Humberside Track League – Meeting No. One

Posted May 1, 2015 By David Radford

Ben Copley (2)Ella Draper    Becky Chivers(K12)Evie WatsonTonisha PickeringShaun Kerry  Northern Indoors  01.02.15Theo Dabbs  &  Divaldo AgostinhoVenus Morgan      & Paige Mathers

Humberside Track League Meeting  No. One

King George V Stadium, Grimsby

 

On Saturday 25th of April the first of the 2015 Humberside League meetings took place at the King George V stadium in Grimsby. These meetings are mainly frequented by our younger athletes. The Youth Development League competitions begin at the under 13 year’s age group. For our youngest juniors (under 11’s) this is one of the league competitions for them.

All age groups are catered for, up to and including senior athletes. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. A healthy number of our junior athletes made their way over the Humber to compete at Grimsby, where a lot of new PB’s and seasons bests were set by our young athletes.

Details of the best performances on the day are as follows:-

Under 11’s

William Fairburn is 9 years old and he joined our junior training group in October of 2014. During the autumn and winter he has missed very few of the popular weekly Saturday ‘Park Runs’ which Hull City Council organise in ‘Peter Pan’ park. He made his track debut in his Kingston vest at Grimsby. William ran in 3 races, the 80 metres where he claimed 3rd place and set a new PB of 13.5s. He was the winner of the 150 metres with another new PB of 28.0s. His final race was in the 600 metres where he got another 3rd place finish and another new PB of 2:08.6s.

Tonisha Pickering has been with us since 2013 and she is an experienced competitor in this league and also in the York summer league. She competed in the 80 metres and 150 metres races, finishing 3rd in the 80 in a season’s best of 14.0s and 2nd in the 150 with a new PB of 27.3.

Alex Chivers took on his first 600 metres race which he completed in 2:28.1s for a 9th place finish.

 Under 13’s

 Alanah Thoresby has been at the club since 2013 and is in her 3rd competitive season. You could call her a seasoned campaigner now in the Humberside League. She ran in both the 100 and 200 metres races. Alanah won her 100 in a new personal best time of 15.1s. The 200 saw another PB from her of 31.8s to claim 3rd place in her race.

Ella Draper who is also in her 3rd season of competition and is an accomplished middle distance runner took on the 100 and 200 metres sprints at Grimsby. Ella took 3rd place in her 100 race in a new personal best time of 15.5s and finished in 2nd place in the 200 which also garnered a new PB of 31.4s.

Jodie Martin finished 2nd in her 100 metre race and also set a new PB of 15.1s. She then went on to the 800 metres where she won another 2nd place finish and picked up another new PB of 2:41.5s.

Sophie Reed is in her first season of competition and Saturday saw her taking on the 200 metres and the long jump. She was the winner of her 200 race and she set a new personal best time 31.4s. In the long jump her best effort of the day of 3.37m saw her collect a 6th place finish.

Evie Watson is now into her second season with Kingston and is making steady progress in our junior group. She started 2015 with a 7th place finish in the Humberside Cross Country Championships in Weelsby Woods in Grimsby. On her return to the town last Saturday she once again made her presence felt. She set new PB’s in both the 200 and 800 metres races. She took 2nd place in the 200 in 31.6s and 4th place in the 800 in 2:49.9s. She then went on to the long jump where she claimed another 2nd place with a jump of 3.72m.

Katy Tomlinson ran a new personal best of 15.7s to finish 3rd in her 100 metres race. She finished 5th in her 200 in 33.8s, another new PB. Holly Adams was placed 3rd in her 100 metres which saw her set a new PB of 15.5s.

Katy McCabe joined our training group in January this year and was making her league debut at this meeting. She will have mixed memories but will never forget her day here. Katy ran in the 1200 metres race where she was accidentally clipped by another athlete which sent her tumbling to the track. She got back to her feet and carried on to win the race. She also ran a new personal best time 4:44.9s. Unfortunately the fall left her with a broken wrist which is now ‘in pot‘. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Ben Copley is a young thrower who is showing some promise. He and his training group have spent the winter with our specialist throws coach Dave Bennett. All the hard work Ben had put in came to fruition at Grimsby. He set three new personal best’s. Ben won the discus competition with a throw of 28.43m. He won the shot putt with a throw of 8.82m and took 3rd place in the javelin with a new best of 26.56m.

11 years old William Buckle joined our junior training group in October 2014 and he was making his league debut at Grimsby. The young man had a great day out he competed in the 200 metres, 800 metres and long jump events. In the 200 he ran to a 2nd place finish and a new PB of 31.3s. The 800 metres saw him take 3rd place and a second new PB of 2:48.8s. He picked up another 3rd place in the long jump event with his best leap measuring 3.59m.

