Amelia Benson Becky Chivers Ben Copley Hannah Kynman Harry Powell &    Josh Taylor-Brown Holly Adams Indigo Atkin Jodie Martin Josh Tranmer Kyle Foster Ollie StevensonSam CroneyVenus Morgan & Adam Coles

2016 Northern Track & Field Championships – Under 13’s 15’s and 17’s

Middlesbrough Sports Village 

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2016

The 2016 Northern Track & Field Championships, for under13’s, 15’s and 17’s, were staged at the Middlesbrough Sports Village, the home track of the Middlesbrough Mandale Athletics Club.

Sixteen of Kingston’s young athletes made the journey up to Yorkshire’s north eastern border to test themselves against the finest athletes northern England had to offer. A fair few of them had serious medal chances and some went there to give their best efforts and to experience the atmosphere of a major championship meeting whilst also hoping they could get on to the winners podium.

The under 20’s 3000 metres championship was also held at this meeting and two further Kingston athletes were involved in the final of that race, taking the Hull contingent up to a most respectable eighteen.

Between them they won a grand total of nineteen medals, 5gold, 10 silver and 4 bronze. Shaun Kerry won gold and set a new championship record in the under 15’s hammer, over the two days he also won three silvers in javelin, shot and the under 17’s hammer. Further gold medal winners were Ben Copley in the under 15’s discus, Josh Tranmer in under 17’s discus, Becky Chivers in the under 15’s javelin and Harry Powell who was already the under 20’s Northern 5000 metres champion, added the 3000 metres title and the gold medal to his growing list of achievements.

Performance details for all of the Kingston athletes who competed in the championships are as follows.

Becky Chivers

14 year old Becky Chivers chose the right moment to produce a huge personal best, adding almost 3 metres to her previous distance.  Her first round throw of just over 34m would have taken gold but she extended this to 34.57m with her fourth throw to give her a clear 2 metre advantage over the favourite, Pendle’s Alex Baker. This was Becky’s first appearance at regional level and the win gave her a hat trick of titles in 2016 having taken the Humberside County & Humberside Schools gold medals earlier in the season. An added bonus is that she is now well clear at the top of the Yorkshire & Humberside rankings and has moved up to 24th in the UK having thrown 8m further than in 2015.

 

Adam Coles

Adam Coles is no stranger to success at Northern level having finished 2nd in the under 15 80m hurdles in 2015. Moving up to the under 17 age group he finished 5th in the indoor 60m hurdles in January. The headwind in Middlesbrough prevented fast times being recorded but Adam produced his best run of the season finishing just 0.02 sec behind the outstanding Joe Halpin (Gateshead Harriers), clocking 14.80 sec. His domination of sprint hurdling in the area is underlined by his season’s best of 14.5 sec being almost a second clear of the 2nd ranked Yorkshire & Humberside athlete.

Jodie Martin 

Jodie Martin brought home what was probably Kingston’s most unexpected medal from these championships. 7th ranked among the 9 finalists in the under 15 girls 800m the South Holderness schoolgirl  ran a perfectly judged race to come through the field on the second lap and still found enough speed in her legs to take the silver medal after a sprint down the final straight. Jodie’s time of 2:25.76 sec took 2 ½ seconds off her previous best time. The reigning English School’s 1,500m champion Olivia Mason (Border Harriers, Cumbria) took the title in 2:18.69 sec

Venus Morgan

Venus Morgan had an unusually quiet day at Middlesbrough. The club record holder at heptathlon is more used to contesting a number of events at most of her events but chose to concentrate on the 80m hurdles this time. In a very tight finish Venus took 3rd place with 12.13 sec, suffering the same fate as her training partner Coles in missing out on a higher placing by only 0.02sec.The gold medal went to Alice Linaker (City of York), a fellow heptathlete,  in 12.13 sec.

Sam Croney

Another athlete missing out in a photo finish was hurdler Sam Croney in the under 15 80m event. The Northern Indoor bronze medallist over the shorter 60m distance was forced to settle for the same position in Middlesbrough, by the same margin of 0.02 sec as both of his older club mates. Sam recorded a time of 12.14 sec just losing out to Wigan’s Ben Hughes, with Oliver Dakin (Chesterfield) taking gold with 11.44 sec. Consolation for Sam is that he too sits comfortably at the top of the Yorkshire & Humberside rankings with a best time of 11.87 sec recorded at last month’s English Schools Championships.

Shaun Kerry

14 year old Shaun Kerry arrived in Middlesbrough hoping to defend the under 15’s hammer title that he had won at the same venue in 2015, where he had thrown a new PB of 48.89m with the 4 kilogram hammer to win the gold medal. He has made great progress since then and his PB with the 4k now stands at 60.85m, which he threw at this year’s English Schools Championships, where he took the gold medal and set a new Championship best performance. The UK ranked No.1 launched a new Championship record of 57.17m at Middlesbrough to successfully defend his title in fine style.

Shaun also won silver medals in both the javelin and the shot competitions, throwing a distance of 43.30m in the javelin and 13.31m in the shot. A third silver medal was attained in the under 17’s hammer event where he was throwing the 5 kilogram hammer, he took the silver with a new PB with the 5k of 51.12m.

Will Robinson

15 year old Will Robinson was the hammer silver medallist behind Shaun at last year’s Northern under 15’s, the two lads are training partners and Will too is making good progress in the event, in 2016 he has won both the County title and the County Schools title. At this meeting his throw of 47.27m, just 23 centimetres below his personal best gave him the bronze medal.

Ben Copley

13 year old Ben Copley has increased his personal best with the 1.25k discus by 7.10 metres during the 2016 track & field season, the UK ranked No. 6 who was the silver medallist at the English Schools championships in Gateshead, went one better at the Middlesbrough Sports Village, winning the Northern title and throwing a new PB of 40.81m into the bargain.

Harry Powell

At this Junes Northern under20 championships at a wet and windy Sport City stadium in Manchester Harry Powell ran an excellent race to win the 5000 metres final and he also took 12.06s off his previous best time. He travelled up to Middlesbrough looking to win a second Northern title , this time in the 3000 metres. Harry took a whopping 57.48s off his previous best time, running 8:44.05s to take the gold medal and establish himself as a double Northern Champion.

Josh Taylor-Brown

Josh joined his training partner in the 3000 metres final and the County 1500 metre champion also trimmed his PB by 7.10s, running a time of 9:20.65s to take a 4th place finish.

Josh Tranmer

Josh Tranmer went into these championships as the No. 5 ranked discus thrower in the UK, he has enjoyed a most successful season, winning both the County title and the County schools title. In July he won the bronze medal at the English Schools Championships the biggest competition in the UK. He competed in both of his specialist events at this meeting, the discus of course and the shot. The discus final was a closely fought affair and Josh was pushed by a good quality field and in particular by the silver medallist Nathan Byrne of Southport Waterloo, he secured the gold medal with his throw of 41.36m to take his third Northern title. In the shot competition he threw a new PB of 13.87m which secured him the silver medal, with the gold going to David Todd of Chester Le Street.

Holly Adams

12 year old Holly Adams was in championship action in two events the shot and the discus. The under 13’s County shot champion threw a new PB of 9.60 m to win the silver medal in her main event. There was no discus competition in Holly’s age category so she entered the under 15’s discus event where she picked up a second silver medal with her throw of 24.06m.

Ollie Stevenson

The women’s hammer final saw Kingston’s Ollie Stevenson the UK No. 2 going head to head with the UK No. 3 Tara Simpson-Sullivan of Carlisle Aspatria, with the rest of the field fighting for the bronze medal. At this level of competition the margins between success and failure are miniscule and it is all down to who has that little bit extra on the day. Ollie was just a tiny fraction away from her best and that was enough for Tara to take the gold and she had to settle for the silver medal. The two girls may meet again this season at the UK School Games in Loughborough.

Amelia Benson

The County and County Schools 100 and 200 metres Champion Amelia Benson competed in both of the sprint races at Middlesbrough. In the 100 metres final she won the silver medal running a time of 12.61s.  She collected a second medal this time the bronze in the 200 metres final where she crossed the finishing line in a time of 26.01s.

Hannah Kynman

A second Kingston athlete Hannah Kynman fought her way through the heats of the 100 metres and took her place with Amelia in the final. Hannah’s run of 12.70s saw her take 5th place in the final.

Indigo Atkin

Indigo Atkin is enjoying her first full track & field season in which we have seen her win the County hammer and shot titles and make her County debut at the recent Inter Counties meeting at Costello. She made her debut appearance at the Northern Championships competing in three events, the hammer, javelin and shot. Indigo threw a new PB of 35.05m in the hammer final for a 7th place finish. An effort of 8.99m gave her 8th place in the shot event and she took 6th place in the javelin with a throw of 25.54m.

 

Harriet Cannell

Harriet Cannell is competing in her second full track & field season and she is the reigning County javelin champion. This meeting was her first appearance at a Northern Championships event. She was in competition in the javelin throw and she gave a good account of herself, taking 5th place with 34.89m.

Kyle Foster

This is the second full track & field season for 16 year old Kyle Foster, 2016 has seen him win both the County and County Schools 800 metres titles and also make his debut appearance at the Inter Counties Championships. He was in action up at Middlesbrough in the 800 metres final where his run of 2:06.72s saw him finish in 9th place.

