The Scunthorpe and District Athletic Club held the first meeting on their newly re-laid track at Quibell Park on Sunday 22nd March. It provided Kingston’s athletes an opportunity for a first outdoor outing of 2015 and a fair number of them made the journey over the Humber Bridge to compete at the meeting.
Asher Gammon made his outdoor debut for the club, running in both the 80 metres and the 150 metres sprint races. He finished in 2nd place in each of the races and set new PB’s in both, clocking 9.6s in the 80 and 17.9 in the 150.
Five of our ladies competed in both the 80 and 150 metres women’s races, which saw a club 1 – 2 – 3 in both events.
In the 80 metres Megan Hoult ran a season’s best of 10.3s to win the race. Faye Mitchell ran a PB of 10.5s for 2nd place and Sonia Santos also put in a PB of 10.6s to take the 3rd slot. Two fairly recent members Angelakie Koutsi and Sarah Hardcastle took 5th and 6th places in 11.6s and 12.0s respectively.
The 150 metres saw Megan win the race with another season’s best performance of 19.0s and Faye again take second spot with another PB of 19.5 and Sonia Santos clocked a season’s best of 20.0s in 3rd slot. Angelakie took 7th place in 22.1s and Sarah 9th place in 23.1s.
In the men’s events James Wardle, in his first competition as a senior athlete was the winner of the long jump competition, where he put in a season’s best effort 5.71m.
The under 17 women’s 300 metres saw Amelia Robinson take 2nd place in the race and also set a new PB of 43.2s in the process, giving her a sound foundation for the coming season.
In the same age category, this time in the 80 and the 150 metres, we saw Jessica Fields, Chloe Constable and Charlotte McIvor, who have just moved up into the higher age group, in action. Chloe took 4th place in the 80 metres where she ran a new PB of 11.4s. Jessica finished one tenth of a second behind her in 5th which was a new PB for her. Charlotte was a further tenth behind in 6th position
In the 150 metres race Jessica took 6th place and returned a time of 21.0s which was another new PB. Chloe also set another new PB of 21.5s, to take 8th place. Charlotte finished in 11th and she ran a time of 22.6s.
The under15 girls 80 and 150 metres races saw Olivia Morton and Natasha Rawling representing the club. Both girls set new PB’s in the 80 metres, Olivia with a run of 11.7s which gained her a 4th place finish and Natasha a 6th place slot with 11.9s.
They both posted new PB’s again in the 150 race. Olivia was in 5th place with a run of 11.9s and Natasha 7th with 22.1s.
The under13 girls 80 and 150 metres saw two youngsters who were making their debuts for the club, Hermione Kelworth and Bella Tarbotton.
Hermione finished in 12th place in the 80 metres where she recorded a time of 12.5s for her efforts and Bella was in 14th place with a run of 13.2s. The 150 metres race saw Hermione in 14th place in 23.8s and Bella in 19th with 25.1.
The under15 boy’s category saw Jack Perry in action. He has been with the club since August last year and some of his indoor performances in 2015 have been very impressive. At Scunthorpe we saw him contesting the 150 metres and the long jump. In the 150 he took 2nd place and set a new PB of 18.4s in doing so. Jack then went on to win the long jump competition with his best effort measuring 5.43m, 69 centimetres ahead of the 2nd placed athlete.
Again in the under 15 boy’s category Kyle Foster contested the 300 metres race, where he took 2nd place setting a new PB of 41.3s.
In the under 13 boy’s Harrison Haigh saw competition in both the 80 and 150 metres races. In the short race he finished in 2nd place and recorded a time of 12.0s. The 150 metres saw him take 4th place with a run timed at 22.9s.