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Oxford League Match 3

Team Kennet took part in the last match of the season at Banbury in the Oxfordshire League. It was a great performance again winning the match

and winning the League to mark a superb season for the West Berkshire Club

On the day the under 13 Boys narrowly won their age group, on the Field the boys didn’t drop a single point in the throws winning all the strings, best in the javelin with Kian Hockaday throwing 36.79 and Oliver Ford 27.31, in the Discus Oliver Ford threw 25.47 and Oliver Absolom 17.35 and in the Shot Oliver Ford 9.49 and Kian Hockaday 6.21, in the High Jump Matthew Jones 3rd A and George Mackie 2nd both clearing 1.30, Humphrey and Jones both came close to the 4m mark in the Long Jump for good placings. On the Track the going was tough, the 800m brought the best result Kian Hockaday 3rd A string and George Mackie 2nd B string. Jones and Mackie both came 3rd in the 75m hurdles, while in the sprints both the Oliver’s Humphreys and Absolom came 3rd in their strings in the 200m. The relay team had to settle for 3rd place.

The under 15 boys had to settle for 2nd  place in their team standings but good solid performances coming from the sprinters Oliver Bazin 3rd in the 100m 12.7 and 4th in the 200m 26.6 while in the B string Tom Hills came 2nd in the 100m 12.9 and won the 200m 26.1. The Relay team of Bazin, Hills, Oliver Gregory and Ed Smith took a great win in 51.7. The Field events secured some wins, the usual pairing of Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory both winning the Discus 33.98 and 28.14, and claiming the Shot events as well, Gregory coming 3rd in the Javelin 25.88. Booker had to settle for 5th place in the high Jump 1.45 and the Long Jump Oliver Bazin took a convincing win 5.41 and Hills taking 3rd B 4.38

The under 17 men came 2nd in their age group Daniel Hockaday sprinting to a 100m victory 12.2 and 2nd in the 200m 24.3. In the field Hockaday came 2nd in the long jump 4.79, while on the throws James Hills winning all his three events Discus 34.20, Javelin 34.10 and Shot.

The under 17 women were beaten for 2nd place by just 1pt, Kira Angell winning the Javelin 28.28 and High Jump 1.45 and had to settle for 2nd in the 80m hurdles 13.3. Rosa Lawrence won her 1500m in 5.30, elsewhere Charlotte booker threw 23.47 to come 2nd in the Discus and in the Shot Booker came 4th and Dominika Humphrey won the B string 6.06

The under 15 girls came 4th in their age group, Lucy Wells won the 1500m in 5.05.6, in the 200m sprints  Ellie Kerslake 29.8 and Chloe Collins 29.4 both third and Anias Taank 13.8 3rd and Kerslake 14.1 4th in the 100m. In the field Collins came 2nd in the Shot 7.66 and the relay team came home in third place.

The under 13 girls also came 4th, only A string win came from Lottie Absolom in the Discus 20.23, and Annelise Gale in the B string Shot 4.73, Georgina Pasmore came 5th in the Shot 5.02 and 4th in the Javelin. The high Jump Absolom took 2nd place 1.30 and Emily Tucker 3rd B string. The Track fared better in the 800m Gale came 4th but a good B string run from Tucker 2nd, Beth King came 4th in the 1500m, both Annabel Gibson and Tucker came 4th in the 70m hurdles. In the sprints Gibson took 4th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m A strings

With the younger age groups the under 9 girls winning their Quad kids match and taking their own age group title and under 11 girls taking runners up, the girls section took overall winners, while in the boys they had to settle for overall runners up, but combined took the overall league.


Oxford League Match 3 Quadkids

In the Oxford League Quadkids for the under 9s and 11s at Banbury where numbers were low due to holidays, Team Kennet’s U9 girls team finished as winners with 181 points. The Under 11 girls were 2nd with 772 points while the boys were in 6th place on 466 points. Subject to confirmation, the under 9 girls team were overall league winners with under 11 girls in second place.

