Team Kennet almost managed to pull of a great result in the second round of the southerns Athletics League held on a Sunday in Horsham, losing several key athletes 24 hour before the match meant others had to step in to take on their events, almost securing a second place on the day but had to settle for 4th in quite a tight match.
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There were some great double victories from the Yellow Vests, In the 3000m Alex Hanson tailed the leader till last 250m to pull away winning in a club record 9.02.4 with Callum O’Neill not far behind in 9.19.3. On the field another great double came from Luke Angell in the Javelin 57.53 and a welcome return from u17 athlete Rafael Ribeiro winning the B string 35.90.
The womens 1500m Steeplechase produced another great double u17 Susie Drake secured a win 5.47.2 and Rachel Bladon setting a Uk number 1 time winning the B stream in 6.03.9.
There were almost doubles wins coming from women’s Hammer with Alisha Bradford 2nd A 24.48 and win in the B Cheryl Angell 17.71, Bradford made it another club win in the Discus with a throw of 26.24 with Angell taking 3rd B 17.11.
The Mens 3000m Steeplechase Callum O Neill came home in 2nd place 11.16.9 with a B string win from Justin Wells 13.13.0. Alex Hanson earlier in the day took a convincing win in the 800m 2.01.5 with Nick Bull taking 3rd place in the B string. In the women’s 800m race Georgina Bradford came 3rd 2.25.1 with Rachel Bladon taking 2nd B 2.33.0. Susie Drake earned herself a good p.b. in the womens 400m hurdles coming 2nd in 73.6 and in the mens Evan Hartley came 3rd 67.7 and Bull 2nd B string. In the womens 3000m Bradford came 3rd and Chloe Scaplehorn came 2nd B string.
Back on the field events Jordan Donovan came 2nd in the long jump 4.71 and Millie Calkin took a B string win 4.62, Both Girls teamed up in the sprints gaining good points in tough fast races. The relays teams were mainly scratch teams but a surprise came in the men’s quartet where they came 2nd – a great last leg by Hartley saw him take the opposition on the line.
The clubs next match is at Hastings on june 20th.