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Oxford XC League

Team Kennet were in action in the First Round of the Oxford Cross Country League at Newbury Showground at the weekend, in near perfect conditions on a fast flat course the club secured some very good performances throughout the age groups.

The under 13 girls produced the best results of the day, Kirsten Fraser ran a solid race to come home in a well deserved 3rd place, with Anna Patterson next home in 9th place and Alanna Smith making up the scoring team in 16th place, placing the team in third place, Maddi Baker came home in 36th, unfortunately Annabel Todd had to pull out with an injury would of put the girls in first team placing.

Under 9 Girls Amber Stiles came 3rd in her race combined with the boys, Louise Colby came 9th, Isabelle Carroll 20th and Lola Mitcham 22nd, in the u9 boys Harry Strutt came 6th and Barnaby Turner 15th

The under 13 Boys also finished with a third team placing, Toby Clark came home in 6th closely followed by Noah Kemp 7th and Thomas Matthews 27th scoring team, Kian d Arcy -Masters was next home 31st and Isaac Mitcham 41st

Oliver Llyod led the u11 boys home in 5th place with Ivan Chekmazov right behind him in 6th, Ethan Kuijten was 15th followed by a huge pack of yellow vests Henry Waters 19th, Jack Strutt 20th, Elliott Murphy 21st, Jack Pyke 24th, Jacob Avery 25th, Charlie Todd 29th, Oliver Carroll 31st and Bertram Pilkington 48th.

The under 15/17 girls were short in numbers due to D of E for the first time in years, Annelise Gale ran a great race in the u15s coming 12th, Pippa Thomas 23rd and Emily Tucker 24th, in the u17 section Caitlin Nowell was 9th

The under 15 boys Luke Wild came home in 19th

Sue Francis was the clubs only lady runner coming home in 24th, while the men scored two teams, Cameron Craik led the way for TK in 51st with Chris Hall 73rd, Bart Kuijten 80th, Bradley Thomas 111st, Ben Schiffer-Harte 168th, Emiliano Espinar 171st and Dave Smith 173rd placing the A team 4th in Div 2

Chris Treacher led the second team home in 217th, Steve field 231st, Mark Little 232nd, Mitch Poustie 245th, Sean Bird 256th, Simon Gale 305th and Colin Price 324th.

Park Run Challenge

Team Kennet Park run Challenge saw nearly 60 runners turnout in October, 4 weekends of park running saw on average 35 club runners each week try to get their best percentage age time.

A small Presentation was held on the Monday after the last run weekend, with one of the Newbury Park Run Directors Dave Smith presenting the awards to the top 3 in each category.

Noah Kemp 74.64
Toby Clark 73.96
Jacob Woods 73.38
Harry Strutt 73.24
Jacob Avery 72.29
Chris Treacher 71.17
Emiliano Espinar 70.02
Oliver Lloyd 69.94
Ethan Kuijten 69.34
Gareth Williams 69.12
Nick Bull 68.45
Luke Wild 68.03
Dave Smith 67.46
Noah Lauder-Clarke 66.50
Simon Hockaday 66.46
Charlie Todd 65.63
Kim D Arcy Masters 65.32
Mark Little 65.07
Ben Schiffer-Harte 64.84
Daniel Wright 64.16
Kian D Arcy Masters 63.97
Jack Strutt 63.84
Matthew Howard 63.21
Tom Hall 62.03
Mitchell Poustie 60.14
Paul Kemp 60.06
Lucas Hart 59.85
Ed Hall 59.55
Thomas Matthews 59.23
Roger Davis 58.65
Bart Kuijten 58.43
Rueben Kuijten 57.16
Chris Hall 56.38
Henry Morgan 54.45
William Vrolijk 53.87
Alastair Tucker 52.86
Daniel Smyth 50.48
Leo Bull 50.17
Simon Gale 47.16
Glen Davis 45.90

Kirsten Fraser 81.20
Alanna Smith 75.84
Annabel Todd 74.75
Anna Hall 74.13
Rose Metalli 72.33
Kirsty Bennet 70.64
Helen Preedy 70.08
Emily Tucker 68.74
Eve Brown 66.22
Caitlin Nowell 64.83
Maddi Baker 59.37
Lelia Gale 57.01
Beth Clark 55.74
Cheryl Angell 53.43
Vicki Bradford 53.15
Imogen Cowell 50.75
Florence Waite 49.02

Sportshall League

Team Kennet had their first Sportshall League Match of the season on Sunday at Eton. We took 17 U13 and U15 athletes. Most teams were short on numbers but had excellent results beating other teams of the same size.

The U15 boys came 4th, with Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory battling each other for position, coming first and second in both the 4 lap and shot. Harry won out with 44.6 seconds in the run, beating Oliver by just 0.2 seconds with 44.8sec. In the shot it was Harry again with 12.66m to Oliver’s 12.19m. Annabel Gibson represented the U15 girls by herself coming 8th overall. Her best result coming in the standing triple jump where 6.09m put her in third place.

