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

 

 

English Schools Athletics Association – Track & Field Championships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

   

Abbie Haigh Ben Stutely Brody Hinson Connie Mounsey Dominic Singh Eliot Gay Indigo Atkin (3) Jodie Martin Josh Sampson Josh Tranmer &       Maggie Okul Kyle Foster Libby Wheeler Megan Grant Paige Mathers & Venus Morgan Shaun Kerry Sophie O'Hara13083151_10154104233903798_8375259066570788306_n13083225_10154069013915502_6869153528881513452_n (3)13198590_10154020654261013_7558247680940100866_oAmelia Benson (3)Amy Greenacre (7)Becky Chivers (7)Ben Copley (3)David Morgan-Harrison (2)Hannah Kynman (5)Harvey Newton (2)IMG_1591 (2)Jess Fields  3Jessica Townsend with Steve CramJodie Martin - Evie Watson - Alanah - Emily - Ciara (3)Macalley Morgan (10)Martha Savage (6)Nicole Gray (11)Olivia Stevenson (3)Will and Shaun - English Schools 2015 (2)

 

2016 Humberside Schools Track & Field Championships

Costello Stadium, Hull – Saturday 11th June 2016

 

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

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

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

Under 20 Men

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

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

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

Under 20 Women

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

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

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

Under 17 Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 17 Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 15 Boys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 15 Girls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

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English Schools Athletics Association

Combined Events North Eastern Region Final

Middlesbrough Sports Village

 

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

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

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

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

 

   

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UK Youth Development League

Division North East 1 – Match 3

York University – Sunday 26th June 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 20 Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 17 Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 20 Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Under 17 Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non Scorers Races

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

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

 

Relay Races

 

4 x 400 metres – Under 20 Men

 

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

   

Harry PowellMaggie Okul  Alice Barnsdale  Olivia Stevenson

Andy            Morgan-Harrison Dan Gray   Jonny BeharrellHollie SmithJonny BeharrellKate Pattison

 

 

England Under 23 & Under 20 Track & Field Championships

Bedford International Stadium

Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th June 2016

 

Nine Kingston athletes were in action at the 2016 National under 23 and under 20’s Track & Field Championships, which were held at the Bedford International Stadium, over the weekend of the 19th/20th of June.

Andy Morgan-Harrison, the Northern indoor 200 metres champion and Northern track & field, 100 metres and 200 metres silver medallist, was in action on both days. His campaign began on the Saturday, in the heats of the 100 metres sprints.

He was drawn in the fourth heat and his excellent run of 10.82s, gave him 3rd place in the race and qualification for the semi finals.

He went in the third of the semi finals, where his run of 10.85s gave him 4th place, missing out on the cut for the final.

 

Two members of the ‘Hull Hammer Squad’, Maggie Okul and Alice Barnsdale, were in competition in Saturday’s Under 20’s hammer final.

Maggie, the six times Northern Champion, was unable to find her best form and she had to settle for 5th place in the final, with a throw of 52.93m.

Alice, the bronze medallist at the 2016 Northerns, who has made good progress this season, took 7th place with a throw of 49.31m.

Kate Pattison, who is another six times Northern Champion, was in competition in the discus final. Her best throw on the day of 38.76m, saw her pick up a 9th place finish.

Cross country specialist, Harry Powell, was in action in Saturdays 3000 metres final, where his run of 9:07.91s, gave him 13th position.

Dan Gray, the 2015 English Schools Champion, who is still working his way back following a bout of illness, ran in heat 3 of the 400 metres, where he took 6th place and ran a time of 51.15s.

Jonny Beharrell is also working his way back to full fitness, after spending almost 18 months on the sidelines. He ran in heat 1 of the 800 metres, taking 7th place and recording a time of 1:57.27s.

 

Sunday’s competition saw Andy Morgan-Harrison back in action, this time in the 200 metres, where he was drawn to run in heat 5.

He safely negotiated the heat, running a time of 22.08s, taking 3rd place and qualifying for his second semi final of the weekend.

He finished in 3rd place in the semi final, where he ran even faster, clocking a time of 21.93s, but it was not quite enough to get him into the final.

An under 18’s women’s 3 kilogram hammer competition was staged on the Sunday. The Kingston hammer squad were represented by the British record holder Olivia Stevenson and Alice Barnsdale.

In a very close contest, Alice emerged as the winner, with a throw of 60.36m, with Olivia in 2nd with 60.04m and the UK No. 2 Katie Head of Newham and Essex Beagles in 3rd place with 57.92m.

High jumper Hollie Smith has enjoyed an enormously successful 2016 campaign. Her run of success has seen her win the gold medal at the County championships, bronze at the Northern championships, silver at the Northern indoor championships and the bronze medal, at the England indoors.

Hollie was unable to continue her fantastic run and had to settle for 6th place in the National championship final, where she made a successful clearance, at a height of 1.71m.

 

 

   

Ben Stutely Charliue Weeks Connor Pickering   Fabian Vidal Faye Oliver Hermione Keyworth Indigo Atkin Jodie Martin   Evie Watson          Alanah Thoresby  Emiy Dye Joe Seed Shaun Kerry   Tyler Thompson  Brody Hinson    Sam Croney Thomas IversenAdam Fox  &  Harvey Southcoat (2) Emilia Russell (2) Holly Adams (5) Jack Singleton Lauren McClean     Sophie Reed            Amy Huntington (4)

 

UK Youth Development League – Division North Premier 2

Darlington – Sunday 19th June 2016

 

For their third league match of the 2016 track & field season, the Kingston junior team travelled up to the Eastbourne complex in Darlington. When they departed from the Costello Stadium, the team was holding 4th position in the league table and we hoped to hang on to that spot, and to stay out of the relegation places.