Another 11 years old athlete who was making his league debut for Kingston was Finlay Parker who ran a personal best time of 33.0s in the 200 metres to take 3rd place. He also finished 7th in the long jump with his best effort of the day measuring 3.30m.

Divaldo Agostinho is now into his second competitive season for Kingston and he took on three events. The 100 and 200 metres and the 75metres hurdles races. In the 100 he finished in 2nd place with a new PB 15.2s. The 200 metres gave him a 4th placing and another new PB 32.2s. In his first ever 75 metres hurdles event he finished in a very creditable 2nd place and picked up another new PB of 15.6s.

Theo Dabbs was another of our youngsters making his league debut at Grimsby. He set a new PB of 15.9s in the 100 metres to claim a 2nd place finish and then took on the long jump event where he had a best leap of 2.63m.

Under 15’s

 The word all-rounder was made for 13 years old Shaun Kerry. He is entering his third season at Costello. He is a very promising young hammer thrower, who also acquits himself most favourably with the javelin or shot in his hand. He is a decent jumper at both long and high varieties and he can more than hold his own in the sprint races. At Grimsby he saw action in the Javelin throw and both the 100 and 200 sprint races. He won the Javelin with a new personal best throw of 31.80m. He took 2nd place in the 100 metres in a new PB time of 13.6.s and 3rd in the 200 with another new PB of 29.4s.

14 years old multi-eventer Venus Morgan was in top form in the 75 metres hurdles, where she won the race in a new personal best time of 11.9s, team mate Paige Mathers finished in 2nd place with a time of 13.7s. Venus also ran in the 800 metres where she finished in 2nd place and also set a new PB of 2:45.0s.

13 years old Rebecca Chivers was the winner of the javelin competition. Becky also set a new PB for herself with a throw of 19.24m.

Lucy Savery ran in both the 200 and the 300 metres races. She set new personal best times for both races. Lucy crossed the line in 31.0s in the 200 metres and 49.6s in the 300 metres race. She posted 3rd place finishes in both races.

Under 17’s

Chloe Sole was the winner of the 80 metres hurdles race where she set a season’s best time of 13.2s, her team mate Sian Kerry took second place and she too put in a season’s best effort of 14.7s.

Both girls entered the 100 metres sprint race and both set seasons bests there too. Chloe finished 4th in 14.0s and Sian 6th in 15.2s.

Sian Kerry also was the winner of the javelin competition with a throw which measured 26.40m.

   

Sophie O'HaraCharlotte Paterson       60m Gold        England DebutMatthew Backhouse - Dominic Singh - Macalley Morgan - Nathan HoodMartha Savage (3)Marcel Dalee (4)Josh Tranmer & Maggie Okul         6 Northern Golds between themJack Brothwell    Silver Medal     U17 MenJoe Cooper (4)Connor Bingham (7)Shaun Smith (U17 Mens Champion)Harry Powell (8)Chloe SoleAmelia Robinson (2)Amelia Benson (3)Andrew Morgan-HarrisonJosh Taylor-BrownBaldvin Magnusson

 

National Youth Development League – East 2 – Round 1

Princess Mary Stadium, Cleckheaton

Saturday 18th April 2015

 

The upper youth team, athletes who compete in the under17 and under20 age categories opened their 2015 league campaign at Cleckheaton on Saturday 18th of April.

Our opposition for this season are the teams representing Spenborough, Bingley, Rotherham and Grimsby. We meet in four competitions during April, May, June and July.

We have set our sights on promotion this year. We have some of the best young athletes in Northern England at the club and all of them will be giving their best efforts to achieve our aim.

All track and field events are included in the competition and matches last for around five hours.

Some of the clubs athletes failed to turn out for the meeting but the team did not let that daunt them. Everyone there gave 100 per cent and we covered some of the gaps, with athletes moving out of their comfort zones and taking on extra and unfamiliar events.

The team put on a fantastic show and we saw personal best performances and season’s best efforts all over the field. They were a credit to the club and they should be very proud of their performances.

The Kingston team won the competition and finished 112 event points ahead of the 2nd placed team Rotherham Harriers & AC. We collected the maximum 5 league points.

We go into our next meeting, at our home track at Costello on the 16th of May as league leaders.

 

Full details of the day’s events

Under 20 men – 100 and 200 metres sprints

Our representatives in both the 100 and 200 races were Joe Cooper in the ‘A’ race and Andrew Morgan-Harrison in the ‘B’

Joe had an excellent run in the 100 metres and set a new PB of 11.4s to take 2nd place. Andy was the winner of his race and was in total control, running a season’s best time of 11.6s.

