Team Kennet secured an excellent second place in the first Wessex Young Athletes Match held at Basingstoke on Sunday in hot conditions seeing some 30 wins in total on the day.
The final match score was
Team Kennet 485.5
Isle of Wight 388
All the Female sections came second in their age groups, the closest was in the under 17 women, Anna Montagne had a superb day winning the 200m in 27.8, then taking the long jump with 4.71 and having to settle for second in the 300m 43.9. Kira Angell took a win in the high Jump with 1.48 with Bethan Philp 2nd B string, Pheobe Hoaen won her Javelin 31.46. Ellie Armstrong won her B string Shot with 8.25 and Discus 20.64, Hoaen having to settle for A string third places in Shot 8.39 and Discus 22.00, the 800m saw Anna Pettit take 2nd place 2.27.6 and Philp matching the place in the B string 2.44.2, which earlier she took second in the 1500m 5.23, Anais Taank came 3rd in the 100m 14.6 and 2nd B string in the Long Jump 4.01. The Relay quartet of Taank, Angell, Montagne and Armstrong came 2nd place.
The under 15 girls were very strong, a double win came in the 1500m Rebecca Thomson 5.26.5 and Georgina Thomson 5.33, another double win came in the Discus Sophie Wheadon throwing 27.66 and Poppy Bladon 19.71, both teamed up again in the javelin to secure 3rd places, in a strong Shot competition Wheadon had to settle for 3rd place 8.19 and Chloe Collins 4th b 7.47. Francesca Young leapt 4.54 in the Long Jump for 3rd place with Lucy Bennet taking 2nd B string. The 800m Annelise Gale took 4th place and Pippa Thomas won the B tring. The 300m Young took a good 2nd place with G. Thomson 3rd B string, in the shorter sprints the 200m Bennet came 5th while Young took 2nd place 28.6, In the 100m both TK girls were 4th Bennet and Collins, in the 4x100m relay the girls took 3rd place.
The under 13 girls saw Annabel Todd win her 800m race by some 75m clocking 2.27.9 ranking her 5th in the UK, with Lexi Wilmoth taking 3rd B, in the longer 1200m Kirsten Fraser had to work hard for her 2nd place 4.18.3 with Eve Brown taking 3rd B string 4.37.2, good points came in the 70m hurdles Aimee Dickson coming 2nd 14.0 and Kirsten Fraser winning the B string 15.7. On the field Lottie Absolom cleared 1.40 to win the High Jump with Lyla Goodwin taking 2nd B string. Absolom took 2nd in the Shot 5.80, then a Double win came in the Discus Todd 17.48 and Absolom 16.55, The Javelin Annabel Maclean came 2nd 13.72 and Alanna Smith won her B string Javelin 12.67.
The under 13 Boys came 2nd in their match Oliver Humphrey taking 2nd places in the 100m 14.6 and 200m 29.7, Euan Avery 3rd in the B string 100m and Ben Fisher 2nd place in the B string 200m. The 800m saw another two 2nd places Toby Clark 2.37.5 and Noah Kemp 2.45. Euan Avery won his High Jump of 1.30, while in the Discus Kemp took 3rd place, the Javelin Humphrey took 3rd place 25.38 and Kian D’Arcy-Masters taking 5th place. The Relay quartet taking 3rd place .
The under 15 boys came 3rd overall, with a much depleted team than usual, best points came from the Field events a double win came in the Shot Harry Booker 10.36 and Oliver Ford 8.47, Both teaming up in the Discus for another Double win with Booker just missing the league record and setting a new club record and UK number 1 with 43.11, Ford throwing 21.37, ford made it a hattrick of wins in the B string Javelin 26.73 with Kian Hockaday taking 2nd in the A string 31.44 , the High Jump saw two 2nd places Booker 1.45 and Matthew Jones 1.35
The under 17 men also found the competition tough, two good second places came in the long jump Oliver Bazin 5.55 and Tom Hills 4.91, Toby Thomas won his B string Shot, in the 1500m Lucca Vicaria ran 4.54.8 for 4th place with Cameron Langley 2nd B string 5.01.5, Thomas made it another 2nd in the B string 800m, Hills added a second place in the B string 200m. The relay team had to settle for 4th place.