The opposition came from athletes representing Leeds City AC, Wirral AC, West Cheshire AC, Harrogate Harriers & AC and Rotherham Harriers & AC.

Despite a great effort from our youngsters, the team finished in 5th place on the day and collected 2 league points. The Harrogate team moved one point above us on the league ladder, leaving us in 5th place and a relegation spot.

The outstanding achievements of the day came from Shaun Kerry, who launched a massive new PB of 58.51metres in the hammer throw, which took him to the No. 1 ranking in the UK.

The under 15 boys 4 x 100 metres relay team, who set a new club record of 49.2s.

The final match will take the junior team on a long journey west, on Saturday the 16th of July. To Bebbington, the home track of Wirral Athletic Club. Our objective is a simple one, to avoid relegation. To achieve this we must finish above Harrogate Harriers at the final meeting.

Details of all the Kingston athletes performances are as follows:-

Under 13 Girls

One of our promising young sprinters, Hermione Keyworth, made her national league debut in the 75 metre sprint ‘A’ race, where she took 2nd place and ran a time of 11.2s. In the ‘B’, Sophie Reed an experienced and accomplished young athlete was the winner of the race and she too recorded a time of 11.2s.

Hermione was back in action in the 150 metres race, where her run of 21.5s, gave her another 2nd place finish.

The 800 metres race brought together Lauren McClean and Emilia Russell.

Lauren went in the ‘A’ race, where she took 5th place and ran a time of 2:49.2s. Emilia ran a new personal best time of 2:39.9s in the ‘B’, which saw her claim victory in the race.

Ella Shaw-Hall made both her cub and national league debut in the 1200 metres race. Ella who has only been training with our junior group since this April, ran a personal best time of 4:39.2s to take 5th place.

Lauren McClean had another outing in the 70 metres hurdles race, where she took 2nd place and recorded a time of 12.8s.

The field events saw Lauren McClean and Ella Shaw-Hall, representing the team in the high jump competition, where Lauren’s new PB of 1.35m, gave her 3rd place in the ‘A’ event. Ella also produced a new PB in the ‘B’, where she cleared a height of 1.05m, to take 5th place.

Sophie Reed returned to action in the long jump, taking 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 3.94m. Another young lady making her national league debut, was Lucy Parker, who took 5th place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 3.25m.

Northern indoor champion, Holly Adams, who is ranked number 7 in the UK, was the winner of the of the shot putt ‘A’ event, where she threw a new PB of 9.35m. Emilia Russell was the ‘B’ thrower and she took 3rd place with a throw of 3.80m.

Holly and Emilia were back together again, for the javelin competition. Holly threw a new PB of 19.62m in the ‘A’, to pick up her second victory of the day, whilst Emilia’s throw of 10.62m, gave her 3rd place in the ‘B’ event.

Under 13 Boys

Owen Robinson and Fabian Vidal represented the team in the 100 metres sprint race. Owen ran in the ‘A’ race, where he took 5th place, in a time of 15.2s. Fabian’s run of 15.3s in the ‘B’ gave him a 4th place finish.

The 200 metres saw Adam Fox running the ‘A’ race, where he took 3rd place and posted a time of 29.1s. Owen Robinson went in the ‘B’, taking 3rd place and running a time of 30.6s.

In the 800 metres race Adam Fox was our ‘A’ and his run of 2:29.8s saw him take 4th place. Harvey Southcoat finished 5th in the ‘B’, his recorded time was 2:50.2s.

Thomas Smales was our ‘A’ competitor in the 1500 metres race. He ran a new personal best time of 5:18.9s, to take 6th place.

In the 75 metres hurdles races Jack Singleton took 4th place in the ‘A’, with a run of 15.7s. The ‘B’ race saw James Iversen making his National League debut, he ran a new PB of 17.0s, to take 5th place.

The high jump saw Thomas and Harry Iversen in competition. Thomas cleared a new PB height of 1.25m in the ‘A’, for 4th place, with James also claiming 4th in the ‘B’ with his clearance at 1.25m.

Two of the clubs more experienced campaigners, Connor Pickering and Fabian Vidal, joined forces in the long jump. Connor took 2nd place in the ‘A’ with a jump of 4.23m and Fabian’s effort of 3.93m, in the ‘B’ saw him take 3rd place.

The twosome were back in action again in the shot event, where Connor threw a new PB of 8.96m to win the ‘A’ and Fabian followed suit, winning the ‘B’ with a throw of 7.05m.

Connor Pickering was back again in the javelin event, taking 2nd place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 25.40m. Alex Chivers represented the team in the ‘B’ and his new PB of 17.70m saw him take 3rd place.

Under 15 Girls

Olivia Bradshaw made her National League debut in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where she took 4th place and ran a time of 13.4s. In the ‘B’ race Rose Hewitt took 6th place with a run of 14.6s.