Individually, Tillie Bell’s score of 94 just outscored Lilia Gale on 87 points. Kirsten Fraser with 208 was overall 3rd on the day with Claire McGonnell (8th overall) 202, Ava Elverson 188 and Catherine Jones 174 scoring the team points.  Oscar Pasmore 162. Edward Mackie 156 and William Appleby 148 all scored points for the boys.

For the Under 11 boys, Oscar and William were joint fastest over 75m in 12.8. Over 600m Oscar was quickest in 2.15 while Edward jumped furthest with 2.91 and Wiulliam throwing furthest with 19.49.

For the girls, Lexie Willmouth and Octavia Thomas were fastest and 3rd overall in the 75m with Claire and Lyla Goodwin just behind on 12.1. In the 600m Kirsten was overall 2nd in 1.59 over 600m with Lexie 2.12 and Claire 2.13. In the long jump Ava Elverson was 8th overall with 3.24 with Claire 3.22 and Kirsten 3.21 while the Vortex saw Claire in 3rd overall with 26.06 with Kirsten 23.22 and Ava 23.12


SEAA Decathlon Championships

Team Kennet’s Stuart Bladon took a Major title in the South of England Octagon Championships where he was crown Champion held this year at Horspath Stadium in Oxford.
His total score of 4643 from his 8 events has Ranked him 10th in the UK with the UK championships coming up.  His Impressive set of events saw 5 personnel bests, on Day 1 he leapt 5.66 in the long jump (PB), threw the Javelin 37.56 (PB), sprinted over the hurdles in 14.57 then ran a 400m in 53.24, Day 2 saw a event better day firstly High Jump 1.86m (PB), then another best in the Discus 29.51 (PB), throwing 9.35 in the Shot then ran the distance race the 1500m in 4.31, then with his total score produced his life best.

Berkshire U13 Championships

Team Kennet bagged several medals at the recent Berkshire under 13 and longer age group distances championships held at Bracknell.

In the under 13 age groups Oliver Ford took home 2 gold medals in both the Shot 9.26 and Discus 23.95, Kian Hockaday added another Gold winning the Javelin 34.44 to make it a clean sweep in the throws for the boys, which the club have retained 5 years worth of titles in a row. Oliver Ford made it another Bronze to his name in the Javelin throwing 28.02 with Thomas Woodrow 7th 18.34.

Elsewhere new comer and talent Luca De-Fazio earned himself a Bronze in the 75m sprint clocking 11.1, with other club athletes Matt jones 11.4 and Woodrow missing out on the final. Matthew Jones and Oliver Humphrey took part in the long jump coming 6th and 10th. The boys 4x100m relay team came home in 3rd place to add another bronze to the tally.
In the girls Lucy Bennet ran well coming 5th in her 75m heat 11.2 and 150m 22.0 3rd in her heat. The 1000m event saw Annelise Gale 10th and Tara Hogan 12th.

The older age groups under 17 athletes Izzy Hole secured a Gold and county title in the 3000m clocking 11.35 while in the mens under 17 James McLaughlin had to settle for a silver on a sprint finish clocking 9.37.

European Triathlon Championships

Team Kennet’s Sam Hart secured an amazing Bronze medal in his debut for Great Britain in the ETU Triathlon Youth European Championships held in Panevezys in Lithunia over the weekend.
His team mates made sure it was a 1-2-3 on the podium, it was a close affair between the three GB athletes with only 10 seconds separating the three of them. Sam took just 4 minutes to swim the 300m distance coming out in 12th place but a good cycle ride of 12.31 on the 8.5km course moved him up to 6th place and then the third fastest run of the day moved him to his Bronze Medal and Great Britain winning the Team event.

Wessex Quadkids Match 4

In the final Wessex League Quadkids for the Under 11s at Andover, Team Kennet’s girls team finished as winners with 757 points while the boys were in 6th place on 738 points.

Individually, Zoe Allen on 195 points and 3rd overall just edged Kirsten Fraser 192 points and 4th overall. Claire McGonnell 188 points and Grace Wotherspoom 182 points completed the girls scorers. Ollie Tozer on 210 points was the highest placed TK boy in 14th overall with Jack Pyke 179, Jonathon Patronis 175 and Finley Plumpton 174 the other point scorers.

