Kent County Track & Field Championships, Gillingham – 14th and 15th May, 2022

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The Kent Track and Field Championships took place for the first time at Medway Park, Gillingham on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May. There were a number of outstanding performances and personal bests across the two days. 

In the Senior Men’s 100m, Alex Marshall won the bronze medal (10.84s). Also making the final were Nathan Isaac, 5th, 11.01s) and Harry Osbourne, 6th, 11.19s). Contesting the 200m the next day, Alex improved the medal colour to win gold (22.01s). Harry finished 5th (22.63s),  Nathan 6th (23.21s) and Joseph Burton, 7th (23.32s). In the 5000m, Teweldebrhan Menges won the silver medal (15:14.81) with Jayden Iles, 5th, 16:06.36). Reece Perkins won gold in the Hammer (33.22m). In the Javelin, Sean Rodwell won bronze (36.45m).

In the Under 20 Men’s 100m, Dylan Purton placed 4th (11.06s). The next day winning gold in the 200m (22.05s), In the 1500m, Ethan Gear won silver (3:58.34). There was also a silver medal for Finn Rodgers in the 400mH (60.02s). In the Hammer, Harry Blake won gold (47.61m). Kieran Isaac achieving a bronze medal in the triple jump (11.74m).

In the U17s boys category several athletes contested the 100m. Both Daniel Shoyoye and Cheyne West making the final, finishing 4th (11.71s) and 5th, ( 11.78s) respectively.  In the 200m, Cheyne then won silver (23.46s) also repeating his silver medal success in 100m hurdles (14.52s) with Daniel Hardy finishing 4th (14.86s) followed by 4th place in the Long Jump (5.80m). Cheyne then deservingly getting his gold in the 400mH (62.47s) and Jake Foster achieving silver (66.46s). Riley Maisey and Charlie Rouse both made the final of 400m and finished 4th (52.67) and 5th, (53.94) respectively. In the 1500m a gold and silver medal win for Hayden Gear (4.08.60) and Franklin Shepherd (4.10.75) respectively. Franklin then went on to win silver the next day in the 800m (1.59.83) with Riley Maisey taking bronze (2.00.82). Daniel Culver won the bronze medal in the Shot (11.26m) and Max Thorne silver medal place in the Hammer (41.76s).

In the U15 boys 300m, Ben Purton achieved bronze (41.18m) and Lucas Cameron 6th (41.78m). In the 1500m Theo Ronchetti won the gold medal in 4.27.41. Theo then went on the next day to win gold in the 800m (2:04.11s); a great achievement.

In the Senior Women there were strong gold medal wins for Ellie Turner in the 100m (11.95s) and 200m (24.57s) with Lucy Hope in silver (25.47s). Lucy went on to win gold in the 400m (58.76s). Abigail Walters won silver in the 100m (12.80s). Returning to competition after a year out, Vanessa Hannam won gold in the Discus (35.73m) and a silver for Marianne Berndt (29.53m). Reversing the medals in the Shot with a gold for Marianne (10.05m) and silver for Vanessa (9.95m). Zara Edeleanu was 2nd in the Long Jump (4.55).

In the U20 women, Billie Rouse had a great competition winning gold in both the 800m (2.10.65) and 400m (57.61s). Maddison Sawyer won the bronze medal (60.08s) with Erin Hughes, 4th, (60.76s). In the 200m, Charlotte de la Porte-Godden achieving silver (26.81) and a silver for Ella Webb in the 1500m, (5:00.32). Katie Stringer won gold in the 3000mW (16:02.52).

In the U17s women, Natalia Austin won bronze in the 1500m (4:56.13) just pipping Abigail Royden 4th (4:56.19). Lola Sutton won silver in the 800m (2.19.98). Rebeccah Akinsanya won silver in the 100m (12.42s). There was a bronze medal for Emily Moyle in the 300mH (51.03s) and 5th Nia Thomas (56.01s). In the Javelin Florence Milner was 4th (26.86m).

In the U15s Girls,  Grace Durrant was 4th in the 200m (27.15s) and the 100m (12.97s). In the 800m Amber Matthews finished strong to win bronze (2.20.33). In the 1500m, Iris Crossley was first in for M&M finishing 5th (5.00.88).