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.
Team Kennet had three athletes competing for Berkshire this year.
In the U11 girls, Lyla Goodwin, Grace Wotherspoon and the rest of the Berkshire team came 2nd in the South East Regional final, only beaten by an incredibly narrow margin by Surrey. Both got new personal bests in the Standing Long Jump. Lyla with 2.02m and Grace with 1.96m.
In the U15 boys, Harry Booker was selected for the Berkshire team for the 4th year running. The Berkshire Boys won the regional final with Harry managing 3rd place in the Shot Putt with 11.21m. He will join the rest of the Berkshire team for the national final in April.
Sportshall League Match 3 – 28th January 2018
For the final sportshall league match we took 19 athletes to Eton.
Our best team result came from the U11 girls blue team, who won their second bronze medals of the season. A mix up in the timings on the speedbounce, which meant the girls had to jump for 30 seconds instead of 20, didn’t phase Lyla Goodwin (80 jumps) and Katie Pennicott (76 jumps) as they claimed 1st and 3rd places. Lyla also placed second in Long Jump with 1.94m.
The team had several 4th places in individual events. Katie Pennicott in Foam Javelin with 11.75m, Harriet Gibson in Balance Beam (56sec) and Target throw (6pts). The team, including Neve Wright placed 4 in the 4×1 relay and 6th in the Paarlauf.
For the first time this season we took a second U11 girls team, The two girls had a fantastic first ever match with Alanna Smith winning the foam Javelin with 12.50m and Tilly Sideso matching Harriet in 4th place on the Balance Beam with 6 pts.
The U11 Boys team placed 8th out of 15th overall. The highlights were Theo winning the target throw with 9 pts and Ben coming 3rd in the speedbounce with 53 jumps.
The U13 and 15 teams have kept going all season with reduced numbers, but have had some fantastic individual results. In this match Aimee Dickson (U13) won the speedbounce with 88 jumps, Pheobe Hoaen (U15) won the overhead throw with 6.5m and Sophie Weadon came 4th in the shot putt with 8.78m.
For the boys Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory (U15) continued to dominate the Shot taking 2nd (11.28m) and 3rd (9.88m). The same pairing also managed 4th place in the paarlauf with 90.1s. Oliver Bazin completed the U15 boys team with 5.25m in the overhead throw giving him 4th place.
With the season at an end we have had 3 athletes (U15 – Harry Booker, U11 – Grace Wotherspoon and Lyla Goodwin) selected to compete for Berkshire at the upcoming Regional Final and wish them the best of luck.
There are photos from the event on the Team Kennet Facebook Group.
Sportshall U13 &U15 Championship – 14th January 2018
Sunday was the U13 and U15 Sportshall Championship Match at Eton, with 14 Team Kennet athletes taking part.
The U15 Boys, Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory took part in the individual competition coming 11th and 14th respectively. In the field events Harry came 1st in the shot with 11.25m and Oliver 3rd with 10.68m. Harry also came 3rd in the speedbounce with 80 jumps.
In the U13 boys, Oliver Humphrey came 5th in the 2 lap time trial with 22.3s and Sam Campbell 5th in the speedbounce with 73 jumps. As a small team they came 6th overall. In the individual competition Oliver came 13th, Sam 16th and Harry Davis 21st.
The U13 Girls had Aimee Dickson place 2nd in the speedbounce with 81 jumps, Annabel Todd 5th in the 6 lap time trial with 79.8s and Annabel Gibson 5th in the Obstacle Course with 18.1s. The team came 6th overall with the individual placings of Annabel Todd 10th, Annabel Gibson 14th, Aimee Dickson 17th, Ella Ward 23rd and Charlie Pennicott 34th.
The U15 Girls were our only full team on the day coming in 5th place. Anna Montagne took 2nd in the 4 lap time trial with 45.7s, Ellie Armstrong 4th in the vertical jump with 55cm and Sophie Weadon 4th in the shot with 9.19m. In the overall individual competition Anna came 10th, Ellie 19th, Sophie 23rd and Phoebe Hoaen 26th
The last competition of the season is on 28th January.
Eleven Juniors went to Eton on Sunday to compete in the Berkshire U11 Sportshall Championships. Our girls came home celebrating winning Silver medals, with a host of outstanding performances.
Our highest placed individuals for the girls were Katie Pennicott in 2nd place in the Speedbounce with 53 jumps. Lyla Goodwin 2nd in the Long Jump with 1.98m, closely followed by Grace Wotherspoon in 3rd with 1.93m. Harriet Gibson took 3rd in the target throw with 6 points and Kirsten Fraser 4th in the Triple Jump with 5.50m.
As a team Katie, Grace, Catherine Jones and Neve Wright came 2nd in the 4×1 lap relay. The final event saw Lyla, Katie, Kirsten and Harriet charge through the Grand Prix, winning their heat and taking 2nd overall.
The 2 older U11 Boys (who only joined Team Kennet in October!) were superb in their individual events with Andrew Barker securing 2nd in the Foam Javellin with 16.75m and Ben Fisher taking 2nd with 50 jumps in the speedbounce. Our younger U11’s James Fenner and William Appleby completed the team and showed massive potential, ready to challenge for top spot next year.
The next event is the U13 & U15 Berkshire Championships on January 14th 2018
See Team Kennet’s facebook group for a number of photos from the event
Sportshall League Match 2 – 19th November 2017
Sunday was the Juniors second Sportshall League Match of the season at Eton.