The 200 metres saw another great effort from Joe who set another PB of 22.7s for a 3rd place finish. Andy was the dominant force in his race once again and was the winner in another season’s best time of 22.5s.

Under 20 men – 800 metres

Joshua Taylor-Brown, who was a steeplechase specialist in 2014, is this year concentrating on the 800 metres. He ran a new PB of 2:05.9s for a second place finish in the ‘A’ race. Shaun Smith is concentrating on 800 and 1500 this year and he won his race with ease, setting a new PB of 2:11.1s, 11 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed finisher.

Under 20 men – 1500 metres

Shaun Smith was back in action again in the ‘A’ race, this time having to settle for 3rd place despite running a new PB of 4:15.6s. In The ‘B’ race we saw Harry Powell winning by a huge margin of more than a minute and setting a season’s best time of 4:26.3s.

Under 20 men – 3000 metres

Former distance and steeplechase runner and now a specialist 400 metres hurdler Jack Michaels ran the 3000 metres for us. As always Jack gave us everything he had and took 3rd place with a season’s best of 11:11.8s.

Under 20 men – 400 metres hurdles

Jack Michaels returned to the track to perform in his favoured event and he ran another season’s best time if 65.5s to take 2nd place.

Under 20 men –Discus

One of the great things about the Youth Development League is that it takes athletes out of their comfort zones and gets them trying something new to help their team mates. Harry Powell and Shaun Smith put their hands up to throw the discus for us, both of them set PB’s, Harry with 16.42m for 3rd place in the ‘A’ event and Shaun with 12.17m to win the ‘B’ event.

Under 20 men – Hammer

Jack Michaels and Joshua Taylor-Brown both enjoy having a go at the most technical and difficult of all the field events, the hammer throw. Jack won the ‘A’ event for his team with personal best distance of 17.76m and Josh won the ‘B’ event, again with a new PB of 15.33m.

Under 20 men – Javelin

Shaun Smith and Harry Powell stepped up once more to help the teams cause. Shaun threw 21.27m in the ‘A’ event and came away with a 2nd place finish and a new PB. Harry took 2nd place in the ‘B’ event where he threw a new PB of 13.10m.

Under 20 men – Shot Putt

Joe Cooper is a first rate sprinter and says he doesn’t like doing the shot but he always volunteers for it. He was rewarded at Cleckheaton with an excellent 2nd place and a new PB of 8.64m.

Under 20 men – Long Jump

Four hundred metre specialist Marcel Dalee competed out of his age range in the long jump. He jumped a personal best distance of 2.89m and collected valuable points for his team

Under 20 men – Triple Jump

Another athlete competing out of his age group but in a familiar event was multi-eventer Nathan Hood. He jumped a season’s best of 9.98m in the triple jump to collect a 3rd place finish.

 

Under 17 men – 100 metres

Our first choice sprinters Dominic Singh and Matthew Backhouse were our representatives in the 100 metres. Both of them looked a class apart from all the other runners. Dominic won his ‘A’ race in a season’s best time of 11.1s and Matthew won the ‘B’ race where he ran a season’s best time of 11.3s. However as Matt crossed the finish line and started to wind down he had problems with his hamstring and could take no further part in the competition.

Under 17 men – 200 metres

Dominic Singh did the sprint double, winning the ‘A’ 200 in a time of 22.6s. One of our fast improving young sprinters Brett Dorley stepped into the space left by Matt’s unfortunate injury and made his league debut for the club. He put in a magnificent performance, winning the ‘B’ race and grabbing a new PB of 24.3s.

Under 17 men – 400 Metres

Marcel Dalee on his home territory on the track was very impressive and he set a new PB of 52.6s to take 2nd place in the race.

Under 17 men – 800 metres

Connor Bingham and Jack Brothwell are two middle distance specialists who have put in some first rate performances during the cross country season. Now back on the track Connor won the ‘A’ race with consummate ease running a new personal best time of 2:05.2s and Jack won the ‘B’ race and also set a new personal best of 2:15.6s.

Under 17 men – 1500 metres

Jack Brothwell put in another good performance to win the 1500 ‘A’ race and pick up maximum points for the team. He also ran a season’s best time of 4:28.9s.

 Under 17 men – 3000 metres

This race saw the return to action of Baldvin Magnusson who has been unable to compete for some time. We have missed him and it is great to have him back. He was in 2nd place in the race and ran a season’s best time of 10:20.8s.

Under 17 men – Discus and Shot

Joshua Tranmer the Northern shot and discus champion has just joined the team from the under15’s and he is a most welcome recruit to the ranks. He won both competitions, setting new PB’s in both. He threw the discus 36.75m and the shot 12.03m.

Under17 men – Hammer

Sprinter Brett Dorley volunteered to throw the hammer for the team and he got it out to 16.13 m and got himself a PB.

