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‘Kingston Young Athletes Open Meeting’

Costello Stadium, Hull – Saturday 17th September 2016 

Kingston’s annual Open Meeting for young athletes aged up to 15 years was staged at the Costello Stadium on Saturday the 17th of September. All young athletes and anyone who was aspiring to get into athletics were welcome to come along to the stadium and compete. There was a very good turnout with competitors coming from all three Yorkshire Ridings, from Lincolnshire and as far afield as Northumberland, Durham and Derbyshire, together with a huge response from our own athletes.

The balmy conditions this area had enjoyed in the week days leading up to this event had disappeared before the weekend, it was much cooler but it was a decent enough day and the spectators were kept well entertained by the athletes efforts on the track and out on the field.

An added bonus for all of the track athletes was the provision of an electronic timing system which we had loaned for this event.

Medals were awarded to the first three athletes in every event.

Performance details for all of the Kingston athletes who competed at the meeting are as follows.

 

Under 11 Boys

Noah Sibary is in his first competitive season with Kingston and had competed at a couple of open meetings prior to this event. He entered for the 80 metre sprint and the 600 metres race here. He won the 80 metres setting a new a new PB of 12.66, taking 0.14 of a second off his old best. In the 600 metres Noah’s run of 1:57.08s saw him take a 2nd place finish.

9 year old Ben Russell took on both of the sprint races in the 80 metres the county bronze medallist took 2nd place and two tenths of a second off his old mark, setting a new PB of 12.90s. A 4th place finish followed in his first ever competitive 150 metres race where he set himself a brand new PB of 25.14s.

10 year old Reece Iversen made his competitive debut in the 80 metres race taking 3rd place and setting himself a PB of 12.91s.

10 year old Finlay Southcoat is enjoying his first competitive season with the club, at his first County Championship meeting this May he took three gold medals home at 80, 150 and 600 metres. He took on two of them at this meeting where he was the winner of the 150 in a time of 23.99s and took 3rd place in the 600 taking 2.52 seconds off his best mark, setting a new PB of 1:58.28s. He also took 2nd place in the long jump and posted another new PB with a leap of 3.58m, 31 centimetres further than his old best.

10 year old William Fairburn is in his third competitive season he is a sprinter and a prolific park runner. He was in action in the 150 metre sprint and the 600 metres race, the 150 metres saw him take 2nd place and run a time of 24.42s. In the 600 metres he clipped 2.04s from his best time, running a new PB of 2:03.66s for 5th place.

10 year old Toby Greensmith has been training in our junior group since June of this year and he made his club debut at this meeting running in the 600 metres a race which he won, posting a time of 1:54.38s and setting himself an impressive new PB.

Matthew Wallace was also in competition in the 600 metres race where he too ran a new PB of 2:00.26s, which saw him finish the race in 4th place.

Under 11 Girls

2016 is Emma Hoggard’s debut season the 10 year old joined our junior groups this April. She made a good impression soon afterwards winning two silver medals in the sprints at May’s County Championships and she shows some promise for the future. She ran in both the sprint races and the 600 metres race at this meeting. Emma was the winner of the first of the 80 metre races where she ran a new PB of 12.56s clipping 0.14s off her previous best time. The 150 metres saw her take 2nd place and post another new PB of 23.51s taking 0.14s off her best time. In the 600 metres race she took 7.05 seconds off her previous best time running a new PB of 2:01.85s for a 2nd place finish.

Another young lady who is in her debut season is 9 year old Evie McCoid, who also joined our junior groups this April. The Open saw her make both her club and competitive debut for Kingston running in the first 80 metre race. Evie showed up well and ran a time of 13.80s to finish in 3rd place.

Race two of the 80 metres series saw Tilly Cairns go under the twelve second barrier for the first time, running a time 11.88s to claim victory and shaving 0.18 of a second from the PB she had set only six days earlier at the York Open meeting. In race three of the 150 metre sprint races Tilly picked up her second victory of the day, winning the race and posting a time of 23.04s. Further action came for her in the long jump competition where she set her second new PB of the day, taking 3rd place with a leap 3.46m, 8 centimetres more than her old PB.

One of the clubs most experienced under11 athletes Tonisha Pickering was also in action in the second of the 80 metre races where she took 3rd place and clocked 13.08s her best electronic time. She also ran in the first of the 150 metre sprint races where she took 4th place and recorded a time of 25.13s, she was in further competition in the long jump where her effort of 3.45m gave her 4th place.

Race 3 of the 80 metre series saw 10 year old Beth Moodie making her club debut and her run of 12.74s a new PB gave her 2nd place in the race. She followed this up with a 3rd place finish in the 150metres and set herself another new PB of 24.61s. She also participated in the long jump event where she finished in 7th place and her jump of 3.34m put another PB next to her name.

