This weekend, the Medway & Maidstone Under 13 & 15 teams competed in the Kent Young Athletes League in Bromley finishing a very strong 4th overall.
The day started well with Megan Currier setting a new personal best performance in the under 13s 70m hurdles with a time of 13.41, closely followed by Grace O’Connell in the B string in a personal best time of 14.96. The strong performances in the under 13s continued with Evie Cameron setting her fastest ever time in both the 75m (10.86) and Sarah Watmough running her best in the 150m (22.67). There were more great performances in the field as well with Lily Crossley throwing personal bests in both the Hammer (15.94) and discus (12.91), she was supported well by Olivia Laws who won the B string hammer with a throw of 12.94m.
The strong hammer throwing was matched by the Under 15 girls of Gypsy Nash & Summer Salter who won the A & B string events for the club. Anna Palmer ran a great time in stifling heat in the 1500m, knocking over 10 seconds off her previous personal best and finishing third in a time of 5:04.19. The girls saved the best until last with the 4x300m team of Maya Marriner, Katie Rothery, Erin Hughes and Keira Rose who knocked nearly two seconds off the club record with a brilliant time of 2:57.76.
In the 100m William Maloney finished 4th with a new PB of 13.79, Jack Morris was 6th in 4.62 and Casey-Preston Lougheed, making his competitive debut, finished 5th with a PB of 16.16. In the 200m, William Maloney finished 5th in 28.67, along with Mitchel Kerr, 6th in 31.58 and Jack Morris, 3rd with a new PB of 30.25. In the 1500m, strong running from Alistair Shelley (SB of 4:57.74) and Hayden Gear (5:09.52) saw them both finish second and Elliot Chamberlain finished 3rd in 05:43.23 for a 23 second PB! Alistair Shelley (5th) and Cameron Isaac (2nd) both jumped 1.15m in the high jump to equal their PBs. There were double debuts in the 75m hurdles as Stanley Cook (7th in 17.79) and Jake Foster (5th in 18.11) raced for the first time; neither had hurdled before the previous day! In the long jump, Jake Foster jumped 3.43m to finish 7th and Stanley Cook finished 5th after jumping 3.39m. Jack Morris finished 4th in the shot putt (5.38m) with support from Stanley Cook, who was 3rd with 4.18m. In the discus, there were PBs all round as Elliot Chamberlain (13.57m) and Adam Childs (12.54m) both finished 2nd, Daniel Culver making his competitive debut finished 1st with a best of 11.94m. Elliot Chamberlain finished 6th after throwing 12.94m in the javelin, Cameron Isaac was 5th with 6.51m The U13 boys finished their day with some impressive performances in the 4x100m. The A string of Daniel Culver, Jack Morris, Noah Ryan and William Maloney finished 5th in a season’s best of 58.60. Some slick changeovers between Cameron Isaac, Jake Foster, Stanley Cook and Casey-Preston Lougheed, who were running together for the first time, saw them finish 1st in 60.44.
In the U15s, Kieran Isaac was 5th (12.98) and Ben Lineker was 6th (13.32) in the 100m. In the 300m, Michael Uzozie was 1st with a new PB of 37.67, just over half a second outside of the U15B club record with Ben Lineker 5th, also gaining a new PB of 44.56. Joe Hollands (5th in 4:50.30) and Cameron Featherstone (3rd in 4:55.21) were only a couple of seconds outside of their PBs in the 1500m, Kelechi Ryan finished 5th in a season’s best of 5:37.29. In the 80m hurdles, Finn Rodgers finished 4th, taking a further second of his PB when recording 14.58. This was followed with 7th place in the High Jump, clearing 1.35m. Ben Lineker finished 6th in the long jump, clearing 4.20m only minutes after completing his leg of the 4x100m relay. Kieran Isaac finished 4th in the shot put with 9.75m and Toby Hughes was 3rd with a new PB of 7.41m. In the Discus, Harry Blake finished 3rd after throwing 28.47m and Toby Hughes was 3rd after throwing a new PB of 16.16m. Joe Hollands was also 3rd, throwing 14.22m for another PB.
Well done all.
Here is a link to some pictures from the day:
Full results here