eleanor Buckle, Alice Clark, Mia Reeves and Izzy Wright finished a narrow 2nd just a tenth of a second behind the winners. In the field Alice Clark won the long with a leap of 4.63 metres.

In the Under 17 age group Nerys Tullett won the 80 metre hurdles in a hew personal best time of 13.13 seconds, knocking nearly a whole second off her previous best whilst in the under 17 men Drew Grayling comfortably won the 1500 metres in a new personal best time of 4 minutes 31.18 seconds.

The previous day Woking had a number of athletes in action for Surrey Schools at an Inter Counties match in Kingston. The highlight of the performances came from Laura Kersley in the Under 17 women’s long jump with a new personal best 5.20 metres, adding 11cm to her previous best from previous week at the Surrey Schools Championships. Other athletes selected were Lola Roake, Jack Dormer, Jack Hurel, Matthew Smith, Alice Clark, Emelia Wazydrag and Zavi Zinman.