Berkshire U13 Championship

Team Kennet had a massive squad at the recent Berkshire u13 and long distance Championships held at Bracknell.
Millie Quaintance threw a massive throw of 32.79m in the Javelin to smash the County record and the clubs record set by English Schools Champion Izzy McHattie to take Gold, and Phoebe Hoaen took the Bronze medal with a best throw of 26.20.
Anouk Mauree surprised herself leaping to 1.35 in the high jump to claim a silver medal on count back clearing same height as the winner.
More medals came in the Discus as Maddie Barnes claimed her first title by winning with 22.88 and a brilliant Silver came from Poppy Bladon. Barnes threw 8.26 in the Shot to take a Bronze medal with Hoaen 5th 6.55
In the 1000m Lucy Wells came 3rd in 3.19.3 in the biggest field of the day Hoaen 10th 3.28.3, Lucy Draper 11th 3.32.8, Izzy Brown 13th 3.47.7
Barnes came 2nd in her 75m heat in 11.3 to finish 7th in the final 11.1 while in the sprint hurdles Ellen Hill came 6th in the final 13.1 and Mauree also made the final coming 8th 14.1. In the long jump Quaintance came 6th 3.82,  Brown 8th and Bladon 15th.
The boys made sure they were in the mix as well, Harry Booker won his Shot 8.01 with Ben East taking 3rd place 6.74, East made sure he won the Javelin with 32.48, he also took Silver in the High Jump with 1.37
Harry Booker claimed another Silver in the Discus 22.35 and Tom Hills took a Bronze 15.57 as TK made sure they dominated all the field events.
On the track no medals from the boys Cameron Dunbar came 4th in heat 2 of the 75m  11.3, in the 150m Dunbar matched the same position again 22,3 and Hills was 4th in his heat 22.7 The 600m Oliver Brawshaw came home in 6th place 1.48.4 while Dunbar took part in the 1000m coming 9th 3.34.7
In the longer distances the women’s u20 3000m Georgina Bradford became County Champion winning in 11.32.3 and Susie Drake just missed a medal in the u17 women’s 1500m Steeplechase 5.43.8

SEAA 3000

Team Kennet’s Sam Hart produced and outstanding performance in the South of england u15 3000m championships at Bedford , he secured a Silver medal and set a new club record clocking 9.19.56 which put him 2nd in the UK u15 rankings

BMC Grand Prix

Team Kennet had two athletes in the BMC Grand Prix 800m races held at Iffley Road Track in Oxford.

Nathan Gillis ran in the C race clocking 1.52.47 to come in 2nd place just outside his best time, while Alex Hanson went one better to win his H race in a new personnel best time of 1.54.14

Wessex League Match 4

Team Kennet Achieved one of their best ever team results by winning the last match of the Wessex Junior Track and Field League at Andover on Sunday.

Lying in second place they had to beat league leaders Basingstoke, they did this in a close match the Yellow vests of West Berkshire lead from the start which saw 90 Athletes turn out for the Club.

Team Kennet                     608
Basingstoke                       561
Winchester                        377
Andover                            264
MADJA                              243
Haslemere                         DNA

Lots of personnel best times were achieved on the day and three new clubs records set in the age groups.

The under 17 men won on the day and took Runners Up spot in their age group League.

Dylon Suppo was fired up as he won both his sprint races 100m 11.5 and 200m 23.8, in the B string 100m Max Carnell came 2nd 12.8 and a win from Dominic Demonte 25.9 in the 200m

Tom Murrell won his 1500m and made sure he won his B string 800m with Evan Hartley taking the A string. Hartley made it another win in the 100m hurdles.

Another Double win came in the Javelin Rafael Ribiero throwing 40.26 and Murrell 27.03, Joe Osler came 3rd in the High Jump with 1.70 and in the 400m both Evan and Murrell clocked 59.2 for two second places.

Ribiero came 3rd in the Shot 9.20 and Demonte 2nd B with 8.38

The under 15 boys also won their match on the day, double wins came from Stuart Bladon 1.60 and Ryan Cannons 1.40 in the High Jump, in the Shot with Zachariah Montgomery 8.69 and Sam Hart 7.76, in the Discus James Hills 33.42 and Montgomery 21.46 while on the track this was matched in the 1500m James McLaughlin 4.47.4 and Alex Colston 4.50.4.

