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Summary of recent successes

It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of Invicta, with athletes posting some great results and progressing to the next level. Here is a summary of the successes over the last few weeks...


On Sunday 17th June, several Invicta athletes competed with athletes from across the South East at the Schools Inter County competition. The athletes were up against scorching heat, but still managed some excellent performances. Djamilla Nkereuwem finished 4th in the 200m with a time of 27.19, not far off her recent PB. Teammate Louise Evans finished 2nd in the 300m with a time of 40.09.


Jake Goodman finished 3rd in the U15 boys 100m with a time of 12.11.


Oscar Parrick finished 3rd in the 800m with a new PB of 2:04.02 taking him to 27th in the country. While teammate Matthew Stonier finished 7th in the 1500 with a time of 4:13.43.


Alex Millard won the u17 women’s 1500m with a great display of strong and tactical running, with a time of 4:45.94. Charlie Brisley won his 3000 with a time of 9.11.81.

Lauren Macey finished 3rd in the 80m hurdles with a time of 12.7 while Douglas Noel finished 3rd in the discus with a throw of 38.44.


Louise, Charlie, Alex and Oscar have all qualified for the English Schools Championships on 7th & 8th July. We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their performances!


On the 25th June, we had athletes taking part in both the Youth Development League in Walthamstow and the South East Schools’ Combined Events Championships in Kingston.


Over in Walthamstow, we finished top with our combined team of Ashford, Thanet and Paddock Wood. This puts us top of our division with just one match to go, so it is looking promising for our U17 and U20 athletes! Some notable performances from Barney Dougal who showed excellent team spirit by choosing to run in the 400m hurdles just to get points for the team! Teammates and coaches watched on nervously as Barney had only ever done hurdles at school! However, he finished in 4th place and still managed to go on to run the 400m flat a couple of hours later, finishing 3rd and then later, the 4x400! What team spirit!


We also had a new PB from Korede Awe in the 100m with 11.00. Over the weekend, we heard that Korede had been selected to run for Kent at the Senior Inter Counties in Kingston next weekend where he will take on the 100m.


We were very pleased to have Emily Higham competing again after exam season finished. Emily threw herself back into it with a new PB in the shot putt with a throw of 8.28. Great work Emily! While Lauren Macey won the javelin B string with a throw of 21.78, a new personal best for her!


Over in Kingston, Issy Harding and Douglas Noel were aiming for English Schools Combined Events qualification. Despite some performances that were slightly off his best, Doug finished 2nd in the Octathlon out of 21 athletes.


Issy finished in 4th place in her pentathlon. She also managed a personal best in both the 75m hurdles with a fantastic time of 12.08 as well as the shot putt with a throw of 7.99. She also equalled her personal best in the high jump.


Both Doug and Issy have done enough to secure themselves qualification to the English School Combined Events Championships in September. Well done both!

Finally, this week, Sandie Tiley (coach Carlo Monticolombi) is competing in the World Transplant Games. Last year, Sandie brought home 5 gold medals from the British Transplant Games. On Monday, she picked up the silver in the 5k road race. She races on the track on Friday and Saturday and we are all very excited to hear how she does!


This weekend, we also have our youngsters competing in the third match of the Kent Young Athletes League.


Good luck to everyone competing in the next few weeks and well done to those who have qualified for national championships!! We can’t wait to hear how you’ve all done!