Evie Watson  & Abbie Haigh Harvey Southcoat - Adam Fox  -Connor Pickering - Thomas Smales Hermione Keyworth Indigo Atkin Jack Singleton Junior Agostinho Katy Greenacre Katy McCabe &  Jodie Martin Lauren McClean  Sophie Reed   Amy Huntington Thomas IversenBrody HinsonTylerThompsonShaun KerryBen CopleyBen Stutely (4)Emily Dye & Ciara AndrewsHolly Adams   2016 Northern ChampionSam Croney  2016 Northern BronzeBecky Chivers (2)Alex Chivers (2)Alex GrantEmilia Russell

 

UK Youth Development League – Northern Premier 2

South Leeds Stadium – Saturday 21st May 2016

For their second league fixture of the 2016 track & field season, the Kingston under 13’s and under 15’s team travelled over to the South Leeds Stadium, the home of Leeds City AC and also the Hunslet Hawks rugby league team.

Our opposition on the day came from teams representing West Cheshire AC, Wirral AC, Harrogate Harriers, Rotherham Harriers and of course Leeds City AC.

The opening match had been held at the Costello Stadium in April, where a depleted Kingston team had finished in 5th place and an improvement was of paramount importance. More of our athletes had rallied to the banner this time and the team were cautiously optimistic on their way to Leeds.

The team put on a splendid performance and everyone played their part, from our Northern Champions and County Champions down to the youngsters, who were making their league debuts. Every one of them put in a fantastic effort, which saw us finish in 3rd place on the day and collect 4 league points, which took us up to 4th place in the league table.

The next match will take the team up to Darlington, on Sunday the 19th of June.

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

Under 15 Boys

100 and 200 metres races

The 100 metres saw Brody Hinson and Tyler Thompson representing the team.

Brody Hinson ran in the ‘A’ race where he took 2nd place, with a fine run of 12.24s. In the ‘B’ Tyler Thompson took 5th place and ran a time of 13.76s.

Brody was back in action in the 200 metres where he ran a new PB of 24.60s for a 2nd place finish. This time the ‘B’ runner was Lucas Robinson, who was making his club debut. He finished in 6th place and ran a time of 29.95s.

300 metres races

Another debutant, Rob Worrall was the ‘A’ runner and he took 5th place, recording a time of 42.24s. Thrower, Ben Copley, showed that he could also perform on the track, running a new PB of 44.31s, to take 5th place in the ‘B’ race.

 

1500 metres races

Harvey Newton was Kingston’s representative in the ‘A’ race and he ran a new PB of 5:11.46s, to take a 6th place finish. Making his club debut in the ‘B’ was Chris Levison, who took 5th place and ran a time of 5:28.92s.

80 metres Hurdles races

2016 Northern Championships medallist, Sam Croney, was the winner of the ‘A’ race, where he ran a time of 12.4s. Henry Cannell went in the ‘B’ and he took 3rd place, running a new PB of 15.71s.

High Jump

Tyler Thompson and Rob Worrall were in further action, this time in the field events.

Tyler took 2nd place in the high jump ‘A’, with a clearance t a height of 1.45m. Rob took 3rd place in the ‘B’, where he went clear at 1.30m.

Pole Vault

County Champion Ben Stutely was the winner of the high jump ‘A’ competition. Going clear at a new PB height of 2.40m.

Long Jump

Ben Stutely jumped a new PB of 4.36m, in the long jump ‘A’ event, to take a 6th place finish.

Shot Putt

Shaun Kerry, currently ranked UK no.2, was the winner of the shot ‘A’ event, with a throw of 12.05m. Antony Mould threw a distance of 6.09m, to take 5th place in the ‘B’

Javelin Throw

The two best javelin throwers in Yorkshire, Shaun Kerry and Ben Copley, represented Kingston.

Shaun won the ‘A’ competition with a throw of 40.65m, whilst Ben’s 38.40m throw saw him win the ‘B’.

Discus Throw

Ben Copley’s throw of 32.62m in the ‘A’ competition brought him his second victory of the day. Antony Mould was also victorious in the ‘B’ where he threw a distance of 18.32m.

Hammer Throw

Shaun Kerry was in further action in the hammer throw, where he stands at no. 2 in the UK rankings. He notched up his third victory of the day in the ‘A’ competition, with a throw of 53.10m. In the ‘B’ Antony Mould took part in his first ever hammer contest, which he won with a throw of 16.05m.

Under 15 Girls

100 and 200 metres races

Olivia Bradshaw made her league debut for Kingston in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where she took 2nd place and ran a time of 13.35s. Rose Hewitt ran in the ‘B’, where she took 6th place with a run of 14.64s.

The 200 metres saw Kate Huntington and Evie Watson representing the team.

Kate took 4th place in the ‘A’ race, where she recorded a time of 28.15s. Evie’s run of 29.19s gave her a 2nd place finish in the ‘B’

300 metres race

Evie Watson was the ‘A’ runner in the 300 metres, where she ran a new PB of 45.73s for 5th place. In the ‘B’ race Abbie Haigh also ran a new personal best time of 47.51s, to also take 5th place.

800 metres race

Jodie Martin ran a new PB of 2:28.27s in the ‘A’ race, to claim a 3rd place finish, with Daisy Evans running a season’s best time of 2:35.80s in the ‘B’ for 4th place.

1500 metres race

Katy Greenacre had her first competitive outing of 2016 in the ‘A’ race, where she ran a new PB of 5:45.97s, for a 5th place finish. Katy McCabe took 3rd place in the ‘B’ race, running a time of 5:47.27s.

75 metres Hurdles race

Emily Dye was the ‘A’ runner in the 75 metres hurdles, where she took 5th place in a time of 13.58s. Abbie Haigh’s run of 14.22s in the ‘B’ race, saw her take 3rd place.

High Jump

Alanah Thoresby took 5th place in the ‘A’ event, with a clearance at a height of 1.30m. In the ‘B’ Rosie Shepherd also went clear at 1.30m, to take 2nd place in her competition.

 

Long Jump

Emily Dye jumped a new PB of 4.52m, to take 5th place in the ‘A’ competition. In the ‘B’ Alanah Thoresby also jumped a new PB of 4.30m to claim 3rd place.

Shot Putt

Indigo Atkin took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 8.27m. Whilst Ciara Andrews also took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with her throw of 7.89m.

Discus Throw

Jess Townsend pulled out a new personal best throw 19.89m, to take 3rd place in the ‘A’ event. Becky Chivers was the winner of the ‘B’ where she also produced a new PB of 18.88m.

Hammer Throw

Indigo Atkin took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 32.26m. Ellie Townsend’s throw of 13.36m gave her a 5th place finish in the ‘B’.

Javelin Throw

Further action for both Becky Chivers and Indigo Atkin came in the javelin event. The ‘A’ competition saw Becky pick up her second victory of the day, seeing off the opposition with a throw 27.17m. Indigo made it a double celebration, taking victory with a throw of 24.68m.

Under 13 Boys

100 and 200 metres races

Junior Agostinho and Owen Robinson represented the team in the 100 metres race.

Junior stormed to victory in the ‘A’ race, where his time of 14.05s saw him finish almost 3 tenths of a second ahead of his nearest challenger. Owen Robinson ran a new PB of 14.68s, to take 4th place in the ‘B’ race.

The 200 metres saw Adam Fox running the ‘A’ race and Owen Robinson the ‘B’.

They both finished in 4th place in their respective races, with Adam running a time of 28.90ms and Owen 30.50s.

800 metres race

Adam Fox was back in action in the ‘A’ race, where he took 3rd place and recorded a time of 2:33.17s. Harvey Southcoat ran a new PB of 2:44.44s, to take 4th place in the ‘B’.

 

1500 metres race

Thomas Iversen had his first league outing of the season in the ‘A’ race, where he ran a new PB of 5:07.56s for a 5th place finish. In the ‘B’, Thomas Smales also ran a new PB of 5:21.03s for a 2nd place finish.

75 metres Hurdles race

Junior Agostinho took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race and he recorded a time of 14.84s. In the ‘B’ race Jack Singleton ran a new PB of 15.50s, to take 2nd place.

High Jump

Harry Iversen cleared a new personal height of 1.20m, for 3rd place in the ‘A’ event and Alex Grant took 5th place in the ‘B’ with 1.10m.

Long Jump

Connor Pickering took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a jump of 4.18m. In the ‘B’ Alex Grant also took a 2nd place finish with 3.74m.

Shot Putt

Connor Pickering was the winner of the ‘A’ event, throwing a new PB of 8.89m, 50 centimetres past his previous best. Alex Chivers took 3rd place in the ‘B’, where he too registered a new PB of 5.43m.

Javelin Throw

Connor Pickering recorded another victory in the ‘A’ competition, with a throw of 24.48m, whilst Alex Chivers threw a new PB of 13.98m in the ‘B’ to take 2nd place.

Under 13 Girls

75 metres and 150 metres races

Sophie Reed was the ‘A’ runner in both of the sprints and Hermione Keyworth was the ‘B’.

The 75 metres saw Sophie take 4th place in the race and run a time of 11.28s. Hermione was the winner of the ‘B’, running a new personal best time of 10.74s.

In the 150 metres Sophie took 3rd place and recorded a time of 22.72s. Hermione ran another new PB of 21.31s, to claim her second victory of the day.

800 metres race

Lauren McClean finished in 6th place in the ‘A’ race and she ran a time of 2:57.45s. In the ‘B’ race Emilia Russell ran a season’s best time of 2:49.97s, to take 3rd place.

1200 metres race

Esther Savage made her league debut in the 1200 metres race, where she ran a new PB of 4:45.35s, to finish in 6th place.

70 metres Hurdles race

Lauren McClean took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race with a run of 13.26s. Sophie McIntyre ran a season’s best time of 14.12s in the ‘B’ to take 2nd place.

High Jump

There was more action for Lauren McClean in the high jump, where she took 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, with a clearance at 1.30m.

Long Jump

Sophie Reed finished in 5th place in the ‘A’ event, with a jump of 3.64m. Amy Huntington also finished 5th in the ‘B’ with a jump of 3.08m.

Shot Putt

Holly Adams, who is currently ranked no.6 in the UK, produced another new PB of 9.16m, to win the ‘A’ event. Emilia Russell took 5th place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 4.50m.

Javelin Throw

Emilia Russell, who is a relative newcomer to the javelin event, took 6th place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 6.79m.

Non Scoring Races

Under 15 Boys

Lucas Robinson took 5th place in the 100 metres race, where he ran a time of 14.46s.

Under 15 Girls

Emily Dye ran a season’s best time of 14.44s, for 3rd place in the 100 metres race.

Under 13 Boys

There were two non scoring 100 metres races for under 13 boys.

Jack Singleton was the winner of race 1, where he ran a time of 14.97s. Thomas Iversen took 4th place and ran a new PB of 15.70s, whilst James Iversen took 5th with a new PB of 16.36s.

Thomas Smales took 4th place in race 2 with a time of 15.96s. Harry Iversen was 5th and he ran a new PB 16.04s.

James Iversen also ran in the 800 metres race, where he took 3rd place and ran a new PB of 2:58.76s.

Under 13 Girls

Sophie McIntyre was the winner of the 75 metres race, which she ran in a new PB of 11.44s.

 

Relay Results

Under 15 Boys – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston team of:- Shaun Kerry, Brody Hinson, Tyler Thompson and Lucas Robinson, finished in 2nd place and ran a time of 51.24s.

 

Under 15 Boys – 4 x 300 metres

The 4 x 300 team of:- Lucas Robinson, Harvey Newton, Chris Levison and Rob Worrall, finished in 6th place and ran a time of 3:14.05s.