Ollie broke the boys 600m record in 1.54.7 coming 4th overall with Henry Waters 2.14.7 and Jack 2.09.1. In the sprint, Ollie and Finaly both clocked 11.9 with Henry 12.5 while in the Long Jump, Jack’s 3.18 was the best TK jump with Ollie 2.91 and Henry 2.84. The vortex saw Joseph Hoaen 27.90 just beat Finley 27.86 with Ollie Ryan 26.09 next.

For the girls, Zoe ran 11.6 as overall 75m winner with Lyla Goodwin and Ava Elverson 11.8 overall joint 2nd. Kirsten once again was overall 600m winner in 1.57.3 with Zoe 2.03.1 and Claire 2.07.9. Grace junped 3.15 for overall 4th with Ava 3.05 and Zoe 2.86 while Zoe’s 21.92 for 6th overall just beat Eve Brown 21.89 and Grace 21.82 in the vortex with Claire 21.74, Katie Pennicott 21.50 and Kirsten 21.48 all throwing over 21m.

Wessex League Match 4

Team Kennet took a convincing win at Andover on Sunday in the Wessex

Young Athletes League which took them to second place in the league to finish the season as runners up.

The final match score on the day was

Team Kennet       554
Winchester City   420
Slough Juniors     416
Andover/Overton 358
Waverley Harriers 230
Weymouth/Dorchester 199

It was Under 15 Ben East that stole the clubs highlights as he threw a massive 51.55 in the Javelin to win and to break his own Club Record for the fourth time this year, team mate Jack Cannons stepped in to throw 30.41 to win the B string, Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory made it another Double win in the Discus 36.04 and 30.78, and the two pored up again to hit another Double in the Shot 10.84 (Booker) and 10.68 (Gregory), East made it another win in the B string High Jump and Booker settling for 3rd A both clearing 1.45. Oliver Bazin jumped a best in the long jump for 2nd place 5.47, later he secured he brilliant well timed win in the 300m 43.4, in the shorter 200m he came 2nd 26.1 with Cannons taking 2nd place 25.80, the 100m cannons clocked a fast 12.4 for 3rd place and Gregory winning the B string 12.7, the 1500m was a great affair new comer Luca Vicaria came 5th in 4.56.9 and Josh Sells same position in the B string. Cameron Langley gained good points in his events.
The 4x100m team came 2nd with 51.5 (booker/Bazin/Cannons/Gregory)
The Boys also went on to win their age group.

A age group win in the under 17 lifted the boys to runners up in their age group overall, not soo many wins on the day, Zach Montgomery won his Shot 11.84, Stuart Bladon had to settle for 1.75 for 2nd place in the high Jump and Ben Armstrong took a B string win 1.60, he also came 3rd in the long jump 5.14 and Ryan Cannons cleared 5.10 for a b string win.
Bladon started the day in the 100m hurdles coming an excellent 2nd place 14.4. Daniel Hockaday added points to the team in the 100m 12.2 and 200m 24.2 (4th)

A great win came from the under 15 girls and they beat their age group leaders, Anna Montagne starting to show her talent in the sprints got a superb start to win the 100m 13.2 with Ellie Kerslake winning the B string 13.5 and credit to Izzy Kerslake non scoring clocking 13.7. The longer 200m Montagne made it another win with 27.0 and Chloe Collins clocking 29.3 for 4th place. Two second places followed in the 300m Anna Pettit 45.2 and Georgina Thomson 51.1, wins came in thick and fast in the middle distance races the 800m Lucy Wells clocking 2.27.3 and Georgina Thomson 2.42.4 for 2nd place, while in the 1500m Anna Pettit took the second right on the line 5.19 and Bethan Philp winning the B string 5.19.5
The relay team Amy Russell/Collins/E.Kerslake/Montagne came 2nd 54.8.
Out on the field a double win came from the Discus Sophie Wheadon 22.66 and Pheobe hoaen 21.70, Hoaen had to settle for 2nd place in the Javelin 33.00 but Wheadon took the B string win 22.46 by a few cm. Ellie Armstrong came 2nd in the Shot 9.49 but Wheadon going one better for a win in the B string 8.79. The Jumps saw good points as well, Armstrong coming 2nd in the A string 1.35 which was matched by Pettit in the B string but coming first, the Long Jump Montagne lept 4.80 for 2nd place which was matched by Russell in the B string.