10 year old Anya Beetham only joined our junior group in August and she made her club debut at this meeting. She ran in race 2 of the 150 metres taking 4th place with her run of 27.04s to set her first new PB. Anya was also in action in the 600 metres race where she claimed 7th place running another new PB of 2:20.51s.

Freya Vidal had her 10th birthday two days before this meeting she is in her second track & field season and like all the under 11’s she is learning her trade in the Humber track league and at Open meetings. She started her day in race 3 of the 80 metres where she took 3rd place and her time of 12.79s was her best run under electronic timing. The 150 metres saw her back on the track claiming another 3rd place finish and running another electronic best time of 24.46s. Freya’s jump of 3.23m in the long jump competition saw her finish in 8th place.

10 year old Charlotte Lawson has been training with our juniors for just two weeks and she made her competitive debut in race 3 of the 80 metres where she set herself a new PB in a decent time of 12.99s to claim 4th place. She also competed in the long jump event where she set another new PB of 3.08m to finish in 10th place.

Izzy Watts and Lydia Moore have been with our junior section since June of this year and both were making their competitive debuts. Izzy Watts was in action in race 3 of the 150 metres where she finished in 3rd place and recorded a time of 26.23s. Lydia Moore competed in the 600 metres race where her run of 2:19.24s saw her finish in 6th place.

9 year old Bronte Smith has been with our junior group since March this year and she made her competitive debut at the Open. She ran in the 4th 80 metre race taking 3rd place with a run of 13.49s.

 

Under 11 Girls – 4 x 100 metres Relay

The four girls in the 4 x 100 metres relay team were

Beth Moodie, Emma Hoggard, Tonisha Pickering and Tilly Cairns. They ran an excellent race the handovers were fine and all four of them put in huge performances which culminated in Tilly carrying the baton over the finish line in a time of 63.7s.

Under 13 Boys

The prolific competitor and County silver medallist Adam Fox was the winner of the first 100 metres race where he ran a new PB of 13.60s taking 4 tenths of a second off his previous best. 12 year old Jack Singleton the County bronze medallist took 3rd place and posted his best electronic time of 14.79s. In 4th place was Jake Iversen who took 1.37s off his best mark setting a new PB of 15.53s and in 6th was his cousin James Iversen who ran his best electronic time of 15.74s.

The second 100 metres race saw Owen Robinson taking 2nd place with his best run under electrics of 14.46s, 4th place went to Harvey Southcoat with his run of 14.81s and in 5th was Alex Grant in 15.27s and in 6th place making his debut appearance was 11 year old Matthew Tranmer who set a new PB of 15.31s.

In the 200 metres race Owen Robinson finished in 2nd place where he ran a time of 30.96s with Fabian Vidal 3rd in his best electric time of 31.56s. Harvey Southcoat took 4th in 32.14s and Thomas Smales was 6th in a time of 33.23s.

In the 75 metre hurdles race the County silver medallist Jack Singleton took 2nd place with his run of 14.55s. In 3rd was Harry Iversen who took 0.69 of a second of his previous best setting a new PB of 16.41s and in 4th place was his brother James Iversen with his run of 16.45s.

In the 800 metres Adam Fox was back in action and he took 2nd place in the race running a good time of 2:26.35s, just a fraction outside his personal best which on another day would have been enough for him to win the race but he had to cede victory to Joseph Currie of Chesterfield the UK ranked number 16 who looks a real prospect. Thomas Smales finished in 4th place running a new PB of 2:37.38s, taking 1.12 seconds of his old best mark with Thomas Iversen who was running his first competitive 800 metres race taking 5th and setting himself a new PB of 2:39.88s. Harvey Southcoat finished in 6th place 2:49.21s.

The long jump competition was won by heptathlete Connor Pickering who produced a jump of 4.34m. Alex Grant took 3rd place with a new PB of 4.29m, 37 centimetres beyond his previous best, Fabian Vidal was 4th with his leap of 4.19m with Owen Robinson taking 5th with a new PB of 4.16m, 16 centimetres more than his old mark and Adam Fox finished in 6th place with 3.75m.

The high jump competition saw the Iversen triplets fighting for the medals. Harry Iversen finished in 2nd place with a clearance at 1.25m with Thomas who also cleared 1.25m in 3rd place and James in 4th with a height of 1.15m.

The winner of the shot competition was Korben Pratt who threw a new PB of 10.88m an increase of 58 centimetres on his winning throw the previous weekend at the Inter Counties meeting in Nuneaton.  Connor Pickering took 2nd place with his throw of 8.85m with Fabian Vidal taking 3rd with 7.37m and Alex Chivers 4th with his throw of 5.48m.

Connor Pickering threw a new PB of 28.43m an increase of 2.72 metres on his old best to take 3rd place in the javelin event. Alex Chivers took 4th place and he too threw a new PB of 21.69m adding 1.22 metres to his old best mark and Alex Grant finished 5th with his throw of 19.35m.

Under 13 Girls

There were two 100 metre races in the under 13 girl’s competition.

