Written by Beverly, Dorinda & James
After coming in last place in our first 2 matches, we were hoping to bring some home advantage with our 3rd match at Kingsmeadow. This time round we had a much better turnout with 36 K&P athletes. Still with the larger team we struggled to fill some of the events, notably the longer distance runs and many of the U20M Jumps and throws. That said we had a much improved day finishing in 3rd place. Notable events of the day were the AAA Grade 1 performance by Lucy Tunnacliffe in the Long Jump (5.63m) and the amazing 4x400m U17m relay team taking 9 seconds off the 30 year old club record with 3:35.1 (2019) – Thomas White, George Rees, Olly Wilson and Jack Dickson (Previous was 3:44.1 in 1989). There were a few other PBs on the day, please look at the full results on the Power of 10 (link provided below). The final match is at Brighton’s Withdean on 28th July. It’s a great track protected from headwinds and can provide good conditions for PBs!! We want a big push to get another big team out, fill even more events in track and field, and go for a higher finish. If you are available but need a lift, please let us know and we will sort something out.
Please take a look at the great photos from the day at the end of this report curtesy of Hannah Lester (to follow shortly).
Camberley & District AC + Woking AC
Brighton & Hove AC
Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers
There were many good performances with AAA graded performances:
Grade 4 for Aaron Marlow (Shot, & Javelin), Freddy Crosby (High Jump & Triple Jump), Luca Di Libero (Discus), Kira Holt (100m), Caitlin Paul (300m) and Madison Hutton (Long Jump & Javelin)
Grade 3 for Jack Dickson (400m), Louisa Stoney (200m), Kira Holt (200m), Lucy Atkins (200m) and Zoe Shepherd (High Jump)
Grade 2 For George Rees (400m), Jack Dickson (800m), Ben Sopta-Sheldrake (Long Jump), Aaron Marlow (Discus) and Kira Holt (80mH)
Grade 1 for Lucy Tunnacliffe (Long Jump)
Full results are on Power of 10 (see link below).
The team was:
U17 women: Madison Hutton, Caitlin Paul, Lucy Atkins, Kira Holt, Lara Quickfall, Emilia Chittenden, Camilla MacFarlane, Zoe Shepherd and Francesca Austin-Endersby. Total=9
U20 women: Rhianna Reynolds, Lucy Tunnacliffe, Hannah Lester, Amelia Bell, Isabella Shepherd-Evans, Louisa Stoney, Imogen Busa and Flora Anghileri-Jarman. Total=8
U17 men: Olly Wilson, Freddy Crosby, Aaron Marlow, Thomas White, Jack Dickson, Marius Ball, Akash Santosh-Kumar, George Rees, Oliver Sossick, Ben Sopta-Sheldrake, Luca Di Libero, Ellis Down and Patrick Gubbay. Total=13
U20 men: Jack Stracey, Eric Williams, Indy Barnes, Will Stapleton, Luke Newall and Humphrey Allen. Total=6
Special thanks go to our team of officials, we had a full set this time which gave us maximum “Officials” points.
Field official = Frank Schubert
Timekeeper = Stewart Dickson
Track judge = Richard White
Track Ref = Cashel Riordan
Starter = Hugh Choudhury
Last but not least, Meeting Manager = Peter Shilling
and the field team of Mark Reynolds, Mary Dimbleby and John Lester
Results team of Paul Tunnacliffe and Sheila Brackpool
Officials lunches Julie Reynolds
Beverly, Dorinda & James
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