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Kent Young Athletes competition

After the success of the previous KYAL match, the team had set the standards and had a lot to live up to. However, on this sunny day in Dartford, they did not disappoint!
This match saw us raise the profile of our male athletes, bringing in more under 13 & under 15 boys. These athletes were quick to make their mark and we managed to leap to second place for both the under 13 AND under 15 boys (as well as the 2nd place for both girls’ teams), which once again saw us take second place overall for this round putting us in great stead for an overall place in the top two! What a fantastic team effort! That’s not to mention the individual success.
Henry-James Finch (Carlo, U13) stormed to second place in the 100m with a new PB of 14.0s. He later took to the 200m and managed a fantastic first place with a time of 29.2.
Among  the rest of the under 13 boys, Danny Wake-Smith (Tony) also took on the 100m, finishing in 4th place before heading off to throw a shot putt. Danny won with an excellent throw of 5.17m. Showing his efforts as a thrower, he then took on the javelin with a throw of 20.74 that took him to second place!  As this was Danny’s first competition, he has gained himself some great PBs to start his season and athletics career.
Jack Herbert (Tony) kicked off his first competition to a great start! With 2nd & 3rd place in the A string of the long jump & high jump respectively, he then won the Javelin B string with a throw of 19.42m. Jack now has some excellent personal bests to start off his season.
In the under 15s, after having a few absentees (due to other sporting commitments at the first KYAL), we now had more athletes entered for this age group and they joined the competition in style!
Luke Williams (Carlo Monticolombi) competed in a very close 100m race. From where I was standing it looked too close to call, but Luke was awarded with 2nd place with a time of 13.4. Not long later, he took on the 200m. He cruised round the bend and finished in an excellent 3rd place with a time of 27.3s.
Luke was followed shortly after by Sebastian Ngassa (Tony Piersall) who competed in the B string for both the 100m & 200m. He came second in a time of 13.8s (a new PB!). Keeping with consistency, he bagged 2nd place in the 200m as well with a time of 29.9s (ANOTHER new PB!)
In the 800m, Oscar Parrick (Peter Mullervy) made it look easy, winning the A string in time of 2:17.1 (very close to a personal & season’s best!) Not far behind was Sam Newson (James Roberts) who came second in the B string with a time of 2:34.6.
Luke Mellor (Tony) came second in his 80m Hurdles race with a time of 15.3s. He later took on the high jump and won the A string with an impressive jump of 1.50m. Again, he has managed to get some excellent new personal bests to start the season. Luke also proved himself as a thrower, winning the shot putt with a throw of 8.37m.
Another of Tony’s athletes, Inigo Warren, followed in Luke’s footsteps and jumped an excellent 1.45 to take first place in the B string of the high jump. Proving himself as a good jumper, he leapt to second place in the long jump with a new personal best of 4.69m.
Safe in the knowledge, they had already managed 2nd place overall at the first match, the girls (of both age groups) kept consistent and showed more solid performances to maintain this position in match 2.
First on the track was Issy Harding (Stuart Earl) who soared over the hurdles in the 70m Hurdles and became a clear winner in a fantastic time of 11.7s (shaving .3 of a second off her personal best!). She then moved quickly on to the high jump, winning that as well with a jump of 1.25m, equalling her personal best. As, everything comes in threes, Issy added a third 1st place to her records, winning the long jump with an excellent 4.21m; ANOTHER PB!
Shortly after, another strong hurdler took to the track. Lauren Macey (Tony) hurdled her way to 2nd place in the 75m hurdles with a fantastic new personal best of 13.1s (shaving a huge .7s off her previous PB). Lauren later proved her strength as a multi-eventer, competing in both the 800m (followed shortly after by a 4x100 relay) and the long jump. Lauren finished 3rd in the B string of the 800m with a new personal best of 2:44.3.  In the long jump she came 2nd with a jump of 4.05m.
Also taking on the 800m, running in the A string, was Alexandra Millard (Peter Mulervy) who finished in an impressive 2nd place with a time of 2:24.3. A new PB from the recent 1500m Kent Champion!
Issie Martin competed in the 800m, finishing in 3rd place. She crossed the line in a time of 2:57.7; a new personal best! Issie also tried her hand at javelin, coming 4th with a throw of 9.44m; another personal best!
Carlo’s most consistent duo Hannah Scrivens & Djamilla Nkereuwem continued with their joint successful season with once again, new personal bests in the 100m. Both girls knocked .2 & .3s off their PBs. Djamilla finished in 2nd place with an excellent time of 13.4s while Hannah won the B string with a time of 13.6s. The girls then continued their successful streak with both winning the 200m. With a quick break between the two sprints, Djamilla had just enough time to get a few high jumps in. She leapt over the bar with a jump of 1.40m; a new personal best that saw her win the A string. Meanwhile, Hannah finished 4th in the shot putt A string, with a season’s best   
We rounded the day off with the U15 boys finishing in 3rd place in the 4x100m relay, the Under 15 girls finishing in 2nd place and the U13 girls finishing in first, with Issy Harding once again running an excellent first leg to help the Medway Phoenix Park girls bring the baton home in first.
Another fantastic day of athletics with team and individual successes. Fingers crossed we can continue this for the last two KYAL matches.