The 200 metres saw Rose Hewitt running the ‘A’ race, where she took 5th place and ran a time of 29.2s. Evie Watson went in the ‘B’ and her run of 29.1s gave her a 2nd place finish.

Evie Watson was back in action in the 300 metres, taking 5th place in the ‘A’ and running a time of 46.9s. Abbie Haigh ran the ‘B’ race and her run of 48.8s gave her 5th place.

In the 800 metres Jodie Martin took 5th place in the ‘A’, running a time of 2:29.3s. The ‘B’ race saw Becky Chivers take 6th place, with a run of 2:48.3s.

Emily Dye ran the ‘A’ race in the 75 metres hurdles, taking 6th place in 14.1s. Abbie Haigh took 3rd place in the ‘B’, where she ran a new PB of 13.6s.

The high jump brought together Rosie Shepherd and Alanah Thoresby. Rosie took 5th place in the ‘A’, with a clearance at 1.35m. Alanah jumped the same height in the ‘B’, to take 3rd place.

Emily Dye took 4th place in the long jump ‘A’, with a new PB of 4.52m. In the ‘B’ a new PB of 4.40m by Alanah Thoresby, saw her take 3rd place.

Indigo Atkin’s throw of 9.60m, in the shot ‘A’ gave her a 3rd place finish. Becky Chivers also took 3rd place in the shot ‘B’, with a throw of 7.11m.

In the discus competition, Faye Oliver took 2nd place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 22.05m, with Jess Townsend taking 3rd in the ‘B’ with 17.46m.

In the hammer throw, Indigo Atkin took 2nd place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 28.91m. In the ‘B’ Ellie Townsend’s throw of 12.61m gave her 5th place.

The javelin competition saw Becky Chivers take 2nd place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 28.38m, whilst Indigo Atkin won the ‘B’ with an effort of 25.73m.

Under 15 Boys

Brody Hinson represented the team in the 100 metres ‘A’ race. He took 2nd place and ran a time of 12.5s. Sam Croney ran the ‘B’, where he claimed 3rd place and posted a time of 12.8s.

Brody was also the ‘A’ runner in the 200 metres, again taking 2nd place and recording a time of 25.0s. Tyler Thompson went in the ‘B’ race, taking 5th place and running a new PB of 27.0s.

The 300 metres brought together Sam Westhead and Charlie Weeks. Sam took 5th place in the ‘A’ race and ran a time of 44.8s. In the ‘B’ Charlie ran a new PB of 46.6s, for 4th place.

In the 800 metres ‘A’ Joe Seed ran a new PB of 2:19.5s, to take 3rd place.

The 1500 metres saw Harvey Newton take 6th place in the ‘A’, where he ran a new PB of 5:05.0s. Chris Levinson, who was making only his second appearance for Kingston, took 5th place in the ‘B’ and he ran a time of 5:34.8s.

Northern bronze medallist Sam Croney was the winner of the ‘A’ race in the 80 metres hurdles, his specialist event and he ran a time of 12.6s. Sam Westhead was the winner of the ‘B’ race and he ran a season’s best time of 14.3s.

Tyler Thompson was in further action in the high jump, taking 1st place and recording a new PB, with a clearance at 1.50m. Charlie Weeks produced a season’s best performance of 1.30m, to take 3rd place in the ‘B’.

Ben Stutely took 3rd place in the pole vault ‘A’ event, where his clearance at a height of 2.40m was a new PB.

Sam Westhead jumped a new PB of 4.59m in the long jump ‘A’, to take 6th place. In the ‘B’ Tyler Thompson took 2nd place with a jump of 4.43m.

Shaun Kerry was the winner of the ‘A’ event in the shot competition, with a throw of 11.90m. Joe Seed won the ‘B’, where he threw a new PB of 9.12m.

In the discus ‘A’ Antony Mould took 5th place in the ‘A’ , throwing a distance of 18.34m. Whilst Joe Seed’s new PB of 16.28m gave him 3rd place in the ‘B’.

Shaun Kerry was the winner of the javelin ‘A’, with a throw of 41.81m. The ‘B’ saw Ben Stutely throw a new PB of 13.83m, for 4th place.

The hammer competition saw the Northern champion, Shaun Kerry throw a new PB of 58.51m, which took him to the top of the British rankings list. Antony Mould was the winner of the ‘B’, where he too threw a new PB of 17.10m.

 

Relay Races

Under 13 Girls – 4 x 100 Metres

Sophie Reed, Lucy Parker, Hermione Keyworth and Lauren McClean, were the winners of the race and the team ran a season’s best time of 56.2s.

 

Under 13 Boys – 4 x 100 Metres

Fabian Vidal, Adam Fox, Owen Robinson and Jack Singleton, took 4th place in their race and ran a time of 58.7s.

 

Under 15 Girls – 4 x 100 Metres

Olivia Bradshaw, Evie Watson, Rose Hewitt and Emily Dye, finished in 4th place and recorded a time of 54.0s.

 

Under 15 Boys – 4 x 100 Metres

Brody Hinson, Sam Croney, Shaun Kerry and Tyler Thompson, set a new club record of 49.2s to take 2nd place in the race.

 

Under 15 Girls – 4 x 300 Metres

Alanah Thoresby, Jodie Martin, Abbie Haigh and Emily Dye, finished in 4th position and they ran a time of 3:12.9s.

