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Wessex Quadkids 3

Team Kennet U11s kept up their pressure with the leaders in the Wessex Young Athletes League in a close match at Oxford.

Slough Juniors 1555
Portsmouth 1511
Oxford City 1470
Team Kennet 1457
MADJA 1219

Anna Hall came 2nd overall in the girls age group picking up 214 points, her 600m 2.01.8 was her best event and Vortex throw 27.94 giving her big points, she also ran a fast 75m in 12.6 which was matched by Maja Cotton but just a bit quicker was Ella Cronk 12.5, Harriet Saunders also took part.

Aiden Fleming led the Boys team coming 4th overall he clocked a fast 11.5 in the 75m, jumped 3.56 in the long jump and ran 600m in 1.58.
Austin Ambrose clocked a fast 11.2 in the 75m and leapt 3.64 in the Long Jump, but had to pull out after Vortex due to Blisters. Noah Lauder Clarke also had a good couple of events in the 75m clocking 11.8 and also jumping 3.31 in the long jump , he was the best of the vortex throwers in the TK boys throwing 28.03, Ben Daley best event was his Vortex just under 28m and Oliver Striven made a debut for the club as well

Wessex Match 3

Team Kennet took part in Oxford for the Third Round of the Wessex Young Athletes League on Sunday, with school holidays and apps pinging the club suffered major losses in numbers, but a strong team effort on the day saw the Yellow/Blue vests finish 3rd place.

Oxford City 483
Slough Juniors 432
Team Kennet 370
MADJA 246
Portsmouth City 244
Dorchester DNA

High light of the day came from George Down in the under 15 Boys long Jump leaping 5.98 to win by over a metre and break the clubs record held for 10 years. The clubs Teams battled well with the under 17 men just being edged out in to second place by just 2pts but keeping them top of the u17 mens league, Oliver Ford picked up a hattrick of wins on the day in the A string winning the discus 39.07, Shot 12.65 and B string Javelin 40.02, The A String Javelin was won by Brandon Carter smashing his best with 40.14. Tom Wells won the B Discus 26.65 and Jonah Briggs taking 2nd B in the Shot. George Mackie picked up B string wins in the High Jump 1.45 and Long Jump 4.72, Matthew Jones taking 2nd A in the high Jump 1.65 and 3rd A in the Long Jump 5.41. The Track saw a few wins Oliver Humphrey remaining unbeaten in the 100m hurdles clocking 15.1, Noah Kemp doubling up in the 1500m 2nd and 800m 4th, in the sprints Jonah Briggs and Oliver Humphreys gained valuable points from their runs.

The under 15 Girls are also equal top of their league, but finished 2nd on the day, but joint leaders also finished second in their match, on the Field the best points came from the Throws, Annabel Maclean winning the discus 24.12 to take her in to top 20 UK rankings and Kirsten Fraser taking B string win 17.73, Another Double win came from middle distance runners in the Javelin Eve Brown 20.71 and Emma Davies 14.28, Maclean had to settle for 2nd A in the Shot with 8.82m, The Track picked up good points Maclean taking 2nd place in the 75m hurdles 14.2, Fraser winning from the front in the 1500m 4.56.8, the shorter 800m Emma Davies taking 2nd 2.32 and Eve Brown winning the B string 2.34.8, Fraser took 2nd A string in the 300m 45.4 and Emma Davies just won the B string clocking 46.9 in a very close race by all athletes. Emily Richardson and Carly Chisholm added points to the clubs tally.

