CALNE sprinter Joe Carter took full advantage of friendly conditions at the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Track & Throws Open meeting in Yeovil to record a double personal best in the 100m and 200m sprint.

Carter, newly moved up into the under-20 ranks, flew down the track in his first competition of the year, and in the 100m he clocked 11.09secs with a legal wind of just 0.6mps behind him - shaving 0.02secs off his 2020 best.

Meanwhile, in the 200m, Carter scorched to a time of 22.34secs to clip 0.21secs off his previous best.

Unfortunately, in the 200m the wind assistance was over the legal limit at 2.4mps, but notwithstanding, that is a very encouraging start to the season for the youngster coached by Julie Alexander.

“For his first outing of the season that was a good start,” said Alexander.

“Joe did not have the nerves he used to and is looking a much mature athlete now.

“We are hoping by the end of the summer he’ll have a 10 something and 21 something to his name!”

Talented all-rounder Alice Wilson, from Bradford-on-Avon, returned to Yeovil for her second competition in a week and ran 27.97secs for the 200m, a solid 12.56secs on her debut in the under-17 women’s 80m hurdles, and threw 9.42m in the shot.

Charlie Staddon made his debut in the under-15 boys’ 400m hurdles and can be pretty satisfied with his time of 62.97secs.

Junior Max Davis, who competes for Avon Valley Runners, clocked 31mins 23secs to finish 36th in a high quality Speedwell 10k in Chepstow.

Swindon’s Ben Cole ran a 30:17; 20 while Calne RC’s Simon Nott notched 30:30:36.