The under 17 women took a win on the day the 200m saw a Double win holly Donohoe 28.2 and Tanya Yeates 32.9, Yeates coming second in the 100m. The sprint hurdles Kira angell ran a fast 13.1 for second place, Yeates taking the B string 15.4.
The 300m Holly Donohoe came 4th 45.6 and a great win came from Izzy Hole 47.5, in the longer 800/1500 races Hole came 2nd in the 800m and3rd in the 1500m 5.10.6. Another Double win came in the Discus with Charlotte Booker 21.83 and Dominika Humphrey 16.17, the Shot saw a third place from Booker 7.17 and 2nd place from Humphrey 6.54 in the B string while in the Javelin Angell came third 25.78 and Humphrey 2nd B
The jumps faired well Angell coming 2nd 1.45 in the Long Jump third place from Donohoe and a B win for Booker. The Relay Quartet of angell, Donohoe, Yeates and hole came home in first place right on the line.

Oliver Ford another talented thrower won his Shot with 9m and Oliver Humphrey taking 2nd place in the B string, in the under 13 boys the discus Ford came 2nd 23.43 and a good win in the B string from Ollie Absolom 15.79 but the best came in the Javelin with a Double win Kian Hockaday 36.05 and Ford 28.81, The high Jump secured another Double win with Gabriel Warley 1.41 and Matthew Jones 1.35 Humphrey came 3rd in the Long Jump with Absolom taking 4th B string. On the track best came in the 100m Warley and Jones coming 3rd places 14.1 and 15.0, George Mackie picking up a 2nd place B string in the 800m.
The under 13 girls are struggling this year, but finished third on the day gave them the boost they needed, best result came in the 1200m both Emily Tucker and Lottie Absolom coming 2nd.
Annelise Gale winning the B string 800m. In the field shot Absolom came 3rd place with Aimee Dickson taking 2nd place, Georgina Pasmore picked up the only field win of the day in the B string Discus 12.85
Lucy Bennet was the under 13 clubs best on the day, she took full control to win the 100m 13.8 and later went on to come 2nd in the 200m 29.1

Oxford League Quadkids

In the Oxford League Quadkids for the under 9s and 11s at Oxford, Team Kennet’s U9 girls team finished as winners with 406 points. The Under 11 girls were 2nd wuith 742 points while the boys were in 5th place on 764 points.

Individually, Bethany MacLean was 2nd Under 9 girl overall on 146 points with Lilia Gale 92, Millie Phillips 91 and Erin Cartwright 72 completing the team score. Kirsten Fraser and Zoe Allen both scored 194 points for 5th Under 11 girl overall with Annabel MacLean 186 (8th overall), Grace Wotherspoon 168 and Lyla Goodwin 152 points. Newcomer William Harris on 243 was the highest place TK boy in 4th overall with Ollie Tozer 198, Finley Plumpton 162 and Joseph Hoaen 161 the other point scorers.

For the Under 11 boys, William was fastest over 75m in 11.2 (4th overall) with Ollie 11.7 and Finley 12.1. Over 600m Ollie 1.58.3 (5th overall) just pipped William 1.58.8 with Joseph 2.14.6. The long jump saw William 3.43 (5th overall), Jack Pike 3.13 and Kian D’Arcy-Masters 2.76 and in the Vortex William (4th) 31.58 out threw Ollie 26.05 and Finley 24.23.

For the girls, Zoe 11.6 was fastest overall with Kirsten and Lyla both on 12.3 in the 75m. In the 600m Kirsten was overall winner in 1.58.9 with Zoe 2.02.3 and Annabel 2.10.8 while in the
long jump Grace 3.14, Kirsten 3.02 and Lyla 2.92 jumped furthest and in the vortex Annabel 26.94 was another overall winner with Grace 23.54 and Zoe 22.14 not far behind.