Will Robinson & Shaun Kerry

   

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2016 Northern Inter Counties Championships

Costello Stadium, Hull – Sunday 7th August 2016

The 2016 Northern inter Counties Championships for athletes aged under 13 and under 15 were held at the Costello Stadium in Hull on Sunday the 7th of August. The nine designated athletics regions of Northern England all sent representative teams to the contest.

The regions involved in the competition were Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Isle of Man, North Eastern Counties, Merseyside, Humberside, Derbyshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lincolnshire.

The young athletes from East Yorkshire and North and North East Lincolnshire competed for the Humberside team.

The Yorkshire team were the winners of the competition and the final table and point’s total’s for all the competing teams was:-

  1. Yorkshire 543
  2. North East Counties 483
  3. Merseyside 393
  4. Derbyshire 353
  5. Humberside 349
  6. Greater Manchester 332
  7. Lancashire and Isle of Man 327
  8. Cumbria 219
  9. Lincolnshire 206

Details of the performances of all the Kingston athletes competing at the championships are as follows.

Under 17 Men

The County champion Adam Coles was the team’s representative in the 100 metre hurdles ‘A’ race where he ran a time of 14.92s for 3rd place, missing out on 2nd spot by one hundredth of a second.

Middle distance runner Kyle Foster made his County debut at this meeting where he ran in the 800 metres ‘A’ race, he put together a good run to take 4th place in a time of 2:05.05s.

There was no discus competition at the Inter Counties so Josh Tranmer the 2016 English schools bronze medallist and County champion was competing in the shot putt, which is his secondary discipline, his best effort of the day, one of 13.30m saw him take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event.

A similar dilemma faced under 15 pole vaulter Ben Stutely, there was no under 15 pole vault competition so he represented the team in the under 17’s ‘A’ event against older stronger and more experienced athletes. 13 year old Ben put in a great effort, equalling his PB of 2.40m to take 6th place.

Adam Coles is a promising and hard working young athlete, he returned to the action this time out in the field where he was in competition in the long jump, an event where he won the bronze medal at this January’s Northern Indoor Championships. Adam jumped a new PB of 5.75m to take a 4th place finish for the County team.

 

Under 17 Women

Amelia Benson the County 100 and 200 metre champion was the team’s representative in the 100 metres race where she took 3rd place and ran a time of 13.30s.

The 800 metres event saw Natalie Bell running in the ‘A’ race and Lucy Savery in the ‘B’. Natalie took 7th place in her race where she ran a time of 2:33.41s, whilst Lucy took 3rd place in the ‘B’ running 2:36.25s.

County silver medallist Paige Mathers went in the 80 metre hurdles ‘A’ race taking 6th place and running a time of 15.02s.

Natalie Varga has held the County pole vault title for the last three years and she was in competition in the ‘A’ event at this meeting, where she took 6th place and cleared a height of 2.30m.

Savannah Beal was in action in the long jump ‘A’ where she leapt to a new PB of 4.68m to take 6th place.

The team’s representative in the hammer competition was the UK no. 2 and English Schools silver medallist Olivia Stevenson who won the event with yet another throw in excess of 60 metres, this time it was 60.84m.

Under 15 Boys

The County 100 and 200 metre champion Brody Hinson was in action in both of the sprint ‘A’ races. The 100 metres saw him take 5th place and run a time of 12.32s and in the 200 he finished 8th in 25.43s.

In the 200 metres thrower Shaun Kerry showed that he hadn’t forgotten how to sprint, running a new PB of 25.85s for 5th place in the ‘B’

The 80 metre hurdles ‘A’ race saw Sam Croney finish in 4th place where he recorded a time of 12.96s.

UK no.1 Shaun Kerry collected another routine victory in the hammer ‘A’ competition where his throw of 59.04m was well beyond the reach of all of his rivals.

In the shot ‘A’ competition Shaun Kerry was again the dominant force, winning the event with a new PB of 13.86m.

Another athlete who was hit by the lack of a discus competition was Ben Copley, who is the UK ranked no.6 in the event. He was in action in the shot ‘B’ where he took 4th place with a new PB of 11.24m.

 

Under 15 Girls

Olivia Bradshaw was selected to run the 100 metre ‘A’ race, this is her first competitive season for Kingston and she won the County title at this Mays championship meeting. She competed well in her race where she took 5th place and ran a time of 13.46s.

Rose Hewitt is in her first competitive season for Kingston and she was a sprint finalist at this year’s County championships. This meeting saw Rose making her debut appearance for the County. She was in action in the 200 metres ‘B’ race where she finished in 7th place and ran a time 29.37s.

Another athlete making her first appearance at the Inter Counties was Jess Fields who was selected for the 300 metres ‘B’ race, where her run of 44.43s saw her take a 5th place finish.

Jodie Martin was in action in the 800 metres ‘B’ race where she claimed 5th place with her run of 2:29.46s.

In the 75 metre hurdles race Emily Dye was in competition in the ‘B’ race, taking 6th place and running a time of 14.02s.

On the field Indigo Atkin was making her County debut and she competed in two events. She took 4th place in the hammer ‘A’ event with her throw of 33.27m and her best effort of 8.89m in the shot putt gave her a 6th place finish.

   

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National Youth Development League

Division Northern East 1 – Match 4

Costello Stadium, Hull – Sunday 24th July 2016

 

The Kingston Youth teams final league match of the 2016 track & field season took place on home soil at the Costello Stadium in Hull. The club went into this final match holding down 3rd place in the league and with an outside chance of taking second place and the promotion that would go with it, away from the Sheffield and Dearne team. It was a very tall ask and we would have to win this match and Sheffield had to finish in last place.

The team came very close to achieving the target, finishing in second place behind the immensely strong Forth Valley, a composite team made up of the best athletes from all of the clubs between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Sheffield duly finished last and were placed in joint 2nd with Kingston on the league table, with both having a total of 17 league points. However over the course of the season they had amassed more event points and Kingston subsequently dropped down to 3rd place.

Our heartiest congratulations go to both Team Forth Valley and Sheffield and Dearne, we hope they have another successful season in 2017 in the Northern East Premier Division.

Three other teams were involved in the match, Doncaster Athletic Club, South of Humber which is a joint team drawing on athletes from Lincoln Wellington AC, together with the Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes clubs and HAWKS another composite team of athletes drawn from the Scarborough, Harrogate and Wetherby clubs.

Doncaster finished in 4th place safe in this division for another season, with South of Humber in 5th and Hawks 6th relegated to Northern East 2 next year.

As always our athletes gave their full 100% and would have given more if it was possible. There were a host of PB’s and some absolutely outstanding performances across all of the events. For some of them it was their swan song in the under 20’s and they will be senior athletes in 2017 and ineligible for the team. They will be replaced by under 17’s moving up and some of the juniors will move up to become first year under 17’s.

 

Details of the performances of all the Kingston athletes are as follows.

 

Under 20 Men

The club is producing some of the finest sprinters in Northern England and two of them, Joe Cooper and Eliot Gay were displaying their talents in the 100 and 200 metres races.

In the 100 ‘A’ race Joe’s fine run of 11.29s saw him beat off the challenge of local rival Adam Harrison of South of Humber to win the race. Eliot took 2nd place in the ‘B’ where he recorded a time of 11.58s.

The 200 metres ‘A’ race saw Joe Cooper finish in 2nd place and run a time of 22.55s. Eliot Gay was the winner of the ‘B’ running a time of 23.15s.

Jack Michaels was the team’s representative in the 400 metres ‘A’ race where his run of 56.29s saw him take 4th place.

Josh Taylor-Brown was on duty in the 800 metres ‘A’ race, running a time of 2:03.29s for a 2nd place finish.

The 3000 metres ‘A’ race heralded the long awaited return to action of Shaun Smith who has struggled with injury for the whole of this season, his last appearance being in Liverpool last November in the British cross country challenge. Shaun put in a phenomenal performance in his race, he looked like he had never been away, winning the race and running a new PB of 9:08.17s which clipped 4 seconds off his previous best, to finish 22.49s in front of the rest of the field.

Jack Brothwell went in the 3000 metres ‘B’ race where he too put in an impressive display. He was the race winner and ran a new PB of 9:31.5s, taking 4 seconds off his previous best and finished 61 seconds ahead of the chasers.

Jack Michaels returned to action for the 110 metres hurdles race, where he ran a new PB of 23.95s to celebrate his first win of the day in the high hurdles. Another victory came the way of Jack in his specialist 400 metres hurdles event, where he recorded a time of 63.98s.

Out on the field, the hammer competition brought a third success of the day for Jack Michaels where he put out a throw of 15.78m to take another victory.

Jack Brothwell was also back in action out on the field where he took 3rd place in the discus event with a throw of 13.03m and followed this up with a 4th place finish in the javelin with a throw of 3.52m.

15 year old Will Robinson competed out of his age range in the under 20’s shot putt and he won the event with a throw of 8.17m, with the 6Kg shot.

 

Macalley Morgan jumped a new PB of 5.81m for a 4th place finish in the long jump competition and followed this up with 2nd place in the triple jump where he posted another new PB of 11.95m. He produced a 3rd new PB of the day in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.65m to take 3rd place.

Under 17 Men

Josh Sampson and David Morgan-Harrison were in action in the under 17 men’s sprint races.