 

Under 15 Girls – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston Foursome:- Kate Huntington, Evie Watson, Rose Hewitt and Olivia Bradshaw, took 3rd place and ran a time of 53.56s.

 

Under 15 Girls – 4 x 300 metres

The 4 x 300 team of:- Jodie Martin, Abbie Haigh, Emily Dye and Alanah Thoresby, took 2nd place and ran a time of 3:06.36s.

 

Under 13 Boys – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston Team of:- Junior Agostinho, Owen Robinson, Adam Fox and Jack Singleton, took 3rd place and ran a time of 56.82s.

 

   

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Humberside County Track & Field Championships

Costello Stadium, Hull – Saturday 14th May 2016

The annual County Championships meeting was held at the Costello Stadium in Hull on Saturday the 14th of May. More than 260 athletes were in competition on the day and they provided great entertainment for the spectators. There were many outstanding performances on both track and field and numerous athletes pulled out new personal best performances.

The Championships are open to athletes of all ages, starting with 9 year old children and going through all the age groups, up to senior level and into the veteran categories.

Two athletes performances are worthy of special praise. Hammer thrower Olivia Stevenson broke the under 17’s British record, with a throw of 63.40m, to move up the UK rankings to the No. 1 spot. Whilst Shaun Kerry moved up to the joint No. 1 ranking in the UK, in the under 15 shot putt, with a throw of 13.08m.

Further eye catching displays came from Josh Tranmer who set a new Championship best performance in the under 17’s discus throw, which was also a new PB of 45.73m, which took him up to No. 4 in the UK ranking list. Libby Wheeler also set a new Championship best in the under 17’s triple jump, with 10.86m. Sprinter Andy Morgan-Harrison equalled the Championship best times in both the 100 and 200 metres races at under 20. Hammer thrower Maggie Okul threw a new PB of 55.32m in the under 20’s competition, to move up to the No. 3 ranking in the UK.

Details of the performances of all of Kingston upon Hull Athletic Clubs athletes are as follows:-

Under 11 Boys

10 year old Finlay Southcoat and 9 year old Ben Russell have been training with our junior groups since July of last year. The 2016 track & field campaign is the debut season for both boys.

Finlay competed in three races, the 80 metres and 150 metres sprints and the 600 metres. He won all three races, taking the 80 metre gold medal with a new PB of 12.5s. The 150 metres brought a second gold, with a run of 23.9s. Another new PB of 2:00.8s in the 600 metres gave him his third.

Ben Russell was the bronze medallist in the 80 metres race, where he ran a time of 13.1s. In the 600 metres he ran a new PB of 2:10.0s, to claim a 4th place finish.

Under 11 Girls

10 year olds Tilly Cairns and Emma Hoggard and 9 year old Freya Vidal, competed in the heat’s of the 80 metres, where all three girls ran new PB’s and qualified for the final. Emma ran 13.0s for 3rd place in the first heat. Tilly ran 12.3s to win the second heat and Freya took 2nd place with 13.0s.

In the 80 metres final Tilly Cairns was crowned County Champion, with a run of 12.6s. Emma Hoggard fought all the way and collected the silver medal and a second new PB with a fine run of 12.7s. Freya Vidal’s run of 13.2s, saw her take a 5th place finish.

The 150 metres final saw Tilly and Emma do the one, two again. The gold medal went to Tilly Cairns with another new PB of 23.5s, and the silver once again went to Emma, who also ran a new PB of 24.0s.

The 600 metres final saw both girls back in action again. Tilly Cairns collected the silver medal this time, and ran another new PB of 2:06.3s. Emma Hoggard ran a new PB of 2:15.6s, to take a 5th place finish.

Under 13 Boys

Four Kingston athletes were in competition in the 100 metres final which saw Junior Agostinho’s excellent run of 13.7s, a new PB, bring him the gold medal. Adam Fox was the silver medallist and he also ran a new PB of 14.0s. Jack Singleton took the bronze , with a new PB of 14.4s, with Harvey Southcoat 5th in a new PB time of 15.1s.

Five of the clubs athletes lined up for the 200 metres final, where Adam Fox was this time the gold medallist, with a new PB of 28.4s. Junior Agostinho was the silver medallist and ran a new PB of 29.6s. Fabian Vidal took 4th place with a new PB of 31.4s, Harvey Southcoat 5th in a new PB of 31.6s and Thomas Smales finished 7th in a new PB of 31.8.

In the 800 metres final Adam Fox ran a new PB of 2:31.4s, to take 4th place, with Thomas Smales 6th in a new PB of 2:41.0s and Harvey Southcoat 7th in a time of 2:50.6s.

The 75 metres hurdles final brought a Kingston 1-2-3, with Junior Agostinho taking victory, running a time of 15.8s. Jack Singleton was the silver medallist with a new PB of 15.9s and Alex Grant took the bronze in a new PB of 16.8s.

The long jump competition saw Connor Pickering jump a new PB of 4.58m, to take the County title. Fabian Vidal took the silver medal with a new PB of 4.42m and Alex Grant was the bronze medallist with a leap of 3.89m.

Connor Pickering was the gold medallist in the shot putt, with a throw of 8.23m. Fabian Vidal took the silver medal with 7.22m and Alex Chivers finished 4th and threw a new PB of 5.16m.

Alex Grant took 4th place in the high jump competition, with a clearance at a height of 1.10m.

Under 13 girls

Sophie Reed was the gold medallist in the 100 metres final, where she ran a new PB of 14.1s.

In the 800 metres final Esther Savage ran a new PB of 2:56.9s, to take a 7th place finish, with Lauren McClean close behind in 8th place, in a time of 2:57.1s.

Lauren McClean was in further action on the track in the 70 metres hurdles final, where she was crowned County Champion and ran a new PB of 13.0s.

In the shot putt final the Northern indoor Champion Holly Adams won the County title with a new personal best effort of 8.92m, which saw her move up the UK rankings to the number 7 spot. Emilia Russell took 5th place in the competition with a throw of 5.05m.

Sophie Reed returned to action, this time on the field, for the long jump final. She won the bronze medal with a new personal best jump of 3.82m. Charlotte Gray finished in 11th place in the competition with a new PB of 3.23m.

Lauren McClean collected her second gold medal of the day in the high jump final, with a new personal best clearance at 1.35m.

Under 15 Boys

Brody Hinson made his debut appearance at the County Championships in the 100 metres final, where a new personal best run of 12.0s gave him the gold medal. Sam Croney was the silver medallist and he too ran a new PB of 12.5s. Luke Carr took 4th place in the race and also ran a new PB of 13.9s.

The 200 metres final saw Brody Hinson make it a sprint double, winning his second County title and running another new PB of 24.7s. Luke Carr again took a 4th place finish in the race, running a time of 28.4s.

Hurdles specialist and Northern indoor bronze medallist Sam Croney won his first County title, finishing 1.6s ahead of his nearest challenger, in a new PB time of 12.4s.

In the pole vault Ben Stutely won his first County Championships gold medal, clearing a new personal height of 2.30m.

 Shaun Kerry had an outstanding day at the Championships. He collected three gold medals in the hammer throw, the shot putt and the javelin throw competitions.

In the hammer final he threw a huge new PB of 53.48m to collect the County title. The throw saw him climb to the No. 2 position in the UK ranking list.

In the javelin his throw of 45.31m, was not only a new PB, but also a new Championship best performance.

His third gold medal came in the shot final, where a massive throw of 13.08m gave him another new PB and also took him to the No. 1 ranking in the UK. Also competing in that final was another Kingston athlete, Antony Mould, who took 4th place and also posted a new PB of 6.97m.

The discus throw brought Ben Copley, another of the clubs outstanding young throwers into the action. The currently ranked UK No. 4 was the gold medallist, with a throw of 33.68m. The winner of the silver medal, with a new personal best throw of 19.53m, was Antony Mould, who was competing at his first County Championship meeting.

The long jump competition saw Henry Cannell take the bronze medal, with a throw of 4.49m.

Luke Carr was the winner of the County triple jump title, with a new personal best effort of 9.67m.

Under 15 Girls

The 100 metres final saw the County title go to Olivia Bradshaw, who put in a new personal best performance of 13.0s. Rose Hewitt took 4th place and ran a new PB of 13.9s, with Evie Watson 6th in a new PB of 14.1s. Alanah Thoresby took 7th place with a new PB of 14.2s and Rosie Shepherd was 8th in a new PB of 14.7s.

In the 200 metres final Evie Watson took 5th place and ran a time of 29.2s. Rose Hewitt was 6th and she set a new PB of 29.5s, with Emily Dye 8th in a new PB of 29.7s.

There were five Kingston athletes in the 800 metres final, where Jodie Martin was the bronze medallist and she ran a new PB of 2:29.8s. Becky Chivers was 4th and she also ran a new PB 2:38.3s. Katy McCabe took 7th place and also ran a new PB of 2:40.7s. A season’s best run of 2:51.0s, saw Niamh Derbyshire finish in 9th and Amelia Hird was 11th with a new PB of 3:23.0s.

The 75 metres hurdles final saw Emily Dye take the silver medal and run a time of 13.8s, with Abbie Haigh taking the bronze in a new personal best time of 13.9s. Katie Smith took 4th place and ran a season’s best time of 14.1s, with Lucy Whittaker 5th in 16.2s and Amelia Hird 6th in 17.7s.

In the field events Indigo Atkin, who has been making good progress in training, was the gold medallist in the hammer throw, with a new PB of 34.06s. Ellie Townsend took the bronze medal in the hammer with a throw of 14.99m.

Indigo Atkin followed up her success in the hammer with a second gold medal, this time in the shot event with a winning throw of 8.99m. Ciara Andrews was the silver medallist with a throw of 8.24m.

The javelin competition saw Becky Chivers win the County title, with a throw of 29.50m. Indigo Atkin won a third medal, this time a silver one, with a throw of 23.64m, with Lucy Whittaker in 4th place with her best effort being a throw of 11.62m.

In the Discus final Faye Oliver took the gold medal with a throw of 22.11m. Jess Townsend’s throw of 19.29m, won her the silver medal, with under 13 athlete Holly Adams, who was throwing out of her age group taking 4th place and setting a new PB of 18.08m.

In the high jump final Rosie Shepherd was the bronze medallist, going clear at a new PB height of 1.40m. Alanah Thoresby took 5th place and she cleared a height of 1.35m.

The club had four athletes in the long jump final, which saw Emily Dye collect her second silver medal of the championships, with a jump of 4.36m. Alanah Thoresby jumped a new PB of 4.03m, to take 5th place, and Evie Watson in 6th with a distance of 3.86m. Lucy Whittaker finished 8th with a jump of 3.24m.

Under 17 Men

Adam Coles and David Morgan-Harrison ran in the 100 metres final, which saw Adam run a new PB of 12.1s to take 5th place in the race. David finished in 6th and ran a time of 12.6s.

David Morgan-Harrison also competed in the 200 metres final, where he ran a new PB of 26.0s, for 4th place.

Adam Coles was the gold medallist in the 100 metres hurdles race, where he ran a time of 15.1s.

Kyle Foster looked impressive in the 800 metres final, where a very good run of 2:04.2s brought both the gold medal and a new PB.

Josh Tranmer recorded a new PB and Championship best performance of 45.73m in the discus final, to take the gold medal and claim the UK No. 4 ranking spot. The silver medallist was Will Robinson who threw a new PB of 31.27m.

Northern Championships silver medallist, Will Robinson, was the winner of the hammer competition, where he threw a new PB of 41.02m.

In the pole vault competition the gold medal went to Harry Stutely, who cleared a new personal best height of 3.60m.