 

Under 15 Boys – 4 x 300 Metres

Harvey Newton, Joe Seed, Sam Westhead and Charlie Weeks, took 4th place in the race and recorded a time of 3:07.5s.

 

 

Non Scorers Races

Under 13 Girls – 75 Metres Race

Lucy Parker was the winner of the race, where she ran a time of 11.5s.

 

 

Under 13 Boys – 100 Metres Race (1)

Adam Fox took 3rd place in the race and he ran a time of 14.7s. Harvey Southcoat was 6th and his time was 15.7s. Thomas Smales finished 7th, in a time of 16.1s.

 

 

Under 13 Boys – 100 Metres Race (2)

Jack Singleton was the winner of the race, in a recorded time of 15.4s. Thomas Iversen took 4th place, running a time of 16.1s, with his brothers, Harry taking 5th in 16.3s and James, 7th with a new PB of 16.5s.

 

 

Under 15 Girls – 100 metres Race

Rosie Shepherd took 4th place in the race, where she ran a time of 15.4s.

   

Alex Smith - James Bedford - & John Twiddle Annabelle Lewis Clare Blunt Kate Pattison Luke Giblin Megan HoultAmy Sampson Andy Morgan-Harrison Charlotte         Paterson Chloe Constable Dominic Singh Emily Lyons Harry Powell  &  Baldvin Magnusson Hollie Smith Jack Brothwell   Josh Taylor-Brown Joe Cooper Jonny Beharrell Olivia Stevenson  Maggie Okul   Alice Barnsdale

Northern Track & Field Championships

Seniors and Under 20’s – Sport City, Manchester

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2016

The Northern Championships were staged at Sport City, Manchester, over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June.

On both days of the competition, the Manchester area was subjected to prolonged periods of heavy rainfall. On the Saturday it rained for the entire day and for a lot of the time the downpours were torrential. On the Sunday morning, during the hammer competition, the rain was so heavy that the throwing circle resembled a lake. It was too dangerous to throw and the under 20 women had to leave the field, halfway through the final.

All of the athletes, be they runners, jumpers or throwers performed to the best of their abilities, in spite of the atrocious weather and conditions and they were an absolute credit to the club.

The senior women in the 200 metres, 100 metre hurdles, shot putt and javelin events, found themselves in competition with Jessica Ennis-Hill. The former Olympic and World Champion was in competition on both Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend saw some outstanding performances from Kingston’s seniors and under 20 athletes.

On the Saturday World Championships bronze medallist, Annabelle Lewis made her return in the Kingston vest, in the 100 metres. The Hull Hammer Squads big two, the 2012 Olympic finalist Alex Smith and the reigning Northern Champion, James Bedford, went head to head in the hammer throw. Sprinte  Luke Giblin took the bronze medal in the 100 metres.

Four of our under 20 sprinters made their 100 metres finals, with Andy Morgan-Harrison and Joe Cooper getting on to the medal rostrum. Emily Lyons and Amy Sampson, ran in the 100 final and Josh Taylor-Brown and Jack Brothwell ran in the 1500 metres final.

In Sundays competition there was a Kingston 1-2-3 in the ladies hammer throw, where Maggie Okul won her 4th consecutive gold medal in the under 20’s event. Her two training partners Olivia Stevenson and Alice Barnsdale, who competes for Lincoln Wellington, but does all her training with Dave Smith’s squad at Costello, taking silver and bronze respectively, with Olivia throwing a new PB with the 4 kilogram hammer.

On the track Harry Powell was crowned the Northern 5000 metres Champion, with training partner Baldvin Magnusson winning the bronze medal. Andy Morgan-Harrison picked up a second silver medal, this time in the 200 metres final. Hollie Smith won her third major medal of 2016, taking the bronze in the high jump. Dominic Singh ran in the final of the men’s 200 metres and Emily Lyons competed in the ladies 200 metres final.

Performance details of all of the clubs athletes who competed at the championships are as follows:-

Annabelle Lewis was in action in Saturday’s 100 metres competition, where she was drawn in the first of the heats. A season’s best run of 11.74s saw her win the race and successfully progress to the final. A run of 11.82s in the 100 final saw Annabelle pick up Kingston’s first gold medal of the Championships.

Megan Hoult was drawn in heat 3 of the 100 metres, where she took 3rd place and ran a seasons best time of 12.32s, which wasn’t enough to get her into the final.

Megan was back in action in Sundays 200 metres competition, where she ran in the second of the heats. She ran another seasons best time of 25.90s, but once again missed out on the final cut.

The clubs leading male sprinter, Luke Giblin was in action on both days of the competition. He began in heat one of Saturdays 100 metre sprints, where he took 2nd place and ran a time of 10.97s, to qualify for the final. In Saturday afternoons final, his run of 10.82s, brought him the 100 metres bronze medal.

Early on Sunday afternoon Luke was back on the start line, in heat 3 of the 200 metres, which he led from the gun to the finish line, running a time of 21.69s, to move safely into the final. He ran a season’s best time of 21.59s in the 200 metre final, where he had to settle for 4th place.

In Saturday’s men’s hammer final, training partners Alex Smith and James Bedford were involved in a three way battle, with old adversary Mike Bomba of Liverpool Harriers, for the Northern hammer title.