The 800m Sam Hart cruised to a victory in 2.14.8 with B string Cannons 2.28.4 in 2nd place. Bladon won the B string 300m 44.0 with Hart 3rd in the A 43.7, Both Daniel Hockaday and Kieran Peppiatt came 3rd in both sprints. Hill lept 5.11 in the long jump for 2nd place with Bladon 3rd B string.

The u13 boys had to settle for 2nd place, they dropped only 1 point in the throws as they have done all season, Ben East and Harry Booker getting a double win in the shot, Booker 21.65 and Cameron Smith 17.02 made it anther Double win and in the Javelin East had to settle for 2nd place with a throw of 30.55 but Jack Cannons won the B in 29.41.

Ben East had to settle for 2nd place in the high jump with 1.43 with Thomas Joyce 3rd B string. Cameron Langley made it anther win in the Long jump with 3.83

The only track win came from the B string 800m with Toby Thomas winning this in 2.40.0. Cameron Dunbar came a creditable 4th in the 100m 14.5 with Cannons 2nd in the B string 14.0, Tom Hills came 2nd in the B string 200m 30.3

The under 13 girls just missed out on winning their age group, Anna Pettit and Lucy Draper made sure of a good start by winning a double in the 1200m 4.10.8  and 4.24.3. Ellen Hill came close to winning her 70m hurdles with 12.8 and Lucy West winning her Hurdles fell with two to go and had to settle for 5th place. Both the 800m girls came 2nd Lucy Wells 2.41.1 and Phoebe Hoaen 2.47.7, in the sprints Freya Owen clocked third places in her 100/200 races A string 14.6/30.8, this was matched in the B strings by Lucy West 100m 14.9 and Maddi Barnes 200m 30.8

Again it was the field events that scored well, same as the boys they dropped only 1 point in the throws, Double win came from Millie Quaintance 31.26 and Hoaen 26.41 in the Javelin, Maddi Barnes and Kora-May Stevens 24.35 and 16.41 in the Discus, it was Barnes who came 2nd in the A string Shot 7.59 and Stevens 6.52 winning the B string. Quaintance came 3rd in her High Jump 1.35 and Long Jump 4.00 and Izzy Brown 3.66 for 2nd place in the B string.

The under 15 girls also came 2nd place overall in their match Darcey Fleming got the track under way winning the 75m hurdles 11.4 just missed the league record by .1 second but broke her own club record in the mean time. Kira Angell came 2nd in the B string 13.3, on the Field events again solid good points came in the throws dropping only 2 points, double win and anther club record came in the Discus with Kiah-Jay Stevens 28.83 with Mia Eldridge 21.64. The Shot Eldridge took the A win 10.34 with Stevens 8.39 for the B win and Javelin Angell made it anther win 26.85 with Charlotte Booker 12.45. Fleming and Holly Donohoe won both their Long Jump strings with 4.75 and 4.17 and Angell cleared 1.45 in the High Jump for 3rd place. On the track the best placing came in the 300m with Donohoe and Emily Gould both taking 2nd places. Fleming made it a hatrick of wins in 100m clocking 12.8 equalling the club record with Caoimhe Ruddock 3rd B string, Gould came 3rd in the 200m A string with Ruddock 2nd B string 28.5

The under 17 women won their age group, Jordan Donovan winning the 100m 13.3 and taking 2nd in the 200m 27.6  Georgia Featherstone was 2nd B string in the 100m 13.3 and won the 200m B string 27.8  both teamed up in the long jump with Donovan 2nd A string and Featherstone winning the B string.

Both Carys Cox and Susie Drake were 2nd in their 300m strings 42.7 and 46.9 respectively. Drake won her 800m in 2.34.2, and Cox won her 1500m race, Both Cox and Drake were winners in the High jump.

The Shot Zoe Forte and Harriet Allan both came 2nd,  Forte matched this in the Javelin 27.65 and finally earlier on the day Forte and Harriet Allan came 2nd in their strings of the 80m hurdles.