English School’s champion Jack Perry was the gold medallist in the long jump competition, with a leap measuring 5.65m. Adam Coles took the silver medal with his best effort on the day of 5.36m.

Under 17 Women

The 100 metres final saw Kingston athletes winning all three medals. Amelia Benson took the gold medal and ran a time of 12.6s. Cosima Fawcett was the silver medallist and she ran a new PB of 13.5s, with Natasha Rawling taking the bronze in 14.2s.

The 200 metres final saw Amelia Benson run a new PB of 25.6s, to take her second gold medal of the day. Heptathlete Venus Morgan was the silver medallist and she ran a new PB of 27.1s, with Natasha Rawling taking 4th place with a new PB of 29.0s.

Jess Fields was the silver medal winner in the 300 metres race, where she ran a season’s best time of 44.2s.

In the 800 metres Lucy Savery won the County title and ran a new PB of 2:32.6s. The silver medallist was Martha Savage who ran a season’s best time of 2:434.2s.

The 80 metres hurdles race saw Venus Morgan win the gold medal with a run of 12.3s. Paige Mathers ran a new PB of 13.4s, to take the silver medal.

In the 300 metres hurdles Natalie Varga recorded a new PB of 51.1s, to claim the County title, with Lucy Savery collecting the silver medal with a new personal best time of 52.3s.

Natalie Varga collected a second gold medal in the pole vault competition, clearing a new personal best height of 2.50m.

Venus Morgan picked up another gold medal, this time in the high jump, where she cleared a height of 1.50m.

English School’s long jump finalist Libby Wheeler claimed the County title with a leap of 5.12m, in the morning session. In the afternoon she posted a Championship best performance of 10.86m in the triple jump competition to take her second jumps gold medal of the day.

The Hammer throw saw England International and Northern Champion Olivia Stevenson launch the longest throw ever in the under 17’s. Breaking the British record with an enormous 63.40m, which took her to the top of the UK rankings, gave her a Championship best performance and of course a gold medal.

The javelin competition was won by Harriet Cannell, who threw a new PB of 35.92m. The silver medal went to Emily Robinson, who threw 30.49m. Paige Mathers took 5th place with a throw of 26.20m.

Under 20 Men

Andy Morgan-Harrison set Championship best performances in both the 100 metres and 200 metres race’s.

In the 100 metres he took the gold medal in a new personal best time of 10.9s, with Joe Cooper 2nd in a season’s best time of 11.2s and Eliot Gay 3rd with a season’s best time of 11.3s.

A new PB of 22.0s in the 200 metres brought Andy his second gold of the Championship’s and a season’s best run of 22.8s by Joe Cooper gave him his second silver medal of the day.

The 1500 metres race was an all Kingston affair. Josh Taylor-Brown took the gold medal and County title, running a new PB of 4:13.7s, with training partners Jack Brothwell taking the silver medal in a season’s best time of 4:21.3s and Baldvin Magnusson the bronze in 4:24.1s.

Under 20 Women

England International Charlotte Paterson had her first competitive outing since February’s British indoor championships. She ran in the 100 metres race which she won in a season’s best time of 12.1s. The silver medal went to Amy Sampson who ran a time of 12.7s, with Luci Preston winning the bronze in a season’s best time of 12.9s and Olivia Young taking 6th in a time of 13.4s.

The 200 metres race saw Luci Preston winning the County title, in another season’s best time of 26.8s, with Amy Sampson taking the silver medal with a season’s best run of 26.9s.

In the 400 metres Amelia Robinson was crowned County champion and she recorded a new PB of 58.2s.

On to the field events, where in the hammer circle, Maggie Okul made the third successful defence of her title, launching a new PB of 55.32m which puts her at No. 3 in the UK rankings.

In the javelin competition Sian Kerry made it a family double act, winning the gold medal and the County title with a new personal best throw of 29.94m.

Sophie O’Hara made her second successive defence of her discus title, with a throw of 33.28m. Nicole Gray was the silver medallist with a best effort on the day of 27.33m.

Hollie Smith was the gold medallist in the high jump competition, with a clearance at 1.63m.

Senior Men’s Competition

Kingston’s leading male sprinter Luke Giblin has been the County 100 metres champion since 2008. He made his 6th consecutive defence of his title at this year’s meeting, taking the gold medal with a season’s best run of 10.7s. Training partner Callum Giles also ran a season’s best time of 11.0s, to take the silver medal.

The 200 metres brought Luke and Callum back to the track, where they were accompanied by one of Kingston’s (V45) athletes, Rich Harrison.

Luke Giblin won his second County title of the day and ran another season’s best time of 22.0s. Callum Giles was once again the silver medallist, running a time of 22.3s, whilst Rich Harrison’s new PB of 29.2s, gave him 4th place.

The 5000 metres race saw Lee Craven join in the action, and veteran Rich Harrison returned to the track.

Lee Craven was the silver medallist and he posted a new personal best time 20:17.4s, with Rich Harrison taking 4th place and also running a new PB of 20:26.1s.

Late afternoon saw Rich Harrison compete in the 800 metres race, his third track event of the day. The intrepid marathon and road runner ran another new PB of 2:37.5s, to take the County 800 metres title.

Out on the field two of the country’s finest hammer throwers Alex Smith and James Bedford went head to head once again. James was the victor on this occasion, with a season’s best throw of 66.91m, with Alex taking 2nd place with a season’s best throw of 65.45m. John Twiddle the British Masters hammer and shot champion was 5th with a throw of 39.89m.

John Twiddle saw further competition in the shot and discus, winning both of the events. He took the shot title with a throw of 11.83m and the discus with a throw 33.97m.

James Wardle won the County long jump title with a season’s best performance of 5.86m.

 

Senior Women’s Competition

(V45) athlete Sara Morrow made her County Championships debut in the 3000 metres race, where she ran a new personal best performance of 13:14.1s, for a 4th place finish.

Rebekah Arandle was the gold medallist in the pole vault competition, where she cleared a new personal best height of 2.40m.

International athlete Abbi Carter won her 7th County hammer title at these championships, with a season’s best throw of 57.20m.

 

 

   

Amy Sampson Andy       Morgan-Harrison Baldvin Magnusson and Jack Michaels Chloe Constable Connie Mounsey Harry Stutely Hollie Smith Jess Fields Joe Cooper Jonny Beharrell Josh           Taylor-Brown Kyle Foster Maggie Okul & Nicole Gray Natalie BellAbbi Carter Callum Giles Clare Blunt Gregan Clarkson  32 James Wardle (6) Jessica Cappleman Luke Giblin (3) Rebekah Arandle

 

North of England – League Division 1

Thorne’s Park, Wakefield – Saturday 7th May 2016

 

The Kingston senior team started their 2016 league campaign at Thorne’s Park in Wakefield, the home track of the Wakefield Harriers club. There are six teams in the top division and as well as Wakefield, the opposition we will be facing over the next 3 months in four full day competitions, are City of Sheffield & Dearne, Preston Harriers, Blackburn Harriers & AC and West Cheshire AC.

Each of the clubs are represented by both a men’s team and a women’s team. Every athletic discipline is contested and each club can enter two athletes, one in the ‘A’ event and one in the ‘B’.

The Kingston team was made up of both seniors and veteran campaigners, who were supplemented by a healthy number of the clubs outstanding athletes from the youth team. However our cause was not helped by a number of athletes who for one reason or another couldn’t turn out for this match. At the end of the day it cost us two places on the league ladder and two league points.

There were some excellent performances on the day, with the highlight coming in the men’s 4 x 100 metres where our team of two seniors and two under 20’s sprinters broke both the club and the County record, with a fabulous run of 42.6s.

The performance details of all senior and veteran athletes at Wakefield are as follows.

MENS COMPETITION

Men – 100 and 200 metres Sprints

Luke Giblin is the club’s number one sprinter. He was in outstanding form and he powered to victory in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where he recorded a time of 11.0s. Training partner Callum Giles put in an excellent performance in the ‘B’, winning the race in a season’s best time of 11.2s.

In the 200 metres Luke Giblin was once again the ‘A’ runner, he carried on where he left off in the 100, winning the race in a season’s best time of 22.1s. Northern 200 metre champion Andy Morgan-Harrison was the ‘B’ runner in the 200 metre sprint race. He left the rest of the field behind him as he powered to victory in a run of 22.5s.

 

400 metres race

The 400 metres race saw Jonny Beharrell in the ‘A’ race and Jack Michaels in the ‘B’. Jonny took another step towards full fitness, with a season’s best run of 51.1s, to take 3rd place. The time was just one tenth of a second outside his lifetime best. Jack Michaels took 3rd place in the ‘B’ which he won in a recorded time of 56.2s.

 

400 metres Hurdles race

Jack Michaels saw further action in 400 metres hurdles ‘A’ race, which is his specialist event He ran a season’s best time of 62.0s, to take 3rd place.

Gregan Clarkson arrived at the meeting with injuries to his right knee and calf. He put himself through the pain barrier, running in three races to help the team’s cause. The first was the 400 metre hurdles where he went in the ‘B’ race and took 5th place in a time of 89.8s.

 

800 metres race

The 800 metres race brought together Josh Taylor-Brown and under 17 athlete Kyle Foster. Josh went in the ‘A’ race, where a quality run brought him a new PB of 2:01.4 and a 3rd place finish in the race.

Kyle Foster followed Josh’s example, he too ran a great race to take 2nd place in the ‘B’, and post a new PB of 2:05.5s.

 

1500 metres race

Baldvin Magnusson ran in the 1500 metres ‘A’ race, where he put in a magnificent performance, full of guts and effort, to take a well deserved 2nd place. For the second week in succession he posted a new PB of 4:19.8s, clipping 4.6s off last week’s run in the Youth Development League meeting in Doncaster.

 

Men – 3000 Steeplechase

Next up for Gregan was the 3000 metre steeplechase, which included a head first fall into the water jump, he picked himself up and carried on, finishing in 4th place in a time of 11:00.9s.

Men – 5000 metres

Alfie Salsby made his league debut in the blue and gold vest in the 5000 metres ‘A’ race. He took 3rd place and recorded a time of 16:00.6s.

Gregan Clarkson’s third and final event was in the 5000 metres ‘B’ race, which he won and ran a time of 16:58.8s.

 

400 metres Hurdles race

Jack Michaels saw further action in 400 metres hurdles ‘A’ race, which is his specialist event He ran a season’s best time of 62.0s, to take 3rd place.

 

110 metres Hurdles race

The high hurdles are not one of Jack Michaels’ favourite events, but he helps out the team when a gap needs filling. Jack pulled out a season’s best performance of 21.9s, to take 4th place in the race.

Hammer Throw

The hammer competition saw two of Kingston’s veteran athletes joining the fray. (V45) John Twiddle was the thrower in the ‘A’ event, where he took 5th place with a throw of 40.35m. In the ‘B’ (V55) Darren Gibson took 2nd place with an effort of 37.64m.

Shot Putt

John Twiddle was the ‘A’ thrower and he took 2nd place with a throw of 12.14m. In the ‘B’ it was a welcome return to league action for Robert Henry, whose throw of 10.44m gave him 3rd place.

Discus Throw

John Twiddle and Robert Henry were back in the throwing circle, with John taking 4th place in the ‘A’ with 32.52m, and Robert 4th in the ‘B’ with 27.56m.

Javelin Throw

Robert Henry was the ‘A’ thrower this time and his best effort of 35.25m, gave him a 4th place finish. John Twiddle took 5th place in the ‘B’ with 29.33m.

Long Jump & Triple Jump

James Wardle was the clubs representative in both of the events. He took 4th place in the long jump with a distance of 5.86m, the triple jump saw him jump a new PB of 11.29m for 5th place.

