Written by MD
Mary's concuding Report on a fine Summer for the Girls
LILY B MATCH 3 & THE CUP FINAL
Firstly apologies for the delay in the report for Match 3. Anyway as you all know we won what was a really hard fought match. This win meant we won the league title, something Kingston last did in 1984!! so really an achievement to be proud of.
As usual with this team everyone did their best to make sure all events were covered, we even had 7 U17’s which made a huge difference to the points score. On the day we had 41 PB’s which really shows just how competitive everyone was, a fantastic achievement.
Pippa achieved a new PB in the 75m (11.1), equalled her PB in the 150 and got a new PB in the 600m (1.55.2)
Sasha got a new PB ‘s in the 150 (23.5) the 600m (1.59.7) and the LJ (2.89).
It will be great when they move up to the U13 next year.
The following girls all achieved new PB’s:
Leila, 800m 2.48.3 and Discus 8.65m, Holly, hurdles 13.5, Nina LJ 4.16m, Luisa, Javelin 8.82m and 200m 31.5.
Rebecca also achieved a new PB in the 1500m by knocking more than 20seconds off her previous best time, a really fantastic performance.
Newcomer Anna did well in the HJ and also ran a good leg in the B relay.
Again another set of great performance with the following people achieving new PB’s:
Bryony, 100m 13.8 and 200m 29.1, Rachel, Shot 5.87, Laura Darcey, 200m 30.1, Ella 1500m 5.24.8, Marlie, Hammer 13.75m, Laura Cook PV, 2.10m.
Newcomer Phoebe won the A HJ whilst Lauren won the B competition which was great and one of only 3 double wins.
It was fantastic to actually have more than 3 athletes, in fact we even had a relay team which was a first for this season! Newcomer Beth travelled all the way back from Wiltshire to compete, unfortunately she missed the start of the HJ but still did well in the Shot. Everyone was kept very busy scoring plenty of points and getting PB’s along the way.
The following people all achieved new best performances:
Mae, 100m 13.0 and 300m hurdles 48.3, Beth Shot 5.53, Alice, LJ 3m and Discus 10.25m , Layla, Javelin 11.26m and 1500m 5.17.7, Olivia E, Discus 12.66.
The sun shone and it was a really fantastic team performance with the result in doubt right till the very last relay. In the end we actually won by 20 points which against such tough opposition was an emphatic win so a HUGE WELL DONE TO YOU ALL .
The team on the day was: Pippa Earley, Sasha Reed, Holly Beighton, Sophie Dimbleby, Nina Gibbins, Luisa Barnes, Leila Allan, Rebecca Keddie, Anna Harvey, Rhianna Reynolds, Laura Darcey, Laura Cook, Lauren Edwards, Bryony Ross, Elle Butcher, Nadia Allan, Bridget Langford, Ella Shaw, Phoebe Callaghan-Mills, Ellie Manhire, Rachel Peters, Caitlin Dimbleby, Prerana Kanieri, Marlie Carter- Edwards, Mae Thompson, Layla Thompson, Beth Hooke, Alice Clemens, Olivia Eyles, Olivia Njae, Alex Bartle.
Many Thanks to all the athletes, parents, coaches, officials, timekeepers and anyone else I may have forgotten, we couldn’t have done so well without all your support.
THE CUP FINAL
Unfortunately unlike our other matches this season the weather was far from kind, Saturday was cold, windy and at times extremely wet which didn’t help performances or morale. The day didn’t start well with injuries and illness depleting the team. Those in the early events had the worst of the weather with high jumpers and pole vaulters both landing on sodden beds and getting soaked to the skin whilst those in the hurdles could hardly see through the rain.
However despite the awful conditions everyone just got on with it and did their best which is a huge credit to both the coaches and the parents. The day started well with some wins in the field but it was soon obvious that both Guildford and Herne Hill had very strong teams and it would be a struggle to match them. In the end we finished 3rd which given our depleted team was a pretty good result and we do have the consolation of having won the league trophy breaking Guildfords’ 8 year unbeaten run.
Despite the bad weather there were still a number of people who managed to set new PB’s, a total of 21 in all which is fantastic and a great way to end the season.
Sasha, Eleanor and Katherine all competed well and have done so throughout the season, they will certainly strengthen the U13 team when they move up.
Eleanor and Katherine set new bests in the LJ of 2.79m and 2.39m respectively.
Relative newcomers Anna & Rhianna both set new PB’s. Anna jumped 1.25m in the HJ and threw threw Javelin 8.88m whilst Rhianna threw the Discus 13.54m. Not to be left out Sophie, hurdles (14.9), Mollie, LJ 3.49 and Rebecca, Shot 3.95m also set new bests.
The A relay team ran a very strong race to finish a second in their best time of the season.
As has been the case all season we had an abundance of competitors in this age group and were able to fill every event with 2 competitors even though some people were competing for the first time. Newcomers Joanna and Amelia did brilliantly winning the A & B hammer with throws of 18.78m and 13.71m respectively. Evie also achieved a new PB in hammer of 9.72. Laura Cook, Laura Darcey and Laura Dunkling also set new bests. Laura C vaulting 2.20m in the PV to win the A string, Laura Darcey with a 29.6 200m and Laura D finishing in 5.31.9 in the 1500m.
Unfortunately, once again we only had a very small team in this age group. A special mention to Rachel Cook who very kindly competed in 3 events to gain 16 valuable points (Rachel’s main sport is rowing but she came to help bolster the numbers - many thanks). Newcomer Beth also took on a variety of events HJ, 80m hurdles and Shot showing her versatility. As in previous matches Nicole, Alex and Olivia each competed in the maximum number of events scoring valuable points. Nicole and Olivia both achieving new PB’s in the LJ of 4.16m and 3.57m respectively.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO COMPETED, SUPPORTED, OFFICIATED, COACHED OR ANYTHING ELSE ON SATURDAY IT WAS REALLY MUCH APPRECIATED.
The team on the day was:
Sasha Reed, Eleanor Bartle, Katherine Bartle, Nina Gibbins, Luisa Barnes, Mollie O’Sullivan, Leila Allan, Rebecca Keddie, Sophie Dimbleby, Anna Harvey, Rhianna Reynolds, Bryony Ross, Louise Trott, Laura Darcey, Elle Butcher, Nadia Allan, Laura Dunkling, Ella Shaw, Vanessa Saunders, Phoebe Callaghan-Mills, Saskia Fitzpatrick, Laura Cook, Caitlin Dimbleby, Evie Grippaudo, Ellie Manhire, Prerana Kanieri , Joanna Lennon, Amelia Beltrao, Olivia Njae, Rachel Cook, Beth Hooke, Nicole Kendall and Alex Bartle.
Overall it has been another really successful season for the girls and everyone should be really proud of their achievements.
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