The two U13 boys, Ben Fisher and Edward Cain came eighth overall, even beating another team of 3 athletes. The U13 girls were the best represented on the day, with the full blue team coming fifth and the partial red team coming eleventh. The best individual results came from Aimee Dickson winning the speed bounce with 78 and 4th in the shot with 6.66m. Alanna Smith, in her first sportshall competition, sped home in the 6 lap to take 5th with 83.2 sec and Lyla Goodwin jumped to 6th in the standing Long jump with 2.02m.

Top 50 UK Rankings

Team Kennet UK Top 50 Rankings 2018
Under 13 Girls      
Lottie Absolom High Jump 1.47 16th
Aimee Dickson 600m 1.50.16 39th
Annabel Todd 600m 1.45.9 12th
800m 2.24.45 17th
Under 15 Girls      
Sophie Wheadon Discus 31.40 10th
Under 15 Boys      
Harry Booker Discus 45.26 2nd
Shot 13.15 13th
Pentathlon 2462 31st
Ben East Javelin 70.66 1st
Oliver Gregory Discus 36.63 24th
Shot 13.12 15th
Under 17 Women      
Pheobe Hoaen Javelin 40.57 17th
Anna Montagne Heptathlon 4029pts 29th
Bethan Philp 2000m S/C 8.16.8 18th
Under 17 Men      
Stuart Bladon High Jump 1.90 22nd
Shot 11.50 33rd
60m Hurdles 8.59 16th
100m hurdles 13.8 17th
Pole Vault 3.46 36th
Octathlon 4886pts 5th
Heptathlon 4488pts 4th
Under 20 Men      
Joe Osler Long Jump 6.57 45th
Senior Men      
Luke Angell Javelin 56.93 41st
Veteran Categories      
Vet women 50      
Cheryl Angell Hammer 21.10 26th
Discus 15.33 43rd
Deborah Montgomery Javelin 27.50 2nd
Shot 10.31 2nd
Hammer 36.14 4th
Discus 23.06 7th
Vet men 35      
Mitchell Poustie 2000m S/C 10.14.6 33rd
Vet men 45      
Nick Bull 2000m S/C 9.03.97 24th
400m Hurdles 83.6 35th
3000m S/C 15.28.2 43rd
Steve MaClean Discus 28.76 30th
Shot 8.66 48th


Quadkids 2018

Team Kennet Quadkids (u11s/u9s) had one of the most successful years in the clubs history.

The girls stayed unbeaten all year in 7 league matches winning the Oxford Junior League and Wessex Young Athletes League

Combined with the Boys they won the Oxford Junior League and were Runners up in the Wessex Young Athletes League, all the athletes picked up their medals at a recent club training session.

Clare McDonnell won the top u11 in the Wessex Young athletes League with 246pts setting new club records in Vortex 35.02 which was the clubs best throw of the year  and total point score, and Zoe Allen clocked up 244pts for second place and claiming the 75m club record 11.0 which she was the clubs top sprinter, she also picked up top 600m runner with a time of 1.56.8, best long jump went to Octavia Thomas 3.77.

The Strength in depth saw 4 TK girls score over 200pts which also included Neve Wright 216 and Octavia Thomas 214, but future holds good as 5 of the girls have ran under 12 seconds for the 75m.

The boys saw 7 athletes score over 200pts which is the line everyone wants to get, top scorer was James Fenner 252, Will Harris 244, Theo Campbell 240, Ollie Tozer 230, Jacob Avery 217, Ivan Chekmazov 217 and Jack Strutt 212, 6 boys managed under 12 seconds for the 75m sprint. Jacob Avery picked up fastest sprinter 11.3, Ollie Tozer best 600m runner 1.55.4, James Fenner longest jump 3.76 and Theo Campbell best throw in vortex 38.76.

Nearly all of the above will move up to under 13s next season which will strengthen in depth the whole squad.


Wessex League Match 4 Quadkids

Team Kennet Quadkids team excelled at the last match of the season in the Wessex Young Athletes Track and Field League to finish Runners Up out of 25 clubs covering the South of England.
Winning the match on the day at Swindon with both Boys and Girls winning their sections, and the Girls winning their own league.

