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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.


Inter Counties

Team Kennets Athletes represented Berkshire at the Inter Counties Match at Horspath in Oxford at the weekend.

Ben East stole the match highlights as he claimed his fourth UK record by breaking his own record in the under 15 Javelin throwing a huge 68.34m breaking the inter counties record making it his 10th different record this year and closing in on the longest ever throw in the world, he won the Javelin by over 10m

Two Third places came in the other throws, Harry Booker throwing 40.96m in the discus and Oliver Gregory 13.12 in the Shot


Team Kennet athletes were in top form over the weekend.

On Saturday in the England Athletics Championships held at Bedford for the under 15 and 17s Ben East again broke his own UK Javelin record to throw 67.04 to win his first big major title, Ben unbeaten this year has broken nearly every record going in this years season. Harry Booker also competing in the under 15 boys Discus threw 40.76m to earn a Bronze medal and Oliver Gregory in the same event came 8th with a throw of 32.27.

Club Coach and Athlete Deborah Montgomery took part in the British Masters Championships held at Birmingham, Deborah competes in the Vet 50 age group won her Javelin with a 27.00 throw and is currently UK Number 1 in her vet catorgory. A silver came in the Shot with 9.87 where she is UK number 2,, The Discus she also earned a Silver with 23.06 and a Bronze came in the Hammer 32.56. A fantastic Achievement to earn four medals in four throws

SAL Match 5

Team Kennet produced one of their best ever team performances in the Southern Athletics League Division 3SW match held at Swindon on Saturday, securing a top 6 finish in the league

A convincing win on the day saw two club records broken and 32 individual wins.

Team Kennet                     202
Swindon Harriers             168
Horsham Harriers             163
Chichester AC                   54

Hayley Steward was again in fine form breaking the clubs Shot Putt record winning in 11.06, and the other club record which was equalled to Anna Montagne in the High Jump which goes  back to 2005 winning with a height of 1.56. The B String in the Shot was won by Alisha Bradford 7.46 and in the high Jump B by Anna Pettit 1.40. The Long Jump saw another double win Steward leaping 5.20 and Pettit 4.29, and in the Triple Jump Steward making it another win 10.09 and Georgina Bradford taking the B string. Alisha Bradford won the Discus with a 27.56 throw and Cheryl Angell taking 3rd B string, while in the Hammer A. Bradford had to settle for 2nd place 29.78 and a win in the B string by Cheryl Angell. Pheobe Hoaen produced a massive throw in the Javelin of 37.33 to win and produce the fourth best throw with a senior javelin as a u17 in the UK,  Montagne won the B string 21.89.

On the Track a superb Double came in the 400m event Montagne clocking 62.1 and Pettit 63.8, just before another Double came in the 800m Kirsty Bennet 2.38.1 and G. Bradford 2.44.5, Kira Angell started the track of on the day in the 400m hurdles coming 2nd in 79.6.

The Sprint races Steward had to settle for 2nd places in both 100m 13.4 and 200m 27.5 in the A string while in the B string events wins came from Sunita Sisodiya 100m 13.8 and Kira Angell 200m 28.9. The long

er distance races 1500m Bennet had to settle for 2nd place 5.40.6 and G. Bradford taking a B string win 5.49.5, while in the 2km Steeplechase a double win came from G. Bradford and Hoaen. The relay teams both won their races firstly in the 4x100m clocking 55.7 and the 4x400m team 4.33.6, the TK girls were unbeaten all season in their category.

The Mens section also clocked up a lot of win, in the High Jump Joe Osler cleared 1.86 to win and Daniel Hockaday cleared 1.50 to take 2nd B string, Osler teamed up with Josh Willock in both the Long and Triple jumps to score Double wins, in the Long Osler 6.01, Willock 5.89, triple Osler11.74, Willock 11.40, in the Field the club could only secure 4th places in all four disciplines first time this as ever happened.

