Records tumble at the Kent Indoor Championships – Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th March
M&M athletes won 29 medals at last weekend’s Kent Indoor Championships at Lee Valley and in the process 10 new club records were set.
After a hugely successful indoor season Alex Marshall again set new pbs and club records of 6.96 for the 60m and 21.99 for the 200m in the U20 men’s events winning a brace of silver medals. Alex finishes the indoor season ranked number 6 in the UK at 200m with the focus now switching to the summer season outdoors.
Not to be outdone, Mayong Tabe also set 2 new pbs and club records of 7.93 for the 60m and 5.79m for the long jump, winning a silver and a gold medal. The 5.79m in the long jump was a new championship best performance and moves Mayong up to the 4th in the current UK rankings.
Charlotte Young completed the multi-record breaking trio for M&M. Her 4:54.54 time recorded when winning the U17 1,500m was a pb, club record and championship best performance and for good measure she also set new club record figures of 2:22.55 adding the 800m title.
In the sprints Lewis Collins took the senior men’s 400m title with a new pb of 50.04, while Darcey Kupers added the 60m senior women’s title in a time of 7.91 to the 200m silver she had won the day before with a 26.03 clocking and her brother Rory, competing as an under 20 for the first time, grabbed a bronze in the 60m with a time of 7.15. Harry Osborne matched that with a bronze in the U17 men’s 60m with a time of 7.45 and Michael Uzozie repeated the feat with a time of 7.76 in the U15 boy’s event to add to the gold he won in the 200m with time of 24.37. Lucy Hope won her first individual county title with a 27.09 time in the U20 women’s 200m and Keira Rose and Maya Mariner completed the medal haul with a silver and bronze in the U15 girls 300m with times of 42.76 and 43.72.
In the middle distance events, Alex Donnelly was second in the U17 men’s 1,500 in 4:33.87 which was also a club record and then added a bronze in the 800m with a time of 2:09.88. Erin Hughes won a bronze in the U15 girls 800m with a pb of 2.27.34. Annabel Young matching that with a time of 5:39.80 in the 1,500m. She was also in the medals in the 1,000m walk winning a silver behind club mate Katie Stringer who set a new club record of 5:24.35.
The field events also provided medal success for the club. In the U15 boys age group, Michael Uzozie finished 2nd in the long jump with a best of 4.99m and Keiran Isaac was 3rd in the shot putt (9.73m). Zara Obamakinwa was 1st in the U15 girls shot putt (11.18). Abi Walters won silver in the U17 women’s high jump (1.45m) and Michelle Yalekhue matched that in the U15 girls triple jump with a new club record of 9.45m with Katie Rothery finishing third with a best of 8.50m. Completing the medal haul, George Blake won 2 bronze medals in the U20 men’s pole vault (3.25m) and 60m hurdles (9.32).
With thank you to Steve Munday for pulling the results together!