Written by DB
Congratulations to Tucker Bryant on his selection for the Senior Boys 200m for Surrey at The English Schools Champs at Gateshead on July 6th/7th.
K&P celebrated two Selections for the UK Olympic Trials and the first up,Felix Hatton(JT) will be very disappointed that a Games place will elude him,but still gave a fine exhibition at Birmingham(23rd),coming from 9th to 4th in the Final Round with a 68.38 fling,and mastering conditions better than many.
In the Womens Long Jump,Dominique Blaize performed well up to current form,similarly to Felix,but again just short of selection. Beating Jessica Ennis into 6th,she was 5th with 6m35.
Just to note for all those aspiring athletes in Kingston and the surrounding District - BOTH THESE CLASS ATHLETES WERE RAISED WITHIN TWO MILES OF KINGSMEADOW AND K&P HQ - FINE EXAMPLES OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH COMMITMENT,DEDICATION,AND PARENTAL & CLUB SUPPORT. TALENT PLAYS ITS PART,OF COURSE. THEY'RE MEMBERS OF WHOM WE CAN ALL BE PROUD,AND WHO CAN BE EMULATED.
Midweek(20th),Andy Robinson(46) clipped his Club Vets 1500 record down to 4.15.2 at the Twickenham Rosenheim. Humphrey's Mens Team seemingly clocked their 18th consecutive victory - outstanding! - whilst our Girls/Women almost certainly got back to winning ways in an effort to retain their Trophy.
At the SE Schools Inter County at Kingston(23rd),Alex Bartle celebrated her 16th birthday on the day with a win for Surrey,but,more significantly with another improvement on her PB and her U17 Club Hammer Record to 33.78. Nicole Kendall(IG TJ 9.93),Ellie Manhire(JG SP 8.34)and Joanne Lennon(IG HT 28.27) were also wearing their Surrey 'colours'.
THE WEEK AHEAD
On Saturday 30th,both the Lily B and BAL teams venture away from home for their respective 2nd fixtures of the season - the Girls go to Croydon,whilst the Men go north to Grangemouth in Scotland.
JACK PETCHEY AWARDS
After Alex Bartle was voted the May Award Winner,Frank Schubert NOW has a substantial list of nominations for the June Award - please send in your vote - click on Young Athletes from the Main Menu.
LEGAL PB AND CLUB RECORD FOR DOMINIQUE IN AUSTRIA
Dominique Blaize gave herself the best preparation for the approaching Olympic trials by improving her legal LJ PB to 6m45(wind 0.5 against) in winning her event in Austria on Sunday(17th). This leap is arguably intrinsically better than her windy 6.51 last summer which had the benefit of a plus 3.6 wind,and comes just at the right time for her confidence.The leap puts her 7th on this year's UK Rankings.
ANOTHER UNDER 13 GIRLS CLUB RECORD
Following Sophie Dimbleby's annexing of the Club Under 13 Girls Javelin mark,similar congratulations are due to Amy Richardson,who eclipsed Dominique Blaize's 2000 Under 13 Long Jump standard by 5cms with a leap of 4m67 in winning her event at Aldershot Military Stadium in the last NYAL match of the summer on Sunday,June 17th.
ANOTHER CLUB RECORD FOR MARK ROBERTS
Mark improved on his 3.40 mark at Lewes and thus took full charge of the Club Vets Pole Vault record from Tom Ojasoo with his 3.50 clearance in the SVL at Kingston on June 25th.
2nd - The first Lily B at The Spectrum was "busy,busy" as always and there was a spirited input from K&P from officials and competitors alike. TM Mary Dimbleby scored something of a rarity - everyone who said they were coming,actually did! That accounted,for sure,for a resounding success in our M2,K&P winning with 348pts,aahead of Croydon 274 and the rest a further 100 pts behind. No M1 result yet,but guess G&G won on home turf. Results/reports asap.
