DESPITE a year of limited competition and training, the New Forest Juniors were in outstanding form as they got their Wessex Young Athletes League campaign underway in the blistering sunshine at the Five Rivers athletics track, Salisbury.

Victorious overall in the under-13 to under-17 main match, the under-11 Quad Kids team finished runners-up on the day.

In the U13 girls, Shenique Xavier impressed with a hat-trick of wins in the sprints and the long jump.

Clover Smith won the 70m hurdles and the discus, setting a new club record of 20.64m. Together with Alexis Seymour and Chloe Johnson, they were also triumphant in the 4x100m relay.

In the U15 girls, Emma Doman took the win in the 200m, Florry Siderfin in the 300m and Neve Mellodey in the javelin.

NFJ U17 women cleaned up in the sprints, with wins from Lily T-Smith in the 100m and the 200m. Lilly Jones won the 300m and the 800m before the team of T-Smith, Jones, Isobel Harris and Anise Mellodey enjoyed another convincing win in their 4x100m relay.

The U17 men impressed with wins from Ash Williams in the 100m, the 200m and the shot put. NFJ triumphed in the jumps with Ollie Miell winning the long jump and Dan Williams the high jump. Ash Williams, Miell, Dan Williams and Monty Richmond finished off the day in style, setting a new club record of 46.4 with victory in the 4x100m.

The juniors’ newest recruits made an impressive start to the season in the Quad Kids match. Zoe Godfrey (4th) was the club’s top finisher for the girls, with Ava Dryden 18th, Bella Kelly 21st and Eva Presswell 24th. The boys were a formidable force with Colm Robertson and Max Davis taking the top two positions on the day alongside James Capstick (8th) and Hugo Reddick (11th).

NFJ’s second round of the Wessex League takes place on Sunday, July 11 in Winchester.

New Forest 507, Oxford 386, Salisbury 336, Wimborne 324.5, Slough 318.5, Portsmouth 228.