In race 1 Sophie Reed took 2nd place and she ran a time of 14.12s, which was her best electric time and 11 year old Lydia Tranmer who was making her Kingston debut appearance finished in 5th place and recorded a time of 16.56s.

In the second 100 metres race 11 year old Lucy Parker’s run of 14.51s saw her take a 3rd place finish

Throws specialist Holly Adams showed off her sprinting prowess taking 5th place in the 200 metres race with her run of 31.42s, which was her best time under the electronic system.

Ella Shaw-Hall ran in her first 800 metres race where she took 3rd, place, recording a new PB of 2:52.46s, Jessica Waugh was running her first 800 as well and she took 5th place with her new PB of 2:54.67s with Esther Savage claiming 7th spot with her run of 3:01.44s, Eve Anderson was 9th in 3:04.73s and Lucy Good who was making her competitive debut as a Kingston athlete ran a new PB of 3:11.21s in 10th place

The long jump competition saw Lucy Parker winning 3rd place and putting in a jump of 3.82m with Sophie Reed taking 4th place with 3.67m and Ella Shaw-Hall in her first long jump competition in 5th with a new PB of 3.45m. 6th place went to Eve Anderson who also jumped a new PB of 3.44m, 6 centimetres beyond her previous best. Jessica Waugh finished in 10th place with her leap of 2.85m and Lucy Good making her Kingston debut was 11th with a new PB of 2.72m.

The shot competition was won by the Northern indoor Champion Holly Adams with her throw of 8.83m with Emilia Russell taking 3rd place with a new PB of 5.67m, 10 centimetres past her previous best.

Holly Adams collected her second victory of the day in the javelin competition, throwing a new PB of 24.62m and increasing her best mark by 3.72 metres. Sophie Reed took 2nd place with her effort of 21.44m which was a new PB and a 5.24 metres increase, Esther Savage increased he PB by 2.46 metres to take 3rd place and set a new PB of 20.05m and Emilia Russell’s new PB of 16.52m a 4.95 metres increase saw her take 5th place.

Under 15 Boys

The County 100 and 200 metres Champion Brody Hinson did another sprint double at the Open, winning the 100 metres with his run of 12.02s which was his best performance with electronic timing. Brody won the 200 metres race in a time of 24.48s with training partner Tyler Thompson taking 2nd place in 26.80s.

Ben Stutely jumped a new PB of 4.78m to take 2nd place in the long jump, increasing his old best by 29 centimetres.

Under 15 Girls

Imogen Hayhurst ran in the first of the 100 metres races where she took 6th place with her fastest electronically timed run of 15.17s

In race 2 of the 100 metres the Northern 800 metres silver medallist Jodie Martin took 2nd place and clipped 0.28 of a second off her previous best to post a new PB of 14.22s. Emily Dye took 3rd place with her run of 14.25s with Alanah Thoresby 4th in 14.44s. Rosie Shepherd finished 5th in 14.83s and Katy McCabe ran a new PB of 15.75s for 6th place.

Becky Chivers ran a new PB of 30.84s to take 3rd place in the first of the 200 metres races shaving 0.66 of a second off her old time. Rosie Shepherd finished in 5th place and she ran a time of 31.60s.

The 75 metres hurdles competition saw Abbie Haigh run 13.22s, her best time under electrics to claim a second place finish. Becky Chivers took 4th place in the race and set a new PB of 13.63s with Imogen Hayhurst taking 5th with a new PB of 14.3s and Lucy Whittaker finishing in 6th place and running a time of 16.19s.

Lucy Whittaker was in further action in the 800 metres race where she finished in 4th place and recorded a time of 3:23.12s.

In the long jump event Alanah Thoresby took 2nd place with a jump measuring 4.35m, whilst Katy McCabe jumped a new PB of 3.44m for a 6th place finish.

In the high jump Rosie Shepherd took 2nd place with her clearance at a height of 1.40m and Alanah Thoresby claimed 3rd place at the same height of 1.40m.

Northern Champion Becky Chivers was the winner of the javelin event where she launched a throw of 31.85m. Indigo Atkin took 3rd place with her throw of 25.08s.

Indigo Atkin was the winner of the shot competition where her best effort on the day was one of 9.46m.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Under 13/Under15 – Inter Counties Track & Field Championships

Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton

Saturday 10th September 2016

 

The 2016 Inter Counties track & field Championships for athletes in the under 13 and under 15 age categories were staged at the Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton, Warwickshire on a wet and miserable Saturday 10th of September. Twenty two of Kingston’s young athletes were among those selected to represent the Humberside team at the Championship meeting.

At the end of the competition the organisers named their nine ‘athletes of the match’ and three of them were Kingston upon Hull athletes. All three were throwers with Shaun Kerry the under 15 boys field athlete, Holly Adams the under 13 girls field athlete and Korben Pratt the under 13 boys field athlete.