The U15 Boys, with a small team of Harry Booker, Oliver Gregory and Oliver Bazin came 6th on the day and are currently 6th in the league. The best individual results were Harry Winning the Chest Push with 6.75m and Oliver G coming 2nd in the balance test with 45seconds. The U15 girls were represented by the lone Phoebe Hoaen, who placed 3rd in the hi-stepper with a time of 13.1sec.
The U13 Boys, had their best result from Oliver Humphrey, coming 4th in the 1 lap Obstacle. With his team mate of Harry Davis the team were again limited in available events and came 11th on the day. They are currently 11th in the league.
The U13 Girls had a full team this match of Aimee Dickson, Annabel Gibson, Ella Ward and Charlie Pennicott. They placed 7th on the day and are currently 11th in the league. Aimee took 1st place in the balance beam with the maximum score of 60sec.
The U11 boys are quickly getting to grips with sportshall and came 10th on the day, currently standing 8th in the league. The team consisted of Theo Campbell, William Appleby, James Fenner, Joseph Hoaen and Ben Fisher.
The U11 girls were again our highest placing team on the day, coming 2nd. They are currently 3rd in the league. Lyla Goodwin, Grace Wotherspoon, Harriet Gibson, Kirsten Fraser, Katie Pennicott and Neve Wright are making an impact. We had 2nd place from Grace in Chest Push with 5.75m and Katie in the target throw with 8 points. Next with 3rd place were Neve in the Standing Triple jump with 5.41m and Lyla in the Balance Test with 51seconds. On the track Lyla and Grace came 3rd in the 1+1 Lap.
The next event is the U11 Championships on the 10th December.
Team Kennet had their first Sportshall League Match of the season on Sunday at Eton. With 282 athletes, 19 from Team Kennet, it was a busy afternoon. The U15 and U13 teams were short on athletes so couldn’t compete in all events, but had some fantastic individual performances.
The U15 boys came 5th, with individual wins from Harry Booker in the Shot and Oliver Bazin in the Chest Push. Harry also came 2nd in the Hi Stepper. Oliver Gregory and Oliver Bazin took 3rd in shot and Standing Long Jump respectively.
The U13 boys had just 2 athletes, coming 11th. U13 Girls, with 3 athletes, came 12th overall. An individual win came from Aimee Dickson in the Speedbounce with Annabel Gibson taking 4th in the Hi stepper.
The U11 boys team were all newcomers to Sportshall competition, but quickly became team mates and jumped straight in, coming 6th overall. Andrew Barker won the foam Javelin and in the 2+2 lap the team of Theo Campbell and James Fenner took 2nd place.
The U11 girls had our best team result of the day, coming 3rd place overall. Highlights include Kirsten Fraser coming 2nd in the standing long jump, closely followed by Lyla Goodwin just 2cm behind in 5th place. Harriet Gibson took 3rd in the Speedbounce, Grace Wotherspoon came in 4th place in the 1 lap along with Neve Wright in the standing triple jump. In the 2+2 Kirsten and Neve came 3rd.
Team Kennet athletes were in action over the weekend representing Berkshire in the UK National Sportshall Championships held in Manchester.
On the Saturday Stuart Bladon was competing in the under 15 age group where Berkshire came out runners up just behind winners Donegal. Stuart came 8th in the standing long jump 2.67 and was 10th in the Speed bounce scoring 82 bounces in 30 seconds. Overall in the individual he was 26th out of some 60 boys.
The best came on Sunday where two of the club’s boys were in the under 13 section. This time Berkshire went one better and came out as Champions, with Avon runners up and Tyne & Wear taking third. Harry Booker was made Berkshire Team Captain on the day which he thrived by coming 2nd and winning a silver medal in the Shot with a massive 12.72 throw. He also picked up another Silver in the Obstacle Relay and was 4th in the 6 lap run. Oliver Gregory just missed out on an individual medal in the shot coming 4th place with a throw of 11.53. In all all three boys came back with a haul of medals first time this has been achieved by Team Kennet athletes
Team Kennet had three athletes representing Berkshire in the South East regional sportshall final on Saturday 4th March. Oliver Gregory and Harry Booker took part in the under 13 team with Stuart Bladon in the under 15 team. The competition was intense, hard fought and exciting throughout the afternoon with both teams eventually emerging victorious.
Individual highlights were a gold medal for Harry in the shot with a throw of 12.79m; a bronze for Oliver in the shot and a bronze for Stuart in the standing long jump.
All three now go forward as the largest every Team Kennet contingent to represent Berkshire at the national finals which will take place in Manchester on 22nd and 23rd April.
Earlier in February, Aimee Dickson was in the Berkshire team for the Under 11s regional final where the girls finished in 2nd place.
Team Kennet athletes representing Berkshire came back with a haul of medals at the South East Regional Indoor Sportshall finals on Sunday held at Burgess Hill .
James Hills and his Berkshire team mates will head to the National Finals being held at Manchester in April as they stormed to victory in the under 15 boys age group.
The Under 13 boys had two Team Kennet members Ben East and Harry Booker. They came in runners up on the day by only 9 points and just missed out on a trip to the finals.
The Under 11 finals took place the week before and Team Kennet’s Matthew Jones was part of the Berkshire team who also secured runners up spot. Well done to all the selected athletes.