2nd-4th - Birmingham - Day 1 - At the EA Closed Champs.,Danny Eckersley mirrored his BAL 800 with a 1.57.30(5ht)/1.57.41(7sf),whilst HCA Chris Bannon(Godiva),who was very close to his 1500 PB at our BAL Basingstoke match, lowered his 5000 best to 14.37.57 in narrowly missing the bronze.
2nd-4th - Cardiff - Welsh Champs - Chris Hall inched his 2012 400 down to 51.39 in taking the bronze and,later, was 5th in the Long Jump.
2nd/3rd - parkruns - Members spread themselves thinly around local races - Nicky Atkins ran 81st at Banstead Woods(24.44);Phil Bearman Snr was 30th in Bushy Park out of well over 800(18.41);Ben Paton took 8th in the latter's Junior run(7.58);Fiona Whatley secured 215th(29.05) in Richmond Park;and Maureen Chitty achieved 84th(32.02) on Roundshaw Down.
4th - Tooting - HHH Open - Tucker Bryant won his 200 comfortably in 22.48,with an adverse 2.4 wind;both Elle Butcher(2.24.58) & Rebecca Keddie(2.48.85) were outside their 2012 best.
6th - West London - TVH Open/VAC - U13 Rhianna Reynolds continued her all-round improvements by adding over a metre to her Discus best with 18.96. Brother,Harry,in his first-ever BMC race,ran just outside his 800 best with 2.26.65. For VAC,Andy Gordon ran 3rd in his race in 12.3.
6th - Lee Valley - Sprints(100/200) - Though likely to have been wind-assisted,Andre Nembhard sped to a first-ever sub-11 clocking with 10.95,and Justin Green also racked up 2012 bests with 10.97 and 22.30(the latter with +2.8w).
9th - parkruns - Avelline Deighton was 350th in 25.42(700 in all);at the smaller Kingston race,Rhianna Reynoplds placed 26th;Laura Dunkling took 65th in 22.49,ahead of Fiona Whatley in 211th(30.09) at the Richmond race,whilst there was a welcome win for James Robertson(16.58),ahead of Ella Shaw(137th in 24.50),at the Wimbledon event(300 in all).
9th - Watford - BMC - Molly Renfer,back from the USA,was again just outside her PB,placing 6th in her 800 race in 2.10.98. HCAs Luke Caldwell(1500 3.47.33) and Chris Bannon(5000 14.28.78) both posted PBs.
9th - Birmingham - Representing Enfield & Haringey as an HCA,Dominique Blaize leapt 6m.41 for an easy LJ win,and put herself in good heart for the Olympic Trials. She also ran into 4th in the A100H in 14.30.
9th - Abingdon - SEAA Multis Champs - No-one in the South seemed to escape the gales,and Laura Darcey was no exception,but a PB of 2295pts in her Southern U15 Pentathlon competition will have been very satisfying in the conditions. Her marks of 13.21(75H) and 4.26(LJ) were wind-assisted but her 1.43 HJ,6.65 SP and 2.44.59 800 gave her a most creditable 10th of 15 competitors.
10th - Bedford - BIG - Dominique B followed her Saturday effort with another reminder to her UK LJ opponents that they will have to be on their mettle by testing Jessica Ennis at Bedford. Dominique's 6.39 was just one cm shy of Ennis's winning jump on the day,and mirrors trips to Dassau and Geneva recently where she has performed relatively far better than so-called more illustrious continental jumpers.
12th - Hendon - Middx Schools Champs - Laura Darcey was again competitive,taking the silver medal at the Middx Champs in the Junior Girls 75 Hurdles in 13.20(+13.2ht). Harry Reynolds found an 800/1500 double in the Junior Boys a bit beyond him on the day.
13th - Watford - Molly Renfer edged to within a half-second of her 2-lap PB in clocking 2.09.42 in a BMC race,adding a 58.39 over 400 in an Open event - 6th in both.
13th - Guildford - ESAA Cup - It was HJ PB-time for Laura Darcey with 1.50.
13th - Loughborough - Michael Cole resumed action with a 3rd place 1.98 HJ clearance in a Colleges Triangular with Achilles and Combined Services.