The Six Counties contesting the match were Warwickshire who were the winners with a total of 560.5 points, 2nd  place went to Leicestershire & Rutland with 500.5 and 3rd to Nottinghamshire with 471.5, Derbyshire were 4th on 443.5 and Humberside 5th with 435.0 points and 6th were South Yorkshire on 427.0 points.

The performance details for all the Kingston athletes are as follows.

Under 15 Boys

100 & 200 metres Sprint races

The 100 metre races saw Shaun Kerry running the ‘A’ race where he took 5th place clocking a time of 12.73s. In the ‘B’ Brody Hinson took 2nd place and he ran a time of 12.20s.

Brody Hinson was the ‘A’ runner in the 200 metres and the County sprints champion ran a time of 25.22s for a 5th place finish. The ‘B’ runner was Sam Croney who ran a new PB of 25.57s, clipping 1.73 seconds off his previous best time to, take 2nd place.

In the 800 metres ‘B’ race Joe Seed produced his best performance of the season, taking almost 4 tenths of a second off his best time and claiming 2nd place for the team with a new PB of 2:14.81s.

Sam Croney saw further action in the 80 metres hurdles his specialist event, the Northern silver medallist took 4th place in the ‘A’ race where he ran a time of 12.22s.

Tyler Thompson made his County debut at Nuneaton competing in the high jump ‘B’ event his clearance at a height of 1.45m gave him 5th place in the competition.

 

Shaun Kerry was involved in two further events this time in his own domain out in the field. The shot competition saw the County champion and Northern silver medallist take victory with a big throw of 12.83m, 1.76 metres in front of the 2nd placed athlete. Next up was the javelin competition where Shaun took 2nd place with his throw of 39.16m.

Under 15 Girls

Kate Huntington represented the County in both of the sprints ‘A’ races. The 100 metres race saw her running a time of 13.32s for a 5th place finish and a second 5th place followed in the 200 metres where Kate clocked a time of 28.02s. Both of these races produced the best times she has run under electronic timing.

The 800 metres ‘A’ race brought the Northern silver medallist Jodie Martin into the action and her run of 2:35.97s gave her a 5th place finish.

The 75 metres hurdles race saw Abbie Haigh running the ‘A’ and she produced her fastest electronic time of 13.42s for 6th place. In the ‘B’ race Emily Dye took 5th place with her run of 14.12s.

Emily Dye was in further competition in the long jump where she took 5th place in the ‘B’ with her leap of 4.18m.

Out in the throwing circle Indigo Atkin joined the action as the ‘A’ thrower in the shot event where her effort of 8.51m saw her take 5th place. Faye Oliver was the ‘B’ thrower and she threw a new PB of 7.39m to take 6th place.

The javelin competition saw the Northern champion Becky Chivers in the ‘A’ event where she took 4th place with her throw of 27.79m. Indigo Atkin was the ‘B’ competitor and she launched the javelin out to 24.33m to claim 3rd place.

Faye Oliver was the teams representative in the discus competition where she threw in the ‘A’ event, her effort of 20.40m gave her a 5th place finish.

Under 13 Boys

The 100 metres races saw two young athletes make their County debuts Junior Agostinho ran in the ‘A’ race where he claimed 6th place and recorded a time of 14.23s. Owen Robinson went in the ‘B’ and his run of 14.82s saw him also finish in 6th place.

Adam Fox represented the team in the 200 metres ‘A’ race where he took 6th place and ran a time of 28.28s.

Junior Agostinho was also involved in the 75 metre hurdles event where he ran in the ‘A’ race taking 4th place and clocking a time of 14.81s. Jack Singleton made his debut appearance for the County in the ‘B’ race where he finished 5th and ran a time of 15.37s.

The long jump competition saw Fabian Vidal making his County debut he jumped in the ‘A’ competition where he took 5th place with his leap of 4.07m. Connor Pickering went in the ‘B’ and he claimed 3rd place with his jump of 4.04m.

The shot event saw one of Kingston’s newest recruits Korben Pratt make a winning start on his County debut, throwing a new PB of 10.30m in the ‘A’ event. Connor Pickering made it a double victory winning the ‘B’ with his throw of 8.88m.

Under 13 Girls

The Northern indoor champion and County champion Holly Adams kept up the impressive form she has been showing throughout her 2016 campaign, throwing a big new PB of 9.60m in the shot ‘A’ to notch up yet another victory.

County hurdles and high jump champion Lauren McClean made her Inter Counties debut in the 70 metres hurdles race finishing in 5th place in a time of 13.29s just three tenths of a second outside her PB. She was also in action in the high jump competition where she finished in equal 3rd place with a clearance at a height of 1.25m.

   

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Two Junior Open Meetings

Douglas Bedford Memorial Open meeting

Thornes Park Wakefield – Sunday 11th September 2016

 

On Sunday 11th of September 10 year old Tilly Cairns travelled over to Wakefield with her family to compete at the annual ‘Douglas Bedford’ memorial open meeting, which was staged at Wakefield Harriers home track at Thornes Park.