The 100 metres saw Josh putting in a great effort in the ‘A’ race where he crossed the finish line eight tenths of a second ahead of the field, running a good time of 11.83s. In the ‘B’ race David put in a gutsy effort to take 3rd place with his run of 12.80s despite him suffering a recurrent back problem which put an end to any further involvement in the track events

Josh Sampson took 2nd place in the 200 metres ‘A’ where he ran a good time of 24.04s.

The 800 metres race brought Kyle Foster into the action on the track and he put in a good performance, running a time of 2:04.71s to take 2nd place.

Adam Coles kept the teams momentum going with a 2nd place finish in the 100 metres hurdles where he clocked a time of 14.91s. Adam was also in action in the long jump and triple jump ‘A’ competitions. The long jump saw him take 2nd place with a leap of 5.51m, whilst a new PB of 11.41m in the triple jump saw him win the event.

Philip May was the ‘B’ jumper in the long and triple events, taking 2nd place in the long jump with a leap of 5.03m and he was the winner of the triple jump where he set a new PB of 10.95m.

The high jump ‘A’ was won by Freddie Capes who cleared a season’s best height of 1.60m. The ‘B’ saw Philip May take 3rd place with a season’s best clearance at 1.35m.

Also in the field events English Schools bronze medallist Josh Tranmer dominated the discus competition, where his throw of 43.63m put him more than 10 metres ahead of the rest of the throwers. It was a similar story in the shot event where Josh threw a new PB of 13.43m, for his second victory of the day. David Morgan-Harrison was in action as the ‘B’ thrower in the shot and he took 2nd place with his best effort of 7.67m.

County champion Will Robinson took 2nd place in the hammer competition with a throw of 43.53m. He followed this up with his first competitive appearance in the javelin event, taking 3rd place and setting a new PB of 21.70m

Under 20 Women

Emily Lyons and Amy Sampson represented the team in both the 100 and 200 metres sprint races, with Emily running both ‘A’ races and Amy the ‘B’s’.

Emily took 3rd place in the 100 metres race where she recorded a time of 13.43s, whilst Amy’s run of 13.33s in the ‘B’ race saw her take 2nd place.

The 200 metres saw Emily Lyons taking 2nd place and running a time of 27.11s and in the ‘B’ Amy Sampson was the winner of the race, clocking a time of 28.11s.

In the 400 metres Luci Preston took a good 3rd place finish in the ‘A’ where she ran a time of 65.97s. Charlotte McIvor went in the ‘B’ race where she also put in a good effort to take 2nd place in 73.50s. Neither of the athletes would consider themselves to be 400 metre specialists but they answered the call and both performed magnificently for the team.

15 year old Connie Mounsey represented the team in the 1500 metres ‘A’ and the County bronze medallist produced an excellent performance which saw her win the race and run a time of 5:39.79s, crossing the finishing seven seconds in front of her nearest challenger.

The hammer competition brought Charlotte McIvor into further action, this time out on the field where she threw a new PB of 25.60m in the ‘A’ to take 4th place. Discus specialist Nicole Gray also threw a new PB of 23.40m in the ‘B’ which saw her take 2nd place.

The two girls were back together again in the javelin event where a season’s best throw of 16.57m by Nicole Gray saw her finish in 4th place in the ‘A’. Charlotte McIvor took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 13.91m.

Nicole was also involved in a closely fought discus competition where she took 2nd place with a throw of 29.14m and took 4th place in the shot event with her throw of 7.27m.

English Schools bronze medallist Hollie Smith was the winner of the high jump ‘A’ with a clearance at a height of 1.55m. Hollie was also in competition in her ‘other event’, taking 3rd place in the long jump ‘A’ with a season’s best effort of 4.65m.

Chloe Constable took 2nd place in the long jump ‘B’ with a new PB of 3.82m.

Luci Preston and Angelakie Koutsi were in competition in the triple jump event. Luci was in the ‘A’ where she took 3rd place with her effort of 8.79m, whilst Angie’s new PB of 7.65m in the ‘B’ saw her also take a 3rd place finish.

 Under 17 Women

County 100 and 200 metre champion Amelia Benson and Natasha Rawling covered the sprint races.

Amelia was the winner of the 100 metres ‘A’ race where she clocked a time of 13.09s, Natasha went in the ‘B’, taking 3rd place and running a time of 14.70s.

The 200 metres saw Amelia take 2nd place in the ‘A’ in a time of 26.41s with Natasha taking 3rd place in the ‘B’ with her run of 29.81s.

In the 300 metres race the County and County schools silver medallist Jess Fields ran a season’s best time of 44.18s in the ‘A’ race for a 5th place finish and Savannah Beal took 4th place in the ‘B’ with her run of 47.46s.

Natalie Bell took 3rd place in the 800 metres ‘A’ where she ran a time 2:32.31s and in the ‘B’ the County silver medallist Martha Savage ran a new PB of 2:31.17s to take 2nd place.

The 80 metre hurdles race saw Natalie Varga take 4th place in the ‘A’ clocking a time of 15.76s.

Lucy Savery took 3rd place in the 300 metre hurdles ‘A’ and she recorded a time of 51.36s whilst in the ‘B’ Natasha Rawling ran a new PB of 50.65s to take 2nd place.

Out in the discus circle Harriet Cannell took 5th place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 19.50m and Beth Shaw was placed 3rd in the ‘B’ where she threw a distance of 19.16m.

Harriet Cannell was the winner of the javelin throw which is her specialist event, launching the javelin out to 35.03m.

Beth Shaw was in action in two further events, in the hammer ‘A’ throw she took 4th place with her effort of 24.67m and in the shot ‘B’ she finished 5th with her throw of 7.28m.

Savannah Beal finished 6th in the shot ‘A’ with her throw of 7.86m.

English Schools bronze medallist Libby Wheeler was the winner of both the triple jump and long jump ‘A’ competitions. She won the triple jump with an effort measuring 10.93m and the long jump with a leap of 5.16m.

 

 Relay Races

4 x 100 metres – Under 20 Men

Joe Cooper, Eliot Gay, Macalley Morgan and Josh Sampson were the winners of the race where they ran a time of 44.81s to finish 3.5s ahead of the 2nd team to cross the finish line.

 

4 x 400 metres – Under 20 Men

Joshua Taylor-Brown, Jack Brothwell, Kyle Foster and Jack Michaels finished in 3rd place and their recorded time was 3:42.46s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 20 Women

Emily Lyons, Amy Sampson, Angie Koutsi and Megan Grant took 2nd place in the race and they ran a time of 52.22s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 17 Women

Amelia Benson, Martha Savage, Jess Fields and Cosima Fawcett finished in 4th place and their recorded time was one of 53.63s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 17 Women

Amelia Benson, Jess Fields, Martha Savage and Natalie Bell took 2nd place in the race and they ran a time of 3:07.88s.

 

 

Non Scoring Race

100 metres – Women

Megan Grant was the winner of the non scoring 100 metres where she ran a time of 13.46s with Cosima Fawcett taking 2nd place and running a time of 13.58s.

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Olivia Stevenson’s Second International Appearance

Posted August 7, 2016 By David Radford

Olivia Stevenson (6)

 

SIAB Under 17’s International Championship

Julie Rose Stadium – Ashford, Kent

Saturday 16th July 2016

The 2016 home countries International Championship meeting was held at the ‘Julie Rose’ stadium in Ashford, Kent on Saturday 16th of July.

This is a British Isles competition organised by the Schools International Athletics Board, where the criteria for selection for this prestigious meeting, is set at the highest level, with the gold and silver medallists from the English Schools Championships, together with the gold and silver medallists from the Scottish, Welsh and Irish Schools Championships, representing their respective countries.

Kingston’s Olivia Stevenson the UK ranked No.2 was the silver medallist in the hammer throw at the English Schools Championships, up in Gateshead a week before this international match, where she was beaten to the gold medal by her arch rival Katie Head of Newham and Essex Beagles. The two girls renewed acquaintances down in Kent, where both of them were making their second representative appearance for England.

The other girls in the hammer competition were the Welsh Schools Champion Ffion Palmer, Jade Williams who was the winner of both the Ulster Schools and All Ireland Schools,  Heather Fawcett the Scottish Schools Champion and Kirsty Costello the under 15’s Scottish Schools Champion and Sarah Watkins, who was the Welsh Schools silver medallist.

Olivia led the competition from the first round where she threw a huge 61.89m and she led the field throughout rounds two, three and four, with all the other girls struggling to get anywhere near her. In the 5th and penultimate round she launched an even bigger throw of 62.40m to set a new Championship record, beating the previous Championship best by more than four metres.

She won a most deserved gold medal and also had the satisfaction of gaining her first victory over the UK No. 1 Katie Head, who took silver with her throw of 58.26m, with the bronze medal going to Ffion Palmer of Wales.

Olivia was elated with the victory  and said ‘The pride that came from wearing the England kit made me even more determined to beat Katie, I wanted to prove myself more than ever’.

On her second international appearance ‘I am privileged to have once again had that opportunity. Every year you meet this country’s potential stars of the future, which feels surreal’.

What does the rest of the 2016 season hold for her ‘I’m really excited for the rest of this season I hope to get more PB’s yet’.

Coming up very soon she has the Northern Championships in Middlesbrough and the small matter of defending her title and hopefully winning her 5th Northern gold medal. The England Championships follow down at Bedford and bring a further medal chance. From there to Loughborough for the 2016 ‘Sainsbury’s’ UK School Games to try and improve on last year’s bronze medal.