The under 13 girls were also 2nd team lying in 4th place in their league they beat table leaders to put them within one point of the top, The TK throwers are thriving in the club and Suki Humphreys made sure shes in the top UK 20 by throwing 17.47 to win the Discus and team mate Eliska Simpson won the B string 16.96, in the Shot Eliska got the better as both won their Strings 6.73 from Simpson and 6.36 from Humphreys, both teamed up in the Javelin Humphreys taking 3rd A and Simpson making it a hattrick of wins winning the B string 11.92. The High Jump saw Amber Stiles take 2nd place and Bethany Maclean winning the B string. On the Track the first event saw a double win from Ellie Ross and Amber Stiles in the 70m hurdles, a Double 2nd place came in the 800m Stiles 3.02 and Leilah Gaye 3.08. Maclean took 2nd A string in the 200m, while in the 100m improving Ava Brade won with 14.3 and Emelia Lunn 2nd B string 14.9, in the 4 x 100m (Maclean, Lunn, Brade and Stiles) it was down the the last 30m where TK came home 2nd place 60.6.

The under 15 boys came 3rd on the day, with only four club athletes able to take part, George down after winning his Long Jump made sure of a hattrick of wins in the 100m 11.9 and 300m 41.7, Edward Mackie won the B string 100m 13.4 and came 2nd in his 200m A string 27.1 and matching same position in the 300m 46.2. James Fenner had to settle for 2nd place in the Javelin 33.02 , with Seb Simpson 19.66 in the B for 2nd place, Simpson in his favourite event the Discus went out to win with 34.95 and then went on to win the Shot 10.08, Fenner took 2nd B string in the Long Jump. And the 4 of them all teamed up in the 4 x 100m to take the win on the line 54.4

The under 13 boys also only had 4 athletes but also managed 3rd place due to the strength of the four, Harry Fenner won his High Jump 1.25 and the Javelin B string 22.81, William McDonald was 2nd A in the Javelin 23.08, Archie Gordon and James Simmons made up rest of the points and the four of them ran a great 4 x 100m relay to come 2nd place.

England Athletics Championships

Team Kennet Athlete Nathan Gillis took part in the English Athletics Senior Championships over the weekend in a very hot Bedford Stadium, Nathan made it to the 800m Final where he finished in 5th place with a time of 1.52.47 just running out of steam in the last 50m.

Mad Mile

Team Kennet held its Annual Night of the Mad Miles now in its 18th year  on a warm summer evening, with superb conditions saw some great times in the 4 races.

First Race to take part was the u9/u11 female race, the winner who lead from the start was Anna Hall who clocked a very impressive 6min 23secs to put her 4th in the overall top 50 leaderboard, Ella Cronk came across the line to take runners up place in 6.51 and third place going to Bella Meir with a time of 7.03, all these girls are under 11, in 4th place was the first under 9 girl Ella McDonald clocking a fantastic 7.06

The Second race saw u9/u11 males, Aiden Fleming led again from the start but had to push in the last 600m to make sure he won the race in 6.12 which puts him 6th in the Top 50 rankings of the event, Oscar Larkin gave it a good go to keep with the leader clocking 6.20 and Luca Meir just pipped Noah Lauder-Clarke to take third place both clocking 6.34, the first under 9 across the line was Malik Gaye in 6.48

Race 3 saw the females from ages u13 up to vets, Emma Davies led again from the start and pushed herself to win in great time of 5.40mins putting her 8th in the leaderboard top 50, Alanna Smith came home in 2nd place 6.01 followed by Claire McGonnell 6.02 all being under 15s.

Amber Stiles was the first under 13 home in 6.22, while in the Senior race it was Club Coach Martine Stiles first home in 6.33mins, followed by Claire Kemp and Emily Copeman

Race 4 which was same as race 3 but males saw a brilliant run under 5 mins from Bradley Thomas clocking 4.54 with Jonjo Stiles taking runners up place 5.37 and Bart Kuijten third place 5.39 the latter two being club veterans.

