Written by DB
Hopes that the Ebbisham League Trophy would return to Kingsmeadow after a break of 3 years were dashed when it became clear that holders,Herne Hill,had arrived mob-handed. The K&P boys were game and competitive but were generally outgunned. Nevertheless,the team was always in close pursuit and eventually finished both the match and the summer with a fine runners-up placing.
Match : HHH 215/K&P 185/Croydon 146/Walton 107/Hercules 93 and Overall : HHH 17&554/K&P 16&508/Croydon 12&416/HerculesW 9&295/Walton 5&222/E&E 3&98.
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Jason Newell & Rory Vassall,our 2 U11s,showed promise,each tackling their 3 events with much keenness.
In the U13s,where 8 competed,there were wins for Alex Mackintosh & William van Klaveren,and Sam Vassall(800 2.41.8),Matthew Broderick(1500 5.26.6),James Khan(HJ 1.35) & Alex Mackintosh(LJ 4.30)each produced personal bests,whilst Thomas Field,Freddie Mannering and Sujit Naha all took at least one 2nd place.The 4 x 200 relay team of Young Messrs Naha,Mackintosh,Khan & Field completed a useful day's work with a notable victory over the likes of HHH & Croydon.
We were somewhat thinner at U15 level compared to previous outings and the group was probably the most up against it in terms of the opposition.Aidan Fahey & Elliott Fraser both won,whilst Adam Curran,Rohit Naha,Sanford Brown & Richard Clarke all performed well. Indeed,PBs were achieved by Rohit Naha(HJ 1.45),Richard Clarke(SP 10.99) & Aidan Fahey(JT 23.04), amongst others.
The introduction of a few U17 events has helped spread the range of competition in this group,which is really the gateway to senior track and field for individuals,and,for the Club,another chance to view the potential of those seriously looking to the British League in the near future.A handful of likely candidates was in action - would-be multi-eventer & hurdler Adam Wicks upped his Discus to beyond the 30m mark(PB 31.58),as well as clocking nifty 14.8 over the 100 Hurdles;Matt Clements won twice;Patrick Hillyer(LJ 5.70)& Kyan Koranteng(200 24.9) got PBs;Jake Budd continued to look likely material in the sprints;whilst javelinist William Trimble made a celebrity appearance in the relay!
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