Younger Age YDL, Ashford – Sunday 8th July

On Sunday the M&M team competed in the 3rd KYAL event of the year in Ashford. Despite the stifling heat, the team out did themselves, finishing second the overall standings and strengthening their third place in the league for the season.
As usual it was the hurdlers who took to the track first with the U13 girls duo of Megan Currier & Olivia Laws, both securing 3rd place finishing the A & B string races. Whilst this was going on the track events had started with high jump. Abigail Royden set a new personal best performance of 1.25m being supported by Olivia, who having just finished the hurdles, set her own pb of 1.15. The personal bests continued with Evie Cameron running 10.3 in the 75m sprint and Princess Asemota recording 21.2 in the 150m sprint. In the middle distance race, Mia Colyer and Abigail Royden secured second place in their 1200m races. Lily Crossley then had a busy afternoon securing great points for the team in the shot, javelin and hammer.
The U15 girls also put in some great performances. Katie Rothery equaled her best time in the 75m hurdles with a time of 12.9 before recording a new personal best throw in the Discus of 15.18m, good enough to win the B string. Summer Salter also performed well in the discus, finishing 3rd with a throw of 16.77, she then bettered this performance by finishing second in the hammer with a throw over 31m.Keira Rose continued her great season setting a new personal best in the 100m in 12.7 sec before going on to win the 300m convincingly. The other stand out performance came from Olivia Harrison who cleared 1.50 in the high jump, 15cm than she had ever jumped before, good enough for second in the standings The girl’s day was completed impressively with Katie Rothery & Keira Rose being joined by Amy Jukes & Sarah Mitchell to finish second in the 4x300m relay.
The U15 boys were depleted by a number of absentees but still managed a creditable 4th place, missing out on third place by just 6.5 points.

Their day started off with Kieran Isaac and Joe Hollands finishing 3rd and 5th in the A and B string shot put; Finn Rodgers finished 5th in the 80m hurdles;  Finn Rodgers and Kieran Isaac both finished 5th in their A and B string high jump; Michael Uzozie (PB) was 2nd in the A string 100m whilst Kieran Isaac was 4th in the B string; Ethan Gear and Ben Lineker both threw PBs to finish 7th and 5th in the A and B string javelin, Ethan Gear (PB) and Joe Hollands were 3rd and 2nd in the A and B string 1500m; they were both also in action straight afterwards, finishing 7th in the A and B string discus for valuable points; Michael Uzozie was 1st and Luke Nash was 2nd in the A and B string 300m; Michael Uzozie and Ben Lineker then jumped into 4th place in the A and B string long jump; the individual events were now complete and the day was concluded with 4th in the 4x100m and a very narrow 3rd in the 4x300m, missing out on 2nd by 0.1 seconds.

The U13 boys had an excellent day, finishing 3rd just 15 point behind the winners and 10 points behind second place.

In the 75m hurdles, Mitchel Kerr was 3rd in the A string race, Stanley Cook and Jake Foster were 4th in the B string and non-scoring races; Daniel Culver threw a new PB when finishing 5th in the A string discus whilst Adam Childs was 4th in the B string and Alistair Shelley was 2nd in the non-scoring event; Daniel Hardy and William Maloney both ran PBs to win the A and B string 100m races whilst Casey-Preston Lougheed ran a new PB in the non-scoring race; Daniel Hardy and Daniel Culver were 2nd and 3rd in the A and B string shot put; Alistair Shelley and Hayden Gear (PB) were convincing winners in the A and B string 1500m with Elliot Chamberlain 2nd in the non-scoring race; Charlie Rouse and Stanley Cook both jumped PBs, finishing 4th and 3rd in the A and B string long jump with Owen Rees finishing 2nd on his club debut; Daniel Hardy (PB) and Alistair Shelley finished 2nd in the A string and 4th in the B string high jump; William Maloney, Cameron Isaac and Max Thorne ran PBs finishing 2nd, 6th and 3rd in the A string, B string and non-scoring 200m races; Max Thorne was 7th in the  A string Javelin whilst Elliot Chamberlain threw a new PB in the non-scoring event, their day was finished off with 3rd place in the 4x100m with the non-scoring team winning their race.

Here is the link to the photos I took
 Full results here: