Team Kennet kept up their pressure at the top of the Wessex young Athletes League Table with a fantastic victory at Swindon, to give them a slight chance to be crowned champions next month. On the day the club racked up 35 wins and four age group wins which saw nearly 80 club athletes turn up to compete
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The under 15 Boys yet again took the age group honours for the club, Again Ben East was on form breaking the league record he set at the last match by winning the Javelin by some 30m, throwing 63.36m, Kian Hockaday backed him up by winning the B string with just over 28m. The discus saw a tough competition Harry Booker having to settle for second place 41.73 and Oliver Gregory throwing 35.63 won the B sting, Booker had to settle again in 2nd place in the Shot with a 11.89 throw, but Gregory made sure he won his B string 10.90. The field scored highly for the club Booker leaping 1.50 in the High Jump for 2nd place again, and Matthew Jones made sure he won his B string with 1.40m, The long jump Freddie Boyle came 4th and Jones took 3rd place in the B string. On the track it was the 4x100m relay team of Booker, East, Gregory and Ethan Haines won by a huge margin to just miss out on the League Record, but broke the clubs record setting a fast time of 48.0 seconds. New Comer Ethan Haines made sure he won his 300m on his Debut with a fast 39.7, and Jones taking 3rd B string. Ben East took part in the 100m and surprised everyone as he won his String in 12.2, in the 200m Oliver Gregory clocked 25 seconds for 2nd place on the line.
The under 17 Men won their age group best on the track was 100m both Oliver Bazin and Tom Hills clocking 12.7 to finish 5th and 1st in their strings, both teamed up again in the 200m Bazin 3rd 25.4 and Hills 1st b string 25.7, toby Thomas and Cameron Langley earned the u17s good points in their 400m and 800m races. The 4x100m Bazin, Hills, Thomas and Langley won the relay in 54.0. On the Field a Double win came in the Long Jump Bazin leaping 5.97 and Langley 4.45.
The under 13 Girls took their first age group win of the season, with some outstanding performances, a double win came in the 70m Hurdles from Lottie Absolom 12.4 and Aimee Dickson 13.2, another Double came in the 800m with Annabel Todd 2.27 and Tara Hogan 2.44, this was nearly achieved again in the 1200m Kirsten Fraser getting outsprinted down the home straight wit ha time of 4.12.7 for 2nd place and Eve Brown taking a B string win 4.29.9, The sprints were tough for the girls Aimee Dickson picking up best times in her 100 and 200m, so did Lyla Goodwin in her 100m and Abigail Mansfield in her 200m all picking up 4th and 5th places. On the field the high jump picked up two good 2nd places from Absolom and Fraser. The discus saw another club Double win from Todd 18.62 and Absolom 16.79, and the Javelin saw Annabel Maclean come 2nd and Alanna Smith win the B string.
The under 17 women also took a convincing win to put them top of their age group league, the 800m saw Anna Pettit having to sprint to the line to take her first win of the day in 2.30 and team mate Bethan Philp coming 2nd in the B string2.34.7, both teamed up in the 300m with Pettit taking 3rd and Philp another 2nd place, and again they teamed up in the Long Jump with Pettit 2nd 4.25 and Philp taking a B win. The High Jump saw Ellie Armstrong take 2nd place 1.35, more good points came in the throws, Armstrong taking 2nd in the A string A Shot 10.40 and Pheobe Hoaen winning the B string 9.21, Hoaen came 3rd in the Discus 20.39 and in her best event the Javelin she won by a huge length with 39.38. The Four of the girls won the 4x100m Relay in 57.0
The under 15 Girls had to settle for second place again their was some great performances from the girls, on the Field a Double win came in the Discus Sophie Wheadon winning outright with 29.72 and Annelise Gale taking the B win 14.83, Wheadon made it another win in the Javelin 23.72, and another Double win came in the Shot with Wheadon 9.42 and Lucy Bennet 4.72, in the Jumps high and long only fourth places were achieved. The Track saw only one win this was in the 100m B string by Ellie Kerslake in 13.8 and twin sister came third in the A string 13.6, the 200m Bennet came 4th 29.0 and Ella Ward same position 30.4 in the B string. The 800m Annelise Gale broke her 2.40 barrier to come 3rd place and in the longer 1500m both Rebecca Thomson and Georgina Thomson came 2nd in times of 5.19 and 5.24. The 4x100m relay team of Bennet, Ward , and both Kerslakes came home in 2nd place in 54.8
The under 13 boys found this match tough, coming 4th, best result from their age group was in the High Jump Euan Avery winning with 1.28 and New Comer Charlie Adams taking 2nd in the B string 1.20, the Javelin saw a good competition Digby Riggall throwing 24.62 to take 3rd and Finlay Plumpton taking 3rd in the B string. Discus result was one better, Oliver Absolom taking 3rd A string 18.29 and Seb Simpson taking 2nd B string, the hot Absolom and Simpson took two fourth places. The long Jump Avery came 4th and Absolom taking 2nd place. The 1500m Jacob Woods clocked 5.14 to take 3rd place and Charlie Adams 5.23 for 2nd B string, The sprints again were tough, Avery only getting 6th with his fast 15.0 while Riggall came 5th with 15.9, Earlier Riggall came 3rd in the B 200m. The Relay quartet came 4th 59 seconds