The club had nearly 40 athletes doing non scoring which shows the depth of talent the club has u15 boys Discus James Mclaughlin 22.94, u17w Harriet Allan 1.30, u13b Shot Cameron Smith 5.96, 1200m u13g Rebecca Thomson 4.35.5, Georgina Thomson 4.36.8, u15b 1500m Rupert Uttley 5.18.2, u15b Long Jump Kieran Peppiatt 4.87, u13b 200m Jack Cannons 29.6, u13g 200m Lucy West 32.3. Izzy Stevens 33.3, Lily Darcy-Masters 34.8, u17m 200m  Max Carnell 25.9, u15g Shot Charlotte Booker 6.56, u15boys 300m Rupert Uttley 46.9, Alex Colston 47.5, Ryan Cannons 47.2

English Schools

Team Kennet had two athletes competing at the English Schools in Gateshead on 10th/11th of July.  Oliver Hewitt took part in the Intermediate Boys Hammer with a best throw of 49.10m.

In the Junior Girls Darcy Fleming came 2nd in her heat of the 80m hurdles in a new best time of 11.24, reaching the final later on in the day where she came 8th in 11.4

Southern Athletics League

Team Kennet were again involved in a 3 way battle at the fourth Southern Athletics League Division 3 SW match at Salisbury on Saturday.

After an amazing start taking 90% of the points in the first hour eventually TK had to settle for third place in what was to be a close match

North Devon                    271

Salisbury                           263

Team Kennet                   255

Lewes/Hayward            106

Poole Runners                  61

On the day a couple of club records were broken and 22 wins were achieved.

Susie Drake got the track events under way with another superb victory in the 400m hurdles73.8. In the men’s  a double win came from Samuel Randall 59.3 and Evan Hartley 64.6, While this was happening both Alisha Bradford and Cheryl Angell secured another double win in the hammer 26.36/19.94. In the women’s long jump Millie Calkin and Georgia Featherstone both secured 2nd places and in the men’s high jump a 2nd place from Max Gibbs and 3rd from Nick Bull in the B.

Next on the track was the 100m races, Millie Calkin came 2nd again 12.6 equalling her own club record and B string Featherstone stormed out of her blocks for a great win 13.5

Matthew Hunter came 5th in the men’s 100m race with Christian Randall taking 2nd place in the B string. Good points came from the men’s shot for once with Hunter taking 3rd and Samuel Randall 2nd place in the B.

The 800m races picked up a lot of points as it has done all year. Another double win from Georgina Bradford 2.24.3 and Rachel Bladon 2.31.2 and in the men’s Alex Hanson led from the gun to win in 1.59.0 with Justin Wells taking 2nd in the B string 2.14.4 at this point the yellow vests were some 10 points clear but a stronger 2nd half from the other clubs pushed back the lead.

In the men’s long jump only third places for Gibbs 5.26 and Hartley 4.59, the women’s shot Bradford secured a 2nd place 7.70 and Deborah Montgomery took a B string win with 7.11. The discus brought another double win Bradford throwing 27.85 and Angell 17.90

Back on the track it was the 400m, one of the best club races of the day saw Carys Cox dip under the 60 second barrier to win in 59.6 breaking her own club record and it was to be a double as Calkin took the B string 62.6. For the men S. Randall could only get 4th 56.6 and Hartley 3rd 59.5. Next on the track was the first time to run a women’s 5000m both TK girls ran well for 3rd places in their strings Kirsty Bennet 22.20 and Mary Allan 24.48.5. The men’s 3000m as all season secured another double win, Alex Hanson 9.22.9 and Callum O Neill 9.25.7. The club had no pole voulters or sprint hurdlers at this match and this made the difference as they went from first to third place. The men’s javelin was next Luke Angell remaining unbeaten won again with 54.36 and C. Randall taking the B string 35.97. The women’s javelin saw Montgomery secure another win 23.20 with Angell taking 3rd place in the B. The 200m races Calkin stormed to Victory in 26.1 while Featherstone had to settle for 2nd place in the B string 28.4, Both men were 3rd in their strings S. Randall/M. Hunter.

