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Fourth and final KYAL of the season

On Sunday 6th August, Invicta’s youngsters gathered for the fourth and final time for the Kent Young Athletes League. On the day, we finished 3rd and this means we will finish 3rd overall in this league; a fantastic achievement particularly in our first year as a solo team.

 

We had a few absentees due to holidays. However, we still produced a very strong team on the day.

 

Invicta dominated the 800m, claiming first and second in both the U13 boys (Jamie Keir with 2:24.5 and Reef Page second with 2:26.5) and the U15 girls (Maddy Sawyer won with 2:27.6 and Jildou Chappell came second with 2:35). Shortly after, Oscar Parrick dominated the entire field with a huge win in 2:12. He finished 50m clear of second place and the whole race was a delight to watch. Tom Williams finished in 8th place (3rd in the B string) in the same race with a time of 2:32.9 in his first attempt at this distance.

 

The day started with the hurdles and Chloe Sands (U13) cruised to victory with a new personal best of 13.1 while Issy Harding (U15) also glided to victory with 12.1. In the U13 boys, Freddie Oliver finished second with a time of 15.0; a new personal best for him!

 

They didn’t stop there. Freddie also finished second in the high jump with 1.25m and a fantastic first in the long jump with 4.09; equalling his personal best and the long jump a new PB. Chloe also sprinted to 2nd place in the 150m with a new PB of 21.4! She also finished second in the long jump with a jump of 3.96. Issy also took on a sprint, finishing 3rd in the 200m with a new PB of 28.1. She also finished 2nd in the shot putt with 6.91.

 

In the sprints, we also had Jake Goodman in both the 100 and 200. He cruised to victory in both races, well clear of the rest of the field with 12.2 in the 100m and a new personal best of 24.1 in the 200. Imogen Davis also stormed to victory in the 100m equalling new personal best of 13.7. Imogen also took second in the B string of the javelin with a throw of 16.2; her first recorded javelin throw.

 

Also in the sprints were James Gill and Jens Chappell in the U13 200m with James finishing 4th in the A string with a new personal best of 32.7 and Jens 4th in the B string with 36.9. Both boys also took on the 100m, with James finishing 3rd in the A string with a new personal best of 14.8 and Jens 5th in the B string with 16.8. Jens also proved his skills as a multi-eventer, finishing 2nd in the B string of the discus with a throw of 10.78.

 

In the younger age group, Charlotte Simmonds finished 5th in the 75m with a new personal best of 11.6 while Tilly Oliver finished 7th in the B string with a new personal best of 12.8. Charlotte also took on the 800m finishing in a fantastic 4th place with a time of 2:56.8, another PB! While Tilly also took on the long jump, jumping 3.07 and the shot putt, throwing 4.79m. Tallulah Butcher also took on the 800m finishing just behind Charlotte and taking 3rd in the B string with 2:58.7.

 

Charlotte also took on the high jump with, jumping 1.10m, the same as fellow Invicta athlete Hollie Baker. Hollie also jumped into second place in the B string of the long jump with a jump of 3.29m. All new personal bests for Hollie!

 

Multi-eventer Danny Wake-Smith finished 4th in the B string long jump with 2.80m 2nd in the B string shot putt with 5.52 (Reef Page finished 3rd in the A string with 6.22m. Danny also finished 3rd in the discus with a throw of 16.95m, a big new personal best!

 

The day finished with the relays and we had another superb performance from Maddy Sawyer, Jildou Chappell, Issy Harding and Imogen Davis who took the victory in the U15 4x100. A fantastic team effort and all four girls gave it their all. We also saw Chloe Sands, Tilly Oliver, Hollie Baker and Charlotte Simmonds finish 4th in the U13 4x100 while Jamie Keir, Freddie, Jens and Reef sprinted to 3rd in the boys’ event.

 

It was great to see so many Invicta athletes taking part in this league and many of whom it was their first year competing for the club. Well done to everyone on their performances and a huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help officiate as well as the team managers Rachel Harding and Emma Sawyer who worked incredibly hard to bring such a strong team together month on month. Thank you and well done everyone! Here’s to next season!