In the Under 9s, Bethany ran a new club record of 2.14.3 and was overall winner with Lilia 2.32.9 and Millie 2.34.6. Bethany was also fastest TK sprinter in 13.4 with Erin 13.7 and Millie
14.5 while Bethany jumped 2.52 for overall 2nd with Lilia 1.91 and Erin 1.83 and Bethany threw 17.60 (overall winner) with Lilia 11.27 (overall 3rd) and Millie 10.75.

Oxford League Match 2

Team Kennet took a convincing win in the second match of the Oxford Junior League on Sunday held at Horspath in Oxford.

The under 15 girls won their section as they only dropped two points on the field events, in the throws Sophie Wheadon won her three events firstly in A string of the Shot 8.68 and Discus 22.80 and backed up with a B string win in the Javelin 21.03, Pheobe Hoaen also had a hatrick of wins A string Javelin 29.98 and B string Discus 21.97 and on the track the B string 800m.

Ellie Armstrong made sure she got in to the wins winning the A string high jump with 1.33 and taking the B string Shot 8.59.

Poppy Bladon also took B string win in the High Jump 1.30, in the Long Jump Anna Montagne had to settle for third place 4.35 but Anais Taank cleared 4.30 to win the B string. More wins came on the track Montagne winning the 300m in 45.2 and lily D’Arcy Masters 3rd B string 48.7, Montagne came a very close 2nd in the 100m 13.3 but team mate Taank won the B string 14.1, Taank could only get 4th in the 200m A race 29.3 another B win came from Chloe Collins29.8.

Bethan Philp ran well in the 1500m to finish a close 2nd place 5.21.4 with D’Arcy Masters coming 4th  in the A string 800m, finally the 4 x100m team of Montagne,Taank, Collins and Amy Russell came home with another victory in 55.2 making it 13 wins in their age group.

The under 17 women also won their age group, again it was the throws that also picked up most points, Kira Angell came 2nd in the Javelin 27.31, which was matched in the Discus with Charlotte Booker in the Discus 23.86 and Shot where she came third 7.23, Dominika Humphrey came 1st B string in both Shot 6.38 and Discus 15.97. Angell made it a win in the High Jump 1.42 while in the long jump Izzy Hole was 3rd and Rosa Lawrence winning the B string. Angell had to settle for 2nd in the sprint hurdles with 14.7 but in the longer distance race 1500m a double win came from Izzy Hole 5.10.8 and Rosa Lawrence 5.29.2, Hole came 3rd in her 300m towards the end of the day with Lawrence taking 2nd in the B string.

The under 13 girls struggled in their match, with several key athletes missing the high lights from there age group were 800m where Tara Hogan timed her race to perfection to win 2.44.6 and Annelise Gale taking the B string 2.46.9, two third places came in the 70m hurdles from Annabel Gibson 14.2 and Emily Tucker 14.9, on the field good points were secured by several athletes.

The under 17 men had to settle for second place after their last match win, Tait Weekes took full control to win his 100m in 11.7 with Zach Montgomery takin 2nd B string 12.7, in the 200m Montgomery won the B string 25.8. Stuart Bladon came a close 2nd in his 1500m race 4.32.6 and Bradley Thomas taking the B string 4.59.5, in the field events Montgomery made it another win in the Shot 11.24 and Bladon added the Javelin 34.56 and 4th in his Discus 25.52

The under 15 boys also finished second in their age group, best of the points coming from the throws Ben East returning from the English Schools threw 49.77 to win the Javelin, and another athlete returning from English Schools Harry Booker won his Discus 36.32 with good back up from Ed Smith 2nd B string. In the Shot Booker and East teamed up for a Double win 11.15 and 10.39, then later both again teamed up in the High Jump to do another Double with East 1.55 and Booker 1.45. The Long Jump Oliver Bazin had to settle for a leap of 4.97 for 2nd place with Cameron Langley 4th 4.12 in the B string. On the Track Langley came 2nd in the 800m 2.27.8, Bazin coming home in third places in the 200 27.0 and 300m 42.1 while the 4x100m relay team were 3rd.