In the younger race  it was Rory Barclay-Watt (u13)who actually came home in second but won the under 15 age group with 2nd fastest time in the leader board with 5 mins 11 seconds which would actually rank him in top in the UK,  2nd place went to Ethan Kuijten 5.44 and William McDonald taking 3rd place 6.36

Most improved athlete award went to Penelope Lyth (u11) who was over 1 minute faster than last years time

Wessex League Match 2

Team Kennet were in action again in the second round of the Wessex Young Athletes League at Swindon on Sunday. In a tough match and slightly reduced club numbers TK still managed rack up over 400pts to finish 2nd place on the day

Match Score

Basingstoke 558
Team Kennet 424.5
Salisbury 256
Marlborough Athletics 254.5
Woking 237
Bournemouth 166

Two Team Kennet records were broken on the day, Firstly Rory Barclay-Watt broke the clubs 1500m under 13 boys record and winning the race by nearly 200m with a time of 4.43.9 keeping him 9th in the UK rankings. Later in the day Harry Booker who holds several Wessex League Record broke the club Discus Record in the under 20 mens age group throwing 35.37m.

The Under 15 Girls won their match again and top the age group table, a double win came early in the day in the High Jump from Twins Neve and Mia Wright both clearing 1.40m, Another Double win came from Alanna Smith 30.92 and Claire McGonnell 30.34 in the Javelin, both girls throwing over 10m in front of the rest of the field, again in the Throws another Double win came in the Shot Zoe Allen throwing over the 10m mark for the first time 10.04 and Annabel MaClean 9.21, The long jump saw two 2nd places in their strings Octavia Thomas 4.32 and Carly Chisholm 3.93. o the track Kirsten Fraser took full control to win the 1500m in 4.55, in the shorter 800m Emma Davies had to settle for 2nd A string 2.31 and Alanna Smith took a B win in 2.41.7, the sprints saw some good competition Zoe Allen in the 100m 14.0 took 4th place, and matched that in the 200m 28.5 and the B string Thomas came 3rd B in the 100m 14.1 and 2nd B in the 200m 28.6.
The 4x100m Quartet of Allen, Thomas, McGonnell and Chisholm came 3rd in 56.7

The under 13 Girls took a age group win as well, Double Win came in the Shot from Eliska Simpson 6.64 and Suki Humphries 5.94, in the Discus only 60cm separated 4 athletes, both TK Girls coming 2nd place in their strings Simpson 16.55 and Humphreys 16.34, The high Jump saw Bethany MaClean take the win 1.24 on count back and Amber Stiles coming 2nd B with 1.15. on The Track best result of the day came from Ava Brade in the 100m B string coming 2nd in 14.8 and 4 x100m team coming 3rd 61.2 made up of Brade, Maclean, Erin Gosney and Emelia Lunn.

The under 17 women a double win came from Charlotte Absolom 14.5 and Aimee Dickson 15.1 in the 80m Hurdles, both teamed up in the Shot Dickson taking 2nd A 8.99 and Absolom winning the B string 8.44

The under 17 men just missed out by 2 pts on an age group win, again it was the field that scored high, in the Long Jump Matt Jones and George Mackie won both their strings 5.17 and 4.74, both teamed up in the High Jump Jones clearing 1.65 and Mackie 1.50 to take another double win, in the Throws Oliver Ford was fired up throwing 13.16 in the shot to win, taking the Discus win earlier in 41.49, With Tom Wells winning the B string 25.69, and in the Javlein Ford had to settle for 2nd A string 40.29 and Brandon Carter winning the B 36.08
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On the track Toby Clark came 2nd in the 1500m 4.35.9 and Noah Kemp 2nd B 5.03.8, Kemp also tackling the 800m finishing 2nd

The 100m Both TK boys Euan Avery 12.5 and Mackie 12.9 came 2nd, Oliver Humphrey won the 100m hurdles 14.8

The under 15 Boys Seb Simpson threw well winning his Discus 36.88 and Joe Hoaen 21.2 taking the B win, Hoaen won his B Javelin 21.81 with Simpson taking 2nd A string 23.03, and in the Shot Simpson came 2nd 9.61 and Hoaen making it a hattrick of B wins 5.47.
George Down won the Long Jump with 5.82 just missing the club record and Edward Mackie taking 2nd B 4.18. Mackie won the 80m Hurdles best result on the track with good 2nd places coming from Down in the 200m 25.8 A String and Jacob Avery 14.2 in the B 100m.