Pole Vault

Under 17 athlete Harry Stutely is a pole vault specialist and he was the Kingston representative in the ‘A’ competition. Harry went clear at a height of 3.20m, to take 3rd place in the event.

Robert Henry took on his first pole vault competition for almost three years. His clearance at a height of 2.60m gave him 3rd place in the ‘B’.

 

WOMENS COMPETITION

100 metres & 200 metres races

Amy Sampson and Chloe Constable represented the senior team in both of the sprint races.

In the 100 metres ‘A’ race Amy Sampson took 4th place and ran a time of 13.1s. In the 200 ‘A’ her run of 27.3s, gave her another 4th place finish.

Chloe Constable ran in both of the ‘B’ races. In the 100 metres, she took 5th place in a time of 14.1s and in the 200 metres she again took 5th running a time of 29.1s.

 

400 metres race

Under 17 athlete Jess Fields ran in the ‘A’ race, where she took 5th place in a time of 64.2s.

 

800 metres race

Jess Cappleman represented Kingston in both 800 and 1500 metre races. In the 800 metres she ran a new PB of 2:27.3s for 3rd place in the ‘A’ race.

Another of our under 17’s, Natalie Bell, ran in the 800 metres ‘B’ race. She put a great run together, which saw her take 2nd place and also run a new PB of 2:30.9s, taking 2.4 seconds off her old best.

 

1500 metres race

Jess Cappleman was once again the ‘A’ runner in the 1500 metres, where she took a 5th place finish, running a time of 2:27.3s.

14 year old Connie Mounsey made her senior league debut in the ‘B’ race. She was nervous before the race but soon settled down when out on the track. She put in an excellent performance, which saw her take a 2nd place finish, and run a time of 5:41.4s.

 

Women – 100 metre Hurdles

Clare Blunt took 3rd place in the 100 metre hurdles race, where she ran a season’s best time of 17.0s.

Hammer Throw

Six times English Schools Champion Abbi Carter made her first appearance of 2016 in the hammer, a competition which she dominated throughout and  won with a season’s best throw of 55.69m.

2015 English Schools silver medallist Maggie Okul got her day off to a flying start in the hammer competition. A season’s best throw of 52.90 being more than enough to see off all of the opposition.

Discus Throw

In the discus throw Abbi Carter took 2nd place in the ‘A’ competition with her best throw of the day being one of 31.39m.

The discus is Nicole Gray’s specialist event and a new personal best throw of 29.61m, saw her clinch victory in the ‘B’.

Shot Putt

Abbi Carter was in further action in the shot event, taking a 4th place finish in the ‘A’ competition with a throw of 10.38m.

The shot event brought Maggie Okul back into the throwing circle, where she also took 4th place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 8.56m.

Javelin Throw

The javelin throw brought Maggie Okul and Nicole Gray together. Maggie threw in the ‘A’ event, where she launched the javelin out to 27.61m, to take 4th place. Nicole Gray threw a distance of 14.21m, to take a 6th place finish in the ‘B’.

Long Jump

Amy Sampson and Chloe Constable joined in the action on the field, in the long jump event. Amy jumped a new PB of 4.05m, in the ‘A’ event, for a 6th place finish. In the ‘B’, Chloe also finished 6th, with a jump of 2.37m.

High Jump

Hollie Smith jumped a new outdoor best of 1.75m, to take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event. Clare Blunt took 3rd place in the ‘B’, with a clearance at 1.45m.

Triple Jump

Clare Blunt was back in action in the triple jump, where she finished in 4th place with an effort of 10.17m.

Jess Fields took 3rd place in the triple jump ‘B’ event, with a season’s best effort of 8.83m.

Women – Pole Vault

Clare Blunt was in competition once more as the ‘A’ jumper, where she took 2nd place, going clear at a height of 3.40m.

Rebekah Arandle had her first competitive outing of 2016 as the ‘B’ jumper in the pole vault. She won the competition and went clear at a new PB height of 3.00m.

 

RELAY RESULTS

4 x 100 metres – Men

The Kingston team of:-

Joe Cooper, Andy Morgan-HarrisonCallum Giles and Luke Giblin were the winners of the race. The team’s time of 42.6s broke not only the Kingston club record but the County record as well.                                              

 

4 x 400 metres – Men

The Kingston team of:-

Josh Taylor-Brown, Kyle Foster, Jonny Beharrell and Jack Michaels, took 3rd place in the race, where they ran a time of 3:36.5s.

 

 

4 x 100 metres – Women

The women’s quartet of:-

(senior athlete) Clare Blunt, Jess Fields, Chloe Constable and Amy Sampson, took 4th place in the race and recorded a time of 53.0s.

 

4 x 400 metres – Women

The Kingston team of:-

Jess Fields, Chloe Constable, Connie Mounsey and (senior athlete) Jess Cappleman finished in 3rd place and recorded a time of 4:37.3s.

 

 

   

John Twiddle  Northern MastersDarren Gibson

 

Northern Masters Athletics Track and Field championships

Leigh Sports Village

Sunday 1st May 2016

 

Kingston’s Darren Gibson and John Twiddle travelled across to the Leigh Sports Village on the 1st of May, to compete in the Northern Masters Athletics track & field championships.

The first event of the day was the hammer throw which took place in cold and rainy weather.

Darren competing in the M55 age group had a close battle with Steve Thomas of Barrow in Furness, finally coming out on top to take the gold medal.

John was involved in a similarly close battle in the M45 competition with local rival Matthew Hammond of Scunthorpe AC. Matthew finally took the gold by a metre with John taking the silver.

The battle between John and Matthew was continued in the discus throw, which was hindered by cool and damp conditions. John again took the silver medal, with Matthew taking the gold.

Finally the tables were turned in the Shot competition, which saw John collect his eighth successive Northern Masters Shot putt gold medal.

 

 

   

Amelia Benson & Gabbie Whittle Amy Sampson Andrew Morgan-Harrison Chloe Constable David Morgan-Harrison Hannah Kynman (5) Harry Stutely Jack Brothwell & Baldvin Magnusson Jack Michaels (4) Jack Perry Jess Fields  4 (2) Jonathon Beharrell (5) Josh     Taylor-Brown Joshua Tranmer  England Championships  2014 (2) Libby Wheeler (5) Luci Preston Maggie Okul Megan Grant Natalie Bell (6) Natalie Varga  Lucy Savery  Venus Morgan  Adam Coles Olivia Stevenson (6) Sophie O'Hara (2)

 

National Youth Development League – Northern East 1

Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster – Sunday 1st May 2016

 

The 2016 league season got underway for our under 17 & under 20 athletes, at a cold, rainy and very windy Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

This team had won promotion as divisional champions in the 2015 season, and they knew it was going to be a tougher proposition this year. Some of the 2015 team have moved up into the under 23’s and have been replaced with a number of our promising 15 year olds from the junior team.

They faced fierce opposition from some quality teams and first class athletes. Our rivals were Team Forth Valley from Edinburgh, City of Sheffield & Dearne AC, South of Humber, which is an amalgamation of the Lincoln Wellington, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe teams, Doncaster AC, and HAWKS, a composite team representing Harrogate, Wetherby and Scarborough.

The teams will contest four league matches over the course of the next three months, with the final fixture of the season to be held at the Costello Stadium in Hull in late July.

As always our sprinters and throwers got the day off to a great start and the young athletes making their debuts in the team put in splendid performances. There was a good all round effort from everyone at Doncaster and they all did the club proud.

Kingston finished in 3rd place on the day, and collected four league points. The match winners and league leaders were the very strong Edinburgh team, with Sheffield and Dearne in second place.

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

 

Under 20 Men

Andrew Morgan-Harrison, the Northern indoor 200 metre champion, got his league season off to a flying start with a superb new PB of 10.8s, giving him victory in the 100 metres ‘A’ race. In the ‘B’ race middle distance runner Kyle Foster put his hand up to help out the team, and he took 4th place and ran a new PB of 12.3s.

In the 200 metres Andrew Morgan-Harrison completed the sprint double with an excellent run of 22.1s.

 

The 400 metres saw Jonny Beharrell make his return to league action, for the first time since the 2014 track & field season. He went in the ‘A’ race, where a season’s best run of 53.0s saw him take 3rd place. Hurdles specialist Jack Michaels was the winner in the ‘B’ race, where he too ran a season’s best time of 54.4s.

In the 800 metres the County cross country champion Jack Brothwell ran a new PB of 2:11.1s to take 3rd place in the ‘A’ race.

Josh Taylor-Brown, who has been busy at cross country and indoor meetings over the last few months, was our representative in the 1500 metres ‘A’ race, which saw him run a new PB of 4:14.3s to take 2nd place. Baldvin Magnusson was the winner of the ‘B’ race, where he too set a new PB of 4:24.4s, taking 16.5 seconds off his old best time.

The 400 metre hurdles ‘A’ race brought Jack Michaels back to the track, where a season’s best run of 64.5s brought him a 2nd place finish.

In the field events Josh Taylor-Brown and Jack Michaels were our representatives in the hammer completion. Jack was the winner of the ‘A’ event, where he threw a season’s best effort of 17.28m. Josh also threw a season’s best of 16.34m, to claim victory in the ‘B’.

Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson rejoined the action in both the discus and javelin events.

In the discus Jack took 4th place in the ‘A’ throw with a new PB of 10.43m, with Baldvin taking 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 10.36m.

The javelin saw Jack finish 6th in the ‘A’ throw with a new PB of 12.09m, whilst Baldvin was the winner of the ‘B’ with a new PB of 9.94m.

One of our under 17 debutants Matthew Elliott represented the club in the high jump, where a new PB of 1.50m gave him 2nd place

 

Under 17 Men

Jack Perry and David Morgan-Harrison made their youth team debuts in the 100 and 200 metre sprints.

David was our ‘A’ runner in the 100 metres, where he took 5th place, and ran a new PB of 12.4s. In the ‘B’ Jack Perry was the winner of the race where he also ran a new PB 11.7s.

The 200 metres saw Jack Perry run the ‘A’ race in a season’s best time of 24.5s, for 2nd place. David Morgan-Harrison took 4th place in the ‘B’, where he recorded a time of 26.4s.

 

Kyle Foster returned to the track, this time on familiar ground in the 800 metres, where a solid run of 2:07.9s gave him a 3rd place finish

Adam Coles made his bow in the 100 metres hurdles race, taking 2nd place and running a new PB of 14.7s.

Joshua Tranmer is currently ranked No. 1 in Yorkshire in the shot event. He threw a season’s best effort of 12.72m at this meeting, to win the competition.

In the discus Josh is currently ranked No. 5 in the UK, and he was in complete control in the discus circle at Doncaster, winning the competition with a throw of 43.12m.

The 2015 Northern Championships hammer silver medallist Will Robinson, had his first competitive throw of 2016 in this league match, and his season’s best effort of 35.09m gave him 2nd place.

Harry Stutely joined the action in the javelin competition, where he threw a new PB of 24.07m, for a 4th place finish.

Further competition came for Harry in the pole vault, which is his specialist event. He made a successful clearance at a new PB height of 3.40m, to take 3rd place.

Jack Perry and Adam Coles were our representatives in the long jump competition.

Jack was the ‘A’ jumper and he took 2nd place in the event with a jump of 5.96m. Adam was the winner of the ‘B’ event, with a leap of 5.32m.

Matthew Elliott saw further competition in the triple jump, with his best effort on the day of 10.83m, giving him a 4th place finish.

The high jump brought Freddie Capes into the fray, and he produced a season’s best clearance of 1.55m, to take 3rd place.

 

Under 20 Women

The 100 metres races saw Northern Championships 60 metre finalist Emily Lyons, and Northern semi finalist Amy Sampson in action.