 

   

Maggie Okul

 

Under 20’s Welsh International Meeting

Cardiff International Stadium – Wednesday 20th July 2016

 

The annual under 20’s Welsh International took place at the Cardiff International Stadium on the evening of Wednesday 20th of July 2016. This meeting was originated as a way of providing competition for under20 athletes, with the selection criteria based on performances at the area championships.

The host nation Wales selected a national team from all parts of the Principality, to compete against representative teams from England North, England Midlands and England South.

Kingston’s Maggie Okul the six times Northern Champion won her 6th England vest at this meeting, which was her fourth consecutive appearance at the Welsh International, where she was also handed the honour of captaining the England North women’s team. On a personal note Maggie finished in the silver medal position in the hammer competition.

The England teams made a clean sweep of the medal positions, England North were the winners of this International for their first time, with a total of 108 points. England South finished in 2nd place with 99 points, England Midlands 3rd with 92 and Wales 4th with a total of 65 points.

Performances of note from other members of the England North team came firstly from javelin thrower Sophie Percival of West Cheshire who got the team off to a flying start, winning the competition and setting a new meeting record.

Men’s team captain Lee Thompson of Rotherham won the 400 metres race and he also set a new meeting record. Chloe Esegbona from the city of Stoke club won the 400 metres hurdles race and took 3rd place in the 100 hurdles.

Robbie Shaw of Nene Valley the bronze medallist at the recent England Championships was the winner of the shot competition. Ossama Meslek of the Leeds City club was the winner of the ‘Ann Hill’ mile race. Jessica Swannack of Preston won the pole vault competition, whilst Hallamshire’s Tilly Simpson was the winner of the 800 metres.

Connor Wood of Leeds City was the 200 metres winner. Two athletes from the Wigan & District club were also event winners, Emily Borthwick winning the high jump and Tom Dobbs the discus throw.

England North’s men’s team were the winners of the medley relay race, where the first athlete runs 600 metres, the second 400 metres and the athletes on the third and fourth legs both run 200 metres. The team of Sam Day, Lee Thompson, Sam Griffin and Connor Wood shattered the meeting record, running 2:55.69s, more than 20 seconds faster than the 2015 winners.

Welsh Int. 2016

   

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Sophie Reed

 

UK Youth Development League – North Premier Division 2

Oval Athletic Stadium, Bebington – Saturday 16th July 2016

The Kingston Junior teams final league match of the 2016 track & field season took them over to Cheshire, to the Oval Athletic Stadium in Bebington, the home track of Wirral Athletic Club. The team arrived there knowing that at the end of the day either Harrogate Harriers or ourselves would be relegated to East Division 1 for the 2017 season. We were second from bottom one point behind them and we had to beat Harrogate on the day to keep our place in the second highest division in Northern England.

Getting some of our young athletes out to competitions has proved difficult this season and the team has suffered as a result, leaving empty spaces on the team sheet that we have been unable to fill, which has cost us many match points over the course of the season.

The full line up of teams competing at Bebington were, Leeds City Athletic Club, West Cheshire Athletic Club, Wirral Athletic Club, Harrogate Harriers & Athletic Club, Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club and Rotherham Harriers & Athletic Club.

All of our young athletes At Bebington competed magnificently and there were some outstanding personal performances from the team. The majority of whom have been with this team not only this season, but last season as well and some of them the season before that. Despite our athlete’s mighty efforts, the Harrogate team collected 4.5 match points more than us on the day, which saw us relegated to East Division 1 next year, along with Rotherham who finished behind us in 6th place.

Performance details for all the Kingston athletes are as follows:-

Under 13 Girls

Sophie Reed represented the team in the 75 metres ‘A’ race and she gave her usual 100% effort, running 11.2s to take 4th place. In the ‘B’ we saw a great run of 11.0s by Sophie McIntyre to claim 2nd place in her race.

Sophie Reed was back on duty in the 150 metres ‘A’ race where she ran a new PB of 21.6s for another 4th place finish. Running in the ‘B’ was Lucy Parker who has only been training at the club for 3 months. She has been making good progress and this was her second league appearance, a new PB of 21.6s gave Lucy 2nd place.

The 800 metres races brought Emilia Russell and Eve Anderson into the action.  Emilia went in the ‘A’ race where she took 5th place with her run of 2:43.2s. Eve Anderson who was making her first appearance of 2016 went in the ‘B’ where she also took 5th and ran a new PB of 2:54.9s.

Esther Savage competed in only the second 1200 metres race of her young career, going in the ‘A’ race where she ran a new PB of 4:41.8s for a 5th place finish.

Sophie McIntyre saw more action in the 70 metres hurdles where she ran in the ‘A’ race, taking 5th place and posting a new PB of 13.6s.

Esther Savage and Lucy Parker covered the high jump event and both of the girls set new PB’s, with Esther clearing a height of 1.10m to take 6th place in the ‘A’ and Lucy 1.05m for 6th place in the ‘B’.

Lucy Parker returned to action again in the long jump competition, leaping to a new PB of 3.93m in the ‘A’ to take 4th place. Eve Anderson took 5th place in the ‘B’ and she also registered a new PB of 3.38m.

The shot competition brought Holly Adams the 2016 Northern indoor champion and County champion to the throwing circle, where she won the ‘A’ with a throw of 8.98m. Emilia Russell took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with her throw of 5.16m.

Holly Adams was back in competition in her second throwing event, this time taking 2nd place in the javelin ‘A’ with a throw of 18.65m. Esther Savage launched a new PB of 17.59m to emerge as the winner of the ‘B’.

Under 13 Boys

The 100 and 200 metres sprints were covered by Junior Agostinho and Adam Fox. The 100 saw Junior running the ‘A’ race where he clocked a time of 14.1s and finished in 5th place. In the ‘B’ Adam took 3rd place and ran a new PB of 14.0s.

Adam was the ‘A’ runner in the 200 metres and he recorded his second new PB of the day, running 28.0s to take 3rd place. Junior took 4th place in the ‘B’ where he ran a time of 29.8s.

In the 800 metres ‘A’ race Adam Fox racked up his third PB of the day, running a time of 2:26.2s for a 3rd place finish. James Iversen took 5th place in the ‘B’ where he also posted a new PB of 2:52.3s.

Thomas Iversen took 5th place in the 1500 metres ‘A’ where he ran a time of 5:19.0s. In the ‘B’ a run of 5:23.0s by Thomas Smales saw him finish in 4th place.

The 75 metres hurdles found Junior Agostinho running a new PB of 14.1s in the ‘A’ where he took 2nd place. Jack Singleton was the winner of the ‘B’ race and he also ran a new PB of 14.1s.

In the field events brothers Thomas and Harry Iversen were in action in the high jump, where Harry cleared a new PB height of 1.25m for 3rd place in the ‘A’. In the ‘B’ Thomas took 4th place with a clearance at 1.10m.

The long jump saw Fabian Vidal take 6th place in the ‘A’ with his leap of 3.92m whilst James, the third of the Iversen triplets jumped a new PB of 3.76m for 5th place in the ‘B’.

Fabian Vidal also saw action in the shot circle where he took 2nd place in the ‘A’ with his throw of 7.33m.

In the javelin competition Alex Chivers threw a new PB of 17.98m to take 4th place in the ‘A’ and Fabian Vidal also threw a new PB of 15.67m for 3rd place in the ‘B’.

Under 15 Girls

Representing the team in both the 100 and 200 metres were Kate Huntington and Rose Hewitt, with Kate running both of the ‘A’ races and Rose both of the B’s. The 100 saw Kate running a new PB of 13.0s for a 4th place finish, with Rose taking 5th place in her race in a time of 14.0s.  In the 200 metre event both of the girls were the race winners, Kate ran another new PB of 27.3s to clinch victory in the ‘A’ and Rose’s run of 28.8s in the ‘B’ gave the team a double victory.

The 300 metres saw Evie Watson run a new PB of 45.3s in the ‘A’ to claim 5th place, whilst Abbie Haigh  finished 6th in the ‘B’ where she ran a time of 47.7s.

Jodie Martin was the ‘A’ runner in the 800 metres race where she took 4th place and ran a time of 2:29.9s, the ‘B’ runner was Katy McCabe who finished in 5th place in a time of 2:54.7s.

The 1500 metres saw Abbie Haigh run a new PB of 5:42.2s in the ‘A’ for a 5th place finish, whilst in the ‘B’ Emily Dye who was running her first ever 1500 metres race recorded a PB of 6:34.0s for 6th place.

The two girls were back together again in the 75 metres hurdles event where Emily ran in the ‘A’, taking 6th place and posting a time of 13.9s. Abbie also took 6th place in the ‘B’ where she ran a new PB of 13.2s.

He high jump competition paired Alanah Thoresby in the ‘A’ and Rosie Shepherd in the ‘B’ where Alanah cleared a new personal best height of 1.40m for 3rd place and Rosie also took a 3rd place finish with her clearance 1.35m.

Emily Dye and Alanah Thoresby were the Kingston representatives in the long jump competition where Emily finished in 5th place in the ‘A’ with her leap of 4.50m. Alanah took 2nd place in the ‘B’ where she pulled out a new PB of 4.45m.

