Written by FS
More winning news for our 25th Anniversary Year!
K&P continue winning streak
"Tous pour un, un pour tous", the Musketeers’ motto epitomises the team spirit at our second outing in the UK Young Athletes League on 22 May. This was our home match, and while missing some key players, we fielded a strong team of 61 athletes from across all training groups, featuring all recent County medal winners and finalists. However, for much of the match our score placed us in last place. Yet, rather than being downbeat our athletes rallied to gather as many points as possible. Prime examples were William Dawson and Matthew Stevens who at last minute rescued our relays by running both relays in their age groups. The effort paid off – in a dramatic late surge our team overtook early leaders Camberley and eventual 2nd placed Woking to win their second consecutive match in the league. We remain in 3rd place in the League, but only a whisker away from the top. The final score:
Kingston AC & Polytechnic H 493
The ‘Athletes of the Match’ awards go to the top performances of the day: Jody Edwards (AAA grade 2 in Shot) and Phillip Bearman (grade 4 in 1500m). Grade 3 performances by Ellé Butcher (800m), Gaby Orlich (DT) and Saskia Fitzpatrick (HJ, LJ) were other highlights, along with a host of grade 4 results, first and second places and many PB’s. The middle distances are now firmly established as a strength to complement our traditional point-scoring throws and jumps. The day went particularly well for our newcomers (Rhianna Reynolds, Hannah Shaw, Olivia Njae, Benji Oosterwyk, Oscar Tyrrell, Tom Worthington, Rhys Clements, Oles Makarevich, and Mazigh Hemici) who all had good results, scoring very valuable points. Our top scorers were Nicole Kendall and Kiran Richards, each with two wins and one 2nd place in their events, but ultimately the secret behind the success was the willingness of our athletes to fill events, even well outside their comfort zone. Well done to everyone in the team!
Our team on the day:
U13 Girls: Leila Allan, Luisa Barnes, Holly Beighton, Sophie Dimbleby, Jody Edwards, Nina Gibbins, Rebecca Keddie, Rebecca O’Neill, Mollie O’Sullivan.
U13 Boys: Julian Hitchcock, Gian Hobbs, Harry Morgan, Benji Oosterwyk, Harry Reynolds, Harry Robinson, Charlie Townend, Oscar Tyrrell, Rory Vassall, Tom Worthington.
U15 Girls: Nadia Allan, Ellé Butcher, Marlie Carter-Edwards, Laura Cook, Laura Darcey, Caitlin Dimbleby, Laura Dunkling, Lauren Edwards, Saskia Fitzpatrick, Prerana Kaneri, Ellie Manhire, Gaby Orlich, Rhianna Reynolds, Bryony Ross, Vanessa Saunders, Hannah Shaw.
U15 Boys: Phillip Bearman, Rhys Clements, Patrick Comerford, William Dawson, Gabriel Finch, Matthew Lester, Rory McCann, Oles Makarevich, Oliver Phelps, Neil Wellard.
U17 Girls: Alex Bartle, Alice Clemens, Olivia Eyles, Nicole Kendall, Olivia Njae.
U17 Boys: Marcus Arrogah, Matthew Broderick, Tom Dawson, Matt Elmore, Aidan Fahey, Mazigh Hemici, Alex Mackintosh, Kiran Richards, Nikolaj Schubert, Matthew Stevens, Sam Vassall.
Thanks to all our athletes, and special thanks to the army of helpers who assisted in the team management, took care of our officiating duties (contributing 60 points to the score!), and ensured the smooth running of the match: Anne Allan, David Barrington, Sheila Brackpool, Gill Broderick, Susanne Dietrich, Mary Dimbleby, Lyn Edwards, Brenda Ford, Richard Gibbins, Maurice Joyce, Pat Logan, Mike May, Cashel Riordan, Sue Shilling, Debbie Vernon, Humphrey Waddington, and Peter Waddington.
Our next match will be an even more interesting challenge, 5 June against hosts Hillingdon and Wycombe Phoenix, who are both sporting ambitions to win promotion this year. With another good turnout we have every chance to do well!
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