James took the gold medal, with a throw of 65.85m and retained his Northern title. Alex was the bronze medallist with a best effort of 62.82m, whilst Mike sneaked between them to take the silver, with a throw of 65.18m.

Veteran athlete John Twiddle, also competed in the hammer final, where he finished in 7th place, with a season’s best throw of 40.53m. He also took part in the shot final, where his throw of 11.93m, gave him 5th place.

John returned to competition on the Sunday, this time in the discus throw. His effort of 33.95m, gave him another 5th place finish.

Multi eventer Clare Blunt joined the action in Sundays pole vault competition. She was involved in a very close contest with Jessica Swannick of Preston Harriers, which eventually saw the two athletes involved in a jump off. Clare took the gold medal, with a clearance at a height of 3.60m

Kate Pattison took time off from her studies at Warwick University, to compete in the discus final, where she took 4th place, with a season’s best throw of 41.47m.

Sprinters, Andy Morgan-Harrison and Joe Coopers campaigns began on the Saturday’s opening day of the Championships.

Both of them were drawn together in heat two of the 100 metres, which saw Joe, the Northern indoor 60 metres champion run a new PB of 11.01s, to take 2nd place. Andy took 3rd place in the race and he too recorded a good time of 11.19s. Both of them qualified for the 100 metres final.

The 100 final saw Andy Morgan-Harrison take the silver medal and post a time of 11.00s. Joe Cooper was the bronze medallist and he recorded a time of 11.15s.

The women’s 100 metres saw England International Charlotte Paterson, drawn in the first heat, as were two of her training partners, Emily Lyons and Chloe Constable. Charlotte won the race and posted a time of 12.14s, Emily took 4th place, in a time of 12.73s, with Chloe finishing in 5th in 14.04s.

Amy Sampson went in heat two, where her run of 12.96s, saw her take a 4th place finish.

Amy qualified for the final, as did Emily and Charlotte. However Charlotte suffered a hamstring injury in her heat and was unable to run in the final.

Emily Lyons took 6th place in the 100 metres final, where she ran a time of 12.98s, with Amy Sampson taking 7th place in 13.09s.

Kingston had two representatives in Saturday’s, men’s 1500 metres final, the 2016 County champion Josh Taylor-Brown and the silver medallist Jack Brothwell. Josh ran a new PB of 4:13.3s, which saw him finish in 6th place, with Jack taking 7th position in a time of 4:27.4s.

Onto Sunday, the second day of the championships and the first of the clubs athletes in competition were three members of the Hull Hammer Squad. Maggie Okul, Ollie Stevenson and Alice Barnsdale.

The women’s hammer final began under dark skies and persistent rainfall. The under 17 Champion Ollie Stevenson, competing out of age range and with a 4kg hammer, opened up with a huge throw of 52.09m, a new PB with the heavier hammer, to take the lead, with Maggie and Alice hot on her heels. The rain became heavier and with the throwing area awash with water, the conditions were dangerous and the athletes were brought off the field for a short time. After 10 minutes or so the competition resumed. Going in to the final round Olllie sill held the lead. Maggie Okul with one final attempt, launched a throw of 54.65m, to take the gold medal and retain her title. This was Maggie’s 4th consecutive under 20’s hammer gold, following on from her back to back under 17’s titles.

Ollie Stevenson was the silver medallist, with her new PB of 52.09m, with Alice Barnsdale taking the bronze with a throw of 50.61m. A 1-2-3 for their coach Dave Smith.

Next up were the sprinters for the heats of the 200 metres. In the men’s competition, Andy Morgan-Harrison and Dominic Singh were drawn in the first heat, with Joe Cooper going in the second.

Andy and Dom finished in 2nd and 3rd places in their race, with Andy running a time of 22.10s and Dom a time of 22.30s. Both qualifying for the final.

In heat 2 Joe finished in 5th place and ran a time of 22.88s, which saw him miss out on a final berth.

The men’s final saw another superb performance from Andy Morgan-Harrison, who won the silver medal and posted the same time as his heat, 22.10s. Dominic Singh took 6th place and his recorded time was 22.52s.

In the women’s event Kingston’s representative was Emily Lyons, was drawn in the second of the heats, where she took 4th place and ran a time of 26.45s, which was enough to book her place in the afternoons final.

Emily produced a season’s best performance of 26.29s, to take a 7th place finish in the final.

County cross country champion and International representative Harry Powell and middle distance and cross country specialist, Baldvin Magnusson, were in action on the track, in the 5000 metres final.

Both Harry and Baldvin ran new PB’s. Harry was the gold medallist in the arduous twelve and a half lap race, where he posted a time of 15:34.77s. Baldvin took the bronze medal and his new PB was a time of 16:14.61s.

Hollie Smith’s clearance at a height of 1.60m in the high jump, brought her the bronze medal.

This was her fourth championship medal of 2016, having already won bronze at the England Indoors, silver at the Northern Indoors and gold at the County championships.

Jonny Beharrell was in competition in the 800 metres final, where he took 7th place and ran a time of 1:57.27s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Cleethorpes Open Meeting – Monday 30th May 2016

Posted June 7, 2016 By David Radford

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Cleethorpes AC Open Meeting

Monday 30th May 2016

 

There was a fair turnout of Kingston athletes at the King George V Stadium in Grimsby, on Bank Holiday Monday the 30th of May, for the Cleethorpes Athletic Clubs “Open Meeting”.