On the track Willock secured a double sprint wins, in the 100m clocking 11.7 and 200m 24.0 while two 3rd places came from Osler in the 100m and Hockaday 200m, the 400m hurdles D. Hockaday came 3rd A string and Nick Bull won the B string. The 5000m Gavin Mclaughlin came 2nd A string 19.57 and a Win came in the B string from Mitchell Poustie 22.15.  The 800m James Mclaughlin came home in 2nd place with Gavin Mclaughlin 3rd, the 1500m j. Mclaughlin could only get 4th A and a welcome return from Duncan Mcgrory a vet 60 clocking 4.59.2 took 2nd place but has clocked the 4th fastest time this year in the UK by vet 60. Both relay teams had to settle for 3rd places

Oxford League Match 2

Banbury 12/8/18
U15 Boys, Oliver Gregory picked up 3 wins with 100m 12.6, Discus 34.05 and Shot 12.42 and with Oliver Ford picking up the B string wins in , shot 8.74 , Discus 26.51 and a PB in the Javelin 32.32 coming 2nd. Mathew Jones picked up valuable points in the Long Jump, High Jump and 100. Ethan Haines won the 200m and 300m in 24.7 and 40.00 respectively. In the u13’s TK had just 2 boys, Noah Kemp coming 2nd in the 800m and Discus with 13.89 and Euan Avery in the long Jump and High Jump. Josh Sells stepped up for the U17’s boys Running well in the 800m clocking 2.28.
Two U17 Girls lead the way for the girls with both winning the High Jump, Kira Angell who’s coming back from injury won the A string with 1.45 and Anna Montange with 1.35. Angell opted for the Discus with a PB of 17.41 to take 3rd and a 200m run with the 1st 4 girls all coming in between 28.2 and 28.9. Montagne won the Javelin with 24.66 and was the only 80m hurdler with 13.8 U 15’s Poppy Bladon 3rd in the Discus 18.12 and high Jump of 1.25. Annalise Gale Discus 14.82 and Shot 4.82 and won impressively in the 800m 2.40. Amy Russell picked up some good points in the Long Jump. In the sprints, Francesca Young came 4th in the 200m 29.3 and a 3rd place in the 300m 47, and Ella Ward coming 3rd in the B string with 31.2 in the 200m. In the 100m, Izzy Kerslake 2nd in the B with 13.87 and sister Ellie 14.1 A string. The relay team got themselves a 3rd place in 57.3. U 13 girls, Annabel Todd got herself a win in the 800m 2.27, a 3rd Discus 19.54 and 2nd in the B string shot 5.86. Lottie Absolom earned a 2nd in the discus 14.56 and 12.7 in the hurdles. Catherine Jones 4th in the Shot 5.89, 200m 35.00 and Lyla Goodwin 34.6 in the 200 and a 100m time of 16.2 to get the 3rd spot. In the 1500m Kirsten Fraser took 3rd with 5.26 and Alana Smith taking 1st in the B string 6.15. Ammie Dickson took 2nd place in the 100m in a time of 14.6, a Hurdles time of 13.1 to take the 1st place in the B string and another 1st for the B string in the 800m with 2.47. The u13 Girls also came 3rd in the 4×100 relay. A good team spirit was had by all in such dismal weather, well done everyone. Cheryl.

SEAA Championships

Team Kennet Athletes came away with a haul of medals from the SEAA U13, U15 and U17 Championships at Lee Valley.

Annabel Todd took Silver in the Under 13 girls 800m with a time of 2.26.46. Charlotte Absolom also picked up a silver medal in the Under 13 girls High Jump clearing 1.39m but her Long Jump of 4.14 failed to gain a medal.

In the under 15 boys, Ben East continued his dominance of the event winning Gold with a throw of 60.17m. Harry Booker picked up a silver medal with a Shot Put of 13.15m which broke the club record. He almost went 1 better in the Discus where his throw of 45.26 (also a new club record) matched the winner’s throw but he got silver on countback based on his 2nd best throw.

In the Under 17 Men’s Long Jump, Oliver Bazin jumped 5.86 to finish 9th.