Tilly has been training with Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club since July of 2015 she is a promising young sprinter who has made excellent progress during the last 12 months. She has been in competition this year in the Humber track and field league meetings and at open events at other Yorkshire clubs. She made her mark at her first County Championship event this May where she won both the 80 metre and 150 metres sprint titles and took silver in the 600 metres final. She turns 11 next January and will be eligible for selection for the junior team’s 2017 campaign in the UK Youth Development League.

At the Wakefield meeting Tilly chose to compete in the 80 metre sprint and also in the long jump. She ran a new PB of 12.06s in the 80 metres race clipping 0.24 of a second off her previous best time which saw her finish in 2nd place. The long jump event was contested by a field of 25 athletes and Tilly finished in a commendable 6th place jumping a new PB of 3.38m, which was 31 centimetres further than her previous best.

 

Lincoln Games Open Meeting

Yarborough Leisure Centre – Sunday 11th September 2016 

 

Two sisters from our junior training groups, Lucy and Holly Cresswell journeyed with their family down to the Lincoln Wellington club’s home track at the Yarborough Leisure Centre in the Minster city for the Lincoln Games Open meeting.

Holly Cresswell competes in the under11 age category and she saw action in the 60 metres sprint race and also in the long jump event. She was involved in the first of the 60 metre races where her run of 12.06s saw her finish in 8th place. In the long jump competition Holly’s effort of 2.54m saw her take 5th place.

 

In the under 13’s competition older sister Lucy Cresswell was in action in three events and she set herself new PB’s in all three.

She began in the first of the 100 metre races where she took 6th place and ran a new PB of 16.08s, taking 1.12 seconds off her previous best time. The long jump saw her take 3rd place with a new PB of 3.69m, one metre and twenty centimetres further than her previous best. The shot event brought Lucy another 3rd place finish and her third new PB of the day with a throw of 5.72m, which was 3 metres and 16 centimetres ahead of her old best mark.

 

   

City of York AC Open Meeting – Sunday 4th September 2016

Posted September 18, 2016 By David Radford

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City of York AC Open Meeting

Sunday 4th September 2016

There was a good turnout of Kingston’s junior athletes at the City of York clubs Open meeting at their home track, which is situated at the York University campus at West Heslington.

In the under 11 boys competition 9 year old Ben Russell was the clubs representative. He has been a member of our junior training groups for 12 months and has making good progress, he is a budding sprinter and distance runner and was the 80 metres bronze medallist at this year’s County Championship meeting. He was in action in two events at the York meeting, the 75 metre sprints and in the 600 metres race. In the 75 metre race he ran a time of 12.94s to take 3rd place and in the 600 metres he finished in 7th place with a run of 2:10.43s.

Tonisha Pickering and Tilly Cairns flew the flag for the under 11 girls with Tonisha competing in three events on the day. In the 75metre sprints she ran a season’s best time of 12.72s for a 5th place finish, the long jump saw her take 2nd place with a jump of 3.49m which was a new PB for her, another new PB of 4.54m in the shot event saw her take 5th place. Tilly Cairns decided to forego the sprints at this meeting and instead she competed in the 600 metres race where her run of 2:15.96s saw her finish in 7th place.

Heptathlete Connor Pickering was in good form in the under 13 boy’s competition, the multi eventer contested two of his events. He was the winner of long jump where his best effort was one of 4.08m and he collected a second victory in the shot putt with a throw measuring 7.78m.

In the under 13 girl’s category Lauren McClean and Emilia Russell were in action. Lauren has been performing well this season in the hurdles and high jump disciplines, winning the County titles in both at the 2016 championships. She was the winner of the 70 metre hurdles race at this meeting, crossing the finish line in a time of 13.38s. She took 2nd place in the high jump where she cleared a new PB height of 1.35m. Emilia Russell is both a middle distance runner and a thrower and she was involved on both the track and the field at this meeting. She was in action in the 800 metres race where her run of 2:48.67s saw her take 5th place, further action came in the throwing circle where her effort of 5.26m in the shot event gave her 4th place.

2016 is 13 year old Brody Hinson’s first full competitive track & field season and he has certainly made his mark on the sprint scene, County champion over both 100 and 200 metres together with selection for the Inter County Championship meeting. He ran in the sprints at York where he won the 100 metres in 12.67s, 0.14 seconds ahead of the field and took 2nd place in the 200 metres in 25.22s.

14 year old Kate Huntington is in her third competitive season with Kingston, she is a sprinter who can also run middle distance and turn her hand to long jump and the shot, she was in action in three events at this competition, in the first of the 100 metres race’s she took 3rd place and ran a time of 14.1s, another 3rd place followed in race 1 of the 200 metres where she recorded a time of 28.25s and a season’s best run of 3:10.26s in the 800 metres gave her a 4th place finish.