16th - Kingston - Surrey Schools Champs - Alex Bartle(IG Hammer 33.30 CBP) and Ellie Manhire(JG SP 8.29) were the K&P victors in this year's Championships,with Rahannah Gillette-Vernon(SG JT 31.74) and Nicole Kendall(IG TJ 9.96) both runners-up. Laura Cook,Layla Thompson,Nadia Allan,Elle Butcher and Neil Wellard all excelled by battling through their heats on a blustery day,and made really good fists of their Finals. In the Field,there were also notable PBs for Lana Anderson(IG LJ 4.70) and Rory McCann(IB JT 35.76).Full results - www.ssaa.org.uk
16th/17th - Bedford - EA U20/U23 Champs - One assumes neither of our entrants would have been unduly pleased with their outings,though the wind was probably, more than likely,typically unfriendly. Molly Renfer finished 5th in the U20W 800 in 2.11.00,after qualifying with 2.14.16,whilst,in the U23 Mens 400H,Tom Parry was 4th in his heat in 56.20.
16th - parkruns -In Bushy,Phil Bearman Snr again led K&P reps home(42nd 19.31),followed,not too closely though,by Avelline Deighton(348th 25.12) and the Kennedy twins,Sacha 377th/25.41 and Leonie 390th/25.51. Up on Wimbledon Common,Ella Shaw placed 161st in 25.38.
16th - Copthall - LICC - Bilen Ahmet rampaged through the 'card',and that's with only 6 field events reported! The track events were ragged by the wind and were best not reported - but they are recorded on the Clubs lists!
19th - Kingston - Richmond Schs Chps - Laura Darcey's Y9 HJ win at 1.49 was confirmation of her 1.50 PB at Guildford recently. Amongst others,Harry Reynolds(Y8) won the JB 1500(4.49.96),with sister Rhianna(Y7) taking silver in the Hurdles/HJ(13.92/1.34;Harry Robinson(Y8) ran 5.49.36 at 1500,plus a 25.88?? in the Javelin;Ciaran Geraghty(Y11) took his TJ(11.39);Charlotte Nossiter(Y8) ran 5.52.02 over 1500;Caitlin Grealy(Y8) clocked 31.72 at 200 and threw 4.94 in the Shot.
20th - Croydon - ESAA Cup Regional Final - Harry Reynolds was again out over 1500,and perseverance paid off with a PB 4.42.6,as well as a 1.38 HJ. Sister Rhianna did another Hdls/HJ double.whilst Harry Robinson ran 5.41.2 over 1500 and threw a 22.78 JT,with Gian Hobbs also in the JT(21.68).
20th - Crawley - M50 President Pat Logan ran nippy times at the CAC Open - 12.11/24.98.
23rd - parkruns - One rep over each of 4 races - Phil Bearman Snr was 33rd at Bushy Park(19.30);new member,Ben Reynolds(elder bro of Harry and Rhianna) placed 11th(20.19) in the Kingston(Ham Lands) event;Laura Dunkling took 47th in Richmond Park(22.30);and Ella Shaw was 152nd on Wimbledon Common(24.33).
24th - Ranelagh Richmond 10k - Carolione Jeffcote flew the K&P flag and ran 62.03 for 438th.
27th - Kingston - RBK Schools Y7/8 Champs - Though the Declaration Forms were not always accurate,K&P members Sophie Dimbleby(Y7 JT 26.28),Holly Beighton(Y8 LJ 4.47),Anna Harvey(Y8 HJ/75H 1.45/12.9),Mollie O'Sullivan(Y7 800 2.32.0),Cameron Brown(Y8 80H 15.7 and Josh Hall(Y8 1500 5.03.6) appear to have won their events,whilst,possibly amongst others, Ella Norman,Fehinti Ogungbesan,Leila Allan,Souleyman Bah,Grace Tribe,Alex Shaw,Rory Vassall & Oscar Tyrrell were also selected by their schools. (If anyone can confirm any results,please contact DB)
27th - Watford Open - George Corcoran posted a season's best of 4.05.30 over 1500 ahead of his first BAL 3000 in Scotland on the 30th.
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