TK struggled to get u13 boys out but with the four of them they earned the club good points, Ethan Kuijten won the B string 1500m 5.24.9, Elliot Murphy came 3rd in the 800m 2.27 and Will McDonald 4th B string 2.56 best on the track, best on the field came from Elliot in the B string long jump coming 2nd place 3.46

Wessex Quadkids 2

Team Kennet Quadkids Team (u11s) finished third at Swindon in the Wessex Young Athletes league match Round two on Sunday.

Bournemouth finished winners with 1481 in a tight contested match, with Marlborough Athletics taking 2nd 1455 and Team Kennet 3rd 1413, Basingstoke took 4th 1361 followed by Woking 854 and Salisbury 499

Noah lauder Clark finished 2nd best Boy on the day with 221 points, clocking 12 seconds for the 75m , 3.32 in the long jump, 31.74 in the Vortex and 2.08 in the 600m, Ben Daley was hot on his toes in the 600m matching Noah’s Time , and throwing vortex over 30m. Joshua Ladds ran his best in the 75m clocking 12.1, Rufus Davies also his sprint best 12.4, other boys were Harry Barnett and Oscar Larkin

The girls Anna Hall led the way in the 600m with a time of 2.06.3 and throwing vortex 27.67, Ella Cronk was fastest of the TK girls in 12.3 for the 75m, Olivia Rayfield was the girls best long jumper 3.00m, other girls who took part were Jess McCurtin, Mia Kearney and Maja Cotton

England U20 Championships

Team Kennet’s Ben East came 4th in the England Championships in the under 20 age group in the Javelin at Bedford on Saturday throwing 61.35m, Ben just moved up to this age group was one of a few throwing in his first year on moving up.

South of England Champs

Team Kennet had three athletes compete in the under 20 South of England Championships at Bedford on Saturday.

Ben East came away with a Silver Medal in the Javelin in the men’s category throwing a personnel best and breaking his own club record with a throw of 61.34m, keeping him 4th in the UK rankings, in his first year in this age group. Harry Booker just missed out on a medal in the Discus finishing 4th with his best throw his opener 35.16 which gained him a personnel best and new club record as well.
In the u20 Ladies Phoebe Hoaen finished 5th in the Javelin throwing 39.14m

Wessex League Quadkids 1

Team Kennet under 11s made there welcome return to league competition in the Wessex Young Athletes league at Swindon on Sunday, overall the Host club managed to come out on top.

SWINDON 1578
TEAM KENNET 1471
POOLE AC 1005
ANDOVER 931
SOUTHAMPTON 883
DORCHESTER DNA

The Boys won their section with some extremely good performances , Austin Ambrose won the boys section outright scoring 235pts, His 75m was just short of the club record clocking 11.00, he also just missed out on taking the clubs long jump record leaping 3.85m, to top this he ran a 2.08 600m and threw the vortex over 25m
Team mate Noah Lauder-Clarke came 3rd overall his best performance was Vortex throwing over 36m and clocking 12.1 in the 75m, Ben Daley only a year 4 came 10th overall with his 75m sprint 12.7, long jump 3.15 and vortex over 26m best of his events, other boys taking part were Reuben Kuijten, Kaan Tugcetin, Rufus Davies

The Girls came 2nd overall, Anna Hall was clubs best scorer 200 pts (5th overall) with her 600m in 2.03 her best event and long jump 3.18 her next best. Ella Cronk ran a 2.04 600m finishing just behind Anna and 12.25 in the 75m, Emma Long making 10th overall with her Vortex throw of 30m pushing her up the rankings, other girls taking part were Holly Lockett, Olivia Rayfield.