The County 200 metres bronze medallist Evie Watson went in race 2 of the 100 metres at York, she was the winner of the race and the 13 year olds time of 14.81s was just 3 tenths of a second outside of her PB. Her second event of the day was in the long jump competition where she leaped to a new PB of 4.41m, sixteen centimetres beyond her previous best.

Two further 13 year old Kingston Athletes were in competition in the third of the 100 metres races, where the County hurdles and long jump silver medallist Emily Dye was the race winner with a recorded time of 15.00s. Alanah Thoresby took 2nd place in the race where she posted her best electronic timed run of 15.03s. Both girls were back in action together in the long jump competition where Alanah took 5th place with her leap of 4.22m, whilst Emily’s best jump of 4.13m gave her an 8th place finish.

!3 year old Jess Townsend is in her 5th competitive season with Kingston and for the last couple of seasons her main focus has been in the throwing events. She was the discus silver medallist at this year’s County championship meeting and she was in action at York out in the throwing circle, taking 4th place in the discus event with a throw of 17.03m.

Two of the clubs under 15 male throwers were also on show at this meeting, both contesting the hammer throw. The winner of the event with his throw of 55.05m was Shaun Kerry who has won four hammer titles this year and narrowly missed out on a fifth when he took silver at the National championships. By contrast Antony Mould has been training with the hammer squad for just a few short months and he is making steady progress. Antony took 2nd place behind Shaun with his throw of 23.11m.

Two under 17 girls also travelled to York for this meeting. 15 year old Lucy Savery was in action in the 200 metres race where she ran a season’s best time of 29.49s for a 5th place finish. Paige Mathers competed in two events, the 80 metres hurdles race where she took 2nd place and posted her best electronically recorded time of 14.28s and in the javelin competition she took 4th place with her throw of 20.30m.

 

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2016UK School Games

‘Paula Radcliffe Stadium’ Loughborough University

Friday 2nd September 2016

With over 1,600 competitors across 12 sports the UK School Games is the premier multi-sports event in the country and has in the 9 years since its inception given numerous future Olympians exposure to experiences which have served them well as their careers have developed. This year’s opening ceremony welcomed two of the stars from Team GB’s recent success in Rio when gymnastics double gold medallist Max Whitlock and hockey player Alex Danson were among the special guests, giving inspirational speeches to the assembled athletes & support staff.

Teams representing Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the five regions of England produced some high quality action for the spectators, although it must be said that crowds at some of the events were disappointingly small, even allowing for the damp and dismal conditions. All events were staged on the Loughborough University campus with the Paula Radcliffe Athletics Stadium hosting the track and field events.

Five Kingston Athletes were selected to represent England North East with two of them bringing home medals. There was a silver medal for 16 year old Ollie Stevenson in the hammer competition and in the discus competition Josh Tranmer won the bronze.

Two 15 year old Cottingham High School pupils were among those representing England North East with training partners Venus Morgan & Libby Wheeler having been selected to take part in the 80m hurdles and triple jump respectively following outstanding performances in the English Schools Championships in Gateshead in July. Venus, who will be representing Humberside Schools in the English Schools Combined Events Championships later this month, came up against several of her fellow heptathletes at Loughborough. Finishing 5th in 11.77 sec she produced one of her best runs ever over the barriers, only 0.25 sec away from a medal. Her time was the fastest she has run without wind assistance and it takes her to the top of the Yorkshire & Humberside rankings in only her first year in the age group.

Even closer to a medal was English Schools bronze medallist Libby Wheeler. Having missed the Northern and England Athletics Championships due to holidays she picked up where she left off in Gateshead and held 4th place throughout the competition. Saving her best jump of 11.16m until the final round she ended a tantalising 3cm short of 3rd spot which went to Katie Waterworth of England – North West. The title went to one of the UK’s most promising young field event athletes, Claudimira Landim, England – South East who only last week went to 2nd on the UK all-time list with her performance in the England Athletics Championships in Bedford. Consolation for Libby is that she also looks as though she will finish the season on top of the Yorkshire & Humberside rankings.

Both girls will still be eligible for selection for next year’s School Games so have a great incentive to continue their development throughout the winter, knowing the level of performance required and the strength of competition in the area.

15 year old Will Robinson made his first representative appearance for England North East in the hammer competition, a discipline in which he has been making good progress throughout this year. 2016 has seen him win both the County and County Schools titles as well as a bronze medal at the recent Northern Championships at Middlesbrough. The Yorkshire ranked No. 1 was up against a top quality field which included The UK ranked numbers 1 and 2, Bayley Campbell of Windsor, Slough, Eton and Houslow and Jacob Roberts of Blackburn who are almost 2 years older than Will and are much more experienced. Will put in a mighty effort and threw a new PB of 47.17m for 6th place. He will hope to be back for the 2017 UK games with another years experience under his belt and the big two ineligible by age for next year’s competition.

