General News

Andover Triathlon

Team Kennet had a big turnout at Andover Triathlon on 21/07/19, with podium positions for seven athletes ranging from the Junior TriStars 1 category all the way up to the “vintage” age group.

Ten Team Kennet triathletes competed in the adult race which comprised a 440m Swim, 30km Bike, and 8.3km Run. The fastest Team Kennet triathlete was Bart Kuijten, competing the race in 1:31:47, making him the 3rd fastest in the 40-49 “Vet” age group and 7th overall in a very competitive field. Chris Hall was not far behind, in 1:36:18. Martin Colston (note – also currently the leader of Newbury Town Council!) finished in 1:44:00 which put him on the podium in 2nd place in the 50-59 “super-Vet” age group. Phil Cowhig came 3rd in the same age group in 1:47:26. Finishing a little later was Ron Stephenson in 1:57:59, which gained him 2nd place in the “vintage” age group (aged 60 and above).

For the juniors, in the TriStars1 race Anna Hall was 2nd placed girl and Ethan Kuijten was 3rd placed boy. In the TriStars2 race Emma Davies was 2nd placed girl.

South West Inter Counties

Team Kennets Hayley Steward competed for her home county, Somerset, over the weekend in the South West inter Counties match at Exeter. Steward in preparation for next season to get back in to Heptathlon took part in three events, her 400m clocked a personnel best time of 60.29 that saw her finish 2nd, she also finished 2nd in her two other events, firstly the Shot Put breaking her own club record and personnel best throwing 11.63 and then the Long Jump 5.14

Hampshire Grand Prix

Team Kennet had several athletes take part in the Hampshire Grand Prix at Basingstoke Wednesday Evening.

Under 20 Stuart Bladon took part in three events the 100m clocking a fast 11.83, he broke the clubs Discus record pushing it up slightly to 36.53 and then lept 5.93 in the long jump.

Oliver Bazin took part in the under 17 age group clocking 24.8 in the 200m and in the long jump 5.73, just back from English Schools with a medal Pheobe Hoaen took part in the Javelin throwing 38.23
The under 15 age group Amiee Dickson ran in the 300m clocking 46.7 and in the 800m a personnel best from Noah Kemp with 2.23.78 while on the field events Oliver Ford threw the shot to a new best of 10.50 and in the Javelin 33.52 throw.

SAL Match 4

Team Kennet faired well in the fourth match of the Southern Athletics LeagueDiv 3 SW match held at Basingstoke, despite having only a small squad the club came 5th out of 6 teams in a extremely close match.

Hayley Steward was the best club athlete on the day she won the long jump 5.32 and triple jump 10.28 outright with personnel bests on both, she had to settle for 2nd place in the shot 10.68 and 4th in the Discus 19.20, her favorite event the 400m she earned herself another personnel best coming 3rd 60.8.
Wins were few and far but another came from Anna Montagne in the womens High jump she came in as everyone went out to win with 1.55, Georgina Thomson came 2nd on countback 1.28 in the B string.
On the Track Bethan Philp secured a 2nd A string in the 1500m steeplechase 5.55 and G. Thomson took a B string win 6.17, Thomson kept her busy day by securing another 2nd in the A string 400m hurdles 79.2, her twin sister Rebecca earned herself 2nd place in the B string 800m 2.33.8 and the 1500m 5.44.
Caitlin Nowell added a third in the B string 400m 66.5 in the sprints Faye Saunderson came 5th in the 100m 13.4 and 3rd B string in the 200m 26.7, Amy Russell came 4th in the B 100m 13.5 and Montagne 4th A in the 200m 27.4, earlier she came 2nd in the A string Javelin.
Oliver Bazin was the mens best athlete he came 2nd in the A string Long Jump 5.97 and 3rd in the Triple Jump 11.83, other top 3 performances came from Nick Bull in the B string High Jump 1.38 and Dan Collis B string Triple Jump, Collis came 5th in the 3k steeplechase 11.22.8 and Mitch Poustie taking 3rd B string.

English Schools

Team Kennet had a record number of athletes at the English Schools Championships held at Birmingham on Friday and Saturday of six athletes.

Junior Boy Liam Cawley representing Hampshire was the best placed athlete winning a Silver medal in the Javelin with a throw of 54.58 just shot of his personnel best.
Another medal came in the Inter Girls Javelin Pheobe Hoaen she threw 43.40 to just stay ahead by 4cm to claim a Bronze Medal in her first English Schools Championship representing Berkshire, also competing for the first time was Sophie Wheadon in same age group in the discus throwing 31.43 to finish 8th.
Stuart Bladon made it through to the final in the Senior Boys 110m hurdles to finish 6th in the final with a time of 14.66.
The Inter Boys age group Harry Booker cam 16th in the Discus 38.45 and Ben East came 11th in the Javelin 50.05 but ended up with a bad ankle injury that will see him out for 2-3 months on an event that he has dominated for several years.

