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

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.

u13 inter counties

Team Kennet had several athletes picked to represent Berkshire in the u13 Inter Counties at Kingston over the weekend, on the day only three could make the trip, Oliver Absolom just missed out on his Discus best to throw 17.91 for 7th place, while in the Javelin Oliver humphries threw just short of his best with a 25.35 for 8th place in a very tight competion. Lottie Absolom took part in the 100m non scoring to clock 14.8,unfortunality her favoured event the high jump (1.47 this year) she is Berks number 3  couldnt take part in this event as the county team could only have two represetitives, where all three girls are ranked in top 12 in the UK.


English Schools

Team Kennet had several athletes compete at the English Schools Finals held at Birmingham over the weekend.

Ben East stole the whole meeting athlete of the weekend as he broke his own UK Record for the Javelin for the second time this season throwing 66.95 in the Junior Boys age group, on the way he also set a new English Schools record and a new club record to claim a Gold medal.

In the same age group Harry Booker was involved in a very close Discus Final securing a Bronze medal Booker threw 42.16m.

In the Girls Junior age group Sophie Wheadon took part in the Discus to throw 30.04 to finish 5th out of 21.

Stuart Bladon took part in the 100m Hurdles in the Inter Boys age group, he came 5th in his heat in 14.01, but clipped a hurdle hard to slow him down, Bladons time just wasn’t quick enough for the final.

SAL Match 4

Team Kennet secured another great 2nd place at Winchester in the Southern Athletics League Division 3SW match.

Brighton                             250
Team Kennet                     213
Andover/Overton             117
Fleet                                      24

In scorching temperatures 22 wins were notched up by the Yellow Vests, It was Heptathlete Haley Steward that was the clubs best athlete on the day clocking up three wins, first was in the Shot with a 10.59 throw, followed straightaway in the Long Jump with a jump of 5.10, not long from this she won the B string 400m in 63.1, Anna Montagne took the 400m overall with a superb timed run in 61.8.

Bethan Phelp added another A string win in the 800m with a great sprint finish to come across the line in 2.27.0 and Georgina Bradford winning the B string in 2.45.6

The Hurdles events Both Kira Angell and Caitlin Nowell teamed up, Angell taking two 2nd places in the A string 100mh 19.1 and 400m hurdles 75.2 and Nowell taking two B string wins in 21.2 and 78.8

Angell teamed up with Montagne in the High Jump both securing 2nd places Angell clearing 1.45 and Montagne 1.50, the Triple Jump saw two more 2nd places from Steward 9.06 and Carys Cox 8.65.

The faster track races the Sprints 100m Montagne took 2nd 13.2 and Sunita Sisodiya also 2nd 13.4, in the longer 200m Steward took 2nd place 27.5 and Susodiya taking 3rd 30.4.

The womens throws secured high points yet again, double wins came in the Javelin Pheobe Hoaen 34.88 and Deborah Montgomery 25.70, The Discus saw a win from Charlotte Booker 23.94 in the hammer Alisha Bradford had to settle for 2nd 30.40 and Booker won the B string 29.58

The mens section started well, on the track two wins came in the 400m hurdles with Daneil Hockaday and Nick Bull, both teamed up again in the high Jump with Hockaday taking 2nd A string and another win came from Bull in the B string. Josh Willock then won the 100m in 11.3 and Oliver Bazin taking 2nd in the B string. Willock made it a superb sprint double in the 200m 23.0 and Daniel Hockaday securing a 2nd B string 24.9.

Points from the 400m upwards were hard to get securing 3rd or 4th places from Mitch Poustie, Ben Schiffer-Harte, Simon Hockaday and Nick Bull, the Long Jump secured two 2nd places with Willock 6.11 and Bazin 5.45 in the Triple Jump Willock cleared 11.91 for another win and Schiffer-Harte2nd B string.

The throws scored well despite most the club main throwers were away, in the Hammer Stan Chambers and Simon Hockaday both came 2nd places, this was matched again in the Discus with Chambers and Bull, both Chambers and Bull teamed up again in the Javelin for another two 2nd places, and again two more 2nd places in the Shot from Chambers and Schiffer-Harte.

Berkshire U13 Championships

Team Kennet had several athletes compete at the u13 Berkshire Track and Field Championships held at Bracknell.

Annabel Todd took the clubs only gold in a well deserved performance that saw her run 1.45.9 just missing out on the club record in the 600m, she added another medal a Silver in the Discus with a new Personnel best of 19.77. Aimee Dickson secured a Bronze Medal in the 70m hurdles clocking 13.3. Charlotte Absolom earned herself two Silver medals firstly in the High Jump with 1.40 and in the long jump 4.17. Oliver Absolom got a Bronze in the Discus with a throw of 19.16 and Oliver Humphrey just missed out on a medal in the Javelin with a throw of 24.38

SEAA Combined Events

Team Kennet struck twice at the recent South of England Multi events Championships held at Horspath Athletics Track in Oxford.

Stuart Bladon earned himself South of England Champion in the Octathlon in the under 17 age group with a below par of 4093 pts. Bladon clocked up a 54.38 in the 400m, 13.9 in the 100m hurdles, 1.80 in the high jump, 5.91 in long jump, 11.50 in the shot, 31.75 Discus and in the javelin 36.38.

Harry Booker came Runners Up in the under 15 boys age group with 2319 pts, in his 800m ran 2.31.04, 80m hurdles 13.1. 1.53 in his high jump and 5.25 in the long jump and 11.48 in the shot.