Team Kennet were in action in their third round of matches in the Wessex Junior Track and Field League, going into the match in third place and against the top team was going to be tough. A great team effort saw them finish second.
Team Kennet 503
Oxford City 437
Poole AC 159
It was the males that shone in today’s match. The under 13 boys winning their section on the track and Stuart Bladon won his 800m by a home straight in 2.22.7 as he broke the club record and with Ryan Cannons winning the B string 2.38 for a great Double. Both teamed up in the High Jump to record another Double win with Bladon 1.40 and Cannons 1.35. Zachariah Montgomery came a close 2nd in the Shot 7.24 with a B string win coming from Connor Sitton 6.27 and Sam Davis made it another 2nd in the Discus 17.55 with Montgomery just behind to take a B string win in 17.13. Stuart Bladon leapt to 4.09 for 2nd in the long jump which was matched by Cameron Langley in the B with 3.78. Daniel Hockaday could only get 4th in the 75m hurdles with Calvin Suppo taking 2nd in the B string, Both Toby Thomas and Joshua Sells scored good points in the 1500m and in the sprints Suppo, Tom Hills, Hockaday and Langley could only get 4th and 5th places.
The under 15 boys secured another team win and another 800m double came from Dominic De Monte in 2.18.79 p.b., with Evan Hartley making a great return after a long injury with a superb win in the B string 2.21.41. Hartley made it a win earlier in the day in the 80m hurdles in 12.3 with Ben Armstrong making it another Double in 15.17. More double wins came from Dylan Suppo 5.39 and Ben Armstrong 4.57 in the Long Jump, Rafael Ribeiro 43.66 and James Hills 30.91 in the Javelin while Max Gibbs took another win in the High jump as the club dominated this event in all areas with 1.55. In the Shot both Ribiero and Max Carnell added two second places while back on the track in the 300m race a photo finish had to settle things and both TK lads came 2nd in their strings with best times Max Gibbs 41.75 and De Monte 42.42. The Sprints were of high quality with Dylan Suppo 3rd A string 12.23 and Max Carnell 2nd B string 12.78 and in the 200m Suppo 24.61 for 2nd and Carnell 25.84 for third B string. The Relay quartet of Carnell, Suppo, James and Gibbs came in second 51.82.
The under 13 girls got back to winning ways again dominating the middle distance as Mai Brown won her 800m in a new best time of 2.31.56 with Izzy Hole 3rd in the B string 2.46.36 and in the 1200m a superb last 100m from Anna Pettit won her race in 4.07.72 p.b. with Izzy Brown 3rd in the B string. A great double came in the high jump Anna Pettit jumping out of her skin to smash her best with 1.35 and new comer Tabitha Hyslop 1.30 and another double win came in the Shot with Mai Eldridge 9.23 and Maddi Barnes 6.70. This was matched in the Discus with Eldridge 20.85 and Kora-May Stevens 14.68. Further points were won by Sophie Stancombe and Ellen English in the Sprints.
The under 15 girls came away with a great second place in the team event with best points coming from the 800m as Holly Donohoe came third in 2.30.83 and Amelia McKay 2nd B string 2.32.66. In the 300m Donohoe added another 3rd place 45.76 and Georgia Featherstone 2nd in the B string 47.59 and Georgia Featherstone added a second in the B string 200m with Callie Leighton adding points in both 100 and 200m races. New Comer Charlotte Booker earned points in both high jump and shot as Susie Drake did in her High Jump and 1500m
The under 17 women had tough opposition Georgina Bradford produced another best time in the 800m coming 2nd in 2.21.29 with Carys Cox winning the B string in 2.23.48 and Cox later won the 300m 44.40 and Jordan Donovan taking the B string 45.36. Donovan won the long jump in 4.87 with Bradford 3rd place in the B string, which she also achieved in the Discus 19.92. In the sprints both Natasha Roue and Harriet Allan came third and in the 200m Donovan 2nd A string and Roue 3rd in the B string.
The under 17 men had to settle for 4th place in the team, Thomas Murphy clearing 1.65 in the High jump for 2nd A string with Joe Osler winning the B string 1.60. Joe Osler making it a second in the Shot 9.63 with Christian Randall 8.96 for a B string win. In the Discus a double win came from Randall 25.95 and Alex Davis while Randall made it anther win in the Javelin 41.44 and finally the long jump Murphy came 4th 5.14 with Osler 2nd in the B string 5.08.
In the under 11 quadkids section, the boys ran out overall winners with 903 points with Ben East taking individual 1st place with Harry Booker 5th and Thomas Joyce 7th. The girls came 3rd overall with 700 points with Francesca Young (4th) and Isabel Stevens (9th) making the top 10. Individually Francesca took 1st place in the long jump and 3rd in the 75m while Isabel took 2nd place in the vortex and Harry and Ben dominated the boys vortex taking 1st and 2nd place by almost 10m.