Berkshire U13 Championships

Team Kennet had several athletes compete in Bracknell at the Berkshire under 13 Championships including the longer distances.

Kirsten Fraser broke the clubs 1000m record finishing 2nd in a fast time of 3.08.42, Claire McGonnell rose to the occasion to take her first ever county title in winning the Javelin with a throw of 25.30, both girls took part in the 70m hurdles McGonnell coming 3rd in her heat to reach the final in 12.88 but came 5th in the final, Fraser came 5th in her heat 13.08.
The girls long jump Octavia Thomas lept 3.94 to finish 5th and Lyla Goodwin came 9th 3.66.
Ivan Chekmazov came 3rd in the boys long jump 4.07 an Josepth Hoaen picked up two Silver medals in the Javelin 21.43 and Discus 16.20
Izzy Hole took part in the u20s 1500m Steeplechase to win Gold in a time of 6.19.32

Wessex Quadkids Match 4

Team Kennet’s Quadkids team could only finish in 6th place in the final Wessex League match at Andover as the boys were severely depleted.

For the girls, Bethany MacLean topped the yellow vests and came 5th overall with 208 points. Erin Gosney scored 181 with Leilah Gaye 129 and Eloise Ross 128 the other scorers.

For the boys, Harry Fenner’s score of 214 was 6th overall with Joseph Bell 156 the only other boy taking part.

In the Vortex throw, Bethany threw 27.92 (3rd overall) with Erin throwing 20.09 and Eliska Simpson throwing 17.84m for the girls. Harry threw 35.12 to win overall for the boys with Joseph throwing 23.78m.

In the 600m run, Bethany’s 2.04.1 was 5th overall with Erin 2.12.5 and Leilah 2.24.5 for the girls. The boys were close with Harry 2.19.9 and Joseph 2.21.9.

In the 75m sprint Bethany’s time of 11.8s was 3rd overall for the girls with Erin 12.2 and Tillie 12.5 just behind while Harry ran 12.3 and Joseph 14.0 for the boys.

In the Long Jump, Erin 2.99 just pipped Bethany 2.98 with Leilah 2.69 for the girls. Harry’s leap of 3.32m was 5th overall for the boys with Joseph 2.85.

Wessex Match 4

Team Kennet Juniors took their second League win in 8 days of the Wessex Young Athletes League held at Andover to finish third overall in the League to cap a brilliant season only beaten by two clubs all season.

On the day TK Yellow Vests had to battle hard to keep in front but towards the end of the match their strength in depth carried them through to Victory seeing 43 individual wins on the day.

Team Kennet 494
Swindon 438
Woking 363
Andover & Overton 289
Waverley 231
Fleet 170

The under 13 Girls took a convincing win in their league to finish runners up, in the 1200m a very tactical race developed with Eve Brown sprinting to victory in 4.04.7 and just behind Emma Davies sprinted past her B string rival to win her B string 4.19.8, Kirsten Fraser made it a 800m win by storming to victory in 2.27.7 and Alanna Smith coming 2nd in the B 2.54.8, Fraser came 2nd in the B string 70m hurdles, 13.6, this time was matched by Claire McGonnell in the A string where she came 4th. The Sprints were grueling Zoe Allen came 4th in the 100m A 14.2 and 3rd in her 200m 29.1, Annabel MacLean coming 5th in the 100m 15.3 and McGonnell 3rd in the 200m 30.3, on the Field a double win came in the Javelin Eve Brown throwing 26.13 and Alanna Smith 23.24, Zoe Allen found herself in a tough Shot competition taking 3rd A with a throw of 8.12 and Brown taking a Hatrick of wins in the B string 5.89. MacLean won her B string High Jump best of the jumps.

The under 17 Women again won their match but had to settle for runners up in their own league, The Field events saw high points in the Shot Sophie Wheadon 10.55 and Pheobe Hoaen 9.11 both winning, Wheadon made it another win in her Discus 30.59 and was backed up by Georgina Thomson winning the B string, and in the Javelin Hoaen threw 40.51 to win this and Anna Montagne winning the B 27.08, Georgina Thomson won the High Jump, in the Long Jump Montagne had to settle for 2nd with 4.82 and this was matched by B string Rebecca Thomson.
The track also saw great wins Montagne won the 80m Hurdles 13.0, Bethan Philp won the 1500m, Both Thomson twins teamed up in the 800m to finish 2nd A Rebecca and 1st B string Georgina. The Sprints 200m Faye Saunderson came 2nd 27.9 and Hoaen won her B string 31.6, in the shorter 100m Saunderson was 3rd across the line 13.3 and Izzy Kerslake coming 2nd B string 13.6, Both Saunderson and R. Thomson came 3rd in their 300m races and finally a great win in the 4 x100m clocking 53.2 by Saunderson, Kerslakes and Montagne.