Indigo Atkin took 3rd place in the shot ‘A’ with her throw of 8.78m and Ciara Andrews was the runner up in the ‘B’ with her effort of 7.53m.

In the discus competition  Jess Townsend took 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 18.24m and Becky Chivers was the winner of the ‘B’ with her best effort of 17.90m.

Indigo Atkin was the winner of the hammer ‘A’ competition, where she threw a distance of 32.62m. Ellie Townsend’s throw of 13.13m in the ‘B’ gave her 4th place.

The javelin event brought together Becky Chivers in the ‘A’ and Indigo Atkin in the ‘B’. Becky launched the javelin out a distance of 29.04m to finish in 2nd place, whilst Indigo was the winner of the ‘B’ with her throw of 25.05m.

Under 15 Boys

Brody Hinson was in action in the 100 metres ‘A’ race where he ran a new PB of 11.9s, going under the 12 second mark for the first time and picking up 2nd place. Sam Croney took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with his run of 12.6s.

In the 200 metres Brody ran another new PB of 24.0s, taking 4 tenths off his previous best, for another 2nd place finish. Tyler Thompson went in the ‘B’ and he too ran a new PB of 25.6s, taking 1.4seconds off his previous best to claim a 2nd place finish.

Joe Seed was the winner of the 300 metres ‘A’ race and he took 2.9seconds of his best time, lowering it to 40.6s. In the ‘B’ race Callum Featherstone made both his club and league debut in the ‘B’, taking 5th place and posting a PB of 44.2s.

In the 800 metres Joe and Callum were back in action. With Joe taking 3rd place in the ‘A’ with another new PB of 2:15.2s and Callum winning the ‘B’ and running his second new PB of the day recording a time of 2:18.9s.

The 1500 metres saw Harvey Newton run a new PB of 4:59.4s to take 4th place in the ‘A’ race, clipping 5.6seconds from his previous best time.

Sam Croney saw more action, this time in his specialist event, the 80 metres hurdles. He was  the race winner running a time of 12.2s and finishing half a second ahead of the field.

On the field Tyler Thompson took 2nd place in the high jump ‘A’, going clear at a height of 1.45m

Ben Stutely took 2nd place in the pole vault, his specialist event, going clear at 2.30m.

In the long jump competition Tyler Thompson and Ben Stutely were in action together. Tyler taking 4th place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 4.75m and Ben 2nd place in the ‘B’ where he too jumped a new PB of 4.49m.

Shaun Kerry gave a master class in the hammer throw, finishing more than 35 metres in front of all the other throwers, his best throw of the day was one of 56.82m. Antony Mould who is a new recruit to our hammer group was the winner of the ‘B’ event with a new PB of 23.60m.

Shaun and Antony joined forces again in the shot competition, with Shaun winning the ‘A’ with his throw of 12.96m and Antony taking 5th place in the ‘B’ with 6.26m.

Shaun Kerry picked up his third victory of the day in the javelin ‘A’ with a throw of 37.83m. In the ‘B’ Ben Stutely’s new PB of 17.81m gave him 4th place.

Antony Mould returned to the throwing circle in the discus ‘A’ taking 5th place with his throw of 17.74m. Joe Seed took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with his effort of 16.06m.

 

Relay Races

4 x 100 metres – Under 13 Girls

Eve Anderson, Emilia Russell, Sophie McIntyre and Lucy Parker finished in 5th place and they ran a time of 59.6s

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 13 Boys

Fabian Vidal, Junior Agostinho, Adam Fox and Jack Singleton finished in 3rd place and they posted a time of 58.1s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 15 Girls

Emily Dye, Rose Hewitt, Kate Huntington and Evie Watson finished in 3rd place and they ran a time of 54.8s.

4 x 100 metres – Under 15 Boys

Brody Hinson, Sam Croney, Tyler Thompson and Shaun Kerry took 2nd place in the race where they posted a new club PB of 48.9s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 15 Girls

Evie Watson, Abbie Haigh, Jodie Martin and Alanah Thoresby finished in 6th place and they recorded a time of 3:08.9s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 15 Boys

Harvey Newton, Joe Seed, Sam Croney and Brody Hinson finished in 4th place and they ran a season’s best time of 3:04.1s.

 

Non Scorers Races

100 metres – Under 13 Boys (race 1)

Jack Singleton took 4th place in the race and he ran a time of 15.1s. Harry Iversen finished 6th and his recorded time was 16.1s.

James Iversen ran in race 2 of the non scorers 100 metres, where he took 5th place and ran a new PB of 16.0s.

 

100 metres – Under 15 Girls

Emily Dye finished 4th in the race and she ran a new PB of 14.1s. Rosie Shepherd finished in 7th place and she ran a time of 14.8s.

 

 

   

Amelia Benson              &                Hannah Kynman Andrew  Morgan-Harrison Ben Copley (39) Eliot Gay Emily Lyons Hollie Smith Josh Tranmer Libby Wheeler Olivia Stevenson  Maggie Okul  Alice Barnsdale Sam Croney Shaun Kerry (3) Venus MorganSophie O'HaraShaun Kerry

 

 

English Schools Athletics Association – Track & Field Championships

Gateshead International Stadium – Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July 2016

The English Schools Championships have been held annually since their inception in 1925, the only exceptions being from 1940 to 1945, during the 2nd World War. They are the 4th largest athletics event in the world and they are the ultimate target for every young athlete in England.

All athletes aged between 12 years and 18 years are eligible to compete at the championships, providing they have attained the stringent entry standards which are set for each and every event. All the hopefuls then have to be selected to represent their County at the biggest competition of this and every year.

Sixteen Kingston athletes were selected for the County team and they boarded the bus at the Costello stadium, in the early afternoon of Thursday the 7th of July, to make the journey up to the International stadium at Gateshead, to try and achieve their dreams.

The team returned to Costello late on Saturday evening with six medals. Pride of place went to Shaun Kerry’s gold medal in the hammer, which he secured with the longest throw in Britain this year. There were silvers for Ben Copley in the discus and Olivia Stevenson in the hammer, bronze medals for Josh Tranmer in the discus, Hollie Smith in the high jump and Libby Wheeler in the triple jump.

Andrew Morgan-Harrison has made great strides this season. He started the year with gold and silver medals at the Northern indoor Championships, which in turn gained him selection for the Northern England team at the Welsh International meeting. Two gold’s at the County championships and two silvers at the Northern track & field championships were also added to his tally. He has taken 4 tenths of a second off his PB in 2016.

Eliot Gay was appearing at his first English Schools Championships meeting. He is very good sprinter and has taken 2 tenths of a second off his PB this season. He was the County champion in 2015 over 100 and 200 metres. This year he took the bronze at the County championships and silver at the County schools event, plus he was a finalist at the Northern indoor championships, over 60 metres and 200 metres.

Both athletes were in competition in the senior boys 100 metres sprint event at Gateshead and they were both drawn in the last of the five heats, to decide who would progress to the semi final. Andrew put together a strong run to win the heat and post a good time of 10.95s, to gain qualification for the semi final, to be held later in the day. Eliot could not find his best form and he finished in 6th place and ran a time of 11.58s, which was not enough to get him into the semi. Another impressive run of 10.86s by Andrew in the semi final, just 6 hundredths of a second outside his lifetime best, saw him take 2nd place and secure his place in the final. In Saturdays 100 metres final there had been a change in wind direction and the athletes were running into a strong head wind, which badly affected the times of everyone in the race. Andrew Morgan-Harrison finished in 7th place in the final and he recorded a time of 11.19s.

Emily Lyons was a 60 metres finalist at this year’s Northern indoor championships and she followed this up with appearances in both the 100 metres and 200 metres finals at the Northern track & field championships. In 2015 she won both 100 and 200 metres gold medals at all three of the local championship meetings the County Championships and the East Riding Schools and Humberside Schools championships. She was in competition at Gateshead in the senior girl’s 100 metres event. She was drawn in the first of the three heats where she finished in 5th place and her run of 12.78s was not sufficient to get her into the final.

This was 16 year old Amelia Benson’s second English schools championships event, having made her debut at Birmingham’s Alexander stadium in 2014. She is the reigning County and County schools champion over both 100 and 200 metres and was a 60 metre finalist at this year’s Northern indoor championships. Amelia was in action in the intermediate girl’s 100 metres event and she was drawn to run in the first of the 5 heats, where she took 5th place and ran a time of 12.78s.  This year is 15 year old Hannah Kynman’s first year in the intermediate age category. She was the 2015 champion over 100 and 200 metres (as an under 15) at both the East Riding and Humberside schools events, as well as taking both the sprint titles at the County championships. Hannah was drawn in the 4th heat where her run of 12.59s saw her finish in 4th place in her race. The times for both girls were not enough to enable them to progress from the heats.

15 year old Libby Wheeler, a pupil at Cottingham High School, was competing in her 2nd English Schools Championships. In 2015 she finished 5th in the junior girls long jump and this season, after moving up to the intermediate age group, was faced with a choice between long and triple jumps, having attained entry standards in both. Opting for the latter she fully justified her choice by coming away with a completely unexpected bronze medal. Ranked 25th in the country before the championships the Northern indoor championship silver medallist started the competition by smashing her personal best by 26cm in the first round with a jump of 11.24m. Lying 3rd after 3 rounds Libby consolidated her position with a 4th round effort of 11.46m to finish 23cm ahead of the 4th placed athlete. Her winning performance is also a new club & Humberside county record, beating the old mark set by Rebecca Cope in 2010. A further reward is selection as reserve for the England team to compete against Scotland, Ireland & Wales in the forthcoming Home Countries international.