The next event was the 3km steeplechase; Alex Hanson broke the club’s record taking 2nd place with 10.23.7, another B win came from Daniel Collis 11.33.1.

The 1500m races G. Bradford and Bennet both came home in 3rd places while in the men’s Callum O’Neill came 3rd and Wells 4th in their strings. Much better points came from the women’s 1500m steeplechase both Susie Drake 5.43.9 and Rachel Bladon 5.51.0 came 2nd place, Bladon setting a new club V45 record and UK Number 1 for her age and UK All Time 3rd place.

The women’s high jump Cox cleared 1.45 for 2nd place while Drake secured another club B string win with 1.30. In the men’s discus C. Randall came 3rd with Graham Chambers 2nd B string and the men’s hammer Hunter was 3rd with Chambers taking anther 2nd place in the B.

Both the triple jumps saw massive jumps, Joe Osler leapt 12.05 coming 3rd with 2nd place for Gibbs in the B string with 10.48. In the women’s triple jump both Cox and Bradford were placed 3rd.

In the women’s relay races the 4x400m quartet of Bradford/Calkin/Drake and Cox broke the club record finishing in 2nd place 4.17.2. The sprint relay could only manage 3rd place. The men’s team went one better Osler/Gibbs/Randall and Hanson came 2nd in 47.6 and in the 4x400m Hanson/O’Neill/Randall/Hartley were 3rd 3.47.5

Wessex Match 3

Team Kennet went back to winning ways in the third of the Wessex Junior Track & Field Matches held at Kings Park in Bournemouth.
This was a match that the yellows had to win to keep them within 1 point of the leaders, now all they have to do is win the last match against league leaders Basingstoke to win the League. There were some outstanding performances all round with both u17 teams winning on the day
Team Kennet   461
Southampton   348
Bournemouth   326
IOW           288
Poole AC      255
Weymouth      137
Both the under 17 sections won on the day. In the Women’s, Carys Cox won her High jump at the beginning of the day, then went on to win both her 300m and 800m A string events. She was well supported by Susie Drake winning her B string 800m and 300m with 2nd Discus A string. Harriet Allan came 3rd in the sprint hurdles but made up for a second string win in the High jump Jordan Donovan made it another win in the 100m and long jump but had to settle for 2nd in the 200m. A welcome return from Georgia Featherstone who ran well in both the 100/200m races for 2nd places matching that in the Long Jump and helped the relay quartet with Cox,,Donovan and Drake to a win.
The men’s section saw Oliver Hewitt win the Javelin and Shot with 2nd in the Discus. Joe Osler won his High Jump and Long Jump coming 3rd in 100m. Evan Hartley secured 3 wins in his events the High Hurdles, 800m and 400m. Dominic Demonte took B stream wins in the 100m and Shot with 4th in the 200mt.
The under 13 section both girls and boys came second on the day, narrowly missing wins by a few points, Millie Quaintance threw the javelin to another win as the yellows remain unbeaten in the javelin this year, with Kora Stevens winning the B string, Maddi Barnes kept up the winning streak in the Discus and Shot with Stevens making it another B win and 2nd place, A good 2nd place came from Lucy Wells in the 1200m A string with Rebecca Thomson winning the B string. Both Quaintance and Izzy Brown came 2nd in their strings of the Long Jump while Quaintance took 3rd in the Long Jump and Ellen Hill 1st B string.
The boys section dominated the throws once again with Ben East 2nd A and Harry Booker 1st B in the Javelin and reversing that in the Shot while Booker and Cameron Smith both won their Discus strings. East and Thomas Joyce won both string in the High Jump. Elsewhere a solid all round performances kept the points rolling in for the club
The under 15 Girls just missed a win and had to settle for second place on the day, Kira Angell came 2nd in her sprint hurdles, and later wining the High Jump and taking another 2nd place in the Javelin. Olivia Buchanan made her debut for the club, winning the B string high jump, later taking part in both the sprint races coming 4th in both. Kiah-Jay Stevens and Mia Eldridge teamed up in the Shot dominating this event with wins and again in the Discus for 2 2nd places.
The Boys came 4th in a strong competition group, Stuart Bladon came 2nd in a good high jump competition. He came 3rd in the 300m and 2nd in the Long jump. Zachariah Montgomery had a good day in two of his throws Shot and Discus coming 2nd in both and had to settle for 3rd place in the 200m with James Hills winning the Discus and Javelin. Daniel Hockaday won his sprint hurdles race and keeps his unbeaten record in all league matches this year, he came 2nd in the 100m and 3rd long jump.
The last match at Andover on July 19th will set up a great match as Team Kennet after 5 years could win the league again, Basingstoke have won this since on all occasions.

