Wessex Match 3

Team Kennet took part in Oxford for the Third Round of the Wessex Young Athletes League on Sunday, with school holidays and apps pinging the club suffered major losses in numbers, but a strong team effort on the day saw the Yellow/Blue vests finish 3rd place.

Oxford City 483
Slough Juniors 432
Team Kennet 370
Portsmouth City 244
Dorchester DNA

High light of the day came from George Down in the under 15 Boys long Jump leaping 5.98 to win by over a metre and break the clubs record held for 10 years. The clubs Teams battled well with the under 17 men just being edged out in to second place by just 2pts but keeping them top of the u17 mens league, Oliver Ford picked up a hattrick of wins on the day in the A string winning the discus 39.07, Shot 12.65 and B string Javelin 40.02, The A String Javelin was won by Brandon Carter smashing his best with 40.14. Tom Wells won the B Discus 26.65 and Jonah Briggs taking 2nd B in the Shot. George Mackie picked up B string wins in the High Jump 1.45 and Long Jump 4.72, Matthew Jones taking 2nd A in the high Jump 1.65 and 3rd A in the Long Jump 5.41. The Track saw a few wins Oliver Humphrey remaining unbeaten in the 100m hurdles clocking 15.1, Noah Kemp doubling up in the 1500m 2nd and 800m 4th, in the sprints Jonah Briggs and Oliver Humphreys gained valuable points from their runs.

The under 15 Girls are also equal top of their league, but finished 2nd on the day, but joint leaders also finished second in their match, on the Field the best points came from the Throws, Annabel Maclean winning the discus 24.12 to take her in to top 20 UK rankings and Kirsten Fraser taking B string win 17.73, Another Double win came from middle distance runners in the Javelin Eve Brown 20.71 and Emma Davies 14.28, Maclean had to settle for 2nd A in the Shot with 8.82m, The Track picked up good points Maclean taking 2nd place in the 75m hurdles 14.2, Fraser winning from the front in the 1500m 4.56.8, the shorter 800m Emma Davies taking 2nd 2.32 and Eve Brown winning the B string 2.34.8, Fraser took 2nd A string in the 300m 45.4 and Emma Davies just won the B string clocking 46.9 in a very close race by all athletes. Emily Richardson and Carly Chisholm added points to the clubs tally.

The under 13 girls were also 2nd team lying in 4th place in their league they beat table leaders to put them within one point of the top, The TK throwers are thriving in the club and Suki Humphreys made sure shes in the top UK 20 by throwing 17.47 to win the Discus and team mate Eliska Simpson won the B string 16.96, in the Shot Eliska got the better as both won their Strings 6.73 from Simpson and 6.36 from Humphreys, both teamed up in the Javelin Humphreys taking 3rd A and Simpson making it a hattrick of wins winning the B string 11.92. The High Jump saw Amber Stiles take 2nd place and Bethany Maclean winning the B string. On the Track the first event saw a double win from Ellie Ross and Amber Stiles in the 70m hurdles, a Double 2nd place came in the 800m Stiles 3.02 and Leilah Gaye 3.08. Maclean took 2nd A string in the 200m, while in the 100m improving Ava Brade won with 14.3 and Emelia Lunn 2nd B string 14.9, in the 4 x 100m (Maclean, Lunn, Brade and Stiles) it was down the the last 30m where TK came home 2nd place 60.6.

The under 15 boys came 3rd on the day, with only four club athletes able to take part, George down after winning his Long Jump made sure of a hattrick of wins in the 100m 11.9 and 300m 41.7, Edward Mackie won the B string 100m 13.4 and came 2nd in his 200m A string 27.1 and matching same position in the 300m 46.2. James Fenner had to settle for 2nd place in the Javelin 33.02 , with Seb Simpson 19.66 in the B for 2nd place, Simpson in his favourite event the Discus went out to win with 34.95 and then went on to win the Shot 10.08, Fenner took 2nd B string in the Long Jump. And the 4 of them all teamed up in the 4 x 100m to take the win on the line 54.4

The under 13 boys also only had 4 athletes but also managed 3rd place due to the strength of the four, Harry Fenner won his High Jump 1.25 and the Javelin B string 22.81, William McDonald was 2nd A in the Javelin 23.08, Archie Gordon and James Simmons made up rest of the points and the four of them ran a great 4 x 100m relay to come 2nd place.