id975-Lily B League Finals Ewell Court September 12th 2009 Plate Final Report

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Lily B League Finals Ewell Court September 12th 2009 Plate Final Report

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Written by Sue & Lyn

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Brief synopsis

The Lily B girls produced a much better performance to end their season by securing 2nd place in the Plate Final at a sunny and warm Ewell Court.

There were some most encouraging performances indeed. In the NS Under 11s,Stephanie Mitchell and Nina Gibbins(75,150 & LJ) were the leading performers overall;at Under 13,Lauren Edwards(HJ),Saskia Fitzpatrick(LJ) and Gaby Orlich(DT) were each winners of note;at U15 Nicole Kendall(Hdls) & Maura Maughan(JT) mirrored 1st places;whilst the field event trend continued in the U17s,with Rahannah Gillette-Vernon(JT) & Pippa Wingate(HT) also top of the pile. To emphasise matters,both Gaby Orlich and Pippa Wingate claimed new Club records,and a perusal of the Tpot or Tops UK Ranking lists for most of the above will make good reading for all at K&P,not least for the athletes and their coaches. And 'Well Done,Lyn and Sue!'

Full Results on this site.

Overall League Report from TMs,Lyn & Sue below

LILY B MATCH REPORT

The third match this year was held at Guildford Spectrum on 4th July, and despite having very low numbers we ended up in 5th place. New PBs were achieved, and an athlete was selected for Surrey. Not a bad result for only 11 athletes!!!

The u11 team will be a force to be reckoned with when they move up to the U13 squad as they all gained new PBs. Thank you to Nina Gibbins, Stephanie Mitchell and Leila Allen.

For the U13s, Vanessa Saunders and Bryony Ross gained new PB in the hurdles, and Lauren Edwards a new PB for 100m. Gaby Orlich not only achieved a PB, but was also selected for Surrey in the discus.

In the U15 squad, Charlotte Merrifield and Nicole Kendall filled as many gaps as they could, and Charlotte achieved a PB in high jump.

We welcomed back Pippa Wingate to our U17 team – she was the only U17 on the day, and came 3rd in all her events.

It was a tough day with such depleted numbers, but a huge thank you to those who did come.

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After three matches, we were competing for the Plate in the final on 12th September, which was hosted by Epsom & Ewell. The weather blessed us with a perfect September day!

The five U11 girls did a wonderful job again, and if they continue training as hard throughout the winter, by next season they should do very well once they become eligible to enter the scoring events.

Well done girls, and thank you to Mary Dimbleby who did a great job at every match occupying the girls in between each event.

For the U13s, Lauren Edwards won High Jump with another PB, while Vanessa Saunders won the B String. Bryony Ross achieved a PB in the 100m, Saskia Fitzpatrick got a PB and won the Long Jump, and Gaby Orlich got a PB and won the Discus. Caitlin Dimbleby achieved PBs in the 800m and shot putt.

In the U15 squad, Nicole Kendall won the 75m hurdles, and Maura Maughan won the Javelin A String, while Mae Thompson won the B String. Although Layla Thompson came last, she deserves a special mention for even completing the 1500m as she was in pain from training on Thursday night. She limped around the track and needed assistance from the paramedics afterwards. Well done, a sterling effort!!

For the U17s, thanks to Pippa Wingate, Rahannah Gillette-Vernon and Marion Vincer who put in a fantastic effort in their individual events. Unfortunately, with only 3 athletes on the day we were unable to put together a relay team.

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At the end of the match, we came 2nd (with 214 points) behind Epsom & Ewell (355 points) who took home the plate. Guildord retained the Cup again this year, and it is always noticeable just how many athletes they have attending every match. That is the secret of their success, I believe.

Many thanks to all the girls who participated this year. If we are to stand any chance of winning the Plate next year, or even be in with a chance of competing for the Cup, we need our girl athletes to take part. It’s not just winning each individual event (although that is fantastic), but simply having enough athletes to fill all the events that counts. So girls, we will let you know as soon as the dates are announced, and hope to see you in greater numbers at Lily B next year!!!

Sue & Lyn

Lily B Team Managers

20th September 2009

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