Tue Aug 31 2021
Lily B 2021 - Match 2 Report
Well, it rained and then it poured for the second Lily B match at Guilford Spectrum athletics track on Saturday 7th August, but we were really happy as the KACPH girls came a well-deserved 2nd place with 138.5 points, behind the home team. There had been so much flooding overnight that we were concerned whether half of the team would make it in time for their events so an emergency email was sent out to avoid the A3 as it was closed off at Tolworth. I'm not sure Pat picked up that email as he was temporarily replaced by a parent who kindly stepped in to help the girls warm up. If only we had a camera to share the amazing twister like moves that were going on down at trackside. Thank you, Mr Woolrych!
It was fantastic to see all eight U11's enjoying themselves and trying out the full range of events available to them for the first time this season. Iris and Kiara both got PB's in the 75m with the same time of 12.2 with Bea, Lois and Shakti also sprinting in under 13 seconds. Long jump is always fun for the girls and waiting patiently is the name of the game with so many wanting to jump. Bea jumped well with 3.24m, a new PB for her. It was great to see Grace and Polly competing again in this match, and with so many new athletes the future looks bright for next season. Bea, Lois, Kiara & Iris got to work practising the relay handovers for the first time which brought back happy memories of when our girls did it many years ago, how time flies!
Moving on, we were quite short of athletes in the other age groups as quite a few girls were on holiday – in total we had five under 13's, four under 15's and three under 17's.
U13's saw Saya run the 1500m and she came 2nd, so well done to her and much appreciated as she got 5 points for the team. Helena got a PB in javelin and came 1st in the B string with 6 points, Lara did well in all of her events scoring 13.5 points in total and coming joint first in the Long Jump B string. Saran came away with a couple of PB's and Tia scored maximum points by coming first in all of her A string events. What a fantastic team! And it was good to see Lara, Tia, Helena & Saran competing in the relay!
In the U15's, congratulations to Calla running 100m in 13.8s coming 2nd, and 200m in 28.7s coming 1st, together with a PB in the shotput and scoring 15 point in total for the team. Josie also ran an amazing PB of 13.8s for the B string to gain maximum points, as well as 2nd in the 300m B string and also gaining valuable points in the 800m, so great endurance shown from her on the day. Sophie competed in 3 events and scored a total of 14 points for the team, and Zoe ran the 800m for the B string with a PB knocking 5 seconds from her time. Again, good to have all 4 U15 girls competing in the relay!
For the U17's, it was great to have Bella join us for her first competition and pole vault herself into 1st place with a PB of 1.80m. It's so nice to not have an empty slot in this event and we encourage others to consider this as an option as there are always points up for grabs here. Jemima competed in all 3 events and scored 16 points for the team. Sadly Caitlyn, even though she came 2nd in the 300m, knew after 50m that she'd aggravated a previous injury and had to retire for the day. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope that she'll be back for the final match in Sutton.
Once again, we would like to thank all of the parent helpers and officials on the day, especially James Wild who did a sterling job officiating the high jump, and Hugh Choudhury who took up the mantle of track judge for the first time. Thanks also to Pat Logan for warming up the athletes and providing your support and encouragement.