Under 11’s

Two of our junior groups under 11 girls, Tonisha Pickering and Freya Vidal, qualified from the heats of the 80 metres sprints to book their places in the event final.

Both of the girls ran new personal best times of 12.7s in the final, which saw Freya claim a 5th place finish, with Tonisha taking 6th.

Their next competition was in the 150 metres sprints. Freya went in heat two, where she took 3rd place and ran a new PB of 24.3s. Tonisha also ran a new PB of 24.5s in heat 3, where she also finished in third place.

They were in further action in the long jump competition, where Tonisha took 3rd place with a new personal best jump of 3.44m. Freya also jumped a new PB of 3.30m, for a 5th place finish.

10 year old Finlay Southcoat joined our junior groups last summer and he made his club debut on the 30th of April this year.

Finlay took on both of the sprint races at the Cleethorpes meeting. He safely negotiated the heats and qualified for both of the finals.

In the 80 metres final he took 3rd place and recorded a new PB of 12.2s. A second new PB of 23.4s saw him finish in 5th place in the 150 metres final.

Further competition followed in the 600 metres race, where Finlay was a 3rd place finisher, running a time of 2:07.2s.

Under 13’s

11 year old Lucy Parker joined our junior training groups this April. This meeting saw Lucy make her debut for the club, in the first heat of the 80 metres sprints. She took 3rd place in the heat and posted a new PB of 14.9s.

Lucy returned to action in the long jump event, where she set herself a new personal best benchmark of 2.82m

Five of Kingston’s under13 boys were in action, with four of them qualifying from the heats, to contest the 100 metres final.

Owen Robinson took 2nd place in the race, where he ran a new PB of 14.0s. Fabian Vidal took 3rd place and he too posted a new PB of 14.3s, with Connor Pickering in 4th place in a new PB of 14.4s and Harvey Southcoat 5th with a new PB of 14.5s.

Owen Robinson took another 2nd place in the 200 metres final, where he ran a time of 30.4s. Harvey Southcoat was 4th in the final and he recorded a time of 32.3s.

Connor Pickering was the winner of the long jump competition, with a leap of 4.37m. Fabian Vidal took 2nd place, with his jump of 4.34m and Owen Robinson was 5th with 3.87m.

Connor collected a second victory of the day in the shot putt, where he threw a distance of 8.55m. Fabian took 2nd place in the competition, with a throw of 7.12m and Alex Chivers was in 4th place with a throw of 5.15m.

Under 15’s

Rose Hewitt came through the heats of the under 15 girl’s 100 metres and took her place in the final, where she ran a new PB of 13.9s, to take 8th place. Rose ran a new PB of 28.3s in the heats of the 200 metres to earn her place in the final, where she took 4th place and ran a time of 28.5s.

Imogen Hayhurst and Katie Smith competed in heat one of the under 15 girls 100 metres, which saw Imogen run a new PB of 14.7s, to take 5th place in the race. Katie’s run of 16.7s saw her finish in 6th place.

Imogen Hayhurst was the winner of the 200 metres hurdles race, where she recorded a new PB of 35.5s.

Katie Smith took 5th place in the 75 metres hurdles race, where she ran a season’s best time of 13.9s.

Becky Chivers finished in 6th place in the 800 metres race, where she ran a time of 2:55.1s. The javelin is Becky’s strongest event and she was the winner of the competition, throwing a distance of 27.88m.

In the discus throw, Jess Townsend took 2nd place with a throw of 19.24m, with Becky Chivers taking 3rd with a throw of 16.72m, whilst Ellie Townsend, twin sister of Jess, threw a new PB of 11.48m for 6th place.

In the boys 100 metres final Shaun Kerry took 2nd place and recorded a new PB of 11.8s. Tyler Thompson also ran a new PB of 12.8s, to take 4th place.

Sam Westhead had his first run out of 2016 at this meeting. He was the winner of the 200 metres hurdles race, where he ran a new PB of 31.7s. He was also in action in the 300 metres race, where he took 3rd place and posted another new PB of 43.1s.

Harvey Southcoat competed in the 800 metres race, where he took 4th place and ran a time of 2:52.4s.

Out on the field two of the country’s finest young throwers were displaying their prodigious talents. Both of them are in the top ten rankings in the UK.

Ben Copley is the holder of two Northern Championship track & field titles, in the discus throw and the shot putt. In addition he is also the County discus champion.

Shaun Kerry holds the Northern track & field hammer title and is also the indoor shot champion. He is also the holder of the County hammer, shot and javelin crowns.

Ben Copley was the winner of the discus competition, with a new personal best throw of 39.51m. Club mate Antony Mould took 6th place with a best effort of 16.79m. Shaun Kerry was victorious in the shot event, with a throw of 12.43m and Antony Mould took 5th place with 6.36m.

Shaun and Ben were in direct competition in the javelin throw, which saw Shaun take the spoils with a throw of 40.25m. Ben had to settle for 2nd place with a throw of 37.63m.

Tyler Thompson was back in action in both the high jump and long jump events. He took 2nd place in the high jump, with a clearance at 1.45m. His best effort of 4.26m gave him 4th place in the long jump.

