Last Saturday’s match at Erith

We now have the results from Saturday’s match at Erith for under 13s and under 15s. Mia Russell came back from Millfield School in Somerset for the match and produced three excellent performances in the under 13 girls events. She started in the first track event when she followed her win in the previous match in Dartford with another first place – this time in 13.1 seconds into the gusty wind. Then it was over to the long jump which she won with a very good jump of 4.25 metres and then she completed her hat-trick in the high jump with 1.28 metres to gain her third pb of the afternoon. And by 3 o’clock she was on her way back to Millfield School.

Vicki Pellett also produced three new personal bests – though in her case it only gave her one first place – 21.50 metres in the discus. Her best performance was the 9.31 metres in the shot for second place while her 22.87 metres hammer throw gave her third place. Lizzy Mycock produced a good   5.70 metres in the shot and Sarah Hennessy produced her own new personal bests of 17.09 metres in the discus and 17.64 metres in the hammer.

Matt Hennessy also managed 2 new pbs – 8.42 metres in the shot and going over 20 metres in the hammer for the first time with 21.27 metres. Other new bests in the throws came when Luke Webb went over 20 metres for the first time in the javelin with a best of 20.90 metres and Sam Havers again improved his best in the shot with 7.13 metres – first time over 7 metres.

The under 15 boys long jump produced a very pleasant and unexpected surprise with Jamie Osborne winning the A string with 4.54 metres and Liam Rieley the B string with 4.19 metres – both new personal bests. Liam later added a B string win in the 1500 metres supporting Ewan Dallas who finished fast to come third in the A string: Ewan also added a second place in the 300 metres B string with 45.1 seconds. The only other first place came from Oli Stuart in the under 13 boys 75 metres hurdles in a time of 13.0 seconds.

Elsewhere among the girls Hannah Sands, Roisin Bell and Tara Deeley all found the going hard on the track, as did Alistair Schofield and Scott Shephard for the boys. But everybody worked hard and did their best to bring home as many points as they could.

Having come fifth in the first match and sixth in the second match we were happy to come fifth again – beating Dartford Harriers and Medway Park Phoenix. Our fourth and last match takes place on Saturday July 13th with a trip down to the seaside at Hastings.


A reminder of what’s happening this week

Tuesday June 25th – training for all at Imberhorne from 7

Thursday June 27th – under 13 match at Horsham. Meet at Horsham by 6.15

Thursday June 27th – training for all except under 13s at Imberhorne from 7

Sunday June 30th – training for school years 4 and 5 at Imberhorne from 10

Sunday June 30th – match for under 17s and under 20s at Sutton Valence

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