Under 17 men – Javelin

Nathan Hood took 3rd place in the javelin competition and he launched it out to 23.92m to set a new PB for himself.

Under 17 men – Long Jump and Triple Jump

Macalley Morgan represented us in both competitions. Macalley is a good jumper and always performs to his best. He won the triple jump with a season’s best effort of 10.50m and was runner up in the long jump with a leap of 5.14m.

Under 17 men – High Jump

Freddie Capes performed well and earned himself a 2nd place finish with a new personal best clearance of 1.55m.

Under 17 men – Pole Vault

This event is one of Nathan Hood’s specialities, he is in excellent form and he won the competition with a clearance of 3.10m which equalled his PB which he set at the Kingston Open the previous weekend.

 Under 20 women – 100 and 200 metres

The 100 metres sprint saw England international and reigning Northern champion Charlotte Paterson running the ‘A’ race and 15 years old Chloe Constable, competing out of her age range running the ‘B’. Charlotte won her race in a season’s best time of 12.2s and Chloe put in a great effort to win her race and set a new PB of 14.1s.

The 200 metres saw Charlotte again running the ‘A’ and 16 years old Emily Lyons, in her second season in the under 17’s, running the ‘B’. Charlotte ran another season’s best of 25.0s to win her race and Emily won the ‘B’ in a season’s best time of 26.3s, 9 tenths of a second ahead of the 2nd placed finisher.

Under 20 women – 100 metres hurdles

Angelakie Koutsi made her debut in the blue and gold vest of Kingston and claimed a 3rd place finish for the club, running a time of 20.6s.

Under 20 women – Discus

The women’s field events are one of the strongest areas at the club and the discus saw Ollie Stevenson, the reigning under 17 Northern champion perform for the under 20’s team. She won the ‘A’ event with a new personal best throw of 36.60m, which was almost 7 metres ahead of the runner up. In The ‘B’ event Nicole Gray took 2nd place with a throw measuring 21.24m.

Under 20 women – Hammer

Another Northern champion Maggie Okul showed her power and class to put a further 2 metres on to her PB with a massive effort of 50.42m, her first throw over 50 metres. Nicole Gray took another 2nd place finish and set a new PB into the bargain with a throw of 19.88m.

 Under 20 women – Javelin

Maggie Okul was the winner of the javelin competition where she threw a season’s best distance of 26.53m.

 Under 20 women – Shot Putt

Maggie Okul and Nicole Gray lined up together again to do battle in the shot event. Both girls picked up 2nd place finishes. In the ‘A’ event Maggie set a new PB of 8.73m and the ‘B’ saw a new PB of 6.36 m for Nicole.

Under 20 women – Long Jump

16 years old Jessica Lee picked up a 3rd place finish in the ‘A’ event it was a closely fought competition where she set a new PB for the event of 4.35m. Angelakie Koutsi was the winner of the ‘B’ event with a best effort measuring 4.03m.

Under 20 women – Triple Jump

Charlotte Paterson collected her 3rd victory of the day, this time away from the track, in the triple jump. She put in a season’s best jump of 10.78m to win the ‘A’ competition. Jessica Lee pulled out a new personal best measuring 9.35m to win the ‘B’ event.

 

Under 17 women – 100 metres

Olivia Young has moved up this year from the under 15’s team. In her first performance for the under 17’s she was the winner of the ‘A’ race in a new personal best time of 13.6s. A relative new comer to the club and making her debut for Kingston was Malvina Oberemok who crowned her first appearance with a victory in the ‘B’ race and a new PB of 14.0s.

Under 17 women – 200 metres

Gabrielle Whittle is another first year under 17 and is a very promising young sprinter. She ran in the ‘A’ race where she collected a 2nd place finish and recorded a time of 27.3s. Amelia Benson has also just joined the team from the under 15’s and she too shows lots of promise. She powered to victory in the ‘B’ race and also ran a time of 27.3s.

Under 17 women – 300 metres

Amelia Robinson put in a solid performance in the ‘A’ race which gained her a new PB of 42.6s and a 2nd place finish. Jessica Fields kept herself busy at the indoor meetings during the winter. She won the ‘B’ race at Cleckheaton, in a new personal best time of 44.2s.

Under 17 women – 800 metres

Our middle distance section has been greatly strengthened for the 2015 season, with Charlotte Dalton, Martha Savage and Natalie Bell all moving up from the under 15’s. Charlotte ran the ‘A’ race and she put in an excellent performance and enjoyed a great victory, plus a new personal best time of 2:35.9s. Martha dominated the ‘B’ race and strolled to a well deserved win in a time of 2:44.6s which was a new PB for her.