Also making his debut for England North East was 16 year old discus thrower Josh Tranmer who has enjoyed an excellent track & field season this year, ranked No.1 in Yorkshire and No.5 UK he is the reigning Northern Champion and also holds the County and the County schools titles. Three of the top 5 discus throwers in the UK were in competition at Loughborough and the battle for the title was fought between the three of them. At the end of the day the medals went in accordance with the current rankings, with Alfie Scopes of Tonbridge taking the gold and Andrew Peck of Victoria Park City of Glasgow the silver. The bronze medal, which will sit nicely alongside the bronze that he won at the 2016 English Schools Championships, went to Josh Tranmer who threw a new PB of 47.17m.

What more can be said about 16 year old hammer thrower Ollie Stevenson, yet another absolutely outstanding season, which has seen her win gold at the England Championships and collect her second England vest at the Home Countries Junior International meeting, where she was the gold medallist. She was the silver medallist for the third consecutive year at the English Schools Championships. At the Northern Championships she won silvers at both under 17 and under 20 and she also won both the County and County Schools titles. Loughborough saw her second appearance at the UK games, where she also renewed acquaintances with Tara Simpson-Sullivan of Carlisle Aspatria one of her main rivals whom she had beaten just five days earlier at the England Championships in Bedford. This time the hammer gods smiled on Tara who just got her nose in front to take the gold with Ollie improving on 2015’s bronze by winning the silver medal.

 

 

   

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England Athletics Under15 & Under 17 Championships

Bedford International Stadium

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016

 

Six of Kingston’s outstanding young athletes made the journey south to Bedford to compete in the 2016 England Championships meeting which was held over the weekend of the 27th and 28th of August.

 On Saturday’s opening day of competition it was the throwers taking centre stage, the club is immensely strong across all age ranges in the throwing disciplines, hammer, discus, shot and javelin and the 2016 track & field season has been a most successful one for the clubs throwers.

Three Kingston athletes made it on to the medals podium, which saw Ollie Stevenson being crowned the England under 17’s hammer champion and Shaun Kerry and Ben Copley respectively picking up a silver medal each in the under 15’s hammer and discus events.

Saturday 27th August – Day One

14 year old Shaun Kerry is the holder of four 2016 hammer titles having won gold at the English Schools Championships and the Northern Championships as well as taking both the County and County Schools titles. He was looking for a 5th title here and was involved in a two way battle with his big rival Jack Lambert of Kidderminster & Stourport for the gold and silver medals, with the other eight finalists all scrapping for the bronze. Shaun put out a big throw of 60.51m but had to settle for the silver medal this time, with Jack coming through for the gold.

2016 has also been a big year for 16 year old discus thrower Josh Tranmer who has picked up three titles this season, at the Northern Championships as well as the both the County and County Schools events, plus a bronze medal at the English Schools championships in Gateshead. He put in a huge effort at Bedford but as hard as he tried he couldn’t find his best form and his biggest throw of the day was three metres down on his usual standard and he had to settle for 8th place in the national final.

Sunday 28th August – Day Two

Two times England International Ollie Stevenson has picked up silver medals at both the English Schools and the Northern Championship meetings this year and gold medals at the County and County Schools Championships. The UK No. 2 was looking to win here after the disappointment of being narrowly beaten to the gold medal at the previous weekends Northern Championships by Carlisle Aspatria’s Tara Simpson-Sullivan.  It was another very tight and close contest with Ollie, Tara and Wrexham’s Jade Williams battling for the three medals. This time however the gold medal went to Ollie Stevenson with her throw of 57.14m with Jade 64 centimetres behind her in the silver medal position and Tara another 30 centimetres back winning the bronze.

14 year old Ben Copley is yet another thrower who has enjoyed a superb track & field season this year, gold medals have been earned at the Northern’s, the County and County Schools Championships, plus an excellent silver medal at the English Schools Championships.  He is another great competitor and he too was involved in a close contest for the medals. He threw a big new PB of 41.90m more than a metre ahead of his previous best to win the silver medal, with Finbarr Dunne of Inverness taking the gold and Joshua Wise of Southampton the bronze.

Two Kingston upon Hull hurdlers were among the top athletes from all around the United Kingdom competing in the England Athletics Championships at the Bedford International Stadium.

Heptathlete Venus Morgan continued her busy competition programme when contesting the under 17 women’s 80m hurdles. The English Schools Championship finalist and Northern Counties bronze medallist was disappointed with her performance which saw her eliminated in the heats, recording a time of 12.10 sec to finish 5th in her race. Next target for Venus will be the UK Schools Games where she will represent England – North East in the sprint hurdles where she will be keen to find her mid-season form again in what is sure to be a high class event.