Team Kennet 1754
Camberley 1367
Aldershot 1278
Wimborne 1235
Andover/Overton 1203
Dorchester 952

Team Kennet Girls went the whole season unbeaten which saw Clare McGonnell and Zoe Allen battle through the day to earn the top individual Wessex spot, in the end it came down to 2pts Clare scoring 246 and Zoe 244 both coming 1st and 2nd on the day and in the league standings. Clare broke the clubs Vortex record with a huge throw of 35.02, while Zoe earned herself the quickest sprinter on the day in the 75m 11.5, Tilly Sideso clocked 11.6, The Long Jump saw an impressive jump from Octavia Thomas 3.77 and Neve Wright 3.69, The 600m Zoe got the better of Clare in a very fast race 1.56 and 1.58 and Tilly 2.02, Zoe also achived 31.59 in the Vortex as the TK girls won every event

The Boys only lost 2 matches all season, Ollie Tozer taking 2nd spot on the day sprinting 11.9 in the 75m his best event on the day.
Jacob Avery was the clubs fastest sprinter on the day 11.8, in the long jump nearly all the boys lept 3.30, in the 600m Ivan Chekmazov was the quickest on the day in 1.56

Wessex League Match 4

Team Kennet finished of their Track and field Season in the Wessex young Athletes League at Swindon with a second place that sees the West Berkshire club finish 4th just ½ point of runners up.

Camberley 557
Team Kennet 443
Aldershot 261
Andover/Overton 258
Wimborne 252
Dorchester 53

Ben East yet again stole the match high lights as he produced the longest throw in the World this year in the under 15 boys Javelin throwing a massive 70.66 to break his own UK Record for the fifth time and set a new club and league record.

in the age groups the under 13 girls picked up the only age group win placing them 3rd in the league, Lottie Absolom got back to winning ways in the high Jump with 1.40, and a superb Double win came in the Javelin Eve brown 23.62 and Alanna Smith 15.84, annabel Todd came 2nd in the A string Discus 21.64and was closely followed by Absolom in the B string winning this with a throw of 20.60, on the track two good 2nd places came from Absolom 12.7 and Aimee Dickson in the 70m hurdles, and same placings were matched in the 100m Dickson 15.0 and Lily Apps 15.6, both teamed up in the 200m Dickson 4th and Apps 3rd.
the 800m Tara hogan came home in 2nd place2.45.4 and in the longer 1200m both Kirsten Fraser and Eve Brown were 2nd. the Relay quartet of Dickson,Apps, Hogan and Absolom came 2nd

The under 15 boys just missed out on winning their age group, in the throws as always the yellow vest picking up maximum points, in the B string Javelin a win from Oliver Ford 32.21, in the Discus Harry Booker 42.27 and Oliver Gregory 36.63 both winning their strings and the Shot Booker threw 12.93 and Gregory 12.90 almost matching each other for another Double.
The sprints also secured high points Ben East won the 100m in 12.3 with Matt Jones taking 3rd B string, a Double win came in the 200m Ethan Haines 24.4 and Oliver Gregory 24.9, the longer 300m Haines made it a double 40.2 and Davis coming 3rd B.
The relay Quartet of Haines, East, Booker and Gregory came home in 1st with 48.4
the result meant the under 15 boys came 3rd in their age group league

The under 15 girls came 2nd in their match Double wins came from Sophie wheadon 10.47 and poppy Bladon 7.04 in the Shot, wheadon then went on to win the Discus 29.93 and bladon taking 2nd 19.95, in the Javelin two good 2nd places came from Wheadon 27.65 and Emily Tucker 12.72, on the track in the 800m Annelise Gale led all the way till the last 40m to take 2nd and Pippa Thomas won the B string, tucker came 3rd in the longer 1500m. The 100m Izzy Kerslake came 4th in 14.0 just .2 of a win in a close race, Ellie Kerslake took 2nd in the B string 14.4 and new comer Gemma Moon clocked 14.8 as a non scorer, in the 200m Moon came 4th 29.8 and Ella Ward came 4th in the B string. Gale picked up a 2nd in the B string 300m while in the 4x100m relay Tk were 3rd 55.5

The under 17 women came 3rd but a much depleted squad earned good points to help the team, in the High Jump Kira Angell took 2nd place and new comer Ceri Amison won the B string, the Javelin Angell took 3rd place 23.39 and Bethan Philp taking 2nd B, on the track Philp secured a win in the 1500m 5.27. the 200m both Angell 30.2 and Amison 31.5 came 3rd, Amison came 4th in her 100m 14.8
the women came 3rd overall in their age group league

The under 13 boys came 2nd in their match getting stronger as season went on, best resulton the Field came in the Javelin Oliver Humphrey coming 2nd 26.96 and Digby Riggall winning the B string 26.05, the Discus saw two 3rd places Tom Wells 18.67 and Noah Kemp 14.68, two 4th places in the Shot came from Sam Denis 5.68 and Seb Simpson 4.89, The high Jump euan Avery cleared 1.30 for 3rd place and George Mackie taking 2nd place in the B string.
The track saw a double win in the 800m Toby Clark 2.28.3 and Noah Kemp 2.39.4, while in the sprints Humphrey secured a 5th in the 100m 15.0 and 3rd in the 200m 29.8