Under 17 women – 1500 metres

Charlotte Dalton returned to the track and carried on where she had left off in the 800. She won the ‘A’ race with ease, setting a new PB of 5:18.2s. 47 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. Natalie Bell made it a double victory in the 1500 with a season’s best time of 5:24.0s, to win the ‘B’ race.

 Under 17 women – 80 metres hurdles

The Humberside County Champion Chloe Sole started her 2015 league campaign with a victory in the 80 metres hurdles and she recorded a time of 13.3s. Sian Kerry made it a club double with a victory in the ’B’ race in a time of 15.7s.

Under 17 women – 300 metres hurdles

Amelia Robinson and Jessica Fields were back together again in the 300 hurdles. Amelia ran to victory in the ‘A’ race where she set a new PB of 57.1s. Jessica ensured we claimed another club double with her victory in the ‘B’ race when she also set a new PB of 57.5s.

Under 17 women – Hammer

Ollie Stevenson, England and English Schools silver medallist and reigning Northern Champion was never troubled in the hammer competition. She won with ease with a throw of 52.73m.

Under 17 women – Discus

The Humberside County Champion Sophie O’Hara claimed yet another discus victory, this time at Cleckheaton with a new personal best throw of 33.84m.

Under 17 women – Javelin

The Humberside Schools Champion Sian Kerry won the javelin competition with a throw measuring 27.98m, a new PB.

Under 17 women – Shot Putt

In a tightly fought competition Sophie O’Hara had to settle for a 4th place finish with her best effort being one of 10.34m.

Under 17 women – Long Jump

Olivia Young the 2014 Humberside County bronze medallist set a new PB for the event with a leap of 4.21m, to claim 3rd place.

 

 Relay Results

 

Under 20 women – 4 x 100 metres race

The Kingston quartet of Emily Lyons, Amelia Benson, Angelakie Koutsi and Charlotte Paterson, set a season’s best time of 51.5s, to win their relay.  

 

Under 17 women – 4 x 300 metres relay race

A second relay victory was secured by our 300 metre girls. Amelia Robinson, Jessica Fields, Martha Savage and Natalie Bell, cruised to victory in 3:28.2s.

 

Under 17 men – 4 x 400 metres race

Jack Brothwell, Connor Bingham, Baldvin Magnusson and Marcel Dalee ran to victory in their 4 x 400, clocking a time of 3:49.4s.

 

Under 20 men – 4 x 400 metres race

Josh Taylor-Brown, Jack Michaels, Joe Cooper and Andrew Morgan-Harrison scored an emphatic victory over their rivals in a time of 3:41.2s. Andrew is not keen on the 400 metres but he looked a very good 400 runner in this race.

   

Ollie Stevenson – UK No. 1 – British Record Holder

Posted April 26, 2015 By David Radford

Olivia Stevenson (3)

 

Olivia Stevenson

15 years old Ollie Stevenson is an outstanding young hammer thrower and is a member of the Hull Hammer Squad. She competes in the under17 year’s age category for Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club. She throws a 3 kilogram hammer.

On Saturday 25th April Ollie travelled down to Loughborough University to compete in their ‘Open’ meeting. Several of the UK’s leading youth hammer throwers both male and female were at the meeting all hoping to attain the qualifying distance’s in order to be selected for the athletics team to fly to Columbia for the IAAF World Youth Championships which will be held in Cali from 15th to 19th of July this year.

The qualifying standard for under17 women is 62 metres. To achieve this Ollie would need to put 5 metres on her PB.

Her main opposition on the day was the UK number one Katie Lambert of Kidderminster & Stourport AC. The two girls had a mighty tussle with the lead changing hands several times during the competition. The quality of the throwing was superb.

Ollie broke her own PB three times during the competition but Katie came back to thwart her each time. In the penultimate round Ollie launched a massive throw of 60.17m. Katie failed to match the throw and the competition winner was Ollie.

Olivia Stevenson is now the under 17 women’s British record holder and is ranked number 1 in the UK. She is also the first under 17 to throw the 3kg hammer over 60 metres.

The throw unfortunately is not enough to gain her selection for the World Youth Championship’s but she has a few more weeks to try and throw the qualification standard.

She is a fantastic hammer thrower and it is always a great pleasure to watch her perform. She is a great person too. Everyone at Costello is willing her on, all the way to Cali.