The under 15 boys won their match to lift them to top 8 overall in their league, the squad was boosted by new members Josh Down coming 2nd in the 100m A string 12.1 and 4th in the 200m 24.9, Teague Pasea winning the B string 100m 12.5 and 200m 25.4, Noah Kemp won his B string 300m and Oliver Humphreys came 2nd in the 80m Hurdles best of the individual track, with the new boys the 4x100m saw a superb victory in 50.2 by Pasea, Matthew Jones, Jonah Briggs and Down.
The field saw its usual domination of events Matthew Jones winning the High Jump 1.50 with George Mackie taking 2nd B string, Oliver Ford throwing 11.18 to win his Shot, but had to settle for 2nd place in the Discus 31.09 but was backed well by Liam Cawley in the B string 27.90, the Javelin saw a great win by Cawley 52.96 and Kian Hockaday making it a double 33.22.

The under 17 men also won on the day, lifting them to top 3 overall in their league, Oliver Bazin won his Long Jump 5.76, Harry Booker winning the High Jump 1.55, Booker then winning the Shot 11.32 with Ben Lawrence winning the B string 9.04
Booker made it a hattrick of wins in the Discus and breaking his own club record to 39.79 and Alex McLaughlin winning the B string 26.15, Lawrence then threw a 42.27 to win his Javelin and McLaughlin won the B string. On the track Bazin came 2nd in the 100m 12.2 and 3rd in the 200m 24.3 and Mclaughlin came 2nd in the B string 200m 26.8

The under 13 Boys also welcomed newcomer George Down to boost the team as they finished 2nd on the day, he won his 100m in 13.4 and his 200m 27.8, Jacob Avery ran a superb B string 100m to win this in 14.1, Down made it a hattrick of wins in the Long Jump leaping to 4.47 in the A string, James Fenner taking 3rd B string.
Points kept flowing in the field Seb Simpson and Josepth Hoaen both coming 2nd in their strings of the Shot, Simpson matching this position in the Discus 21.98 and Hoaen taking a B win 15.72, and best came in the Javelin that saw a double win Fenner 28.59 and Hoaen 23.01
Finally the 4x100m team came 2nd Down, Fenner, Avery and Edward Mackie.

The under 15 girls had a light team than usual some very good performances came Charlotte Absolom coming thir in her Discus 16.44 and Annelise Gale 2nd B string, Absolom taking 2nd in her Javelin 20.90, in the shot Emily Tucker came 2nd 8.87, in a very high performances in the high jump Gemma Moon had to settle for 4th A string 1.35 and Absolom 3rd B 1.30, on the tack best result came in the 800m Emily Tucker taking 2nd A string 2.39 and Annelise Gale clocking same time and placing in the B string.

Wessex League Quadkids

Team Kennet Quadkids team produced their best result so far of the season in the latest match of the Wessex Young Athletes league held at Swindon by coming second.

Wimborne 1571
Team Kennet 1390
MADJA 1334
Dorchester 1162
Portsmouth 688
Poole AC 575

Bethany MacLean won the girls outright with a score of 231pts, she ran a fast 75m sprint in 12.3, lept to one of the best long jumps of the day 3.34, and was the fastest in the 600m races clocking 2.02 and then throwing the vortex 34.54m to win this. Erin Gosney came third overall also clocking a fast 12.3 in the 75m sprint she also won her heat in the 600m and second fastest on the day in 2.07 and he vortex of 23m was good enough for her third overall. Esmie Denton was the clubs third scorer here she ran 13.7 in the 75m it was her vortex of over 20 that pushed her score up. Tillie Bell ran 13 seconds for 75m and Imogen Cowell also ran a fast 75m in 13.3
The boys saw Harry Fenner best placed in 8th it was his vortex of over 36m that scored his best points, Charlie Todd best event was the 600m clocking 1.59 to come in 2nd in his heat, but also ran 12.4 in the 75m sprint. Will McDonald ran 12.9 in the 75m sprint and also threw over 32m in the vortex.
Other athletes taking part were Evan Alderman and Joseph Bell for the boys and the girls Suki Humphries, Zoe Dickson, Lilia Gale, Millie Phillips

Wessex League Match 3

Team Kennet won their first match of the season in the Wessex Young Athletes League by a club record margin of points with some 54 individual wins on the day to lift them up in to third place in the 24 club league.