After the success of the previous KYAL match, the team had set the standards and had a lot to live up to. However, on this sunny day in Dartford, they did not disappoint!


This match saw us raise the profile of our male athletes, bringing in more under 13 & under 15 boys. These athletes were quick to make their mark and we managed to leap to second place for both the under 13 AND under 15 boys (as well as the 2nd place for both girls’ teams), which once again saw us take second place overall for this round putting us in great stead for an overall place in the top two! What a fantastic team effort! That’s not to mention the individual success.


Henry-James Finch (Carlo, U13) stormed to second place in the 100m with a new PB of 14.0s. He later took to the 200m and managed a fantastic first place with a time of 29.2.


Among  the rest of the under 13 boys, Danny Wake-Smith (Tony) also took on the 100m, finishing in 4th place before heading off to throw a shot putt. Danny won with an excellent throw of 5.17m. Showing his efforts as a thrower, he then took on the javelin with a throw of 20.74 that took him to second place!  As this was Danny’s first competition, he has gained himself some great PBs to start his season and athletics career.


Jack Herbert (Tony) kicked off his first competition to a great start! With 2nd & 3rd place in the A string of the long jump & high jump respectively, he then won the Javelin B string with a throw of 19.42m. Jack now has some excellent personal bests to start off his season.


In the under 15s, after having a few absentees (due to other sporting commitments at the first KYAL), we now had more athletes entered for this age group and they joined the competition in style!


Luke Williams (Carlo Monticolombi) competed in a very close 100m race. From where I was standing it looked too close to call, but Luke was awarded with 2nd place with a time of 13.4. Not long later, he took on the 200m. He cruised round the bend and finished in an excellent 3rd place with a time of 27.3s.


Luke was followed shortly after by Sebastian Ngassa (Tony Piersall) who competed in the B string for both the 100m & 200m. He came second in a time of 13.8s (a new PB!). Keeping with consistency, he bagged 2nd place in the 200m as well with a time of 29.9s (ANOTHER new PB!)


In the 800m, Oscar Parrick (Peter Mullervy) made it look easy, winning the A string in time of 2:17.1 (very close to a personal & season’s best!) Not far behind was Sam Newson (James Roberts) who came second in the B string with a time of 2:34.6.


Luke Mellor (Tony) came second in his 80m Hurdles race with a time of 15.3s. He later took on the high jump and won the A string with an impressive jump of 1.50m. Again, he has managed to get some excellent new personal bests to start the season. Luke also proved himself as a thrower, winning the shot putt with a throw of 8.37m.


Another of Tony’s athletes, Inigo Warren, followed in Luke’s footsteps and jumped an excellent 1.45 to take first place in the B string of the high jump. Proving himself as a good jumper, he leapt to second place in the long jump with a new personal best of 4.69m.


Safe in the knowledge, they had already managed 2nd place overall at the first match, the girls (of both age groups) kept consistent and showed more solid performances to maintain this position in match 2.


First on the track was Issy Harding (Stuart Earl) who soared over the hurdles in the 70m Hurdles and became a clear winner in a fantastic time of 11.7s (shaving .3 of a second off her personal best!). She then moved quickly on to the high jump, winning that as well with a jump of 1.25m, equalling her personal best. As, everything comes in threes, Issy added a third 1st place to her records, winning the long jump with an excellent 4.21m; ANOTHER PB!


Shortly after, another strong hurdler took to the track. Lauren Macey (Tony) hurdled her way to 2nd place in the 75m hurdles with a fantastic new personal best of 13.1s (shaving a huge .7s off her previous PB). Lauren later proved her strength as a multi-eventer, competing in both the 800m (followed shortly after by a 4x100 relay) and the long jump. Lauren finished 3rd in the B string of the 800m with a new personal best of 2:44.3.  In the long jump she came 2nd with a jump of 4.05m.


Also taking on the 800m, running in the A string, was Alexandra Millard (Peter Mulervy) who finished in an impressive 2nd place with a time of 2:24.3. A new PB from the recent 1500m Kent Champion!


Issie Martin competed in the 800m, finishing in 3rd place. She crossed the line in a time of 2:57.7; a new personal best! Issie also tried her hand at javelin, coming 4th with a throw of 9.44m; another personal best!


Carlo’s most consistent duo Hannah Scrivens & Djamilla Nkereuwem continued with their joint successful season with once again, new personal bests in the 100m. Both girls knocked .2 & .3s off their PBs. Djamilla finished in 2nd place with an excellent time of 13.4s while Hannah won the B string with a time of 13.6s. The girls then continued their successful streak with both winning the 200m. With a quick break between the two sprints, Djamilla had just enough time to get a few high jumps in. She leapt over the bar with a jump of 1.40m; a new personal best that saw her win the A string. Meanwhile, Hannah finished 4th in the shot putt A string, with a season’s best   We rounded the day off with the U15 boys finishing in 3rd place in the 4x100m relay, the Under 15 girls finishing in 2nd place and the U13 girls finishing in first, with Issy Harding once again running an excellent first leg to help the Medway Phoenix Park girls bring the baton home in first.


Another fantastic day of athletics with team and individual successes. Fingers crossed we can continue this for the last two KYAL matches.