Kent Track and Field Championship, Norman Park – 13/14 May 2023

A number of Medway and Maidstone Athletic Club athletes took part in the Track & Field Championships over the weekend. There were some outstanding performances and a bulk of medal winners across the two days. Full results can be found here

In the Senior Men’s competition Nathan Isaac won bronze in the senior men’s 100m (10.90). Jamie Walsh winning gold in the 1500m (4.07.94) and silver in the 800m (1.59.24) In the 5000m, Teweldebrhan Menges was almost a minute in front (14.38:07) of the second place athlete. Tom Collins won silver in the 2000m Steeplechase (6.46.48).

In the U20 Men, Jasper Emmanuel won silver in the 100m (11.13). In the 400m Dylan Purton won gold (48.69) and repeated the success in the 200m (21.67). Haydon Gear winning silver in the 1500m (4.06.02). In the 800m, brothers, Cameron (1.59.50) and Callum (2.00.18) Featherstone won silver and bronze respectively.

In the U17 men’s age group Cheyne West won bronze in the 100m Hurdles (14.66), silver in the 200m (22.48) and silver in the 400mH (54.70) and a second place ranking in the country for the long hurdles. Max Thorne won gold in the Hammer (48.36m). Daniel Culver won bronze in the High Jump (1.55m) and Discus (34.54m). Jake Foster also winning bronze in the Triple Jump (9.52m) and 400mH (69.15m). It was gold, silver and bronze in the 800m; Franklin Shepherd (1.57.60), Riley Maisey (1.58.69) and Henry Gibson (2.02.61).

In the U15 boys, Lucas Cameron won silver over 300m (38.86). Freddie Gibson in the 1500m winning silver (4.25.93) and then bronze in the 800m (2.07).

In the Senior Women, Lucy Hope won silver in the 200m (25.25) and bronze for Abigail Walters (25.85). Lucy then winning gold in the 400m (58.10) and Erin Hughes bronze (60.79). In the 1500m, Taryne McPherson won silver (5.25.36). In the 5000m Emily Hale won gold (20.44.30) and Vanessa Vander winning silver (22.46.85). Vanessa Hannam winning silver in the Discus (35.35m).

In the U20 Women, Abigail Royden won bronze in the 1500m (4.44.46) and Lily Crossley won silver in the 1500m Steeplechase (5.51.11).

In the U17 Women, Amber Matthews doing the double, winning gold in both the 800m (2.15.10) and 1500m (4.48.59) and Iris Crossley winning bronze in the 800m (2.22.63) and bronze in the 1500m (4.50.01). in the 100m Oluwadamitan Showemimo won gold (12.37) and Azaria Makinde bronze (12.62)

In the U15 girls, Rose Crossley won silver in the 1500m (4.48.77). Grace Durrant with silver in the 200m (26.04). Mia Blaber winning bronze in both the Long Jump (4.50m) and Javelin (23.12m). Tilly Ryan won silver in both the Shot (7.97m) and Discus (17.08)