Fellow Cottingham High School pupil Venus Morgan also competed as an under 15 in the 2015 championships, and has also just moved into the intermediate age group. The outstanding heptathlete chose her favourite event, the 80m hurdles, despite also having a qualifying mark in the long jump. She too produced an outstanding personal best, reducing her existing 11.9 sec to 11.63 to finish 4th in her heat and progress to the final. Her time is a new club record – her second in 2 weeks, having previously set a new mark in the heptathlon. In typical Gateshead style the wind picked up and the finalists had a strong headwind to contend with, this having an adverse effect on times. Venus again ran well to take 7th place in 12.27 sec, a highly creditable performance at the lower end of the age group and well in excess of her expectations in the championship.

Year 9 Wolfreton School pupil Sam Croney was making his English School’s debut in the junior boys 80m hurdles. Having come to the fore when taking the bronze medal in the Northern Indoor Championships over 60m hurdles in February Sam has continued to make progress in the longer outdoor event having been unbeaten prior to the championships. Relishing in the stronger competition Sam was another to set a new personal best, clocking 11.87 sec in his heat, taking over half a second off his previous best despite poor weather conditions. Although this was not fast enough to take Sam into the final it was an important step in his hurdling career as he looks forward to Northern and England Championships next month.

On the Friday four further Kingston athletes were involved in field event finals.

Ben Copley is the reigning County discus champion and also holds the County schools titles in the discus, shot and javelin disciplines. He is currently ranked no.6 UK in the discus throw and during 2016 has improved his PB by 6 metres. Ben got Friday’s junior boys competition off to a magnificent start, throwing a lifetime best of 39.67m to take the silver medal. Still to come for Ben this season are the Northern Championships, followed by the Inter Counties Championships which will be held this year on home turf at Costello.

Next up in the discus circle in the intermediate boys final was Josh Tranmer, silver medallist at the 2015 Northern championships as well as the reigning County champion and County schools champion, who currently holds the no. 5 position on the UK ranking lists.  During 2016 he has increased his PB by more than 4 metres. Josh’s best throw in the competition, one of 40.99m saw him take the bronze medal. Coming up in the next few weeks for Josh are the Northern championships and the England championships,

The senior girl’s discus final saw the County champion and County schools champion Sophie O’Hara in competition. Her best throw at Gateshead was one of 33.53m, which saw her finish in 7th position.

17 year old Hollie Smith collected her 5th medal of an outstanding 2016 campaign, in the senior girl’s high jump final. In January this year she won silver at the Northern indoor championships and 4 weeks later a bronze at the England indoor championships, at May’s County championships it was a gold medal. June brought another bronze at the Northern track & field championships. There were standout performances at the England track & field championships, where she took 6th place and at the British championships & Olympic trials where she was 8th. Another top notch performance at the English schools event where she cleared a height of 1.72m brought her another bronze medal.

The senior girl’s hammer throwers had to compete in two qualifying pools on the Friday morning, to try to book a place in Saturday afternoons final. Kingston’s Maggie Okul and Alice Barnsdale were among the combatants. Both girls booked their final places, with Maggie going through in 2nd place from Pool ‘A’  with a throw of 49.25m and Alice 3rd in Pool ‘B’ with her throw of 46.83m.

All the hammer finals took place on the Saturday with Kingston representation in three of them.

14 year old Shaun Kerry is becoming something of a phenomenon down at Costello. Not only is he the no.1 ranked hammer thrower in the UK, he is also ranked no. 12 in the shot and no. 20 in the javelin throw, plus he is a good sprinter as well. His list of achievements this year include Northern indoor shot champion, County shot, hammer and javelin champion and County schools hammer champion. At English Schools of course you can only do one event (except the relays) and Shaun’s main event is the hammer. At a league match at Darlington in June Shaun had put out the biggest throw in Britain this year, one of 58.51m and his rivals in the junior boy’s final at Gateshead were all very wary of him. He pulled out a massive new lifetime best throw of 60.85m, more than 7 metres ahead of his nearest challenger, to take the title of 2016 English schools champion.

The intermediate girl’s hammer final brought England international and British record holder Olivia Stevenson into the throwing area. Already this season she has won her 4th consecutive titles at both the County championships and the County schools championships. She won silver at the Northern under 20 championships, where she competed out of her age range. At the England championships she picked up another silver medal.

With due respect to all the other girls competing in the final, this was a contest between the two best hammer throwers in Great Britain, Olivia and her arch rival Katie Head of Newham and Essex Beagles. It was closely fought affair with Olivia pulling out a big throw of 62.55m, only for Katie to set a new British record of 65.06m to take the gold, with Olivia winning her third consecutive silver medal at these championships. Her next assignment will be down in Kent, where both Olivia and Katie have been selected to represent England at the Home Countries International meeting.

Two further members of the Hull Hammer Squad Maggie Okul and Alice Barnsdale competed in the senior girls final.

So far in 2016 Maggie has racked up her 4th consecutive County title as well as a 4th consecutive County schools title. In June at Sport City in Manchester she won her 6th consecutive Northern championships title. As always she gave everything she could here, but it wasn’t Maggie’s day this year and the 2015 silver medallist had to settle for 5th place with a throw of 51.54m.

She is now focussing on her next challenge which will take her to Cardiff, to represent Northern England at the Welsh International meeting.

Alice Barnsdale trains with the Hull Hammer Squad at Costello and competes for her home town club of Lincoln Wellington. She was a member of the Lincolnshire County team at this year’s English schools event. She has progressed well during 2016, she is looking stronger and is turning faster in the circle and has increased her PB by more than 9 metres this season. She has won the hammer title at the Lincolnshire County championships for the last 4 years including 2016. She was the bronze medallist at this June’s Northern championships, where the Hull squad took all three medals in the under 20 women’s event. At the England championship meeting she won the gold medal in the under 18’s 3kg hammer event.

Alice put in another good performance at Gateshead and she came so close to the bronze medal. she threw a new PB of 53.57m in the final which saw her finish in 4th place.

Two relay teams, the intermediate girls and the senior boys, made it through to the relay finals. With the senior boys team running a new County record of 44.07s in the semi final, whilst the intermediate girls qualified with a season’s best run of 48.81s.

In the final the boys team of Kingston’s Macalley Morgan and Eliot Gay, with Rounak Sen and Adam Harrison of Scunthorpe, finished in 6th place and they ran a time 44.13s.

The all Kingston intermediate girls team of Cosima Fawcett, Amelia Benson, Venus Morgan and Hannah Kynman were disqualified in the final for an infringement.

 

 

   

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2016 Humberside Schools Track & Field Championships

Costello Stadium, Hull – Saturday 11th June 2016

 

The 2016 Humberside Schools track & field championships were staged at the Costello Stadium in Hull. They were graced by the usual weather conditions, showers and some sunny spells, accompanied by a biting wind.

The athletes were representing their individual schools in this competition and they were all looking to perform to the peak of their abilities, hoping to gain selection for the County team, at the English Schools Championships in Gateshead.

Kingston athletes were prominent in all of the school teams from the East Riding of Yorkshire and the city of Hull. Details of all these athlete’s performances are as follows.

Under 20 Men

Three Kingston athletes contested the 100 metres final. The silver medal went to Eliot Gay, who ran a time of 11.3s. He was the 2015 Schools champion and was also a double sprints finalist at this year’s Northern indoor championships. The bronze medallist was Macalley Morgan whose recorded time was 11.8s. Jordan Smith had his first run out of 2016 in this race and he took 5th place in a time of 11.9s.

Dominic Singh won his 4th consecutive 200 metres title, with a season’s best run of 22.3s. He was both the 100 and 200 metres champion at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 championships meetings.

Macalley Morgan was in further competition in the long jump competition, where he jumped a new PB of 5.77m in the final to take the gold medal.

Under 20 Women

Megan Grant is a great competitor and a popular member of the Kingston youth team. She has missed a lot of competitions in the last two seasons with an ongoing injury. Megan has been in league action this year with the team and at these championships she competed in the 200 metres, winning the final with a time of 13.4s and taking a well deserved gold medal.

The County discus champion, Sophie O’Hara, made a successful defence of her 2015 Schools title, taking the gold medal with a throw of 34.04m. Her training partner Nicole Gray was the silver medallist, with her throw of 29.33m.

Six times Northern Champion Maggie Okul won a 4th consecutive Schools hammer title, with her throw of 51.26m.

Under 17 Men

Josh Sampson was the winner of the 100 metres final, where he ran a new PB of 11.6s to take the gold medal. David Morgan-Harrison was also in action in the 100 metres final, taking 6th place with his run of 12.6s.

In the afternoon’s competition Josh Sampson completed the sprint double, taking the gold in the 200 metres final and running a time of 23.8s.

Middle distance runner Kyle Foster was making his Schools championships debut in the 800 metres final. He ran a very good tactical race in a time of 2:06.7s, to claim victory and the gold medal to go with it. The 2015 Northern Championships 800 metres finalist, Matthew Elliott, was also in action in the final, taking 6th place and running a time of 2:22.7s.

