Team Kennet Juniors started their track and field season of in the first round of the Oxford Athletics League held at Horspath in Oxford, in baking sunshine the club secured second place in the eight club match behind hosts Oxford City but in front of Banbury, Radley, Bicester, Abingdon, Witney & White Horse Harriers.
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The Boys section looks strong this year as both the under 15 and under 17 boys won their age groups. The under 17 men saw a joint win in the High Jump coming from Stuart Bladon1.80 and Josh Livingstone 1.70. Bladon fast becoming a decathlete then went on to win the Shot 9.41 and just missed out on a triple coming close 2nd in the 400m 54.3 with Livingstone also 2nd in the other string 60.1. Ryan Cannons had a good day winning the 800m with 2.24.4, coming second in the Long Jump 5.09 with team mate Daniel Hockaday winning the second string 4.75, the sprints saw some good all round competition in the 100m Hockaday ran 12.4 for 4th place while Tait Weekes ran slightly faster 12.2 for 2nd B string, the longer 200m Hockaday had to settle for 4th again 25.5 and Weekes 25.7 again second place, but the relay quartet of Hockaday, Weekes, Bladon and Cannons took a great win in 51.6
The under 15 boys age group took full control in the Throws as Double wins came in the Shot with Harry Booker 10.85 and Oliver Gregory 9.81, both teaming up in the discus as Booker threw a massive 31.15 and Gregory 22.86. Booker came 3rd in the long jump 4.88 and Jack Cannons made it another B string win with 4.66, on the track Oliver Bazin recorded two good second places in the 300m 45.0 and 800m 2.31. in the faster events the 100m Jack Cannons came 4th in 13.2 and 200m 3rd 27.0 and another win in the B string from Gregory 27.3. Gregory, Cannons, Bazin and Booker teamed up in the 4x100m relay to come 2nd in 54.3 same time as the winners.
The under 13 boys found it a bit tough as most have just moved up or are new ones in the club. The older u13s Gabrielle Warley and Matthew Jones rose to the occasion to double win in the High Jump with 1.40 and 1.25 with two very good second places in their strings from Euan Every 11.59 and Oliver Humphrey 10.89 in the discus. Better points came in the Javelin with Kian Hockaday coming second 29.25 and a B win from Colin Sinclair 20.59.
The long jump saw tough opposition both TK athletes George Mackie 3.73 and Euan Every 3.67 had to settle for 6th places each, on the track best result came from Jago Prest finishing 2nd in 2.33, in the longer 1500m William Jones came 5th 5.46.1. the longer sprints 200m both Warley and M. Jones came third in their strings with same times of 31.3, M. jones taking 6th in the 100m while in the B string Oliver Humphrey came 2nd in 14.9.
the under 13 boys came 3rd in their age group, but with two older boys wins Team Kennet won the Boys match overall.
The girls section came third overall, it was the under 15 girls that came close to winning their age group, Anna Pettit was on form as she cruised to wins in the 300m 45.9 and the 800m 2.27.3. In the sprints Anna Montagne showed her strength to win the 200m in 28.0 while Chloe Collins took 2nd place in the B string 30.3, in the 100m Montagne came 2nd 13.9 and Anias Tank also 2nd 14.4, the 1500m was a close affair as TK had several non scorers also battling it out to beat the scorers, Georgina Thomson came home in 2nd place 5.26.1 just behind was Molly Jones 5.26.3 who won the B string but it was non scorer Rebecca Thomson who took the win in 5.25.6. The Relay team came 2nd in 56.4 which included Montagne, Tank, Amy Russell and Collins, again it was the throws that scored highly, double wins coming in the Javelin Phoebe Hoaen 32.75 and Sophie Wheadon 18.82, in the Discus Wheadon 22.89 and Hoaen 20.59, Wheadon had to settlefor 3rd in the Shot 7.68 but a good win in the B from Chloe Collins 7.27.
There were no wins in the u13 age group, but several good runs in the middle distance as Annelise Gale came home 2nd in the 800m 2.48. In the longer 1500m Beth King came 2nd 6.03.9, in the sprints Annabel Gibson came 6th in both 100/200, Charlie Pennicot came 6th in the 100m B string while in the 200m B Beth King was 5th. Both the Girls came 4th in their strings of the 70m hurdles Gibson 13.7 and Tucker 15.1 and the relay team of King, Pennicott, Gibson and Tucker came 5th.
The under 17 women fared better, Kira Angell coming 2nd in the sprint hurdles 14.2, matching the same position in the high jump 1.45, then taking a good win in the Javelin 28.93. Charlotte Booker also having a good day came 2nd in the B string Javelin 15.66, going on to win the Discus 23.18 and 5th place in the Shot 7.22 with Rosa Lawrence taking 2nd B string 5.65, back on the track Izzy Hole came 5th in the 1500m 5.41.2 and Rosa Lawrence taking a B win with 5.41.5.
There were some good non scorers for the club u13 boys Euan Every clocking 32.5 in the 200m and George Mackie clearing 1.20 in u13 boys high jump best of the pick.