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The final flourish for 2013 from successful TM Gill Broderick - with added words for our Non Scorers
Final Ebbisham League Match 3 Walton 21st July BY TM Gill Broderick
CLUB RECORDS BROKEN IN FINAL MATCH!!!!
Sam Shaw in the U13 800m 2.20.9 – taking the record from Harry Reynolds BUT in the same race Jorge Beltrao (first year U13) also went under in 2.21.7. The Kingston duo dominated the race with a fine display of running with Sam always ahead by 2m. A surge by Jorge on the home straight, triggered Sam to change gear and maintain Victory. It was an awe inspiring run and maximum points for us! No doubt the record will be there for Jorge’s taking in 2014.
Arun Davis U13 200m 26.9 (almost 2 secs faster than last time!) After a recent hamstring injury and a rest of 2 weeks, Arun returned with an exceptional 200m time 0.3 secs behind the winner. Arun is a natural sprinter and jumper and believe he will mature technically ready to battle 2014.
At the end of the 2nd Match the scores were: Herne Hill 351, K&P 330, Croydon 328, Sutton 206, Holland Sports 204, Hercules Wimbledon 179. So, after Kingston beat Croydon on their home territory, (and equalling HH) would they be seeking revenge in the final match? The team sheet was 100% completed with a strong U13 and U15 team, despite some absences through injury, Kingston can NOW put out a team who are a threat.
Our U13s came up trumps – by beating HH and Croydon (K&P 87.5, Croydon 87, HH 82, Holland Spts 53, Hercules W 44, Sutton 40.)
On the other hand, The U15s had a tougher match by finishing 3rd with 79. Croydon stormed most of the events by beating the rest – 98 to HH’s 94. When the points were added together to make overall match positions we ended the Ebbisham season in one of our best and strongest (in all the 7 years I’ve been attending) the final scores were: Croydon 196, Herne Hill 186.5, Kingston 172.5, Sutton 83, Holland Sports 77. Herne Hill retain the cup for winning Div 1. While some of our U15s will be leaving us, the majority of the team on this day were 1st year U15s and they look very promising for 2014.
Track times, throwing distances and jumps were faster and longer; maybe because the sun was shining and the weather was perfect yet not enough to ‘bake’.
Team U13s for Croydon: Ben Ashmore, Ben Paton, Arun Davis, Sam Shaw, Blaize Lee- Blackwood, Jack Westley, Jorge Beltrao, Newcomers Luke Newell & Matthew Hall.
Recordings in RED are personal bests! And there are lots of them.
4 x 200m
Good partnership with Sam and Jorge in the 800m – max points. lowered.) Mentions to Arun, Ben A (Discovered another High jumper), Ben P, Blaize and Sam – whose performances greatly improved in the final match. Newcomer Matthew Hall showed an impressive run in the 1500m as his debut. Our 4 x 200m 4th runner was made up by bringing in Thomas White U11 – as Arun retired through mild injury – and Thomas overtook the Herne Hill athlete to take us into 2nd on leg two. If I had to choose an athlete of the match for this age – it would be a difficult choice as looking at the results tells us what talent we have.
Team U15s for Croydon: Samuel Sturmer, Oscar Tyrell, Harry Reynolds, Aaron Bruce, Joshua Hall, Chris Cecil, Michael Brazil, Will Rowe, Leon Newell, Sam Morey
4 x 200m
4 x 200m
The most impressive performances of the day came from Samuel Sturmer for his greatly improved TJ of 11.24, some 1.20m more than last time because he chose to jump from the 9m board. He gained 3 personal bests and I believe is one of our most improved athletes this season – and in only a 1st year U15. Another mention to Will Rowe who improved on his flat 400m by 2.1 secs. While for some of the U15s, they will move up, but fortunately, we have some U15s who remain with us next year together with some talented U13s coming up! I can’t wait until 2014.
Huge thanks to our parents who brought their sons to cheer and support and to those whose officiated and helped on the field: Eduardo Beltrao, Sean Paton, Hugh McCann, Maurice Joyce, Sheila Brackpool, Frank Schubert, Susanne Dietrich and Matthew Morgan.
Finally, I hope our injured athletes recover quickly to grow strong for 2014. See you next Summer.
NON SCORERS BONUS
Non scoring performances in final Ebbisham – 21st July 2013
Finally, I think our non scorers deserve a mention for showing us what talent they have! All the U11s who competed are moving up to U13 age group next year and they displayed a fabulous competitiveness – and will be ready to take battle in 2014 – as they move into year 6 in September. Guy Francis, U13, also ran a fine 200m along with his 100m non scoring race and was on call in case any of our U13 sprinters became injured.
U11s: Thomas White is an exceptional sprinter who looks very comfortable on the track and is undaunted by any other competitor. We had an illness just before the U13 4 x 200m and he demonstrated he could hold his own by over-taking the Herne Hill athlete on leg two, and that’s where the team finished. Thomas ran the fastest 75m in a stunning 10.9, which I know is his personal best. He followed this up with recording the fastest 150m in 22.2, then a long jump of 3.36m. With his speed he should increase his long jump in 2014.
Jack Wells is a new comer and due to traffic missed the 75m but ran a useful 24.3 (top 50%).
Aaron Marlow, a gritty and ‘will do anything’ chose to run the 150m in 24.1 and the 600m in a fast race, closing in a good time of 2.14.1. If that wasn’t enough, he then recorded 3.18m in the long jump.
Ollie Wilson in match 1 and 2, continued supporting the club and is an athlete that can’t wait until he can be a scoring member! He is quick over 600m and has useful sprinting speed and reminds me of Sam Shaw when running. These are his results from M1 & 2. And I know he’ll be disappointed with his positions – yet he was always in fast heats which pulled him through to great times.
U13: Guy Francis was competing in his first competition this season for us and stormed the 200m in 29.9 by winning. This is very encouraging as Guy remains an U13 in 2014 and together with Ben Ashmore and Thomas K&P will have an excellent sprint team. Guy’s 100m in 14.1 earned him 3rd and surely he’ll reduce this to sub 14 seconds next year.
Blaize Lee-Blackwood who scored in the 100m (see earlier report) and the relay chose to have a go at the long jump and jumped 3.04m. Blaize has demonstrated he has speed and with some more controlled technique in jump training, he will go further.
U15: Sam Morey has joined athletics from the world of Gymnastics and ran scoring in 200m and relay. Therefore he had a spare event and long jumped a very useful 4.59m in his first year in this age group.
THANKS to the boys here and the parents who brought you along. Look forward to having you in the team in 2014.
By Gill Broderick
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