The 100 metres hurdles final saw Adam Coles take the gold with a run of 15.2s, to retain the title he won in 2015.

The long jump competition saw Adam Coles collect a second medal, this time a silver one, with a leap of 5.50m.

Matthew Elliott was the gold medallist in the triple jump, where he recorded a jump of 10.41m.

The shot event saw the 2015 silver medallist, Josh Tranmer, this year take the gold medal with a new PB of 13.26m.

The discus competition saw Josh Tranmer take a 3rd consecutive title with a throw of 41.96m. Will Robinson was the bronze medallist with his throw of 29.26m.

Will Robinson is the reigning County hammer champion. He improved on the silver medal he won at last year’s Schools championships, producing a new PB of 47.19m, to take the hammer gold.

Under 17 Women

The 100 metres final saw a Kingston 1-2-3, with the 2014 champion Amelia Benson taking the gold medal in a time of 12.4s. Hannah Kynman who was the 2015 (under 15’s) 100 and 200 metres champion, took the silver and posted a time of 12.8s and Cosima Fawcett, who was making her Schools championships debut, was the bronze medallist, with a new PB of 13.5s.

Amelia Benson completed the sprint double, winning the 200 metres final with a run of 25.9s.

The 300 metres final saw Jess Fields win the silver medal with her run of 44.4s.

Two middle distance runners, Lucy Savery and Martha Savage, made their Schools championship debuts. The 800 metres final saw Lucy run a new PB of 2:29.4s to claim the silver medal, with Martha taking 4th place, running a time of 2:37.8s.

Connie Mounsey made her first appearance at the Schools championship’s, in the 1500 metres race where her run of 5:39.8s won her the bronze medal. Amy Greenacre took 4th place in the race and she ran a time of 5:49.4s.

Venus Morgan, the No.1 ranked hurdler in Yorkshire, won the gold medal in the 80 metres hurdles final, where she ran a new PB of 11.9s. This was her 3rd consecutive title, having won gold in the 75 metres hurdles in the 2014 and 2015 championships. Paige Mathers took the silver medal with her run of 13.9s, an improvement on the two bronze medals she had won in 2014 and 2015.       

The 300 metres hurdles final saw Natalie Varga winning the schools title, running a time of 50.9s. Lucy Savery took the silver medal, on her schools debut appearance, she also ran a time of 50.9s, which was a new PB for Lucy.

In the field events Venus Morgan collected her second gold medal of the competition, in the high jump, with a clearance at a height of 1.55m.

In the pole vault Natalie Varga, the 2014 champion, picked up her second gold medal of the day, winning the competition with a clearance at a height of 2.40m.

Libby Wheeler the 2014 and 2015 long jump champion, made it a hat trick of victories, taking the gold medal with a new PB of 5.34m. For good measure Libby also took the gold in the triple jump, where she jumped another PB of 10.97m.

The javelin competition saw Paige Mathers collect her second silver medal of the day, with a throw of 26.26m.

England International Olivia Stevenson racked up her 4th consecutive title win in the hammer competition, with yet another throw of over 60 metres, this one measured 60.89m. Another championship debutant Beth Shaw, took 4th place and she threw a new PB of 27.96m.

Beth Shaw had even more success in the discus final, where she won the silver medal with her throw of 20.70m.

Savannah Beal was competing in these championships for the first time. She won the bronze medal in the shot competition, throwing a new PB of 8.03m.

Under 15 Boys

13 year old Brody Hinson was making his first appearance at these championships. He had already won the 100 and 200 metres crowns at Mays County Championships and was hoping to pick up the schools titles as well.

He stormed to victory in the 100 metres final, where he ran a time of 12.2s. Sam Croney who was also making his debut at these championships, took the silver medal with a run of 24.4s. Luke Carr finished in 7th place and also posted a new PB of 13.7s.

In the 200 metres final Brody completed the sprint double, with a good run of 24.4s, a new PB. Luke Carr ran another new PB of 28.0s, to finish in 7th place.

Sam Croney has enjoyed a good run of success in 2016, starting with the 60 metres hurdles bronze medal at January’s Northern indoor championships. This was backed up with the 80 metres hurdles gold medal at the County championships.

Sam’s run of 12.6s saw him add the Schools 80 metres hurdles title to his growing list of achievements.

Harvey Newton made his bow at the schools meeting, running in the 1500 metres race, where he took 5th place in a time of 5:09.0s.

In the field events, Ben Stutely was making his first appearance at the schools meeting. The 2016 County Champion celebrated with another gold medal in the pole vault, going clear at a height of 2.30m.

A second appearance came Ben’s way in the long jump competition where he leaped to a new PB of 4.46m, to take 4th place. Henry Cannell, another debutant, took 5th place with a jump of 4.24m.

The County triple jump champion, Luke Carr put in a jump of 8.80m, but this time had to settle for the silver medal.

The shot putt event saw two more athletes making their bow. Ben Copley’s new PB of 10.64m saw him take the gold medal, whilst Antony Mould’s throw of 6.43m gave him 4th place.

Ben Copley is the number 2 ranked discus thrower in the UK and he showed his prowess at this meeting, taking his second gold medal of the day, with a throw of 37.23m. Antony Mould threw a new PB of 21.06m, to pick up the bronze medal.

Shaun Kerry is another Kingston athlete who is enjoying a fantastic year. He won gold in the shot event at the Northern indoor championships. Further gold medals followed at the County championships in hammer, shot and javelin.

The UK ranked No. 1 threw another new PB of 55.03m in the hammer competition to take the gold medal and successfully defend the title he won in 2015.

The javelin competition saw Ben Copley and Shaun Kerry, the number 1 and 2 ranked throwers in Yorkshire going head to head.

Ben came out on top, taking his third gold medal of the championships with his throw of 39.77m. Shaun was unable to find his best form and had to settle for the bronze medal, with his throw of 28.57m.

Under 15 Girls

Rose Hewitt made her bow at the championships in the 100 metres race. She took 4th place in the final, where she ran a time of 14.1s. Gina De Lancey also made her debut and she finished 7th in the final, running a new PB of 14.3s.

Another first timer at this competition was Evie Watson, who won the 200 metres bronze medal, where she ran a time of 28.8s, with Rose Hewitt taking 5th place in the race with her run of 29.1s.

The 800 metres final saw three Kingston athletes in contention for the title. Jodie Martin put in an excellent performance in her championship debut, covering the two lap race in 2:29.3s, to take the gold medal. Becky Chivers took 4th place in the race and she ran a time of 2:41.2s, with Katy McCabe, who was another debutant, taking 5th, with her run of 2:44.8s.

Molly Chadwick had her first competitive outing of 2016 in the 1500 metres, where her run of 5:14.4s brought her a new PB and the gold medal. Katy Greenacre finished the race in 5th place and she ran a time of 5:53.2s.

The 75 metres hurdles final saw Abbie Haigh and Emily Dye in a battle for the title. Abbie who is a fairly recent recruit to the hurdles group, ran a new PB of 13.6s to take the gold medal. Emily Dye pushed her all the way and took the silver medal with her run of 13.7s.

The high jump found Alanah Thoresby and Rosie Shepherd making their first appearances at the championships. Both girls went clear at the same height of 1.35m and finished in equal 2nd place, to return home with a silver medal each.

Three of the clubs athletes contested the long jump final, where Emily Dye’s jump of 4.28m gave her the bronze medal. Alanah Thoresby took 4th place with her effort of 4.26m, 5th place went to Evie Watson with her leap of 4.05m.

Indigo Atkin made a winning debut in the shot event, taking the gold medal with her throw of 9.19m, with Ciara Andrews claiming 4th place with 7.64m and Gina De Lancey 8th with her throw of 6.36m.

Jess Townsend took 5th place in the discus competition, throwing 17.98m on her championship debut.

Indigo Atkin collected her 2nd medal of the day, this time of the silver variety, with her throw of 26.41m, in the hammer final.

Becky Chivers took the gold medal in the javelin final, her specialist event, launching it out to 29.60m. Ciara Andrews took 4th place with her throw of 14.76m.

   

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English Schools Athletics Association

Combined Events North Eastern Region Final

Middlesbrough Sports Village

 

Kingston upon Hull’s Venus Morgan represented Humberside Schools in the English Schools Athletics Association North Eastern Regional Combined Events Championships at the Middlesbrough Sports Village. With athletes from seven counties the usual high standard of competition was seen across all age groups, covering athletes aged between 13 and 19 years of age.

15 year old Venus, a pupil at Cottingham High School contested her first heptathlon, having just moved into the intermediate age for athletes under 17 years of age. The reigning county school’s champion, who tasted success at national level in the under 15 pentathlon last season began her campaign with a fine win in a high quality field in her favourite event the 80m hurdles clocking 12.0 seconds, just 0.1 sec outside her personal best. With points being awarded on the basis of an athlete’s performance in each event this also gave Venus her highest individual score of the day, bringing her 799 points. The high jump saw Venus close to her best with 1.56m (689 points) followed by a huge personal best of 10.58m in the shot, amassing 567 points. Day one ended with the 200m with Venus recording 27.1 seconds, finishing ahead of all her main rivals and adding 684 points to her score. After 4 events she was lying in 3rd place in a closely contested competition.