Team Kennet 543.5
Portsmouth 281.5
MADJA 262
Wimborne 219
Dorchester 209
Poole AC 191

Two club records were broken on the day firstly Kirsten Fraser in the under 13 girls 1200m clocking 3.54.9 and under 17 Harry Booker in the Discus with a throw of 38.98

The under 13 girls took a team win, Clare McGonnell kick starting the track of in the 70m hurdles taking 3rd place 13.2 but it was Fraser that took another win in the B string with a fast 13.5, The 800m saw a gutsy run by Eve Brown winning in 2.36.5 from the gun with Maddie Baker taking 2nd place, Emma Davies took 2nd place in the B string 1200m, Zoe Allen had to settle for 2nd places in the 100m and 200m 14.4 and 29.7, and Lyla Goodwin taking 5th in the 100m and 4th in the 200m B strings.
The relay quartet of Allen, McGonnell, Goodwin and Georgie Johnston came 2nd with 60.1, The field events saw Neve Wright leap 4.03 for 2nd place and Goodwin taking the B string win 3.84, Both Allen 8.47 and Brown had to settle for 2nd places in the Shot, while Fraser made it a hattrick of win in the B string Discus 12.02 and Kiera Cawley taking 3rd A string 13.94, the Javelin as all season saw a Double win Claire MCGonnell throwing 27.72 to win with Brown throwing 26.25 to win the B string.

The under 17 women also won their match, keeping them up the top with Winchester, on the track double wins came in the 100m Izzy Kerslake 14. And Amy Russell 14.2, 200m Faye Saunderson 28.3 and Russell 29.7, 300m Faye Saunderson 45.7 and Anna Pettit 46.2, the middle distance races in the 800m Georgina Thomson came 3rd, in her 1500m she had to settle for 2nd place while sister Rebecca Thomson won her B string. The Relay quartet of I. Kerslake, E. Kerslake, Russell and Pettit came in 1st with 53.9.
The field events saw more double win both the Kerslake twins won their long jump strings, Pettit taking the high jump 1.45 and G. Thomson the B string 1.35, Sophie Wheadon winning her Shot 10.75 and Discus 31.50 and Lily D Arcy-Masters winning the B string and Sophie Wheadon then won her Javelin for a hattrick of wins.

The under 17 men won also on the day but had to work hard for this, Ben East won the 100m with 12.5 and Oliver Bazin winning the B string 12.8, Ethan Haines won his 200m in 24.5, and team mate Alex McLaughlin winning the B string 27.3, Bazin 53.8 and Haines 55.6 both won their 400m strings.
The relay quartet of Haines, Bazin, East and Booker just dipped under 50 seconds to finish the day with another win.

On the Field Bazin lept to a massive 6.24 to win the Long Jump and Haines winning the B string, East and Booker both cleared 1.65 in the High Jump to take a double win, on the thorws Booker threw 11.86 to win the Shot and Ben Lawrence taking the B string. McLaughlin made it another B string win in the Discus 27.57 and Ben East threw 60.98 in a strong head win to win the Javelin with Lawrence throwing 41.72 to win the B.

The under 15 boys were second in their age group, Liam Cawley threw a massive 55.63 to win his Javelin and Kian Hockaday took the B string 35.66, Cawley made it a double win in the Discus 33.93 with Oliver Ford winning the B string 32.66, Ford then went on to win the Shot 10.32 and Cawley winning the B string 9.88.
On the track Oliver Humphrey came 2nd in the 80m hurdles
, this placing was matched by George Shakespear in the 800m 2.20.7, Jonah Briggs, Oliver Absolom and Harry Davis all added good points to their tally.

For the first time this season the under 13 boys were down on numbers but the boys still all clubbed together to come 2nd in their age group, The Throws saw good points Seb Simpson coming 2nd A in the Shot 6.63 with Sam Dennis winning the B string 6.39, both teamed up in the discus to secure a double win Simpson 16.21 and Dennis 14.85, In the Javelin James Fenner came 2nd 25.81 and Simpson matching this in the B 18.34.
Ivan Chekmazov came 2nd in the 800m on the track 2.41 best on the track, which was matched by the 4x100m team of Fenner, Chelmazov, William Harris, Kian Darcy-Masters 58.9.

The under 15 girls also made it a second team place, best result on the track came in the 800m with Annabel Todd winning 2.28.5 and Annelise Gale winning the B string 2.36.3, Emily Tucker won her 1500m 5.32.6, in the sprints good points came from Ella Ward, Gemma Moon and Lottie Absolom.
Gemma moon won her B string long jump 3.68 while Annabel Gibson came 3rd A 4.41, Absolom won her B string high jump and best of the throws came in the Discus Todd taking 2nd A 20.07 and Aimee dickson2nd B 16.11