Under 20’s

Training partners Sophie O’Hara and Nicole Gray were in action in the discus competition, which saw Sophie emerge victorious, with a season’s best throw of 34.74m. Nicole took 2nd place with a new personal best throw of 32.02m.

The 2016 Northern Indoor Championships 60 metres and 200 metres finalist, Eliot Gay, was in competition in the senior men’s 100 metres races.

He was drawn in the third heat, where a great run of 11.0s, a new PB, saw him win the race and qualify for the final.

Another very good run of 11.1s, in a strong field of athletes, gave him 4th place in the final.

   

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UK Youth Development League – Division 1 East

‘Keepmoat’ Stadium, Doncaster – Sunday 29th May 2016

 

Kingston’s under 17’s and under 20’s team made their second visit of the season to Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. This time for the home fixture of the combined Harrogate, Scarborough and Wetherby teams (HAWKS). Further opposition was provided by teams from Edinburgh (Team Forth Valley), City of Sheffield and Dearne AC, Doncaster AC and the South of Humber outfit, a composite team representing the Lincoln Wellington club, together with Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes Athletic Clubs.

The team had competed very well in the opening fixture, where we had come away standing in 3rd place in the league table. This had been a good result in a tough division against quality opponents and we were looking to consolidate our position.

There were a number of late withdrawals from the squad, which put pressure on the rest of the team, who had to take on extra events in order to limit the damage done. The situation was far from ideal, but these athletes are strong, and there is a great spirit within the team. They put in a mighty effort which kept us in contention throughout the match.

We finished in 4th place on the day with a total of 429 match points, which gave us 3 league points and saw us retain our 3rd place in the table. One point above Doncaster AC in 4th slot and 2 points above South of Humber and ‘Hawks’, who occupy the relegation places.

Details of all of the Kingston athletes performances at the meeting are as follows:-

Under 20 Men

The clubs two Northern indoor sprint champions, Joe Cooper and Andy Morgan-Harrison, represented the team in the 100 metres race.

Joe went in the ‘A’ race and his run of 11.4s saw him take first place. In the ‘B’ Andy made it a double celebration, winning the race and posting a time of 11.1s.

Andy Morgan-Harrison was back in action in the 200 metres, this time as the ‘A’ runner, he ran a new PB of 22.0s, 1.1 seconds ahead of his closest challenger, to claim his second victory of the day. Dominic Singh who was making only his second appearance of the season was the ‘B’ runner. The Northern outdoor 200 metre champion finished one second ahead of the field, taking victory with a run of 22.5s.

The 800 metres race saw Jack Brothwell running in the ‘A’ race. The County cross country champion ran a new personal best time of 2:08.3s, to take 4th place. Harry Powell had a superb cross country season, picking up a County title and gaining selection for Northern England at January’s Antrim International meeting. He took 2nd place in the ‘B’ race and posted a new PB of 2:03.9s.

Josh Taylor-Brown was the ‘A’ runner in the 1500 metres race, where took 4th place and ran a time of 4:17.5s. A new personal best run of 4:19.1s by Baldvin Magnusson, saw him take 2nd place in the ‘B’ race.

Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson represented the team in both the discus and the javelin competitions.

Jack was the ‘A’ thrower in the discus, where he took 5th place and threw a new PB of 12.05m. Baldvin was the winner of the ‘B’ and he also threw a new PB of 11.91m.

In the javelin competition Baldvin took 4th place in the ‘A’ event, where he threw another new PB of 11.85m. In the ‘B’ Jack won the competition with a throw of 3.09m.

Josh Taylor-Brown won the hammer ‘A’ competition with a throw of 12.86m.

The shot putt paired together Joe Cooper and Josh Taylor-Brown. Joe was the ‘A’ thrower and he took 4th place, with a throw of 8.03m, whilst Josh won the ‘B’ competition with a new personal best effort of 6.37m.

In the long jump, Baldvin Magnusson took 6th place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 3.97m. In the ‘B’ Josh Taylor-Brown took 3rd place, with a new PB of 2.47m.

Under 17 Men

David Morgan-Harrison was our sole under17 sprinter in this league match. In the 100 metres, David took 5th place and he ran a time of 12.6s. The 200 metres saw him run a new personal best time of 25.5s, for 4th place.

In the 400 metres race Kyle Foster ran a new PB of 54.7s, to take 4th place. Unfortunately a hamstring injury left Kyle with no option but to pull out of his other events.

Adam Coles took 2nd place in the 100 metres hurdles race, where he ran a time of 15.6s.

In the field events, Josh Tranmer was the winner of both the shot and the discus competitions.

In the shot his throw of 12.55m, put him more than a metre ahead of his nearest challenger. Josh’s effort of 44.77m gave him victory in the discus and left him more than ten metres ahead of the field.

Adam Coles competed in both the long jump and the triple jump events. His effort of 5.31m in the long jump event saw him 5th place, whilst a new PB of 11.24m, in the triple jump competition saw him take 4th place.

Under 20 Women

Representing the team in the 100 metres races, were the Northern Championships 60 metre finalist, Emily Lyons and 60 metre semi finalist Amy Sampson.

Emily was in competition in the ‘A’ race where she took 3rd place and ran a time of 12.8s. Amy went in the ‘B’ race and she too took a 3rd place finish, running a time of 13.0s.