The under 13 boys had to settle for 4th place out of the 8 teams, gain it was the field events that gained most points, Oliver Ford winning his Shot 8.91, Discus21.71 and B string Javelin 31.93, Kian Hockaday had to settle for once second place in the Javelin 32.08, also in the B string discus Colin Sinclair came 2nd and Thomas Woodrow 2nd in the Shot, 2nd place was the best in both string s of the High Jump with Matt Jones 1.35 and George Mackie 1.20. The long jump Oliver Humphrey came 4th 3.99 and Mackie 3rd B string 3.67, Mackie was the best placed athlete for the club on the track in the 75m hurdles coming 2nd in the B string.


SAL Match 4

Team Kennet came within a Whisker of winning their home match at Swindon in the Southern Athletics League Div 3SW match.

Scoring 22 individual wins fell just 1 1/2pts short of league leaders Plymouth’s score

Plymouth                                           182.5
Team Kennet                                    181
Guildford                                           165
Chichester                                         129.5

Team Kennet Ladies were impressive on the Field, only dropping one point on the Throws, in the Discus Alisha Bradford winning with 27.77 and Charlotte Booker taking the B string, while in the Hammer Booker made it a win 29.67 and A. Bradford taking the B 25.80. In the Javelin Deborah Montgomery won the event 26.35 with team mate Kira Angell winning the B string 25.78, it was close in the Shot with Montgomery just missing out on a win throwing 9.19 for 2nd place and A. Bradford winning the B string 8.07.

The jumps fared well, Holly Donohoe coming third but a welcome return from Kirsty Bennet won the B string, in the Triple Jump both Girls came 2nd Izzy Hole and Georgina Bradford, and in the High Jump K. Angell won her 2nd event of the day 1.38 with Bennet coming 2nd.

The Sprint Hurdles saw K. Angell make it another Hatrick of wins with 19.6, and in the longer 400m hurdles Bennet came 3rd.

Best track race came in the 1500m steeplechase as Izzy Hole showed maturity and developing to the event well taking a fantastic win in a fast 5.46.3. The  longer race the 5km saw a great effort by Emily Faulkner coming 2nd in 19.59 and Bennet making her 2nd win of the day winning the B string. The 1500m race Faulkner had to settle for third place 5.27.1 and a good strong finish from Rosa Lawrence secured her first win of the day 5.31.2, the 800m both Girls had to settle for 3rd places Lawrence and Georgina Bradford, a fast 400m race saw TK Holly Donohoe finishing only third in 65.5 and Izzy Hole 2nd 67.0, sprints picked up good third places for Donohoe, G. Bradford, Lawrence and Cheryl Angell. The 4x400m relay team came 2nd best of the relays.

In the men’s section a great double win came in the Triple Jump with Peter Saunders leaping 12.60 and Stuart Bladon 11.88. Another double win came in the Long Jump Saunders again 6.33 and Tait Weekes 5.20 and in the high Jump Bladon could only clear 1.73 for third place but Nick Bull took 2nd in the B string. The Throws unlike the women scored low points, but in the Javelin Saunders throwing 34.35 had to settle for fourth place but Steve McLean threw 30.52 for a B string win.

On the track a super fit Sam Randall made a welcome return to the club to win the 400m hurdles and Chris turner taking 3rd B string. The 3000m event James McLaughlin ran a superb race in 9.23.2 but came 4th in a close battle, Ben Schiffer-Harte came 3rd in the B string. Randall made it another B string win in the 400m and Bladon coming 2nd A string both with 53.9.

The sprints faired well for the club Josh Willock winning the 100m in 11.6 and taking 2nd in the 200m 23.4, Tait Weekes coming fourth in the 100m B string and Daniel Hockaday 2nd in the B string 200m 24.5, few points came out of the 800 and 1500m Gavin Mclaughlin and nick Bull both 4th in the 800s and Gavin and son James McLaughlin same in the 1500m.

The 4x100m team of Weekes, Montgomery, Hockaday and Willock came home with a great win 47.8 and the 4x400m team of both McLaughlins, Bladon and Randall came 2nd.