Emily was the ‘A’ runner, and she ran a superb race posting a new PB of 12.5s to claim a well deserved victory

Amy was very impressive in the ‘B’, she was in contention all the way to the line, running a new PB of 12.6s, and just being edged into 3rd.

 

Emily Lyons and Luci Preston were our representatives in the 200 metre races.

Emily was the ‘A’ runner and she ran a season’s best time of 26.3s, to take 2nd place in the race.

Luci took 3rd place in the ‘B’ race where she recorded a time of 27.1s.

Luci Preston was also in competition in the 400 metres ‘A’ race, where a season’s best run of 66.5s, gave her a 4th place finish.

In the 400 metre hurdles Amelia Robinson ran a season’s best time of 68.4s, to take 2nd place. She felt a twinge during the run but bravely carried on and completed the race, but unfortunately she could not take part in the rest of the meeting.

Sophie O’Hara is ranked No. 4 in Yorkshire in both shot and discus and she represented the club in both events at Doncaster.

In the shot Sophie threw a season’s best effort of 9.42m, to take a 2nd place finish in the ‘A’ event.

The ‘B’ event saw Maggie Okul win the competition with a season’s best throw of 8.68m.

The discus competition saw the two girls back in action together.

Sophie O’Hara was the winner of the ‘A’ event with a throw of 32.76m.

Maggie Okul was the winner of the ‘B’, with a season’s best throw of 20.17m.

This league match was hammer thrower Maggie Okul’s second competition of 2016. The UK ranked No. 5 was the winner of the ‘A’ hammer throw with a season’s best effort of 51.28m. Second place went to fellow Hull Hammer Squad member Alice Barnsdale, who was competing for the South of Humber team, with a throw of 48.18m.

The ‘B’ competition was won by Charlotte McIvor who has been training with the hammer group for the last few months. She threw a new PB of 21.19m.

Sian Kerry is a fine all round athlete who has lately been restricted somewhat by injury. She competed for the team in the javelin competition, where she took 3rd place with a throw of 23.29m.

The long jump saw Megan Grant’s return to competition. It was wonderful to see her back, and also to see her looking much like her old self. She was the ‘A’ athlete in the long jump, where she took 5th place, with a leap of 4.05m.

Olivia Young was our representative in the ‘B’ event, which saw her jump a season’s best distance of 3.77m for 4th place.

 

Under 17 Women

The 100 and 200 metres races brought together two of the clubs outstanding young sprinters. Amelia Benson who was a 60 metre finalist and 200 metre semi finalist at this January’s Northern Indoor Championships and Hannah Kynman who was the 100 metres silver medallist at the 2015 Northern track & field championships.

Amelia was the ‘A’ runner in the 100 metres and she ran a storming race, claiming victory and setting a new PB of 12.3s.

Hannah, who was making her debut in the youth team, went in the ‘B’ race. She showed a clean pair of heels to the opposition and powered to victory in a season’s best time of 12.5s, finishing half a second ahead of her nearest challenger.

In the 200 metres it was a repeat performance, with Amelia Benson running a new PB of 25.9s, to complete the sprint double. Hannah Kynman blasted her way to another victory, leaving the field in her wake, to clinch her sprint double in another season’s best time of 26.7s.

The 300 metres race saw Gabbie Whittle running in the ‘A’ race, where she took 6th place and ran a season’s best time of 46.1s. Jess Fields ran in the ‘B’ where she put a fine run together, taking 3rd place in a time of 45.5s.

Natalie Bell, who was the silver medallist at January’s County cross country championships, was Kingston’s representative in the 800 metres, which was a very competitive race. She ran a season’s best time of 2:33.5s, for a 3rd place finish.

Heptathlete Venus Morgan made her bow in the youth team in the 80 metre hurdles race. She put in a very impressive run, recording a new PB of 12.9s, crossing the finish line nine tenths of second ahead of the field.

The 300 metre hurdles saw Natalie Varga running in the ‘A’ race, where she took 5th place and recorded a new PB of 53.2s.

Jess Fields was the ‘B’ runner and she took 2nd place, posting a new PB of 56.9s, for good measure.

The hammer throw brought Olivia Stevenson into the action. The England International who is currently ranked UK No. 3 dominated the competition, taking victory with a throw of 56.45m.

The javelin throw saw two more athletes making their youth team debuts.

Harriet Cannell was the winner of the ‘A’ event, where she threw a new PB of 35.03m.

In the ‘B’, Paige Mathers was victorious, throwing a distance of 25.04m, to give the team a double.

Venus Morgan saw further action in the throwing circle, where she took 2nd place in the shot competition, with a throw of 9.87m.

Venus was also a contestant in the high jump. Her clearance at a height of 1.50m, saw her take another 2nd place finish.

The English Schools long jump finalist Libby Wheeler, represented Kingston in both the long jump and triple jump competitions.

The Long jump saw a really tight competition, which Libby won with a leap of 5.11m, beating Sheffield’s Ella Roberts by just one centimetre.

In the triple jump Libby collected her second victory of the day, where she jumped a distance of 10.30m.

Natalie Varga rejoined the action, this time in the pole vault, which is her specialist event. She won the competition with a clearance at a height of 2.45m.

 

Non Scoring Results

Three of Kingston’s under 20 women sprinters had a competitive run out in the 100 metres race.

Megan Grant was the race winner and she posted a time of 13.1s. Olivia Young took 3rd place and she ran a new PB of 13.2s, and Chloe Constable was 4th with a new personal best time of 13.3s.

Lucy Savery had her first competitive run over the 300 metres hurdles. She won the race and set a new PB of 56.5s.

 

 Relay Results

4 x 100 metres – Under 17 Women

The Kingston team of:- Amelia Benson, Hannah Kynman, Venus Morgan and Paige Mathers were the race winners in a season’s best time of 52.6s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 20 Women

The club were represented by:- Emily Lyons, Amy Sampson, Luci Preston and Megan Grant, who took 2nd place in the race where they ran a time of 52.9s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 17 Men

The men’s team of:- Jack Perry, David Morgan-Harrison, Adam Coles and Harry Stutely took 2nd place and ran a time of 47.6s.

 

Under 20 Women – 4 x 400 metres

The women’s team of:- Luci Preston, Amy Sampson, Chloe Constable and Charlotte McIvor took second place and ran a time of 4:50.8s.

 

Under 20 Men – 4 x 400 metres

The team of:- Jonny Beharrell, Jack Michaels, Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson took 2nd place and the team ran a time of 3:47.5s.

 

 

   

Antony Mould (3)Abbie Haigh & Ellie Townsend Adam Fox  &  Harvey Southcoat  Ben Copley Ben Stutely Brody Hinson Faye Oliver Indigo Atkin Jess Townsend Jodie Martin - Evie Watson - Alanah Thoresby - Emily Dye - Ciara Andrews Joseph Seed Kate Huntington Lauren McClean     Sophie Reed            Amy Huntington Shaun Kerry TylerThompson

UK Youth Development League – Northern Premier 2

Costello Stadium, Hull – Saturday 23rd April 2016

The 2016 National League campaign got underway for our under11 and under13 year old athletes, on Saturday 23rd of April with a home fixture at the Costello Stadium.

Our opposing teams this year are Leeds City AC, West Cheshire AC, Wirral AC, Rotherham AC and Harrogate Harriers. The six teams will clash in four full days of competition over the next three months.

A lot of our juniors have moved up into a new age category for all of the 2016 competitions, and we had fourteen young athletes who were making their league debuts in this opening fixture.

* Accompanies the names of all the Kingston Athletes who were making their league debuts   for the club.

We saw a great and gutsy effort from the Kingston team, who for large periods of the match were up with the leaders. Leeds City and West Cheshire put out very strong teams and they had some outstanding athletes, and Wirral were very good too.

Kingston finished in 5th place on the day and we collected two league points. The young debutants will benefit from their first experience, and they will get stronger as the season progresses. The battle is now on to ensure we retain our place in this division which is the second highest level in Northern England.

TRACK RESULTS

UNDER 13 GIRLS

In the 75 metre sprint race Sophie Reed was the club representative in the ‘A’ race, and she ran a new PB of 11.0s to take 3rd place. Holly Adams finished in 4th place in the ‘B’ race and she also recorded a new PB of 11.6s.

Sophie Reed was back in action in the 150 metre sprint, she ran in the ‘A’ race, where she took 2nd place and posted another new PB of 21.8s. *Amy Huntington made her league debut in the ‘B’ race, running a new PB of 24.3s, for 6th place.

Lauren McClean ran in the 800 metres ‘A’ race, where she took 5th place, running the two lap race in a time of 2:52.1s. Lauren also competed in the 70 metre hurdles race, which is one of her strong events, she finished 2nd in the ‘A’ race and set a new PB of 13.0s. Debutant * Frances Farnill ran in the ‘B’ race of the 70 metre hurdles, where she finished in 6th place and posted a new PB of 15.9s.

 

FIELD RESULTS

UNDER 13 GIRLS

Lauren McClean returned to action, this time on the field in the high jump competition, where a clearance at a height of 1.25m gave her 2nd place.

Sophie Reed also rejoined the fray, in the long jump event where she was the ‘A’ athlete, she took 4th place with a new PB of 3.63m. * Amy Huntington, another of the day’s debutants was in the ‘B’ competition, and she took 3rd place with a new PB of 3.26m.

The shot putt brought the Northern indoor champion Holly Adams into action in the throwing circle. She was the winner of the ‘A’ where she produced a throw of 8.37m. In the ‘B’ event Emilia Russell claimed 2nd place, with a throw of 4.93m.

The two girls were back in tandem in the javelin throw, with Holly Adams 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 15.62m, whilst Emilia Russell’s best of 5.74m in the ‘B’ event gave her 6th place.

 

TRACK RESULTS

UNDER 13 BOYS

Fast improving young sprinter and hurdler Junior Agostinho was in excellent form. He was the ‘A’ runner in the 100 metre sprint race, where he ran a new PB of 14.0s, to cross the finish line as the race winner. * Jack Singleton made his league bow at the meeting, and he also ran a new PB 14.9s for 4th place in the ‘B’

The 200 metre race saw * Owen Robinson making his National League bow as the ‘A’ runner. He took 3rd place and posted a new PB of 29.7s. Junior Agostinho took 2nd place in the ‘B’ race, where he too ran a new PB of 29.8s.

The 75 metre hurdles race brought Junior Agostinho and Jack Singleton back together. Junior dominated the ‘A’ race, which he won with a new PB of 14.7s, half a second in front of his nearest challenger. Jack Singleton took 3rd place in the ‘B’ race, crossing the line in a time of 16.3s.

The 800 metres brought league debuts for two of our aspiring young middle distance runners. * Adam Fox has come off the back of a very good cross country season and was looking to transfer that form onto the track. He took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race and also ran a new PB 2:38.2s. * Harvey Southcoat also ran a new PB of 2:48.8s, to take 4th place in the ‘B’

In the 1500 metre race two more of our juniors made their league debuts. * Thomas Smales has also had a good cross country season, putting in a number of impressive performances throughout the autumn and winter months. He ran a new PB 5:25.3s for 6th place in the ‘A’race. This was * Nathan Thompson’s first 1500 metre race and he put in a good effort, setting a new PB of 5:43.6s, for 4th place in the ‘B’ race.

 

FIELD RESULTS

UNDER 13 BOYS

The high jump competition saw * Alex Grant make his debut appearance. He cleared a height of 1.10m for a 6th place finish.

Connor Pickering and Fabian Vidal represented the team in both the long jump and shot competitions.

In the long jump Fabian took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event, where he jumped a distance of 4.21m, whilst Connor was the winner of the ‘B’, jumping the same distance of 4.21m.

