SAL Match 5

Team Kennet finished the season of in style in the Southern Athletics League Division 3 South West match held at the Mount Batten Centre in Portsmouth with a superb win. A total of 22 individual wins came on the day.

Team Kennet                                    180
Worthing & Dist                               147
Andover & Overton                          121
Fleet                                                  16

The Day started well on the track Chloe Spencer took a well deserved win the 400m hurdles, on the Field Deborah Montgomery settled for 2nd place in the Hammer, but the B string Cheryl Angell rapped a win, Two second places came in the mens High Jump from Joe Osler and Nick Bull. Maximum points came from the 800m firstly Rosa Lawrence and Georgina Bradford both winning their strings, then in the mens Ryan Cannons and Nick Bull. In the 100m Chloe Spencer came 3rd and Bradford taking second place, good competition came in the mens Josh Willock had to settle for 2nd place in 11.3 and Zach Montgomery 3rd place in the B string.

Back on the Field Spencer won her long jump by 8cm, and B string Bradford came 2nd, while in the Mens long jump two more second places came from Willock and Ryan Cannons. The 400m races proved to be a great race in the mens Daniel Hockaday taking a well timed win in the last 5 meters with Bull taking B string win for another Double. The longer distances saw the men tackle the 5000m Gavin Mclaughlin and Ben Schiffer-Harte both securing yet more double wins, more came from the 1500m with James McLaughlin and Cannons, and the 2km Steeplechase Schiffer–Harte and Bull both took convincing wins.

Kira Angell made sure she got in to the wins zones as she won her 100m hurdles in 18.7 and later in the day took full control in the high jump to win with 1.49 and B string Spencer took the B string 1.40, the mens Triple jump has seen the club unbeaten all year Joe Osler leaping 12.05 and Josh Willock 11.89 for another Double.

Back in the Throws Montgomery took 2nd place in the Javelin 27.28 and K. Angell winning the B string 26.27, two third places in the Discus from C. Angell and Montgomery, both stepped up to gain second places in the Shot. Back in the track the 200m both Willock 23.3 an D Hockaday 24.4 had to settle for 2nd places, in the Womens 1500m Rosa Lawrence timed her race to perfection an she had a superb sprint finish to win, Simon Hockaday tackled most the throws securing good points, Joe Osler stepped in last minute to throw 30.39 in the Javelin for 3rd A string.

The result meant the club finished mid table, but shows promising future for a young team to build on next season.