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TM Gill Broderick's report from Sutton Arena - full results at :www.topsinathletics.info & www.powerof10.info,except for Under 11s,for which contact your TM.
Fine and glorious weather for K&P’s first Ebbisham League meeting – 10th April
Most important is to first thank the following boys who competed and for K&P.
U15s: Patrick Comerford, Tuomas Syyrila, Rory McCann and Markus Syyrila
U13s: Gian Hobbs and Jordan Welby (Kingston Kestrel member)
U11s: Blaize Lee-Blackwood, Beau Downey(Kestrel), Jorge Beltrao and Elias Syyrila
Kingston are competing in Div 2 with three other clubs. All, except Gian, were competing for the first time on the track for the club so you can imagine there were some tentative thoughts from the team members. However, they were given the chance to choose what they wanted to do; many of the team were absent as it was the start of the Easter hols. The boys who competed fared very well for their first outing and are gaining valuable experience of competing on the track outside of the club.
In the U15 javelin Rory was keen to show what he could do and did not let himself or the team down. In his first competition from only training in this event for some 2 months, he threw an impressive 26.72m to win the A string and left his competitors trailing in his wake. This is a magnificent start to the season and it has given Rory confidence to pursue this event further. Tuomas Syyrila showed great strength and technique over the shorter events: 2nd 100m in 14.3 and 2nd 200m in 29.0; a newcomer with much promise to improve as the season progresses. His brother Markus, who trains with The Kestrel Club, finished in 2nd place in both the 100m & 200m – recording a creditable 15.8 and 32.3 respectively and did not let himself down with these fine first performances. Our sole high jumper, Patrick has shown he can jump 1.20/1.25m in training and was disappointed in not clearing the starting height of 1.20m. I would point out that he is a first year U15. It is daunting when you see non-scoring U17s also jumping alongside you and there was NO other K&P athlete to support him in his role. Patrick is regarded as an excellent and keen member of the training group and hopefully can move on to give this event another go as he gains experience.
Gian Hobbs, our only U13 competitor, enthusiastically turned out from his busy schedule after moving into year 7 last September and long jumped to 3.59m for 3rd (is a 4m jumper) but out for his the first match this is understandable and he went away with motivation to return to his form of last summer. In the 100m, Gian recorded 16.1 for 4th place. Jordan Welby, (Kestrel member) albeit nervous, showed great resilience and potential to become a scoring K&P athlete. In the long jump, he was 3rd with 2.71m and definitely has 3m in him. Not one to give up, he tried the high jump and cleared 1.10m which is a fantastic start and a silver standard for the Kestrel badge.
Our U11s ran exceedingly well on their first outing Blaize, Beau & Elias are Kestrel club members. Jorge, who as a year 4 trains with Susanne Dietrich. In the 75m Blaize ran 12.3 and was joint top scorer out of 8. Beau was very close in 12.5, the 2nd fastest , with Elias recording 14.5 and being 7th out of 8. Blaize, Beau and Jorge went for the 150m: Blaize & Jorge both finished in the same time of 23.9 and were joint second fasted overall out of 10. Beau ran 24.5 and came 4th. This is a very promising start for these boys and they ran strongly, with conviction and with great technique.
While the club scored 16 points, the score is irrelevant. These boys achieved a time or a distance, to then understand what they need to work towards as the season moves on. They have fantastic support from their parents who brought them this event and to cheer them on. Not one athlete discredited themselves and these boys should give themselves a huge PAT ON THE BACK. Many thanks to you today – Keep on running, jumping and throwing!
Final thanks to David Dyer, David Barrington, Maurice Joyce, Frank Schubert, Susanne Dietrich and Sheila Brackpool who were our officials of the day.
Next Ebbisham: Sunday 26th June at Walton on Thames – An important date for your diary.
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