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Kent AA Indoor Championships 2012  Lea Valley  -  Saturday 26 February 2012

Eight IEK athletes in 23 performances - 12 Finalists net seven medals - 2 gold - 3 silver - 2 bronze

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Rhiannon Wallwork claims gold (200m)  +  silver (Long Jump)


  Sam Hudson - left - claims u-20 Gold at 800m in fast time

 

    Poppy Collins silver + bronze (200m & 300m)  - Ben Jacobs bronze (Long Jump)

 

      Pippi Randall makes 3 finals  -  Jacob Burton 3 events and one final

 

    Scarlett Mann returns to competition with 2 finals, taking silver for Long Jump

 

  Hadley Pressley flexes muscles in Senior Men's 200m

 

most succesful event for IEK - three IEK u15 Girls in 200m final

In heat 1 of the Senior Men's 200m, Hadley Pressley posted 25.3 against the eventual Kent champion who would set a new County indoor record in the final.

Ben Burton (u-20) got as far as the semi-final of the 60m where he posted 7.53 when up against both the eventual gold and silver medallists.

Ben was one of 3 IEK to clinch medals in the Long Jimp taking u-20 bronze with 5.43m - Scarlett Mann (u-20) and Rhiannon Wallwork (u-15) each claimed silver with 4.72m and 5.03m respectively. Scarlett completed her return to competitive athletics.with 8.80 in the final of the 60m, almost the same time she ran to qualify.

Also in the final of 60m, Jacob Burton was given 7.43, the same as the Dartford Harrier in 5th and a tad outside his own quick time of 7.41 in the semi-finals.

Jacob was unlucky not to get past the opening round of the 200m despite coming 2nd in Heat 1 - the eventual winner Alex Bell (previously with Dartord Harriers now with Cambridge Harriers) posted a Champoionship Best Performance of 22.84

Bell is a great rival of IEK's own sprint phenomenon, Chris Chancellor who the day before was tackling 400m at the BUCS Indoor championships in Sheffield

Three IEK female sprinters made the 200m final where

Pippi Randall (in one of 3 finals which included hurdles) was 5th - Poppy Collins nicked silver when timed at 28.38, identical to Medway Maidstone girl and Rhiannon dominated the final, winning in a fast 27.30 which, if done outdoors, would put her in the top 200 in the country

Poppy then claimed bronze in the 300m in 47.12 where she had to contend with 3 bends, compared to just the one on an outdoor track.

Sam Hudson successfully defended his 800m indoor title in 2min 03.45, virtually identical to his best outdoor time last summer