14 year old Sam Croney contested his first England Athletics Championship as he continued a highly successful season over the 80m hurdles event for under 15 boys. Having taken a bronze medal in the recent Northern Championships Sam was ready for the step-up in quality for the national event and gained further valuable experience when recording a time of 12.23 sec to finish 5th in his heat. The quality of the field was highlighted by the winning time of 10.98 sec by Enfield & Haringey’s Daniel Knight placing him in the United Kingdom all-time top 10 for the event – ahead of former world record holder Colin Jackson on the list.

Shaun Kerry returned to action on the Sunday in one of his other events, this time he was contesting the shot competition, an event where he holds the County title and was the silver medallist at the Northern Championships. There were some very good throwers in this final and he was unable to get among the medals but he put in a good performance and his throw of 13.82m saw him finish in 5th place in the ten man field.

 

   

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Humber Track & Field League Meeting 5

King George V Stadium, Grimsby

Sunday 21st August 2016

 

The 5th and final Humber track & field league meeting of 2016 took place at the King George V stadium in Grimsby on Sunday the 21st of August and a number of Kingston’s younger athletes made the short journey over to Lincolnshire to take part in the competition.

There were some good efforts from the young athletes and several of them achieved new personal best times both on the track and the field. Details of all the Kingston performances on the day are as follows.

Under 11’s

The 80 and 150 metres County champion Tilly Cairns went in the second of the 80 metres races where she was the race winner running a time of 12.8s. In the 150 metres she ran in race 3 where she collected a second victory and posted a time of 24.0s.

Tonisha Pickering was in action in the first of the 80 metres races where her run of 13.2s saw her take 3rd place. She returned to the track for race one of the 150 metres where she again took  3rd place, crossing the finish line in a time of 25.0s. Her next action came out on the field in the long jump competition where she took 2nd place with a new PB of 3.45m.

 

Under 13’s

Lauren McClean competed in three events. The 70 metres hurdles race saw the County champion take victory, running a time of 14.7s, she also holds the County high jump title and a further victory was achieved in that event with a clearance at a height of 1.32m. The 100 metres race saw Lauren running a new PB of 14.7s to take 2nd place.

Northern shot and discus silver medallist Holly Adams competed in both of her championship events, winning the shot with a throw of 9.06m and backing that up with another victory in the discus where she threw a distance of 19.80m. Further competition came in the javelin throw where she took her 3rd victory at the meeting and she launched a new PB of 20.90m.

Connor Pickering was in competition in three events, the long jump and the shot where he is the County title holder and the javelin where he is in his first competitive season. He won all three events, leaping 3.95m for victory in the long jump and throwing 8.85m in the shot for another win. The javelin saw him throw a new PB of 25.71m for his third success.

Alex Chivers competed in the same three events and he jumped a new PB of 3.00m in the long jump to take 4th place. In the shot he took 2nd place with his throw of 5.60m and he launched a new PB of 20.47m for 2nd place in the javelin.

 

Under 15’s

Becky Chivers took on three events at the meeting the newly crowned Northern javelin Champion duly won that competition with her throw of 27.83m and picked up a 3rd place in the discus with an effort of 15.01m. On the track she is normally a middle distance runner but at this meeting she ran in her first competitive 300 metres race which she won and recorded a new PB, a respectable time of 55.5s.

The County and County Schools 100 and 200 metres champion Brody Hinson was in competition in both of those events at Grimsby. He won both of the races running a time of 12.1s in the 100 metres and claimed another victory in the 200 with his run of 24.9s.

 

Under 17’s

Paige Mathers competed in three of her main events at this competition and she was the winner of all three. She was the silver medallist in the 80 metres hurdles race at both the County and County Schools championship meetings, here she won the race in a time of 14.4s. Another victory came in the long jump competition where she produced a leap of 4.23m and her third success was in the javelin event where she threw a distance of 27.35m

   

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

Middlesbrough Sports Village 

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Becky Chivers

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

 

Adam Coles

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

Jodie Martin 

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

Venus Morgan

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

Sam Croney

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

Shaun Kerry

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

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

Will Robinson

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

Ben Copley

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

Harry Powell

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

Josh Taylor-Brown

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

Josh Tranmer

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

Holly Adams

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

Ollie Stevenson

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

Amelia Benson

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

Hannah Kynman

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

Indigo Atkin

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

 

Harriet Cannell

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

Kyle Foster

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

Will Robinson & Shaun Kerry

   

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2016 Northern Inter Counties Championships

Costello Stadium, Hull – Sunday 7th August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 17 Men

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

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

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

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

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

 

Under 17 Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 15 Boys

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Under 15 Girls

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

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National Youth Development League

Division Northern East 1 – Match 4

Costello Stadium, Hull – Sunday 24th July 2016

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Under 20 Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Under 17 Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 20 Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Under 17 Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Relay Races

4 x 100 metres – Under 20 Men

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

 

4 x 400 metres – Under 20 Men

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

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 20 Women

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

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 17 Women

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

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 17 Women

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

 

 

Non Scoring Race

100 metres – Women

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

Philip May (2)