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Kent Young Athletes League Match 4 report

 

 

Forget the Olympics for a second, the real champions lie amongst the under 13 & 15 athletes at Invicta East Kent AC. The athletes lined up for the fourth and final time in the Kent Young Athletes League and once again, they showed they could rise to the challenge when it mattered. Again, we finished in a strong second place which means we finish 2nd overall for the whole league. This means we are promoted to Division 1! An excellent achievement for the club. The whole league this season has been a delight to watch with each athlete’s performance just getting better and better.
The final match saw slightly fewer athletes due to holidays, but this did not affect the results and those who were gave their all in their moves to gain points for the club and further improve their personal bests.
In the Under 13s, Henry-James Finch finished 1st in both the 100m & 200m, beating his PBs in both races with a time of 13.9s (his first sub 14s 100m) and 28.6 in the 200m.
Elsewhere, Danny Wake-Smith took on the throws, competing in both the discus and shot putt. He finished 1st in the B string of the shot putt, well clear of the athlete in 2nd place with a throw of 5.65m. This is a huge PB from his previous throw of 5.17m. In the discus he finished 3rd in the A string with a throw of 14.99. This is an excellent throw for his first attempt at this event.
Over to the girls, and Jildou Chappell took on the 800m. She looked strong, finishing in 2nd place and 1st in the A string with a time of 2:39.6. An excellent time to end the league on. Jildou also took on the javelin (which I am told she practiced using sticks) and managed a HUGE win with a throw of 19.99m. Fantastic result for an athlete who doesn’t normally train for the throws!
In the under 15s, Charlie Brisley was our representative in the 800m. Once again, he proved a great athlete to watch, making it look easy, finishing well clear in the lead with a time of 2:14.8.
Meanwhile, Luke Mellor took on the 80m hurdles, finishing in 2nd place with a time of 14.3s; a whole SECOND off his previous PB! What a fantastic result! Luke also took on the high jump, finishing in 1st place with a jump of 1.69m; a huge personal best from his previous 1.50m.  To add to this success, Luke also finished 2nd in the shot putt with a throw of 9.12; ANOTHER massive PB. What an excellent day for Luke!
Joining in Luke’s success was training partner, Lauren Macey who ran a superb race in the 75m hurdles finishing in a very close second place with a time of 12.2s. This is a huge difference from the 13s she ran at the last KYAL match. Very impressive. Showing her skills in the field events, she then went on to win both the high jump and long jump with a jump of 1.35m in the high jump and 4.43m in the long jump. The high jump was a new PB and the long jump was not far off at all!
Not far behind Lauren in the high jump was Louise Flynn who jumped 1.30m to win the B string; an excellent achievement in her first attempt at this event. Louise also took on the 800m, finishing in 2nd place with a time of 2:36.2.
Among the sprinters, Carlo’s consistent pair Hannah Scrivens & Djamilla Nkeureum kept their excellent streak with Hannah winning the B string in both the 100 & 200 and Djamilla 2nd place in the A string in both events. The girls showed how evenly matched they are in the 100m with Djamilla running 13.3s and Hannah 13.4; this is a huge difference from the 14.0s the girls were both running at the start of the season.  In the 200m, Djamilla ran 27.1s and Hannah 27.6s; again, PBs for both girls with Hannah’s being over a second quicker than her previous best. Whatever these girls achieve, they achieve together! Fantastic team work!
Finally, for the relays. Unfortunately we didn’t have quite enough athletes to field relay teams. However, we waited until the last race of the day to watch the speedsters Lauren Macey, Hannah Scrivens, Louise Flynn and Djamilla Nkeureum taking on the 4x300m in their first attempt at this event. Lauren Macey performed an excellent first leg passing the baton to Hannah in 2nd place. I believe the girls finished in 4th place overall but a second out of the Division 2 athletes. Below is a photo of the successful team.
A HUGE well done to all the athletes who competed across all KYAL matches, we saw some great athleticism and some incredible determination to beat individual performances. Thank you once again to team managers Natasha Scrivens & Rachel Harding who’s hard work enabled us to bring the team together and get enough points to take us to second in the league and to those who gave up their Sundays to help us gain additional points as officials. Finally, thanks to the athletes for their hard work and consistency. Well done everyone!

