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 were in action in the opening Berkshire Sportshall League match at Eton. Both the under 13 girls and Under 13 boys teams finished in 4th place. The Under 11 girls came 5th with a younger development team in 12th while the boys came 7th.
For the Under 13 boys, Individual wins came from Ben East in the speed bounce and Harry Booker in the Shot while Harry and Tom Hills were joint 2nd in the Hi stepper and Tom came 3rd in Long Jump.
For the girls, wins came from Sophie Weadon in the Chest Push and Isabel Stevens in the Hi Stepper with 2nd place from Maddie Barnes in the Shot and 3rd places from Freya Owen in the Speed bounce and Phoebe Hoaen in the Shot.
For the Under 11 boys, Matthew Jones was 2nd in the 2 Lap individual, the triple jump and speed bounce and also came in joint 4th in the Soft Javelin with team mate Kian Hockaday. For the girls, Amelia Overend and Annabel MacLean came 2nd in the target throw, Annabel Gibson was 3rd in the long jump and the 2 Lap race with Rebecca Gray 4th in the triple jump. On the track, the quartet of Annabel, Amelia, Aimee Dickson and Lucy Colston were 3rd in the Obstacle relay and 4th in the 4 by 2 Lap race.
For the under 15s competeing as individuals, James Hills won the Shot and was 2nd in the long jump while Charlotte Booker came 3rd in the Chest Push with Kira Angell 4th in the Shot.
Four Team Kennet athletes took part in the U13/U15 regional sportshall finals at Burgess Hill against 6 other counties.
Danielle Newton and Zoe Forte took part in the U15 girls team that came 5th overall with Zoe coming 11th individually and Danielle 37th. Zoe came 6th in both the 4 Lap race (54.9s) and Shot (8.99m) and 11th in the Standing Long Jump (2.15m) whilst Danielle came 9th equal in the Speed Bounce (79) which was impressive as she suffered an asthma attack following the previous event, the 4 Lap race (1m 3s). Danielle also competed in the Standing Long Jump (1.90m). Both girls were part of the 4×2 Lap relay team that came 5th in a tight race.
Stuart Bladon took part in the U13 boys team that came 4th overall with Stuart individually coming 3rd in the 6 Lap race (1m 24.3s) and 9th in the Standing Triple Jump (6.38m) and also completed in the 8 lap paarlauf.
Mia Eldridge took part in the U13 girls team that came 3rd overall (just missing 2nd place in the last race) with Mia individually coming 2nd in the Shot with a new PB (10.40m) and also competed in the 4×1 and 4×2 relays coming 3rd in both relays.
In the final match of the Sportshall league, the Under 11 boys came 2nd on the day to finish in 2nd overall. The under 11 girls were 2nd on the day and 3rd overall. The Under 13 boys finished 4th overall despite 6th place on the day while the girls were 4th on the day and overall. The Under 15 girlls held on to 2nd place with 2nd on the day.
For the Under 11 girls, Verity Szala and Sophie Wheadon finished 1st and 2nd in the soft javelin and Daisy Tolhurst won the speed bounce. Clara Jones was 2nd in the vertical jump while Verity was 2nd in the balance test and Isabel Stevens 3rd in the Long Jump. Best track performance was 3rd in the Grand Prix.
The under 11 boys saw Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory 2nd and 3rd in the Soft Javelin and Ben East 2nd in the Speed Bounce and 3rd in the seated throw On the track they picked up 4th in Grand Prix and 2 by 3 Lap.
Under 13 girls saw Mia Eldridge win the Shot with Phoebe Hoaen 2nd in the seated throw. Mia and Freya Owen were 2nd and 3rd in the Speed bounce and on the track they were 2nd in the grand prix.
Under 13 Boys saw Stuart Bladon 2nd in the seated throw and equal 3rd with Cameron Langley in the Speed bounce. The track saw a 2nd place in the Grand Prix and 3rd in both the 4 by 1 Lap and 2 by 3 Lap races.
For the Under 15 girls, Kiah-Jay Stevens and Danielle Newton came 1st and 2nd in the speed bounce while Zoe Forte was 2nd in the Shot and long jump and 3rd in the triple jump. She also won the 1 lap on the track and the girls were 2nd in the 2 by 3 laps and the grand prix.
James Hills, our only under 15 boy was joint winner of the seated throw.
