Team Kennet were narrowly beaten in the second match of the Oxford Junior Track and Field League by Hosts Banbury, But they top the table and in several of the age groups as well.
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The best individual result on the day was from under 17 Thomas Murphy who leapt out of his skin to clear 1.90 in the high jump setting a new age group record in the club for a convincing win and his team mate Max Gibbs also took the other string win with 1.75 as the u17 men came third on the day. Gibbs jumped 5.63 in the long jump for an A string win. Dominic Demonte took part in the three shortest events with the best being the 400m clocking 59.8 for 4th place.
The under 15 boys won on the day with some great individual wins coming in the High Jump Stuart Bladon 1.55 and Josh Livingstone 1.45 and the long jump James Hills 4.88 and Bladon 4.57. Daniel Hockaday in the 80m hurdles, Bladon made it a hat-trick of wins in the 800m leading from the gun 2.23 with Alex Colston 2.28.2 taking the B string. Colston earlier won the 300m 44.9 and a B string win from Hockaday in the 100m 13.1 and finally the Relay quarter of Hockaday, Bladon, Hills and Colston winning in 54.3. Second places were from James Hills and Zachariah Montgomery in the Javelin and Discus, with Montgomery taking 2nd place in the Shot and Hockaday in the 200m.
The under 13 boys were finally beaten in all competitions, but by just 10pts. Although a much weakened squad, they gave hosts a run for their money. It was the throws that earned the victories from this age group with double wins from Conor Sitton and Harry Booker in the discus (18.70 and 17.55) and Shot (8.59 and 6.90). In the Javelin it was second places for Booker 22.69 and Cameron Smith 19.62. In the Long Jump Tom Hills leapt 3.90 for third place with a B string win from Cameron Langley 3.84.
On the track Cameron Dunbar came 2nd in the 1500m with Maxim Brown winning the B string and the 100m Langley was 2nd in the A string 15.3 with Thomas Joyce same position in the B string 15.2. The relay quartet of Dumbar, Langley, Joyce and Booker came home in 2nd place
The under 13 girls won their match Anna Pettit winning her 800m race in 2.31.4 and setting a new club record in the high jump 1.42 for another victory. In the b string Phoebe Hoaen controlled her race to perfection to win the 800m B 2.46.8 and Anouk Mauree winning the B high Jump with 1.35. Both the longer distance girls came 2nd in the 1500m Lucy Wells 5.23.8 and Lucy Draper 5.52.5. Maddi Barnes was the best of the sprinters coming 2nd in the B string 31.5. In the throws yet again good points came with double wins in the Javelin Millie Quaintance 28.28 and Phoebe Hoaen 19.56, the Discus Maddie Barnes 23.60 and Hoaen 15.61 and Barnes came 2nd in the A string Shot 7.28 with Sophie Wheadon 5.81 winning the B string. Quaintance came 2nd in the B string long jump 3.67 with Anna Pettit just ahead in distance 3.74 for 3rd A string. The relay quartet of Quaintance, Francesca Young, Freya Owen and Barnes came home in 2nd place.
Despite the under 15 girls coming 4th on the day, with only 75% of the events covered there were some outstanding performances. Firstly Kira Angell in the 75m hurdles coming 3rd 13.2, then later in the high jump 1.45 for 4th place, saving the best to last in the javelin with 29.01 for 2nd place. Caoimhe Ruddock made a debut on the track with a good win in the B string 200m 29.2 and 2nd in the b 100m 14.4, Emily Gould sprinting the A strings 100m 4th 14.0/200m 2nd 29.6. Yet again it was the throws that got the most points, Mia Eldridge taking B string wins in the Javelin 20.13 and Discus 23.95. Kiah-jay Stevens throwing 24.11 in the Discus could only get 3rd place and Mia Eldridge coming 2nd in the Shot 8.91. The relay quartet of Gould, Angell, Ruddock and Stevens came home in 2nd place.
Carys Cox was the clubs only under 17 women taking part coming 2nd in the 300m with 42.0. There were a number of athletes non scoring for the club, Kiah-Jay Stevens throwing the Javelin 22.59 in the u15 girls, Ellen Hill in the u13 girls Shot 5.27 and 1.25 in the High Jump best of the non-scorers.
In the quadkids events, Connor Joyce was the individual winner in the under 9 boys where the team came 1st. Connor was 1st in both long jump and 600m and 2nd in 75m and vortex with Lewis Hanna 2nd in 600m and Sebastian Simpson 3rd in the vortex. The under 9 girls came 2nd with Catherine Jones 4th individually and 2nd in the 600m.
The under 11 boys finished in 5th with Kian Hockaday best placed in 11th overall. The girls were 4th with Annabel Gibson 6th individually. In the events the best TK athletes in 75m were Matthew Jones (12.2) and Annabel Gibson and Molly Leach (12.3). In the 600m it was Kian (2:10), James Leach (2:11) and Molly Leach (2.13), the long jump Matthew (3.29), Annabel (3.27) and Lucy Colstan (3.13) and in the vortex, Kian (20.34), Digby Riggall (20.09) and Colin Sinclair (19.82) with Sophie Bennet best of the girls with 17.58.
Overall TK are top of the league with the boys section in first place while the girls are lying 2nd place behind Oxford. Iin the individual age groups with one match to go Team Kennet lead the under 9 girls, under 9 boys, under 13 girls, under 13 boys, under 15 girls (equal top) and u15 boys.