   

Kingston Spring Open – under 15/17/20

Posted April 23, 2015 By David Radford

Harry Stutely (5)Amy SampsonCharlotte & MaggieAmelia Benson (3)Brett DorleyMarcel Dalee (2)Shaun Kerry  Northern Indoors  01.02.15Paige Mathers & Venus MorganOlivia Stevenson England Champions.hipsNathan Hood (3)Joshua Tranmer  England Championships  2014Joe Cooper (9)Andrew Morgan-Harrison (2) Macalley Morgan (8)

 

Spring Open Meeting – Costello Stadium, Hull

Sunday 12th April 2015

The 2015 track and field season got underway at the Costello Stadium when athletes from far and wide travelled over to East Yorkshire to compete in the annual Spring Open, hosted by Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club.

It seems an eternity since the last track and field season ended back in September of 2014. The track athletes have been running in both road and cross country competitions and in the indoor competitions and championships and a lot of them have had a very successful autumn and winter. The jumpers, pole vaulters and shot putters have also had their successes at the indoor events. However the long throwers, hammer, discus and javelin have had training sessions and fitness and strength and conditioning in preparation for the new season.

The weather on the day was extremely disappointing with a strong gusting wind chilling everyone to the bone and in the afternoon the rain arrived to give us a soaking finish. The athletes of course took it all in their stride.

 Track Results – under20/under 17/under15

100 & 200 Metres sprint races

The under 20 men’s 100 metres saw Joe Cooper and Andrew Morgan-Harrison battling for the gold medal, both men like all athletes at the club have gone through intensive winter training and conditioning sessions and warmed up for the new season at the indoor meetings. Joe took the gold medal with a fine run of 11.9s. Andrew took the silver with a season’s best run of 12.4. the two met again in the 200 metres where the finishing result was the same with Joe winning the race in a run of 24.3s and Andrew again winning the silver with a good time of 24.6s.

The under 20 women’s 100 metres was dominated by England international Charlotte Paterson who took the gold in a season’s best time of 12.8s. Bronze went to Amy Sampson who also recorded a season’s best time of 14.8s. Angelakie Koutsie was 4th and Jessica Lee 5th with Jess recording a season’s best run of 15.7s.

The under 17 men’s 100 metres was a very competitive race which saw a victory for one of our fast improving young sprinters Brett Dorley who ran a season’s best of 12.8s for the gold. Macalley Morgan was right behind him at the line and he set a new PB of 12.9 to take the silver and Joshua Sampson with a season’s best of 13.4 took the bronze

The women’s under 17’s race saw Emily Lyons and Amelia Benson cross the line together with both girls running a season’s best time of 13.4 but Emily was the race winner by a whisker. Olivia Young and Chloe Sole took 6th and 7th place and Chloe Constable 9th with a new PB of 14.5. Malvina Oberemok made her debut in the race and finished in 11th and Charlotte McIvor was 12th.

The under 17 men’s 200 metres was won by 400 metre specialist Marcel Dalee who set a new PB of 25.9s in what was an impressive run. Brett Dorley picked the silver medal to go with his gold from the 100 metres, his recorded time was 26.4s.

Emily Lyons was the winner of the women’s 200 and picked up her second gold of the Open in a time of 28.2s. Amelia Benson finished in 4th place and she ran a time of 28.9s. Chloe Constable came home in 6th place in 30.1s, Malvina Oberemok was 7th in 30.5s and Olivia Young set a new PB 30.6 in 8th place

The under 15 boy’s 100 race saw Kingston Athletes take the first 4 places. Lewis Gilbey was the winner of the gold medal with a fine run of 13.3s and Philip May take the silver in 13.5s. Samuel Croney and Adam Coles both set new PB’s of 14.1s for 3rd and 4th places.

The Northern under15 girls indoor 200 metres champion Hannah Kynman won both the 100 and 200 metres races, running a season’s best time 13.5s to take the 100 gold with multi-eventer Venus Morgan taking the silver with a seasons best of 14.0s. Libby Wheeler was the bronze medallist with a time of 14.3s which was a season’s best for her. Further season’s bests were recorded by Kate Huntington in 5th Olivia Morton 7th and Natasha Rawling 8th one of our recent recruits Imogen Hayhurst recorded a time of 16.9s. in her first competitive race in the clubs colours.

In the 200 metres Hannah Kynman won her second gold of the day, crossing the line in a time of 30.0s. Kate Huntington took the silver with a season’s best time of 32.5s and Natasha Rawling was in 7th in 34.8s.

75 metres hurdles race

The under 15 girl’s 75 metres hurdles race was won by Venus Morgan who ran a new PB of 11.9s. The 2014 Humberside Schools Championship’s bronze medallist Paige Mathers won the silver and she also ran a new PB of 13.2s. Imogen Hayhurst took 4th place and also set a new PB of 16.5s.

80 metres hurdles race

Chloe Sole the 2014 Humberside County and Humberside Schools champion was the winner of the under 17 girl’s hurdles race and she ran a season’s best time of 12.8s. Sian Kerry was the silver medal winner and her time of 14.9s was also a season’s best effort from her.