The under 17 men came 3rd on the day Oliver Bazin winning his Long Jump 5.97 with Tom Hills taking 2nd B, James Mclaughlin won the Discus with a throw of 29.52.
in the 800m two 2nd places came from McLaughlin 2.16 and Toby Thomas 2.27, both teamed up in the 400m Mclaughlin taking 2nd 58.8 and Thomas winning the B string 66.9
In the sprints Oliver Bazin came 3rd in both 100 and 200 and tom Hills took two 2nd places in the 200m

Oxford League Quadkids Match 3

Team Kennet u9/u11 Quadkids team took a fantastic win at Oxford in the Oxfor
d League at the weekend, the under 11 Girls remain unbeaten all season, wit ha depleted team still racked up 761pts, Zoe Allen came 2nd on the day clocking a fast 11.5 in the 75m a 3.39 in the long jump, 600m 2.01 and 24.40 in the Vortex, Olivia Thomas came 3rd overall with her long jump of 3.52 the best of her 4 events, with Emma Davis 10th overall and Bethany McClean 11th overall  it was enough to win.

The under 11 Boys got back to winning ways James Fenner won the boys outright with a score of 252pts clocking 2.06 in the 600m a good long jump of 3.76 but his Vortex of 38.52 backed him the win., new comer Ivan Chekmazov
came 5th overall his best event the 600m 1.58, Jack Avery took 6th place and Jack Strutt 9th all four boys around 12 seconds in the 75m sprint.

The under 9 boys came 2nd on the day Harry fenner winning this section with 184pts, his long jump was 3.20 and 12.8 in the 75m sprint and a throw of 26.33, Harry Strutt came 3rd overall his 600m clocking 2.13 was his best event and a 24.49 in the Vortex throw.

The under 9 girls came 6th Imogen Cowell coming 10th overall and Zoe Dickson taking 14th

Oxford League Match 3

Team Kennet ended their campaign in the oxford Track and field League with a third place behind hosts Oxford City and Radley, but in front of Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester, Witney and White Horse.

Anna Montagne in the under 17 Women’s High Jump broke the club record as she won with a height of 1.57, she also won the Javelin b string 22.46 which was won by her team mate Pheobe Hoaen with a throw of 39.38, Hoaen had to settle for 4th in the Discus 20.83 and Ellie Armstrong won the B string 18.76, Armstrong later went on to win the Shot 9.47, Montagne ended her day on the Long Jump coming 2nd with a leap of 4.69

The under 15 Girls Sophie Wheadon had a superb day winning her Javelin wit ha throw of 28.64, she won her favoured Discus event 29.37, but had to settle for 2nd in the Shot 8.63, in the same event but B string Amy Russell came 2nd 5.46 and in the Discus B string Annelise Gale came 2nd 15.55, in the Long Jump Annabel Gibson came 3rd with 4.29 and Amy Russell came 2nd in the B string 3.77
The relay quartet of Ellie Kerslake, Izzy kerslake, Amy Russell and Ella Ward came 3rd.
On the track, 100m Izzy kerslake came 4th 13.9 and twin sister Ellie taking 2nd 14.1, the longer 200m sprint Ella Ward came7th and Annabel Gibson 5th B string.

The under 13 Girls best scoring event on the track came in the 1500m Eve Brown coming 4th 5.52.9 and Alanna Smith winning the B string 5.56.0, Aimee Dickson came 4th in the 75m hurdles 13.1, she also came 5th in the 100m 14.8 , new comer lily Apps came 7th in the 200m 33.1 and 4th b string in the 100m 15.4, The Field events best points came from the Javelin Eve Brown coming 3rd with a throw of 21.43 and Alanna Smith taking 2nd B string.

The under 15 boys took full control as always in the throws, Oliver Gregory won his A string Shot 12.21 and discus 32.97, Oliver Ford backing him up in the B string won both his throws the Shot 8.83 and Discus 25.36, Ben East won his Javelin breaking the League record throwing 64.33 and Ford made it a hattrick of B wins 29.92, on the track Ethan Haines just missed the sub 40 second barrier by .4 to win the 300m, an hour later was just edged out in the 200m taking 2nd 24.8 and new comer Jonah Briggs taking 5th B 30.00
The 100m Oliver Gregory won the B string 12.7 and Briggs took 6th in the A string.

The under 17 men saw a double win in the Long jump with Oliver Bazin leaping 5.64 and Jack Cannons 4.53, in the sprints 100m Bazin came 4th 12.9 and Cannons 2nd B string 12.6, the 200m Bazin came 5th 26.1 and Tom Hills 25.7 for 2nd place in the B string.

The under 13 boys best result of the day came from Tom Wells winning the Discus 18.90 and Noah Kemp taking 2nd B string 13.66, Wells then went on to come 3td in the Javelin 18.96 and Seb Simpson taking 2nd in the B string.