Written by MD/JR
The full report from Mary and Julie,our TMs
GIRLS WIN LILY B CUP FOR THE THIRD YEAR RUNNING
Cup final day dawned warm and sunny which was a great relief as there is little shelter at Ewell. As with the league decider this was always going to be a close fought contest but in the end the fabulous Kingston girls won through to claim their third successive victory, a fantastic achievement by everyone.
The day started with mixed fortunes. Wins in the U17 pole vault &, triple jump and a double second places in both the U15 and U17 hammer provided a mass of points. Unfortunately Rhianna injured herself in the U15 pole vault and had to go to A&E so were the minus one of our top U15’s and a team manager!
Thankfully it was not serious and both athlete and team manager returned later in the day in time to celebrate the victory.
As usual with this team everyone was amazing at stepping into unfamiliar events and fighting for every last point and in the end that’s what made the difference.
We had several people coming back from injury who agreed to come and compete all of whom gained us valuable points. (Amy Richardson with a new PB in the shot, Ellie Maxted in the B relay and Laura Cook in the 800m , HJ and 300m H)
Although late in the season there were still more than 20 new PB’s including a new club record in the U13 70m hurdles for Pippa Earley.
U13 Eleanor McDonnell achieved new PB’s in both 200m and LJ whilst Hettie Arnfield did the double in Discus and Javelin. Lauren Betts jumped 1.20m in the HJ which was a significant improvement on her previous best whilst Darcy Bourne launched the Javelin to 17.67m another big improvement. Lucy Tunnacliffe and Eleanor Bibby also set new bests in the 100m and Discus respectively.
In the U15s despite only returning from America the day before Ella Eze achieved a 100/200m double and also a new PB in the LJ stepping in at the last minute to replace the injured Rhianna.
The U15s also had some new PB’s. Abbie Hutchings over 100m, Gaby James in the 800m and Rebecca Keddie in the Discus. In the hammer both Isabelle Dodd and Elesha Edman had their best throws of the season 22.02m and 19.76m respectively.
As usual with the U17s we had a struggle to fill all the events however those that came did a great job of covering as much as possible. Again there were a few personal bests. Amber Dummett in the triple jump, Prerana Kanieri in the discus, hammer & javelin, and Phoebe Law in the javelin with a throw of 20.94m.
Despite injuries and absences we were the only club to have a B relay team which gained us a very valuable 6 points. A big thank you to the non sprinters who stepped in.
Everyone who has taken part in any of the Lily B matches this season should be really proud of our achievements this year. Even if you were unable to compete in the cup final match you still played a part in getting the team to the final.
A really big thank you to everyone who has been involved in any way this year, parents, officials, and athletes, we couldn’t have done it without your support and enthusiasm.
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