300 metres races

The under 17 women’s 300 metres saw Amelia Robinson pick up a silver medal and run a time of 43.3s. Jessica Fields finished 4th and she ran a time of 45.2s.

In the under 15 boy’s 300 metres Joseph Seed set a new PB of 47.3s to finish in 6th. The girl’s race saw Olivia Morton run a season’s best of 50.0s to also take a 6th place finish.

 400 metres races

Jack Michaels won the gold medal in the under 20 men’s 400 metres hurdles race. Jack’s pedigree was one of distance and cross country but he caught the hurdling bug and he has become rather good at it. He finished the race in 66.6s.

Marcel Dalee won his second gold medal of the day, clinching it with a season’s best performance of 53.9s. The bronze went to another of our newer recruits, Kyle Foster who ran the race in 59.4s which was a new PB.

800 metres races

Natalie Bell ran a season’s best time of 2:41.3s to win the gold medal and she crossed the line 8 seconds ahead of her nearest challenger.

In the under15 girls race Abbie Haigh took the silver medal with a season’s best run of 2:43.9s. Lucy Savery won the bronze in 2:47.3s. Daisy Evans ran a season’s best effort of 2:48.6s to take 4th and Rebecca Chivers ran a new PB of 2:51.0s to finish 5th.

1500 metres race

The under 17 men’s 1500 metres race was won by middle distance and cross country specialist Jack Brothwell. He finished the race 25 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

 

Field Results – under 20/under 17/under 15

Long Jump

Jessica Lee was the silver medallist in the under 20 women’s long jump event where we also saw her set a new PB 4.28m. In the under 17’s Maddie Storr won her first gold medal for Kingston with a fine effort of 4.35m.

The under 17 men’s competition saw the top 3 Kingston athletes who are also training partners going head to head. Multi-eventer Nathan Hood came out on top with a leap of 5.32m with Macalley Morgan taking the silver with 5.18m and Harry Stutely the bronze with 5.01m, a season’s best for him.

In the under 15 boy’s competition Kayden Morgan emulated his older brother when he picked up the gold medal with a jump of 4.95m. Philip May took the silver with his best effort of 4.58 and Samuel Croney taking 4th place with a jump of 4.19m.

The under15 girl’s event saw the 2014 Humberside Schools Champion Libby Wheeler set a new PB of 5.02m to win the gold medal. Kate Huntington also set a new PB of 4.04m to take the silver, Abbie Haigh put in a season’s best performance of 3.74m to take 4th place and Imogen Hayhurst finished 5th with a best effort of 3.56m.

High Jump

The under 17 women’s high jump gold went to the 2014 Humberside Championship’s silver medallist Bryony Underwood who put in a season’s best effort of 1.45m.

In the under 15 girl’s event Paige Mathers won the silver medal and set a new PB with a clearance of 1.42m.

Hammer Throw

In the under 20 women’s competition Maggie Okul the 2014 double Northern Champion and England Championship’s bronze medallist dominated the event, winning the gold with a throw of 48.05m which was 14 metres ahead of the silver medallist.

The under 17’s saw Olivia Stevenson also a Northern double champion and England Championship’s silver medallist similarly dominate her event to take the gold with a throw of 51.01m. Fellow Hull Hammer Squad thrower’s Alice Barnsdale and Jess North took the silver and bronze medals respectively. Alice had a best throw of 41.08 and Jess 23.80m.

The under15 boy’s competition saw one of our emerging young hammer throwers Shaun Kerry win the silver medal with an excellent throw and new PB of 29.81m.

 Discus Throw

The under 20 women’s competition saw Nicole Gray open her 2015 campaign with a bronze medal winning performance. She threw a new PB of 22.03m.

Sophie O’Hara opened her campaign with a victory in the under 17 women’s event, throwing 30.90m, a season’s best. Alice Barnsdale won the bronze medal with 22.47 which was also a season’s best effort.

In the under 17 men’s, the Northern Champion at both Discus and Shot       Josh Tranmer gave a wake-up call to his rivals, setting a new PB of 35.39m to take the gold medal.

Shot Putt

Josh Tranmer picked up his second gold medal of the day and second new PB of the day by launching the 5kg shot 11.28m.

In the under 15 boy’s event Shaun Kerry claimed his second silver medal with a throw measuring 10.18m.

The under 17 girl’s shot found Sophie O’Hara and Alice Barnsdale going head to head again. Sophie took her second gold medal with a season’s best effort of 10.83m and Alice another bronze with a throw of 8.81m which was a new PB for her.

Multi-eventer Venus Morgan picked up her second gold of the day with a throw of 8.78m in the under 15 girl’s competition. This was also a new PB for Venus.

