Wessex Young Athletes League report

Team Kennet were in action in the 3rd Round of the Wessex Young Athletes League on Sunday held at Oxford.

This was a tough match for the club as they were against two of the top 5 clubs in the league including themselves in fourth place.

Final match score was

1             Waverley                            553

2             Oxford City                        445

3             Team Kennet                     375

4             Southampton City            221

5             Portsmouth City               214

6             Isle of Wight                      135

The under 15 Girls kept up there pressure on defending their own age group title having to settle for second place on the day, Clare McGonnell won her Javelin again with a throw of 25.92, her impressive 300m tactics blasting out from the gun paid of to just win with 44.4 and   she had to settle for 2nd place in the Sprint Hurdles clocking a fast 13.3. Mia Wright cleared 1.43 to win the High Jump with Leilah Gaye coming 2nd in the B string. Emelia Lunn stepped up from the Sprints to 800m for the first time to record 2.38.6 for 2nd in the B string, she came 3rd in the A string Long Jump 4.29. Elsewhere Ava Brade clocked 14.6 in a huge head wind in the 100m for 4th place, Suki Humphreys came 2nd in the A string Discus 18.84.

The under 17 women also came 2nd in their match to keep them in the top 8 overall, Best Performances of the day came in the Javelin as Both Alanna Smith 30.89 and Eve Brown 28.86 scored a double win, In The Discus Annabel Maclean 23.77 and Kirsten Fraser 16.50 both came 2nd in their strings, Fraser came 2nd in the Shot 8.80, two 3rd places came in the long jump Maclean 4.07 and Smith 3.53, The 800m Eve Brown came 3rd with 2.32 and Smith taking a B string win in 2.44.5, Finally the 300m Brown clocked 45.6 for 3rd place and Maclean 46.3 for 2nd B string.

The under 17 men also secured another 2nd place, Brandon Carter threw 41.37 to win his Javelin, with Seb Simpson winning the B string 24.56, Simpson in his best Event the Discus went out to a win with 34.41, and another double win came in the Shot Simpson 9.82 and Carter 8.38, Euan Avery won his high Jump 1.60.

George Down kept up his unbeaten run in the Long Jump in the league with a 6.15 jump and Avery coming 2nd B string 5.07, in the 100m two 2nd places came from Down 11.8 and Avery 12.6

The under 15 boys were 3rd in their match best result of their match was the Javelin James Fenner throwing 39.86 for 1st place and William Appleby taking 2nd B string. Jacob Avery came 3rd in his High Jump 1.50, Fenner came 4th in the long jump with 4.30.

Ivan Checkmazov found a much challenging 800m this time out and had to settle for 3rd place with 2.21.8, but made up with one place better in the 300m for 2nd place 42.4 and James Simmons taking 3rd place, in the sprints Avery had the best result of winning the B string 26.9

The under 13 girls were beaten in to 3rd place in a very close match, Eliska Simpson 17.06 and Zoe Dickson 15.28 took a double win in the Discus, Dickson made it another B string win in the Javelin 16.38 and Simpson taking 3rd A string 18.58, and in the Shot both Simpson 7.23 and Dickson 5.55 had to settle for 2nd places.

Amber Stiles maintained her unbeaten run in the High Jump clearing 1.30, and Ella Cronk taking 2nd B string 1.15, Cronk 3.64 and daisy Downer 3.35 both were 3rd in the long jump. In the long distance races the 1200m Stiles came home in 3rd place 4.27 and in the shorter 800m Emerald Hill -Sawyer was 4th A 2.46 and Cronk 2nd B string 2.52, Both Hill-Sawyer and Olivia Rayfeld scored good points in the 100m and 200m races.

The under 13 boys age group came 4th, this was a tough match for them, best result came in the Javelin with a superb double win Harry Fenner first athlete to beat Will McDonald this year, only 1cm separated the boys 31.90 and 31.89. Both teamed up in the Discus for 3rd places each 18.40 and 14.00, and both again teamed up in the Long Jump in a very high competitive competition Fenner taking 3rd place 4.03 and Mcdonald winning the B string 3.94, Frank Edwards 1500m and 200m gained good points for the club , Aiden Fleming went out hard in the 800m only to be taken close to the line for 3rd place in 2.36.6, Flynn Murray and Josh Ladds both helped the team score with their event.

The Club had 4 x 100m relay team out in the u13 girls  they were 5th, u15 girls 4th and u17 women 3rd place while in the boys u13s they also came 5th.