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The Yeovil Olympiads Senior Men’s Team had a number of personal best performances in last Saturday’s 2nd League Match of the season, and narrowly missed winning the match.The outcome was an excellently hard fought second place, losing out to Southampton AC butbeating TeamDorset and Fleet & Crookham comfortably.

Skipper, Paul Guest encouraged the newly formed team from Yeovil and Wells to make every point count and was delighted that the team responded with 8 personal best performances.

YOAC named their “Athlete of the Match” as Mark Plowman, who threw an impressive 39.94 metres in the Discus, giving him a comfortable A-string win to go with his A-string victories in the Pole Vault, High Jump and B-string win in the 110 metre hurdles.

Other notable performances came from Cameron Rafferty winning his B-string high jump with 1.70 metres (even though still an U17 competitor) and achieving a personal best of 11.33 metres in the Triple Jump. Staying with Triple Jump, Lewis Guest (also an U17) continued his improvement with another personal best of 11.70 metres and also beat his previous best time in the 400 metre hurdles B-string.

Jaz Stott ran an impressive new best of 59.0 secs in difficult conditions in the A-string 400 metre hurdles. Xavier Pathy-Barker was making his debut for the club and won the B-string 400 metres with an excellent 55.0, Jimmy Newport stepped up to the heavier men’s weight in the hammer and set a new personal best of 28.51 metres in winning the competition. Jake Webber won his B-string Long Jump and Shot Put and, most notably, continued his improvement in the Javelin with a personal best 37.68 metres.