Team Kennet went back to winning ways in the third of the Wessex Junior Track & Field Matches held at Kings Park in Bournemouth.This was a match that the yellows had to win to keep them within 1 point of the leaders, now all they have to do is win the last match against league leaders Basingstoke to win the League. There were some outstanding performances all round with both u17 teams winning on the day Team Kennet   461Southampton   348Bournemouth   326IOW           288Poole AC      255Weymouth      137  Both the under 17 sections won on the day. In the Women’s, Carys Cox won her High jump at the beginning of the day, then went on to win both her 300m and 800m A string events. She was well supported by Susie Drake winning her B string 800m and 300m with 2nd Discus A string. Harriet Allan came 3rd in the sprint hurdles but made up for a second string win in the High jump Jordan Donovan made it another win in the 100m and long jump but had to settle for 2nd in the 200m. A welcome return from Georgia Featherstone who ran well in both the 100/200m races for 2nd places matching that in the Long Jump and helped the relay quartet with Cox,,Donovan and Drake to a win.
The men’s section saw Oliver Hewitt win the Javelin and Shot with 2nd in the Discus. Joe Osler won his High Jump and Long Jump coming 3rd in 100m. Evan Hartley secured 3 wins in his events the High Hurdles, 800m and 400m. Dominic Demonte took B stream wins in the 100m and Shot with 4th in the 200mt. The under 13 section both girls and boys came second on the day, narrowly missing wins by a few points, Millie Quaintance threw the javelin to another win as the yellows remain unbeaten in the javelin this year, with Kora Stevens winning the B string, Maddi Barnes kept up the winning streak in the Discus and Shot with Stevens making it another B win and 2nd place, A good 2nd place came from Lucy Wells in the 1200m A string with Rebecca Thomson winning the B string. Both Quaintance and Izzy Brown came 2nd in their strings of the Long Jump while Quaintance took 3rd in the Long Jump and Ellen Hill 1st B string.
The boys section dominated the throws once again with Ben East 2nd A and Harry Booker 1st B in the Javelin and reversing that in the Shot while Booker and Cameron Smith both won their Discus strings. East and Thomas Joyce won both string in the High Jump. Elsewhere a solid all round performances kept the points rolling in for the club The under 15 Girls just missed a win and had to settle for second place on the day, Kira Angell coming 3rd in her sprint hurdles, and later 2nd in the High Jump and matching this in the Javelin. Olivia Buchanan made her debut for the club, winning the B string high jump, later taking part in both the sprint races coming 4th in both. Kiah-Jay Stevens and Mia Eldridge teamed up in the Shot dominating this event with wins and again in the Discus for 2 2nd places.
The Boys came 4th in a strong competition group, Stuart Bladon came 2nd in a good high jump competition. He came 3rd in the 300m and 2nd in the Long jump. Zachariah Montgomery had a good day in two of his throws Shot and Discus coming 2nd in both and had to settle for 3rd place in the 200m with James Hills winning the Discus and Javelin. Daniel Hockaday won his sprint hurdles race and keeps his unbeaten record in all league matches this year, he came 2nd in the 100m and 3rd long jump.  The last match at Andover on July 19th will set up a great match as Team Kennet after 5 years could win the league again, Basingstoke have won this since on all occasions.

ESAA Combined events

Team Kennet’s Zoe Forte took part in the ESAA Combined Heptathlon over the weekend, scoring 3715pts to finish 10th and helping Berkshire to win the regional competition.

