Wessex League Match 4

Team Kennet finished the Wessex Young Athletes Track and Field League season of with a brilliant win at Andover on Sunday. The win made sure of a 3rd place finish overall in the League.

Team Kennet                566
Slough                            526
Marlborough                 342
Andover                          324
Waverley & Haslemere  261
Fleet                                191

A total of 45 wins came on the day but the highlight was the under 13 boys age group as Ben East broke the League Record in the Javelin throwing 43.52m to win and this ranks him 14th in the World for his age group. Kian Hockaday made sure he won the B string with a 21.04 throw. As all season the throwers remained unbeaten. In the Discus Harry Booker threw 33.40 and Oliver Gregory 23.25 for a Double win while in the Shot Booker threw 11.30 and Gregory 9.99 for another Double win. The 4 x 100m relay team of Booker, East, Gregory and Matt Jones kept their unbeaten run all season narrowly missing the league record with a great win on the line in 55.4. There were some good second places from Booker in the long jump 4.18, and Gregory in the 200m 28.3 to cap a very successful season.

The under 15 boys won their match, a superb solo run in the 800m by James McLaughlin won with a lead of 75m  in a fast 2.07.8 with Oliver Bazin taking 2nd B string. Stuart Bladon won his high jump with 1.65 and with B string  Ryan Cannons clearing 1.45 won his string for another Double. In the throws Zach Montgomery threw 11.65 for a win and Bazin adding another Second, McLaughlin added another win in the discus 27.68, a big throw of 29.77 was only good ebnough for 3rd place in the Javelin by Jack Cannons. Back on the track the 300m saw a Double win Daniel Hockaday taking the A string in 39.6 and Bladon taking the B string 39.5.  The 200m saw another Double as Hockaday clocked a massive P.B with 24.6 and Montgomery also a P.B. in 24.8, and in the shorter sprint  the 100m both Montgomery 12.3 and Jack Cannons 13.1 came 2nd place in their string. The relay Quartet of  J Cannons, Hockaday, Montgomery and R Cannons came 2nd with  51.0

The Under 15 girls won their match by 50 points, a solid team of girls dominated their events, Kira Angell was fired up for the day, she lept 1.44 to win the High Jump and then going striaght into the 75m Hurdles to win this in 12.5 and then throwing over 28m in the Javelin as a Non Scorer. Anna Pettit ran a seasons best in the 800m in 2.28 for 2nd place and she matched that in the B string High Jump 1.35, the B string was won by Bethan Philp in 2.44.9, In the longer 1500m a solo run brought Lucy Wells home in first place 5.14.4, and Phoebe Hoaen taking the B string in 5.47.2. The sprints again saw good times, Anna Montagne won the 200m with 29.7 and Helena Armstrong 2nd in B string 30.4, Montagne added the 100m with 13.4 and Lucy West took 2nd in the B string 14.4. The Longer sprint 300m Montagne had to settle for 2nd place 45.3 and Wells taking the B string 51.2. Millie Quaintance secured another win in the Javelin with 31.23 and Hoaen throwing 28.66 to win the B string. The discus saw another Double win Maddi Barnes 26.46 and Hoaen 19.95, while in the Shot Barnes came 2nd 8.10 and Armstrong taking the B win with 7.20. The Relay Quartet of Montagne, Armstrong, West and Angell came second with 55.8.

The under 13 girls came second in their match, the day started well in the 1200m Molly Jones and Georgina Thomson ran well together for a Double win in 4.16.5 and 4.22.3 respectively. The high Jump Sophie Wheadon cleared 1.30 for a win and Poppy Bladon cleared 1.25 to win the B string. The Discus added another Double win Wheadon 22.35 and Bladon 19.55, and in the Javelin Wheadon came 2nd 22.80. On the track in the sprints the 100m Isobel Kerslake came 3rd A string 14.0 and twin sister Elaeanor 2nd B string 14.6, much better runs in the longer 200m saw Isobel 3rd but dipping under 30 seconds 29.7 and Eleanor 3rd 31.5. Chloe Collins ran 14.2 and 29.3 in her non scoring 100m and 200m races. The 800m races were tough, Sophie Cheeseman coming home in 3rd place 2.40 and Annalise Gale timed her run to perfrction to win the B string in 2.46.  The Relay team came 2nd with both the Kerslakes, Collins and Amy Russell 58.9

The under 17 sections were both second in their matches, in the Women’s Chloe Spencer won the Long Jump with 4.63 leap, a Double win came in the High Jump Spencer 1.42 and Olivia Buchanan 1.35. while in the throws both Charlotte Booker and Dominika Humphrey came 2nd, the paring went one better in the Discus to take a Double win with Booker 23.04 and Humphrey 16.68 and in the Javelin Booker was 2nd and Humphrey taking 3rd place. Back on the track Rosa Lawrence had her usual busy day coming 4th in the 800m, 3rd in the 1500m 5.39.5 and 6th in the 300m. The sprints were strong as Buchanan could only come 5th in the 200m and Spencer 2nd in the B string both clocking 29.6. The Relay quartet of Buchanan, Spencer, Booker and Lawrence came 4th.

In the mens section the Shot both boys had to settle for second places James Hills 10.25 and Dominic De Monte 8.34, Hills went one better to win the Discus 30.77 with Bradley Thomas 2nd B, Ben Armstrong could only finish 3rd in the high Jump 1.55, he matched this in the Long Jump 4.89 with Joe fisher 4th B string. On the track in the middle distance races both TK boys came 2nd Fisher 2.12.5 and Thomas 2.33, in the longer 1500m Thomas came 3rd. The 400m races Fisher came in 4th 60.5 and Ben Armstrong 2nd B string 63.9, in the shorter sprint races the 100m Tait Weekes came 2nd 11.8 and dominic De Monte 2nd B string 12.3 the 200m Weekes was 3rd 24.8 and Hills 25.3 for 3rd. finally the Relay Quartet of Hills, De Monte, Weekes and Fisher were 2nd 49.4