In the shot event their roles were reversed, with Connor the ‘A’ thrower and Fabian the ‘B’. Connor took 2nd place and threw a new PB of 8.39m, with Fabian winning the ‘B’ and also recording a new PB of 7.52m.

* Alex Chivers made his league debut in the javelin throw, where he took 3rd place, and threw a new PB of 11.69m.

 

TRACK EVENTS

UNDER 15 GIRLS

Kate Huntington was the ‘A’ runner in the 100 metres race. She put in a gutsy performance and ran a new PB of 13.5s, to take 4th place. The ‘B’ runner was debutant * Rose Hewitt who has only been training since this February. She also ran a new PB of 14.2s for 5th place.

The 200 metres saw Kate Huntington and Evie Watson in action, with Kate taking 3rd place in the ‘A’ race, running a time of 28.3s. Evie’s run of 29.0s saw her take 3rd place in the ‘B’ race.

Evie Watson returned to the track as the ‘A’ runner in the 300 metre race, she took 2nd place in the race and recorded a new PB of 46.7s. Abbie Haigh was our representative in the ‘B’ race, where she took 4th place and ran a time of 49.2s.

The 800 metre race brought Jodie Martin and Daisy Evans into the action. Jodie was the ‘A’ runner, and she took 4th place with a fine run of 2:31.8s, a new PB. Daisy took 5th place in the ‘B’ race, where she ran a time of 2:42.7s.

The 75 metre hurdles saw Emily Dye run a new PB of 13.4s in the ‘A’ race, for a 5th place finish. Abbie Haigh was the ‘B’ runner and she took 4th place with a new PB of 13.9s.

 

FIELD EVENTS

UNDER 15 GIRLS

Alanah Thoresby and Ellie Townsend represented the team in the high jump, with Alanah taking 5th place in the ‘A’ event, with a clearance at 1.30m. Ellie’s clearance at 1.15m in the ‘B’ saw her pick up 6th place.

In the long jump competition Emily Dye jumped a new PB of 4.48m, to take 4th place in the ‘A’ event, with Evie Watson also picking up 4th place in the ‘B’ with a jump of 3.96m.

Indigo Atkin was our ‘A’ thrower in the shot putt, where a best effort of 8.86m, gave her 2nd place. Ciara Andrews took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 7.88m.

The discus throw saw Faye Oliver take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event, throwing a distance of 21.54m. Jess Townsend was the winner of the ‘B’ competition with her throw of 16.72m.

In the hammer throw Indigo Atkin took 3rd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 22.63m, and Ellie Townsend took 2nd place in the ‘B’, where she threw a distance of 15.46m.

The ‘A’ thrower in the javelin event was Becky Chivers, who launched a big new PB of 30.59m, to win the competition. In the ‘B’ Indigo Atkin’s winning throw of 24.69m saw her make it a double victory for the team.

 

TRACK EVENTS

UNDER 15 BOYS

* Brody Hinson made his bow in the National League in the 100 metre sprint ‘A’ race, where he took 2nd place and ran a new PB of 12.0s. In the ‘B’ Sam Croney also took a 2nd place finish and his run of 12.6s was also a new PB.

The 200 metres saw Brody Hinson back in action as the ‘A’ runner. He fought hard all the way and again took 2nd place, running a new PB of 25.0s. The ‘B’ runner was another debutant * Tyler Thompson, who took 3rd place in the race, and ran a time of 27.7s.

The 300 metres saw Joseph Seed and Luke Carr as the team’s representatives. Joe ran the ‘A’ race where he took 6th place in a time of 44.7s. Luke ran a new PB of 47.5s for 5th place in the ‘B’.

Joseph Seed was back on the track in the 800 metres ‘A’ race, where he ran a season’s best time of 2:26.8s, to take 3rd place.

Sam Croney, the bronze medallist at the 2016 Northern indoor championships, was the winner of the 80 metre hurdles ‘A’ race, and his time of 12.4s, was his second new PB of the day.

 

UNDER 15 BOYS

FIELD EVENTS

The high jump competition saw Tyler Thompson return to the fray, and his clearance at 1.50m, a new PB, gave him 1st place

Tyler saw more field action in the long jump, where a new PB of 4.74m, gave him 5th place in the ‘A’ event. Ben Stutely took 6th place in the ‘B’ with a jump of 2.93m.

Ben Stutely was in further action in his specialist event, the pole vault. He cleared a new PB height of 2.15m, to take 2nd place.

The throwing events are one of the areas of immense strength at the club, where coaches Dave and Diane Smith and Dave Bennett are turning out some exceptional athletes.

The shot putt saw Shaun Kerry, the Northern indoor champion, who is ranked No.5 UK and the Northern outdoor champion Ben Copley in tandem. Shaun was the ‘A’ thrower and he won that competition with a throw of 12.37m. Ben was the winner of the ‘B’ throwing a new PB of 9.90m.

Onto the discus throw where Ben Copley is ranked No. 4 UK, he threw in the ‘A’ event where a new PB of 37.94m saw him win the competition. By contrast * Antony Mould was competing in his first National League competition. He won the ‘B’ event, and he too threw a new PB of 18.34m.

Shaun Kerry is the No. 2 ranked hammer thrower in the UK and he put on great display in the hammer circle, winning the ‘A’ event with ease, launching a big throw of 51.11m.

The javelin competition brought UK No 10 Ben Copley and UK No 11 Shaun Kerry back together again.

Ben threw in the ‘A’ and Shaun in the ‘B’, with both of them winning their events. Ben had the bragging rights this time with a new PB of 45.46m, whilst Shaun also set a new PB of 44.76m.

 

RELAY RESULTS

 Under 13 Girls – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston team of:-Sophie Reed – Holly Adams – Amy Huntington and Frances Farnill, finished in 6th place and ran a time of 62.7s.

 

Under 13 Boys – 4 x 100 metres

The under 13 boys team were:- Junior Agostinho – Alex Grant – Adam Fox – Jack Singleton they took 2nd place and recorded a time of 59.1s.

 

Under 15 Girls – 4 x 100 metres

The team were :- Kate Huntington – Evie Watson – Rose Hewitt and Alanah Thoresby, who took 3rd place and ran a time of 54.9s.

 

Under 15 Boys – 4 x 100 metres

The under 15 boy’s were:- Brody Hinson – Sam Croney – Tyler Thompson and Ben Stutely, who finished in 3rd place and ran a time of 51.4s.

 

Under 15 Girls – 4 x 300 metres

The girls team of :- Alanah Thoresby – Jodie Martin – Abbie Haigh and Emily Dye, took 2nd place and ran a season’s best time of 3:09.2s.

 

 

   

Kingston Spring Open – Sunday 10th April 2016

Posted April 19, 2016 By David Radford

Alex - James & John Dan Holiday  32 Gregan Clarkson  32 James Wardle and Matthew Elvidge Jess Cappleman  30Indigo AtkinHenry Cannell (8)Nicole GrayOlivia YoungAmy SampsonOlivia Stevenson (6)Jodie Martin - Evie Watson - Alanah Thoresby - Emily Dye - Ciara AndrewsJoshua Tranmer  England ChampionshipsJess Cappleman  30Natalie VargaPaige Mathers (2)Sian KerryMaggieOkul English Schools ChampionshipsBen Stutely (4)Brody Hinson (2)Amelia Benson & Gabrielle Whittle (2)Kate Huntington (3)Harry Stutely (6)Macalley Morgan (9)Adam Fox  &  Harvey Southcoat Alex Chivers &   Thomas Smales Alex Grant Emma Hoggard Fabian Vidal & Connor Pickering Freya Vidal Harry Iversen Holly Adams James Iversen Junior Agostino Lauren McClean     Sophie Reed  &       Amy Huntington Thomas Iversen Tilly Cairns Tonisha Pickering

 

‘Kingston Spring Open’

Sunday 10th April 2016

The 2016 track & field season got underway at the Costello Stadium on Sunday 10th of April with the staging of Kingston’s annual ‘Spring Open Meeting’. More than 400 athletes gathered at the stadium, with athletics clubs from all three of the Yorkshire Ridings well represented, there was a good turnout from the Lincolnshire clubs, among them our good friends and close rivals from the Lincolnshire banks of the Humber.

The sun came out for the start of proceedings and the crowd enjoyed a very pleasant morning session, basking in shirt sleeves in the warm sunshine. It was too good to last of course, the sun disappeared in the afternoon and a bitter wind blew in, and everyone had to dig out their coats, scarves and gloves.

There was however some fantastic action both on the track and in the field, and excellent performances from the athletes, who ranged from our 9 year old juniors all the way up to veteran athletes. There were no heats or finals, and medals were awarded to the first three finishers in each individual race on the track, and in each of the field events.

    SENIORS

 

Daniel Holiday made his first appearance on the track since July of last year. He ran in the   400 metres race where he put in a strong performance, which saw him win the race in a season’s best time of 53.5s.

The Kingston Open meeting was Gregan Clarkson’s 22nd competitive outing of 2016.The prolific competitor has been running in road and cross country races in all three of the Yorkshire Ridings. He successfully defended his Humberside cross country title in January and put in a good performance at the English National Championships, in Leicestershie this February.

He entered two of the events at the open, the 800 metres and the 3000 metres races. He took 2nd place in the 800 metres and ran a season’s best time of 2:11.9s. In the 3000 metres another season’s best performance of 9:21.3s, gave him his second runner up spot of the day.

Jess Cappleman had her first run out of 2016 in the women’s 800 metres race. She was the race winner in a season’s best time of 2:36.7s. Jess is a good competitor and has been an ever present member of Kingston teams in their league campaigns for the last few seasons.

In the field events pole vaulter Rebekah Arandle was another athlete making her 2016 debut, and she stamped her mark on the competition, winning the event and clearing a new personal best height of 2.91m.

The Hull Hammer Squad turned out in force for the open meeting, the competitor’s in the men’s event included the 2012 Olympic finalist and Commonwealth games silver medallist Alex Smith, along with training partner friend and rival James Bedford, the reigning Northern champion and former England champion, and V45 athlete John Twiddle who is the reigning British Masters shot, hammer and weight throw champion.

Alex and James were involved in a head to head battle for the victory, with both of them putting in season’s best throws. Alex Smith came out on top with a throw of 65.17m, with James Bedford second with 64.33m. John Twiddle took 4th place, and he also threw a season’s best distance of 39.46m.

John Twiddle saw further competition in the discus throw and shot putt events. He won both of the competitions, the discus with a season’s best throw of 34.28m, and the shot with a throw of 12.16m.

The Long Jump saw two more friends, rivals and training partners, James Wardle and Matthew Elvidge locked together in combat. James Wardle came out on top in this contest, where he took 2nd place with a jump of 5.63m, with Matt in 3rd place with 5.58m.

TRACK EVENTS

100 metre sprint – under 15 boys

13 year old Sam Croney had his second competitive outing of 2016 at this Open meeting, having run at the Northern Indoor Championship meeting in February, where he won the bronze medal in the 60 metre hurdles final. Sam looked really sharp and was the race winner at Costello, running an excellent new PB of 12.8s. Joe Seed was the silver medallist with another very good effort which saw him set a new PB of 13.5s. Ben Stutely ran a season’s best time of 14.5s, to take 4th place, and Henry Cannell was 5th with a season’s best run of 15.0s. One of the fancied runners pre race was Brody Hinson, who unfortunately fell at the start, but he displayed his guts and fortitude by picking himself up and completing the race, finishing 6th in 15.1s.

