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Lilly Coward tops IEK ranking - Ellen Whitehead smashes best time

Anna Weston won 1,000m at Deangate to maintain a remarkable u-13 winning streak in the Kent League, while her close club rivals, Lilly Coward and Ellen Whitehead, were sweeping aside all opposition in a fast 600m. Lilly's winning time of 1min 50.3 is a National Grade 2 and it takes her above Bobby Clay at the top of our under-13 rankings for this season, while Ellen Whitehead's massive pb by 10 secs not only won the B race by an equally convincing margin it also means she overtakes Anna Weston in our 600m rankings for 2009. This is the first time 4 IEK girls have dipped under 2 minutes in the same season - we had 3 in each of 2006, 2007 and 2008 [see grey tab RIGHT 'Rankings & Records'] and it makes for exciting races at both the Kent u13 Championship and our club championship, in mid and end September. Elsewhere, Molly Howson and Lydia Gallyer Barnett were 4th and 3rd respectively in the A & B 75m sprint, and these two combined with Lilly and Anna to post the best time by any u13 4x100 relay quartet this year - you can see the relay rankings at foot of [doc:435]. Under-13 boys Max Farnell (javelin & 200m) and Kieran Hawkins (shot, hurdles & high jump) did the red vest proud against much older opposition. Under-15 Jaffer Adams came 3rd in 100m - the winner went on to also win the 400m, while the runner-up again got the better of Jaffer in the tightest of 200m races, both clocking the same time. Jake Rogers romped 3,000m unchallenged in a Grade 3 time but it meant he missed the chance to race English Schools rival Sean Molloy (Tonbridge) at 1500m. In the girls u-15 section, Annabel Carter was 6th and 2nd in 200m & 300m respectively and Anna Alvarez had a mixed day, winning javelin (grade 3) 3rd in hurdles (grade 4) and was 6th in the long jump. IEK Boys & Gilrs combined were 6th overall in the team competition. For details click underlined text ....[url=http://www.kcaa.org.uk/KYALBoysDivision1Deangate02082009.pdf]Boys Kent League 2009 - Deangate[/url] ....[url=http://www.kcaa.org.uk/KYALGirlsDivision1Deangate02082009.pdf]Girls Kent League 2009 - Deangate[/url]