Day 2 again started well with a solid jump of 5.07m in the long jump. Her score of 578 points moved her up into 2nd place overall. Despite another personal best of 25.98m in the javelin (401 points) Venus dropped down to 4th place and went into the final event, the 800m, knowing that she needed to at least retain this position in order to qualify for the national championships in September. She produced a typically gutsy effort to record her 3rd personal best of the weekend, clocking 2:33.5 seconds for the 2 lap event. This added a hard-earned 650 points and produced a final total of 4,368, not only good enough to maintain 4th spot but also to put her 12th on the United Kingdom rankings for her age group this season.

The reward for this performance is a trip to Exeter in September where the leading athletes from all the regional events are brought together to compete for national titles. Many athletes who have gone on to make their mark at the highest level of the sport, including Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katrina Johnson-Thompson & Dean Macey have come to prominence through the English Schools Championships and there will be many from the “class of 2016” looking at following in their footsteps.

 

   

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David Morgan-Harrison (2) Eliot Gay Jack Brothwell & Baldvin Magnusson Jack Michaels  31 Jess Fields  & Angie Koutsi Joe Cooper  28 Libby Wheeler Macalley Morgan (10) Matt Backhouse Philip May

 

UK Youth Development League

Division North East 1 – Match 3

York University – Sunday 26th June 2016

The Kingston youth team’s third league match of the season, took them to the athletics complex at York University.

Acquaintance was once again renewed with our rival teams, representing City of Sheffield and Dearne AC, Doncaster AC, Team Forth Valley, South of Humber and the Harrogate, Wetherby and Scarborough composite, HAWKS.

We went into the match, lying in 3rd place on the league ladder. With an exceptionally strong composite team from the Edinburgh region, ‘Team Forth Valley’ at the top of the table and a very strong Sheffield & Dearne side in second position.

Our athletes are a match for any team in the country, but we lack the huge resources the Scottish team enjoys and to a lesser degree, the Sheffield side. The realistic aim was to maintain our league position and move further away from the three teams below us.

We finished in 3rd place on the day and retained our 3rd spot in the league tables, securing a total of 410 match points and 4 league points. This puts us 5 points above the bottom three, with one match to go, which will be staged at our home track at Costello on Sunday the 24th of July.

Performance details for all of our athletes at York are as follows:-

Under 20 Men

Joe Cooper and Eliot Gay represented the club in the 100 metres sprints. Joe went in the ‘A’ race where he took 3rd place, with a run of 11.2s. In the ‘B’ Eliot Gay’s run of 11.1s saw him emerge as the race winner.

Joe was again the ‘A’ runner in the 200 metres where he ran a new PB of 22.5s, to claim victory. Matt Backhouse went in the ‘B’ where he too was the race winner, with a season’s best run of 23.2s.

The 400 metres races featured Jack Michaels and Eliot Gay. Jack went in the ‘A’ race where a season’s best run of 54.1s, which saw him take 3rd place. A great performance by Eliot in the ‘B’, brought him victory and a new PB of 53.9s.

Harry Powell ran a new PB of 2:03.7s in the 800 metres ‘A’ race, to take 3rd place. In the ‘B’ Jack Brothwell took 2nd place and he too ran a new PB of 2:06.9s.

Baldvin Magnusson took 3rd place in the 1500 metres ‘A’ race, running a new PB of 4:15.9s. Just two days later at the Trafford Grand Prix in Stretford, he took another 4.6s off his best, which now stands at 4:11.34s.

Harry and Jack also ran in the 1500 races at the same Stretford meeting. Harry posted a new PB there of 4:05.24s, taking 10.06s off his previous best time. Jack’s run of 4:17.04s beat his previous best by 1.49s.

The 3000 metres race saw the long awaited return to action of Tom Whitley, whose last competitive race was on the 1st of July 2014, at a Trafford Grand Prix. Tom ran the race at a good steady pace, finishing the race in 4th place and posting a new PB of 11:10.9s.

Jack Michaels was the winner of the 400 metres hurdles race, where he ran a time of 63.3s.

More hurdles action for Jack came in 110 metres event, the high hurdles, where he claimed another victory with a new personal best run of 24.2.

Macalley Morgan had his first league outing of the season at this meeting. He was in action in the high jump ‘A’, where he cleared a new PB height of 1.60m, to take 3rd place.

Middle distance specialists Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson, renewed their own private battle for supremacy in the discus competition. Jack took 4th place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 13.08m. Baldvin was the winner of the ‘B’ where he threw 11.56m.

Jack Michaels pulled out a new PB of 18.23m,to take 2nd place in the hammer competition.

Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson returned to the fray in the javelin event, where Jack’s new PB of 13.72m in the ‘A’, gave him a 3rd place finish. Baldvin was the winner of the ‘B’ with a throw of 10.39m.

Will Robinson competed in the higher age group in the shot event, where he took 3rd place and set a new PB of 8.88m, with the 6kg shot.

Macalley Morgan took 5th place in the long jump event, with his best effort of 5.60m. The triple jump saw him take 2nd place, with a season’s best effort of 11.01m.

Under 17 Men

David Morgan-Harrison took 6th place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, running a time of 12.6s. He was hampered by a back problem during his race and was unable to take part in any further track events. Philip May was competing in his first league match of the season, in the 100 metres ‘B’. An excellent run from Philip saw him take 2nd place and run a new PB of 12.3s.

Adam Coles ran a new PB of 14.5s in the 100 metres hurdles ‘A’ race, to take a 2nd place finish.

In the field events Will Robinson took 2nd place in the discus ‘A’ event, with a throw of 27.47m. In the hammer which is his specialist event, he won the competition with a throw of 43.68m.

David Morgan-Harrison, although unable to sprint, helped out his team mates and competed in the shot event, where he threw a new PB of 7.90m to take 3rd place.

The long jump saw Adam Coles in the ‘A’ event and Philip May jumping in the ‘B’.

Adam’s effort of 5.56m saw him take 2nd place, whilst Philip’s new PB of 5.27m gave him 2nd place in the ‘B’.

The triple jump brought Adam Coles back into competition, he took another 2nd place finish, with a jump of 10.92m.

Philip May’s season’s best effort of 1.35m in the high jump, saw him finish in equal 2nd place.

Under 20 Women

Amy Sampson took 3rd place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where she ran a time of 13.0s. The ‘B’ saw Chloe Constable take 3rd place and run a time of 14.1s.

Amy also ran in the 200 metres ‘A’ where she took 4th place and recorded a time of 27.6s. Angie Koutsie went in the ‘B’ where she ran a new PB of 30.0s for 4th place.

Charlotte McIvor stepped up to run the 400 metres and she ran a new PB of 70.8s, to take 5th place.

In the field events Sophie O’Hara won the discus competition with her throw of 33.16m.

Sophie was also in action in the shot circle where she took 3rd place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 9.56m. Maggie Okul was the winner of the ‘B’ competition with a season’s best throw of 9.32m.

In the hammer competition Maggie Okul took 2nd place with a throw of 50.02m. With Charlotte McIvor, taking 2nd place in the ‘B’ with 15.67m.

The javelin competition saw Maggie Okul take 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, with a throw of 26.53m.

Angie Koutsi’s season’s best effort of 4.18m in the long jump ‘A’ saw her take 3rd place.

 

 Under 17 Women

Amelia Benson took 3rd place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where she ran a time of 12.7s. In the ‘B’ Natasha Rawling was making her National league debut for Kingston, she took 3rd place , running a time of 14.1s.

Both girls featured again in the 200 metres which saw Amelia take 2nd place with a time of 26.5s. Natasha was 5th in the ‘B’ and she recorded a time of 29.3s.

Jess Fields and Lucy Savery represented the team in the 300 metres races.

Jess ran in the ‘A’ race, taking 5th place with a run of 44.5s. Lucy also finished in 5th in the ‘B’, where she ran a time of 48.5s.

The two girls were also in action in the 300 metres hurdles, where Jess took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race, with a new PB of 54.3s. Lucy was the winner of the ‘B’ where she ran a time 51.6s.

Paige Mathers took 2nd place in the 80metres hurdles ‘A’ race, where she ran a time of 13.7s.

Olivia Stevenson was the ‘A’ thrower in the discus, where she took 3rd place with her throw of 23.40m. Harriet Cannell won the ‘B’ with her best effort of 19.95m.

Yet another 60 metre plus throw from the UK no. 1 Olivia Stevenson, saw her win the hammer competition, 22 metres ahead of the rest of the field.

Harriet Cannell threw a new PB of 37.03m to take victory in the javelin ‘A’ competition. Paige Mathers made it a club 1-2, winning the ‘B’ with a throw of 25.97m.

Libby Wheeler was the winner of the long jump ‘A’ where her best jump of the day measured 5.31m.

Libby backed this up in the triple jump, posting a new PB of 10.98m, to collect her second victory of the day.

Jess Fields gave Kingston another 1-2, winning the triple jump ‘B’ and recording a new PB of 9.46m.

Non Scorers Races

Joe Cooper was the winner of the under 20 men’s non scoring 100 metres, where he ran a time of 11.2s. Josh Sampson took 3rd place with a run of 11.7s.

Josh was also the winner of the non scorers 200 metres, where he clocked a time of 24.2s.

 

Relay Races

 

4 x 400 metres – Under 20 Men

 

The Kingston team of Jack Michaels, Baldvin Magnusson, Jack Brothwell and Harry Powell, finished in 4th place and they ran a time of 3:49.2s.