Zoe was lying 9th after day 1, clearing a life time best in the high jump of 1.51, another best came in the shot with 9.05 and again in the 80m hurdles with 13.9. A fast 200m of 27.8 kept her within striking distance of top 3 after the first day. The following day a javelin throw of 25.21 was one of the best on the day, a long jump leap of 4.52 and a good 800m of 2.38.4 resulted in Zoe finishing the weekend in 10th place.

UK Championships

Two Team Kennet Athletes were in action over the weekend in the U20/23 UK Championships and European Trials, on the Saturday it was Nathan Gillis in the u20s 800m, he breezed through the first round with an excellent 1.52.35 for a new club record and best time, only later to run out of steam in the Semi Finals where he came 7th in 1.57.75.

On the Sunday it was Luke Angell’s turn in the u23 Javelin, going into competition he was 5th best on paper he made the last three throws in 6th place with 54.38 , he managed to extend his distance in the last round to a disappointing 55.38 were he stayed in 6th place.

SAL Match 3

Team Kennet had to travel down to Hastings for their third match in Divison 3S of the Southern Athletics League. Despite several athletes competing in the UK Champs the squad pulled off a good result finishing in equal second place

Hastings                               267
Team Kennet                     211
Havant                                 211
Sutton                                  180
Team Dorset                       92

The day started really well as the Yellow Vests took an early lead in the match. Susie Drake started the track of with a great win in the 400m hurdles 73.9 and in the men’s race a close finish between both club athletes secured an A string second with Samuel Randall 62.6 and B string win from Evan Hartley 63.2. The High jump for the men picked up two good 2nd places from Max Gibbs and Nick Bull, while in the women’s hammer Cheryl Angell came 4th A string 18.68. In the women’s Shot both Deborah Montgomery and Cheryl Angell could only get 5th places each in a good competition but Jordan Donovan leapt 4.55 for 3rd place in the long jump.

Back on the track the 800m races picked up good points. In the women’s both Georgina Bradford and Rachel Bladon came home in 2nd place while in the men’s Alex Hanson broke his personnel best time to win in 1.55.7 with Daniel Collis taking 4th B string. The short sprint races didn’t fair so well, Matt Hunter came 5th A 12.7 and Max Gibbs 4th B 12.6 and in the Ladies Donavon came 4th A with Bladon matching the same position.

The 400m races were next. Carys Cox was in a great battle but had to settle for 2nd place with 60.3 and a great run from Zoe Forte 64.1 brought her a great win. The men’s Samuel Randall clocked 53.3 for only 4th place and Evan Hartley 56.9 for 3rd place and another p.b..

Back on the field events the men’s Shot saw Matt Hunter and Sam Randall picking up 4th places and in the men’s Long jump, Gibbs 5.63 and Hartley 5.15 both picked up good second places. In the women’s Discus, a good result came from Montgomery throwing 21.05 for 2nd place and Angell throwing 17.69 for 3rd B string.

The women’s 3000m was next on the track Georgina Bradford just  ducked under the 12 minute barrier for 2nd A string and a great win came from Kirsty Bennett in the B string. The men’s 5000m was a great race where both Alex Hanson and Callum O’Neill led from the start and finished within seconds of each other for a double win.

The women’s 200m saw only third places from Donovan in the A string and Cox in the B string. This was matched in the men’s by S. Randall and Hunter. In the Field the Triple Jumps picked up good points with a double win from Max Gibbs 11.84 and Randall 10.18 and in the women’s Cox jumped 9.63 p.b. and Bradford 8.10 for a B string win. The Javelin saw Montgomery throw a season best of 22.59 for 2nd A string and Angell came 4th B string 15.02 and in the men’s C. Randall 37.24 for 3rd A string and Rafael Ribeiro 2nd B string 32.31.

The women’s high jump saw Zoe Forte clear 1.45 for 2nd place and Susie Drake 1.30 for 3rd B string.

The Steeplechases always bring good points but this time there was good opposition, firstly in the men’s both Daniel Collis and Callum O’Neill could only manage 2nd places 7.12.7 and 7.34.9 and in the Women’s Drake came 3rd in 8.05.9 p.b. with a great B string win from Bladon 8.12.2

All the relay teams were mixed with sprinters/Distance runners where they all picked up 3rd places towards the end of the day.