200 metre sprint – under 15 boys

Brody Hinson returned to action in the afternoon session, he blasted out of the blocks in the 200 metres and led the race from the gun to the finish line, and recorded a new PB of 25.0s. Tyler Thompson made his club debut in this race, and he also ran a new PB of 27.3s, to take the silver medal, the winner of the bronze was Luke Carr, who also ran a new PB of 28.3s.

300 metre sprint – under 15 boys

Joe Seed was back on the medal trail in the 300 metres, where he ran a season’s best time of 44.3s, to take the gold medal.

800 metres – under 15 boys

A third outing of the day for Joe Seed in the 800 metres, where he took 4th place and ran another season’s best time of 2:31.4s.

80 metre hurdles – under 15 boys

Sam Croney collected a second gold medal in another of his strong events, he ran a new PB of 12.9s, going under the 13 second barrier for the first time in the 80 metre hurdles.

 100 metre sprints – under 15 girls

 

Three Kingston athletes went in race one of the 100 metres, Kate Huntington was the silver medallist and ran a new PB of 13.6s, Alanah Thoresby took the bronze medal and she ran a season’s best time of 14.8s, with Faye Oliver taking 5th place with a season’s best effort of 15.4s.

Race two saw Rose Hewitt make her club debut, she put in a good performance which saw her pick up the bronze medal and set a PB of 14.7s. Jodie Martin ran a season’s best time of 14.9s for 4th place, and Abigail Cohen another athlete on debut took 5th in a PB of 15.0s, with Katie Smith 6th in a season’s best time of 15.2s.

In race three, Olivia Bradshaw made an impressive debut, winning the gold medal and running a PB of 13.7s. Hollie Young took 5th place in a season’s best time of 15.2s, with Gina De Lancey running a season’s best of 15.3s in 7th.

200 metre sprints – under 15 girls

Kate Huntington was back in action in the 200 metres, and she put in a strong performance, taking the gold medal and running a new PB of 28.1s. Katie Smith ran a season’s best time of 31.2s for 6th place.

In the second of the 200 metres Evie Watson was the silver medallist in a new personal best time of 28.9s, with Jodie Martin taking the bronze medal, running a new PB of 29.2s. Rose Hewitt took 5th place with a PB of 30.2s, and Abigail Cohen was 6th in a PB of 30.4s.

300 metres sprint – under 15 girls

Alanah Thoresby got her 2016 campaign up and running at the Open. She made a good start to the year in the 300 metres, running a new PB of 46.5s, to take the silver medal. Evie Watson made her 2016 bow in the race, and she also ran a new PB of 46.8s, to secure the bronze medal. Emily Dye was having her third competitive outing of the year, and she took 4th place with a new PB of 48.0s.This was Abbie Haigh’s season opener, and she took 5th place with a season’s best run of 48.0s.

800 metres race – under 15 girls

This race was Daisy Evans first run out of the year, and she ran a season’s best time of 2:41.0s, to take a 4th place finish. Becky Chivers had kept herself busy throughout the autumn and winter months, out on the cross country courses and indoors on the boards. She took 7th place and ran a time of 2:49.0s. Niamh Derbyshire was back in competition for the first time this year and she took 8th place, with a season’s best run of 2:56.4s.

 

 

FIELD EVENTS

Long jump – Under 15 boys

Tyler Thompson won his second silver medal of the day, this time in the long jump pit, and he recorded a PB of 4.63m. Henry Cannell took the bronze medal and jumped a new PB of 4.51m, and Ben Stutely took 4th place with a season’s best effort of 4.19m.

Shot Putt – under 15 boys

The Northern indoor champion Shaun Kerry was the gold medallist in the shot competition with a throw of 11.65m, which was much too good for the opposition. Anthony Mould, is one of Sonia Santos’s young athletes, starting to make his mark, took 4th place with a new PB of 6.88.

Discus Throw – under 15 boys

The Northern discus champion and currently ranked No. 2 in the UK, Ben Copley, was the dominant force in this event, taking the gold medal with a throw of 35.22m. Anthony Mould took another 4th place, with another new PB of 14.58m.

Hammer Throw – under 15 boys

Shaun Kerry is the reigning Northern hammer champion, and he too is currently ranked No. 2 UK. He threw a big new PB of 52.31m, to take the gold medal in this event.

Javelin Throw – under 15 boys

The javelin competition brought together two of our outstanding young throwers, both of whom are currently in the top ten rankings in the UK. Ben Copley (ranked 9) and Shaun Kerry (ranked six).

Shaun came out on top in this opening clash of the season, throwing a new PB 43.75m, to take the gold medal, with Ben taking the silver with his throw of 36.57m. Henry Cannell took 4th place with a new PB of 23.53m.

Long Jump – under 15 girls

Emily Dye was the gold medallist in the long jump, where she recorded a new PB 4.34m. Evie Watson took the silver with a jump of 4.20m, a new PB. Jodie Martin also pulled out a new PB of 3.92m, to take 7th place, and a new PB of 3.43m by Abigail Cohen, saw her finish 9th, with Rosie Shepherd in 11th with 2.52m.

High Jump – under 15 girls

The high jump competition saw Alanah Thoresby take the silver medal with a clearance at a height of 1.40m, a new PB. Ellie Townsend took 6th place with a new PB clearance at 1.35m, and Rosie Shepherd was 8th with a clearance at 1.35m, a new PB.

Shot Putt – under 15 girls

Indigo Atkin took the gold medal in the shot with a new personal best throw of 9.50m, with Ciara Andrews taking the silver with a throw of 7.94m. Becky Chivers was in 4th place with a best effort on the day of 7.05m, and Gina De Lancey finished 5th with a throw of 6.30m.

Discus Throw – under 15 girls

Faye Oliver was the winner of the discus competition, throwing new PB of 23.38m to take the gold medal. Jess Townsend was the silver medallist, and she too threw a new PB of 19.36m.

Hammer Throw – under 15 girls

Indigo Atkin threw a new PB of 19.00m, to take the silver medal in the hammer event.

Javelin Throw – under 15 girls

A third new PB of the day, one of 25.67m by Indigo Atkin, this time in the javelin throw, saw her collect her second gold medal, and her third medal of the competition. Becky Chivers was the silver medallist with a season’s best throw of 25.27m, and Ciara Andrews took 4th place with a new PB of 18.33m.

TRACK EVENTS

100 metre sprints – under 17 men

Adam Coles was the bronze medallist in race one of the 100 metres, running a new PB of 12.4s.

Race two saw Brett Dorley run a season’s best time of 12.9s, to take 4th place.

800 metres race – under 17 men

Kyle Foster continued his build up to his 800 metre campaign for the new season, with a new PB of 2:06.8s, to collect the gold medal.

100 metre sprints – under 17 women

Amelia Benson was the winner of race one, where she ran a season’s best time of 13.0s, to take the gold medal. Gabbie Whittle took the bronze medal, and she too ran a season’s best time of 13.7s.

Race two saw Cosima Fawcett run a new PB of 13.6s, for the silver medal, and Jess Fields take the bronze in a season’s best time of 13.6s. Paige Mathers was 5th and she ran a new PB of 14.6s, with Natasha Rawling 6th in a season’s best time of 14.8s.

 

200 metre sprints – under 17 women

In race one Amelia Benson collected her second gold medal with another victory, running a time of 26.2s. Gabbie Whittle ran a season’s best time of 27.5s, to take her second bronze of the day, and Jess Fields took 4th place with her season’s best time of 27.5s.

Natasha Rawling ran a season’s best of 29.7s in race two, to pick up the bronze medal, with Lucy Savery taking 4th place with a season’s best run of 29.9s.

300 metre sprint – under 17 women

Lucy Savery ran a new PB of 47.7s, to collect the bronze medal in the 300 metres race.

80 metre hurdles – under 17 women

Natalie Varga is a very good pole vaulter, but her other event often gets overlooked, she is also a good hurdler and she showed her prowess in the event, running a new PB of 13.7s, and taking the bronze medal in the 80 metre event.

 

FIELD EVENTS

Long Jump – under 17 men

Adam Coles was the winner of the competition, securing the gold medal with a jump of 5.16m.

High Jump – under 17 men

The gold medal went to Matthew Elliott, who set a new personal best, with a clearance at 1.50m.

Pole Vault – under 17 men

Harry Stutely was the winner of them pole vault competition, securing the gold medal with a clearance at 3.20m.

Discus Throw – under 17 men

Josh Tranmer threw a season’s best distance of 40.72m, to win the competition and take the gold medal.

Hammer Throw – under 17 women

Olivia Stevenson, the former British record holder and UK ranked No. 2, got her season underway with a victory and a season’s best throw of 58.21m, to win the gold medal.

 

Pole Vault – under 17 women

Natalie Varga was the gold medallist in the pole vault competition, where she cleared a height of 2.40m.

Javelin Throw – under 17 women

Paige Mathers threw a season’s best distance of 26.26m, to take the silver medal, with pentathlete Venus Morgan throwing a new PB of 21.61m, for 5th place.

Discus Throw – under 17 women

Beth Shaw was the bronze medallist with a new personal best throw of 20.87m.

Shot Putt – under 17 women

Venus Morgan won the silver medal, throwing a distance of 9.54m.

 

TRACK EVENTS

400 metres sprint – under 20 men

Jack Michaels ran a season’s best time of 55.5s, to take the silver medal

400 metre hurdles – under 20 men

The one lap hurdles race saw Jack Michaels victorious, running a new PB of 56.0s, to win the gold medal.

100 metres sprint – under 20 women

Seven Kingston athletes went in the 100 metre race, where Luci Preston was the gold medallist, running a season’s best time of 13.2s. Amy Sampson took the silver in a New PB of 13.2s, with Olivia Young 4th in a new PB of 13.5s, and Chloe Constable 5th in a season’s best 13.9s. Charlotte McIvor was 7th in a season’s best of 14.8s.

200 metres sprint – under 20 women

Amelia Robinson was the race winner, taking the gold medal in a time of 26.3s. Luci Preston won the silver in a season’s best time of 26.9s, and Amy Sampson was the bronze medallist in a new PB of 27.1s.

 

 FIELD EVENTS

Hammer Throw – under 20 women

The ‘Hull Hammer Squad’s’ lady members were out in force, with five times Northern champion Maggie Okul leading the way in the under 20’s competition. Maggie was the gold medallist with a season’s best throw of 51.15m. Alice Barnsdale took the silver medal, throwing a new PB of 48.67m, with new recruits Sian Kerry in 5th with a new PB of 20.83m, and Charlotte McIvor 6th with a new PB of 18.90m.

Javelin Throw – under 20 women

Sian Kerry was back in action in the javelin competition, which is her strongest field event. She launched a new PB of 28.89m, to win the competition and collect the gold medal.

Discus Throw – under 20 women

The clubs two leading under 20 discus throwers Sophie O’Hara and Nicole Gray collected the major medals in the event.

Sophie was the winner of the competition with a season’s best throw of 34.58m, and Nicole won the silver medal, throwing a new PB of 28.11m.

Long Jump – under 20 men

Macalley Morgan was the gold medallist in the long jump competition, he secured his victory with a season’s best jump of 5.21m.

 

Track Events

80 metre sprints – under 11 boys

Samuel Marsh made his Kingston debut, as a 9 year old in last October’s Northern Counties relay championships in Sheffield. The first event of the day for the now 10 year Sam was in the 80 metre sprint race which he won in fine style, crossing the finish line in a time of 12.7s, which was a new PB.

This open meeting was 10 year old Finlay Southcoat’s debut appearance for the club, although he has been training since last summer. He won his 80 metre race in a time of 13.2s, to set himself a PB. He was joined in the race by 9 year old Will Jolly who was also making his debut, on his first day as a Kingston athlete. He took 3rd place and crossed the line in 13.6s to register a PB.