Five Team Kennet athletes were selected for the Berkshire team in the regional Sportshall Fun in Athletics competition at Burgess Hill on 11th January. The Boys team finished in 2nd place only 3 points behind the winners Kent and the girls finished 3rd.
Individually, Ben East and Harry Booker were in the 4 by 1 Lap relay team which finished 4th and Harry was in the Over and Relay relay where Berkshire came 8th.
In the field events, Ben was 3rd in the Chest Push and 10th in the speed bounce, Oliver Gregory was 5th in the Javelin and 13th in the balance test while Harry was 7th in the long jump and part of the 3rd placed high stepper team.
For the girls, Verity Szala was 5th in the balance test and 9th in the target throw while Clara Jones was 11th in the Vertical jump and in the 4th placed Hi-stepper team. On the track, Clara was in the 2nd placed Grand Prix relay team.
At the Berkshire Sportshall U11 Championships, the Under 11 girls blue team came 2nd and the red team 10th with the boys coming 5th.
The girls won the Grand Prix and came 2nd in the 2 by 3 lap and 4 by 1 lap events while Clara Jones won the Hi-stepper and was 2nd in the triple jump and Verical jump while Sophie Weadon was 2nd in the soft javelin and target throw and Isabel Stevens was 3rd in the long jump.
For the boys, Ben East won the Speed bounce and Chest Push and was 2nd in the triple jump while Harry Booker won the Soft Javelin and Vertical Jump and was 3rd in long jump and Oliver Gregory was 3rd in the soft javelin and the boys came 3rd in the 2 by 2 lap race.
At the separate Berkshire Sportshall U13/15 Championships, the Under 15 girls finished in 2nd place with Zoe Forte taking the individual all-rounder silver medal. The under 13 girls finished 4th but Mia Eldridge won the individual event. The under 13 boys, with an incomplete team came 7th with Stuart Bladon best individually in 4th place while out only under 15 boys, James Hills was part of the 2nd placed composite team.
In the separate events, Mia won both Shot and Speed Bounce and was 3rd in the 2 Lap race while Freya Owen was 2nd in the vertical jump and Caoihme Ruddock was 4th in the 4 Lap race. Zoe won the 2 Lap and was 2nd in the 4 lap and Shot while Danielle Newton won the speed bounce and the 2 teamed up to win the 8 Lap parlauf. Stuart won the triple jump and was 3rd in the speed bounce and James was 3rd in the speed bounce.
45 Athletes took part at the 1st Sportshall event at TVAC on Sunday. Oliver Hewitt won the Shot with a pb of 10.14, he was our only boy in the u15’s. Daniel Hockaday our only boy in the U13’s, both had outstanding performances. Other performances of the day were our u13 girls, Darcey Flemming wining both the triple jump with 6.60m and the Chest Push with 7.00m with Kira Angell taking 2nd place overall in the stepper with a time of 13.6s. Kiah-jay Stevens also coming 3rd in the shot with 7.17 and 2nd in the speed bounce with 72. The girls also took 2nd in both relays. U15 girls worked hard with only 3 in their team but Suzie Drake came 2nd in the Chest Push (5.00m) and Chloe Spencer-Ades came 3rd in standing long jump with 2.10 and 3rd in shot with 7.71. We had 3, U11 boys teams the best result were from Ben East winning the Speed Bouce with 48 and was also the outright winner of the triple jump with a spectacular jump of 5.66. Cameron Langley won the 2 lap time trial and came 2nd in the speed bounce. In the U11 Girls we took 4 teams, some great results, Millie Quaintence 2nd in target throw with a total of 14, Elise Szala 3rd with 11 and Sophie 4th with 10. Maddy Barnes took 1st place in the standing triple jump with 5.58. In Speed bounce Francesca Young was 2nd with 49 and Elise taking 3rd place with 48. In the soft Javelin, Phoebe Hoaen won outright with a throw of 14 and Verity Szala 3rd with 12.50. In the Stepper TK girls took a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place with Millie 14.7s, Cameron McCullough 15.1 and Hannah Gibbon with 15.2 respectively..
The full results are U11 girls 1st, 5th, 7th, 11th. U11 boys 2nd, 7th, 11th. U13 girls 2nd and 11th, u13 boys 8th, U15 girls 4th, U15 boys 3rd. Also a big thankyou to Team Manager Cheryl Angell, captains, Nakita Angell (girls) and Jennie East (Boys), a huge thank you to our TK Officials, Anthony Hewitt, Simon Hockaday, Chris Szala, we can’t function without them!