Emily Lyons was back in action in the 200 metres, taking 4th place in the ‘A’ race and recording a time of 26.4s. Luci Preston took 2nd place in the ‘B’ race, and she posted a time of 27.4s.

Luci Preston saw further competition in the 400 metres ‘A’ race, where she ran a seasons best time of 65.5s, to take a 4th place finish.

Hollie Smith, the 2016 Northern indoor silver medallist and England indoor bronze medallist, was the winner of high jump ‘A’ event, with a clearance at 1.65m. Amy Sampson competed in the ‘B’, where she took 3rd place, clearing a height of 1.30m.

Five times Northern Champion Maggie Okul was in action in the hammer throw, where one of her training partners, Alice Barnsdale was competing for the South of Humber team. Maggie was the winner of the competition, with a throw of 52.89m, with Alice in 2nd place with 49.92m.

In the discus throw, Sophie O’Hara was victorious in the ‘A’ event, her best throw of the day being one of 33.15m. Nicole Gray made it a double victory, winning the ‘B’ with a throw of 30.33m.

Sophie O’Hara and Nicole Gray were in further action in the shot competition, which saw Sophie win the ‘A’ event with a throw of 9.60m. and Nicole taking 2nd place in the ‘B’, throwing a distance of 7.58m.

Sian Kerry took 3rd place in the javelin competition, where her best throw of the day was one of 28.22m.

In the triple jump, Luci Preston took 5th place in the ‘A’ event with a season’s best effort of 8.88m. In the ‘B’, Amy Sampson took 3rd place with a new personal best jump of 8.80m.

Under 17 Women

Northern 60 metres finalist, Amelia Benson was the teams ‘A’ runner in the 100 metres, where she took 2nd place in the race and ran a time of 12.8s. English Schools Championships long jump finalist, Libby Wheeler, ran in the ‘B’ race where she did an excellent job, taking a 3rd place finish and posting a time of 13.8s.

Amelia Benson was back on duty in the 200 metres ‘A’ race, running a time of 25.9s, to take 2nd place. Savannah Beal did a great job for the team in the ‘B’, running a new personal best time of 28.7s, to take 3rd place.

In the 300 metres ‘A’ race, Lucy Savery ran a new personal best time of 47.0s, to take 6th place. In the ‘B’, Savannah Beal collected her second new PB of the day, running a time of 46.9s. for 3rd place.

The 800 metres saw Martha Savage run a new PB of 2:31.9s, for 3rd place in the ‘A’ race, with Natalie Bell taking 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a run of 2:35.4s.

Connie Mounsey ran a season’s best time of 5:38.6s, for 4th place in 1500 metres ‘A’ race. Amy Greenacre made her 2016 bow in league competition, her season’s best run of 5:42.3s gave her a 3rd place finish in the ‘B’.

Heptathlete Venus Morgan, once again gave a top class performance in the 80 metres hurdles ‘A’ race. She won the race and ran a new personal best performance of 12.0s, with her nearest chaser 1.2 seconds behind her. Paige Mathers run of 13.8s, gave her a 2nd place finish in the ‘B’.

In the 300 metres hurdles race, Natalie Varga ran a new PB of 50.6s in the the ‘A’ race to take a 2nd place finish. Lucy Savery was the winner of the ‘B’, where she too ran a new PB of 52.1s.

England International Olivia Stevenson was in total control in the hammer throw, winning the competition with a throw of 58.29m. Beth Shaw was the winner of the ‘B’ event, where she threw a season’s best effort of 24.47m.

Olivia Stevenson was in further action in the discus competition, where she took 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, with a season’s best throw of 28.53m.

The javelin competition saw Harriet Cannell winning the ‘A’ event, launching the javelin out to 34.28m. Paige Mathers made it a double victory, throwing new PB of 30.43m, in the ‘B’

Venus Morgan took 2nd place in the shot ‘A’ event, with a throw of 9.87m. She also collected her second victory of the day, in the high jump ‘A’, where she set a new PB, with a clearance at 1.58m.

Libby Wheeler took 2nd place in the long jump ‘A’ event, where her best jump of the competition was one of 4.94m. Later in the day she was the winner of the triple jump competition, where her best effort was a distance of 10.52m.

Natalie Varga took 2nd place in the pole vault competition, with a clearance at 1.85m.

 

RELAY RESULTS

 

Under 20 Men – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston team of Joe Cooper, David Morgan-Harrison, Andy Morgan-Harrison and       Dominic Singh were the winners of the race. They set a new PB and a new Club record of 44.2s.

 

Under 20 Men – 4 x 400 metres

The 4 x 400 team of Josh Taylor-Brown, Jack Brothwell, Dominic Singh and Harry Powell ran a season’s best time of 3:43.7s, to take 3rd place.

 

Under 20 Women – 4 x 100 metres

The quartet of Emily Lyons, Amy Sampson, Luci Preston and Angelakie Koutsi finished in 2nd place and ran a time of 52.9s.

 

Under 17 Women – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston team of Amelia Benson, Venus Morgan, Libby Wheeler and Paige Mathers, ran a season’s best time of 51.3s, to take 2nd place.

 

Under 17 Women – 4 x 300 metres

The 4 x 300 team of Amelia Benson, Venus Morgan, Martha Savage and Savannah Beal, took 3rd place and ran a time of 3:07.0s.

   

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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.