Forget the Olympics for a second, the real champions lie amongst the under 13 & 15 athletes at Invicta East Kent AC. The athletes lined up for the fourth and final time in the Kent Young Athletes League and once again, they showed they could rise to the challenge when it mattered. Again, we finished in a strong second place which means we finish 2nd overall for the whole league. This means we are promoted to Division 1! An excellent achievement for the club. The whole league this season has been a delight to watch with each athlete’s performance just getting better and better.


The final match saw slightly fewer athletes due to holidays, but this did not affect the results and those who were gave their all in their moves to gain points for the club and further improve their personal bests.


In the Under 13s, Henry-James Finch finished 1st in both the 100m & 200m, beating his PBs in both races with a time of 13.9s (his first sub 14s 100m) and 28.6 in the 200m.


Elsewhere, Danny Wake-Smith took on the throws, competing in both the discus and shot putt. He finished 1st in the B string of the shot putt, well clear of the athlete in 2nd place with a throw of 5.65m. This is a huge PB from his previous throw of 5.17m. In the discus he finished 3rd in the A string with a throw of 14.99. This is an excellent throw for his first attempt at this event.


Over to the girls, and Jildou Chappell took on the 800m. She looked strong, finishing in 2nd place and 1st in the A string with a time of 2:39.6. An excellent time to end the league on. Jildou also took on the javelin (which I am told she practiced using sticks) and managed a HUGE win with a throw of 19.99m. Fantastic result for an athlete who doesn’t normally train for the throws!


In the under 15s, Charlie Brisley was our representative in the 800m. Once again, he proved a great athlete to watch, making it look easy, finishing well clear in the lead with a time of 2:14.8.


Meanwhile, Luke Mellor took on the 80m hurdles, finishing in 2nd place with a time of 14.3s; a whole SECOND off his previous PB! What a fantastic result! Luke also took on the high jump, finishing in 1st place with a jump of 1.69m; a huge personal best from his previous 1.50m.  To add to this success, Luke also finished 2nd in the shot putt with a throw of 9.12; ANOTHER massive PB. What an excellent day for Luke!


Joining in Luke’s success was training partner, Lauren Macey who ran a superb race in the 75m hurdles finishing in a very close second place with a time of 12.2s. This is a huge difference from the 13s she ran at the last KYAL match. Very impressive. Showing her skills in the field events, she then went on to win both the high jump and long jump with a jump of 1.35m in the high jump and 4.43m in the long jump. The high jump was a new PB and the long jump was not far off at all!


Not far behind Lauren in the high jump was Louise Flynn who jumped 1.30m to win the B string; an excellent achievement in her first attempt at this event. Louise also took on the 800m, finishing in 2nd place with a time of 2:36.2.


Among the sprinters, Carlo’s consistent pair Hannah Scrivens & Djamilla Nkeureum kept their excellent streak with Hannah winning the B string in both the 100 & 200 and Djamilla 2nd place in the A string in both events. The girls showed how evenly matched they are in the 100m with Djamilla running 13.3s and Hannah 13.4; this is a huge difference from the 14.0s the girls were both running at the start of the season.  In the 200m, Djamilla ran 27.1s and Hannah 27.6s; again, PBs for both girls with Hannah’s being over a second quicker than her previous best. Whatever these girls achieve, they achieve together! Fantastic team work!


Finally, for the relays. Unfortunately we didn’t have quite enough athletes to field relay teams. However, we waited until the last race of the day to watch the speedsters Lauren Macey, Hannah Scrivens, Louise Flynn and Djamilla Nkeureum taking on the 4x300m in their first attempt at this event. Lauren Macey performed an excellent first leg passing the baton to Hannah in 2nd place. I believe the girls finished in 4th place overall but a second out of the Division 2 athletes. Below is a photo of the successful team.


A HUGE well done to all the athletes who competed across all KYAL matches, we saw some great athleticism and some incredible determination to beat individual performances. Thank you once again to team managers Natasha Scrivens & Rachel Harding who’s hard work enabled us to bring the team together and get enough points to take us to second in the league and to those who gave up their Sundays to help us gain additional points as officials. Finally, thanks to the athletes for their hard work and consistency. Well done everyone!