80 metre sprints – under 13 boys

In race one, Junior Agostinho got his 2016 campaign off to a winning start with an excellent victory, running a new PB of 11.6s. His sprinting has certainly improved under the tutelage of Paul Curtis. Owen Robinson took 3rd place with a season’s best run of 12.0s, with Adam Fox close behind him in 4th in 12.1s.

Race 2 saw James Iversen and Harvey Southcoat battling each other for 2nd and 3rd spots, with James taking the silver with a new PB of 12.8s, and Harvey the bronze medal, also in a new PB of 12.9s.

In race three Jack Singleton took the bronze medal, running a new PB of 12.5s. Matthew Tranmer, in his debut competition took 5th place with a recorded time of 12.8s, and Harry Iversen was 6th in 13.1s, a new PB.

80 metre sprints – under 11 girls

Another new recruit taking part in her first competition was 10 year old Meabh Brannigan, who took 2nd place in her 80 metre race, she ran a good time of 13.6s, setting herself a good benchmark for the season.

Two of our more experienced juniors and another young debutant, were among the contestants in the third of the 80 metre races.

10 year old Tilly Cairns has been making great strides since joining our junior group last summer, and this meeting was her 6th competitive outing. She was the race winner and she recorded a new PB of 13.2s. Second place was taken by 9 year old Freya Vidal who has made good progress in the last few months, she also set a new PB of 13.6s. In 3rd place and making her debut was 9 year old Emma Hoggard, who put in a good run of 13.7s, a promising start to her career.

The winner of race four of the 80 metres was 10 year old Tonisha Pickering, an accomplished young athlete, with the experience of two competitive seasons behind her. She registered a new PB of 13.6s in the race. Accompanying Tonisha was another young lady who was making her competitive debut, 9 year old Bronte Smith who took 4th place and ran a time of 14.4s.

80 metre sprints – under 13 girls

Race one found Sophie Reed in impressive form in her season opener, she took the gold medal and also set a new PB of 12.0s. Lauren McClean had her first outing on the track in 2016, and a season’s best effort of 12.7s gave her the bronze. 10 year old Lydia Tranmer made her debut in this race and she took 7th place and ran a time of 14.1s.

In Race two, Holly Adams, the Northern Indoor Shot Champion, showed that she is still a very useful sprinter, taking the silver medal and running a new PB of 12.3s, whilst Amy Huntington put in a season’s best performance of 13.5s, to take 6th place.

 

 150 metre sprints – under 11 boys

Race one brought Finlay Southcoat back on to the track, and he put in another good run to take 2nd place and record a new PB of 23.5s.

In race two, 10 year old Samuel Marsh had his first outing of 2016, and he got his season off to the best possible start, winning the race and setting a new PB of 23.3s. Another new starter Will Jolly also went in the race and he took 5th place with a run of 25.4s.

150 metre sprints – under 13 boys

Race one was Adam Fox’s fifteenth competitive outing of 2016 and he took the gold medal in a recorded time of 21.8s. Matthew Tranmer ran in the second event of his debut competition, and he took 5th place in a time of 23.7s. In 6th place was Harry Iversen who ran a new PB of 23.9s, next to cross the line in 7th place was James Iversen who also ran a new PB of 24.0s.

Race 2 brought Junior Agostinho back to the track for his second run of the day, where a new PB of 22.1s, gave him a bronze medal. Fabian Vidal entered the fray, another young sprinter under Paul Curtis’s guidance, took 4th place and set a new PB of 22.7s. Tom Iversen took 5th place and ran a new PB of 23.3s.

Race 3 saw Owen Robinson take the gold medal, and also set a new PB of 21.4s. The bronze medal went to Ankit Chawla who set a new PB of 23.0s. Harvey Southcoat ran a new PB of 23.6s, to claim 5th place.

150 metre sprints – under 11 girls

Freya Vidal returned to the fray in race one, where she picked up the bronze medal, to go with her silver in the 80 metres. She also posted her second new PB of the day with a run of 24.9s.

Emma Hoggard was the winner of race two, where she recorded a time of 24.5s. This was an outstanding start to her athletics career, picking up a gold medal to go with the silver she won earlier in the day in the 80 metres.

Race four brought Tilly Cairns, Tonisha Pickering and Meabh Brannigan back in to action.

Tilly Cairns collected her second gold medal of the day, running a time of 24.0s, to claim another victory. Meabh Brannigan took the bronze in a time of 24.9s, to pick up her second medal of the day, with Tonisha Pickering taking 4th place and running a new PB of 25.1s.

 

 150 metre sprints – under 13 girls

Race one saw Sophie Reed pick up her second medal of the day, this time a silver one and she also posted a new PB of 22.0s. Lydia Tranmer finished in 7th place and posted a time of 25.8s.

In race 2 Amy Huntington ran a new PB of 24.4s, to take a 4th place finish.

70 metre hurdles – under 13 girls

Lauren McClean returned to the action and she picked up the bronze medal over the hurdles, and she set a new PB of 13.7s

 

600 metres race – under 11 boys

Samuel Marsh had his third run out of the day, and also collected his third medal, this time a bronze to add to his two gold’s in the sprints. Sam also set a new PB 2:01.7s. In 10th place and making his competitive debut was 9 year old Freddie Broadbent who ran the race in a time of 2:14.6s. 8 year old Nathan Hope was also making his club debut and he finished in 12th, and ran a time of 2:17.5s.

600 metres race – under 11 girls

Meabh Brannigan and Emma Hoggard contested their third event of the competition, with both girls doing very well. Meabh finished 5th in 2:09.1s, and Emma 8th in 2:17.1s.

800 metres race – under 13 boys

Adam Fox returned to the track for his strongest event, he led the race from the starting gun to the finish, and crossed the line in a new PB of 2:41.1s, to take the gold medal. Harvey Southcoat took 3rd place and collected his second bronze medal of the day, with a new PB of 2:51.6s, and Alex Chivers also set a new PB in 7th place, running a time of 3:11.6s.

1500 metres race – under 13 boys

Tom Iversen was the gold medallist with a strong and composed effort, which saw him set a new PB of 5:18.8s. Thomas Smales took the bronze medal, running a new PB of 5:34.7s.

75 metres hurdles – under 13 boys

Junior Agostinho picked up his second gold medal of the day with good performance over the hurdles, where he equalled his personal best time of 15.3s. Jack Singleton took the bronze, running a time of 17.0s, and Alex Grant was 4th and ran a new PB of 17.2s.

 

 

   

Ben Copley

Nottingham AC ‘Spring Spruce’ Open Meeting

Saturday 2nd April 2016

13 year old Ben Copley is another of Kingston’s promising young athletes, who is learning his trade in coach Dave Bennett’s specialist throws group. He has been with the club since 2014 and in 2015 he enjoyed his first full track & field season, in the blue and gold vest.

He made tremendous progress throughout last year, where he was competing in the under 13 age category. On his debut appearance at the County track & field Championships, he was crowned the shot putt champion, and he took the silver medals in both the discus and javelin competitions. He was selected to represent the club in the National Youth Development League fixtures in Northern Premier 2, where he put in a series of impressive performances. Last August he travelled up to the north east of England to make his debut appearance at his first major championship meeting, the Northern Track & field Championships, which were being staged at the new Middlesbrough Sports Village. Two outstanding performances saw him collect two gold medals, and he returned home as the new shot and discus champion of Northern England.

His last appearance of the 2015season was at the Southport Waterloo ‘Open Meeting’ at Litherland, where he won the shot, discus and javelin competitions, setting new PB’s in all three disciplines, which moved him up the UK rankings in all of them, and at the end of his season he sat proudly at No. 2 UK in Javelin, No. 3 UK Discus and No. 8 UK Shot.

The 2016 track & field season brought a move up in age group to the under 15’s, and Ben’s first outing of 2016 came at the Nottingham Athletic Clubs ‘Spring Spruce Open Meeting’ on Saturday the 2nd of April, where he chose to compete in the javelin and the discus throws.

He won both of the competitions. In the discus throw he set a big new PB of 35.91m, which saw him achieve the qualification standard for this coming July’s English Schools Championships at Gateshead. One of his key targets for the new season was achieved in his very first outing, and to put the icing on the cake the throw placed him at No. 1 in the UK rankings. His victory in the javelin throw was sealed with another new PB of 41.64m, which placed him No. 5 in the UK javelin rankings.

   

Kyle Foster

Sale Harrier’s Indoor Open Series

Sunday 20th March 2016

 

15 year old Kyle Foster has been with Kingston for 14 months, making his club debut at the Northern Indoor Championships at Sheffield on the 1st of February 2015, where he ran in the heat’s of the 200 metres. He is a member of the Kingston youth team and represented them in the UK Youth Development League matches during the 2015 track & field season. He also represented the County last season in the regional final of the English Schools Athletics Association cup competition, at the Gateshead International Stadium, where he saw action in the 800 metres race and in the triple jump event. He is a promising young middle distance runner and has been putting in long hours of conditioning and fitness training, in preparation for the start of the new track & field season.

He travelled over the Pennines to the excellent facility that is Sport City in Manchester, the home track of Sale Harrier’s, for the last of their winter series of indoor open meetings. This was Kyle’s third run out of 2016, and he ran in the 600 metres race at the Sport City Stadium, where he took 3rd place in a good competitive race and also posted a new PB of 1:31.44s.

   

Adam Fox

Spenborough AC ‘Winter Warm Up’

Sunday 20th March 2016

 

Two of Kingston’s junior athletes made the journey over to Spenborough Athletic Clubs home track, at the Princess Mary Stadium in Cleckheaton, to compete at the club’s ‘Winter Warm Up’ Open meeting.

Both of the youngsters joined our training group in July of last year, and both are preparing for their first track & field season, which will start for all of the club’s athletes on Sunday April the 10th at Kingston’s annual Spring Open meeting at the Costello Stadium.

Tilly Cairns is 10 years old and she made her debut as a Kingston athlete, on the 3rd of September 2015 at the club’s Young Athletes Open meeting, where she ran in the 75 metre and 150 metre sprint races, and also saw action in the long jump event. Two days later she donned her Kingston vest for the second time , at a Humberside League meeting at Scunthorpe AC’s Quibell Park, where she won the 150 metre sprint and took 3rd place in the long jump.

She had her first outing of 2016 at the Cleckheaton Winter Warm Up, where she in competition in the 75 metre and 150 metre sprints, and also in the long jump.

The 75 metres sprint saw Tilly in fine form, winning the race and posting a new PB of 11.8s, finishing four tenths of a second ahead of her nearest challenger. She repeated the performance in the 150 metres race, which she also won and set another new PB of 23.8s in the process, this time she was six tenths ahead of the 2nd placed finisher. In the long jump a season’s best effort of 2.74m, saw her take 3rd place.

Adam Fox is 12 years of age and he has packed loads of experience into his first 8 months with the club. He is a prolific runner and rarely misses the weekly Saturday Hull park runs. He made his debut as a Kingston athlete on the 4th of July 2015 in the park run, just two days after his first training session. He was a member of the club’s relay team at the Northern Counties cross country relay championship’s in Sheffield. The Cleckheaton meeting was Adam’s 13th competitive outing of 2016, which has seen him finish 4th at the County cross country championships, and 5th at the Barton cross country event, performances which earned him County selection for last month’s British Inter Counties  Championships in Birmingham.

Adam was in action in both the sprint races at Spenborough. He won the 80 metres in a new personal best time of 11.7s, and followed this up with victory in the 150 metres, setting another new PB of 21.4s. He then took on the 1200 metres race, which saw him finish in 3rd place and post his 3rd new PB of the day, running a time of 4:19.4s.