Team Kennet travelled to Salisbury for their second match of the season in Division 3 SW, in somewhat difficult conditions the Team came third on the day but won 13 events and a lot of personnel best performances were achieved.
City Of Salisbury 238
Andover & Overton 178
Team Kennet 148
Poole Runners 40
The day started well, The Womens 400m Hurdles Chloe Spencer came in a close second to start the track of with 80.3, and in the mens Peter Saunders made a welcome return to the club with 3rd 71.6 and the first win of the day came from Nick Bull in the B string 83.6, this set a pattern for a bit as the yellow vests took the lead in the match, Saunders went out to the Long Jump to win with 6.08, Ben Armstrong making his debut in the league leaping 5.03p.b. for 2nd B string, across the track the high jump was in progress, Josh Livingstone coming Joint 1st with 1.60m p.b. and Armstrong winning the B string 1.55 p.b.
The womens Hammer saw Cheryl Angell 3rd 18.85 and 2nd B string for Charlotte Booker 16.27 p.b.
The mens Shot saw another debutant Steve Maclean throwing 8.89 for 3rd place and James Hills also making a debut at senior level 3rd B string 8.16
The Womens long Jump both Spencer and Holly Donohoe came 3rd places
Next up on the track was the 800m races Rachel Bladon was just outsprinted in the home straight to finish 2nd 2.33.4 and a B string win came from Rosa Lawrence 2.45.1 in the mens, Sam Hart took on the A string to come 3rd 2.06.4 p.b. and Alex Colston came 3rd in the B string 2.17.6 p.b.
The 100m races didn’t fair well Armstrong and Saunders picked up 3rd places same as the womens Bladon and Lawrence.
Back on the Field the mens hammer another two third places came from Maclean 17.55 and Stan Chambers 13.62, this was matched in the womens Shot Deborah Montgomery 7.84 p.b. and Charlotte Booker 5.59
The Womens Discus Booker threw 23.15 for 3rd yet another p.b. and Angell 2nd B string 14.29
The mens 3000m was dominated by the yellow vest Callum O Neill took a convincing win wit h9.17.4 and Alex Hanson made it easy saving him self for the 1500m with another win 10.10.6
The womens 400m grows in confidence for Holly Donohoe as she took full control from the gun to take another win and best time of 62.3 and in the mens Saunders came 3rd 58.0 and Justin Wells taking a fine 2nd place 58.3
At this stage the match could go anyway but TK have no High Hurdlers and Pole Vaulters and set to drop a lot of points, the 200m only picked up 3 pts as Hills came 4th A string 26.7 and Wells 26.6 p.b. for 3rd B string in the Womens Donohoe showed her speed to come 2nd 27.8 with Bladon taking 4th B sting
Back on the Field it was the Mens Triple Jump Saunders showed his Decathlon skills by leaping 12.65 to win the event and Alex Hanson taking 2nd place in the B string, while this was going on Another win came in the Mens Javelin with Luke Angell picking up an injury 47.63 and Saunders 29.81 for 2nd place B string.
The Womens Javelin Montgomery threw 20.19 for 3rd B string and Angell 15.14 taking 2nd B string.
The mens Discus Maclean took 3rd place with 26.43 and Hills 23.40 came 3rd in the B string
The 1500m brought in a superb double win in the mens , Alex Hanson showing his skills in the event to storm home with 4.04.4 and Young Sam Hart taking the B and 2nd overall 4.14.9 p.b. in the Womens Rosa Lawrence came 3rd in the A string 5.37.8 p.b.
The Steeplechases always give the club good points, in the womens 1500m S/C Rachel Bladon timed her race to perfection to win in 6.03.1 and in the mens Alex Hanson came 2nd in the 3000m S/C
The end of the day sees the relays the 4 x 100m races didn’t fair well but in the 4x 400m relays the Womens team of Bladon, Donohoe, Spencer and Lawrence set to ground to win by some 50m, the mens team clocked 3.53.5 to finish 3rd.