Pole Vault

 The Kingston upon Hull Open meeting provided the first opportunity for the club’s Pole Vault group to show how their winter training had gone. It has been a frustrating time for the group since the Pole Vault equipment at Costello Stadium has only just been fixed in order for them to do any serious event practice since the stanchions were broken last September.

Ben Stutely, in his first competition since joining the group as an 11 year old last September cleared 1.90m and was very close in his three attempts to also achieving 2m.

Natalie Varga produced a personal best in winning the under 17 competition with a first-time clearance of 2.60m, whilst training partner Rebekah Arandle, who hasn’t competed for a couple of years through a persistent leg injury, won the Senior Women’s competition with a height of 2.70m.

There was an exciting Men’s under17 competition in which the lead swung from one vaulter to another. The result was a personal best for both Nathan Hood and Harry Stutely. Both clearing 3.10m but Harry took the gold medal on count-back, having less failures than Nathan throughout the tense competition.

This was a promising start to the season for the group in an event which is technically difficult and requires a lot of courage.

Malcolm Brooks

(Kingston upon Hull Pole Vault coach)

 

 

   

Kingston Spring Open meeting – Junior Section

Posted April 23, 2015 By David Radford

Robert SmithHenry CannellCharlotte GrayPaige Mathers & Venus MorganFabian Vidal & Connor PickeringGina De Lancey (3)Harry IversonJames IversonThomas Iverson (4)Ciara Andrews (4)Evie WatsonL to R  Jessicca Townsend - Abbie Haigh(behind) - Tonisha Pickering

 

Open Results – Under 11’s and Under13’s

70 metres hurdles – under 13 girls

The reigning Humberside County Champion Ciara Andrews made a winning start to the new track season with another victory over the hurdles and another new PB of 12.4s. The bronze medal went to Katie Smith whose time of 12.8s was a new PB for her. Emily Dye also set a new PB of 13.0s to take 5th place. Gina De Lancey ran a season’s best time of 13.7s in 6th place. Lauren McClean was 7th, Sophie McIntyre 8th and Holly Adams 10th with all 3 girls registering new PB’s.

75 metres hurdles – under 13 boys

Henry Cannell made his first appearance of 2015 and collected a silver medal and a new PB of 14.6s over the hurdles. Daniel Chadwick who put in some impressive cross country performances during the winter took 4th place and set himself a new PB of 17.3s.

80 metres race – under 13 girls

Katie Smith collected her second bronze medal of the day and also set a new PB of 12.3s. Gina De Lancey finished 4th in a season’s best time of 12.6s. Sophie Reed also ran 12.6s which was a new PB for her. Ciara Andrews and Faye Oliver finished 6th and 7th in 12.8s.

80 metres race – under 13 boys

Ben Stutely who is also a fine pole vaulter and long jumper was the race winner in a season’s best time of 12.3s. Connor Pickering one of our most promising young talents took the bronze medal with a season’s best run of 13.0s. One of our newest recruits Finlay Parker finished in 5th place in 13.2s and Theo Dabbs 7th, also in 13.2s.

80 metres race – under 11 girls

Charlotte Gray finished in 5th place in 14.1s and Tonisha Pickering 8th in 14.4s.

 

80 metres race – under 11 boys

James Iverson was the gold medallist and he ran the race in a season’s best time of 14.1s.

150 metres race – under 13 girls

Katie Smith collected her 3rd medal of the day, this time a silver one and also set a new PB of 24.3s. Evie Watson took 4th place and she also ran a new PB of 24.7s. Alanah Thoresby finished in 5th place and Emily Dye 6th with both girls running a season’s best time of 24.9s.

150 metres race – under 13 boys

Another new face at the club Daniel Heald was the bronze medallist in the race and he set himself a new PB of 24.2s. Theo Dabbs finished 5th in 25.1s and Fabian Vidal a young man working his way back to full fitness after an injury plagued winter, ran a season’s best of 27.8s for a 10th place finish.

150 metres race – under 11 girls

Charlotte Gray finished in 5th position in the race and recorded a time of 27.9s.

150 metres race – under 11 boys

Tom Iverson was the gold medal winner and his recorded time was 25.0s and his brother Harry Iverson took the bronze medal in 26.0s. The 3rd member of the triplets James had earlier won gold in the 80 metres.

600 metres – under 11 girls

Charlotte Gray was back in action again and she picked up a 6th place finish and a new PB of 2:31.1s.

600 metres – under 11 boys

Tom Iverson returned to the track and collected another victory and another gold medal, plus a new PB of 1:58.3s.

 800 metres – under 13 girl

Ella Draper the silver medallist at the 2014 Humberside County Championships was the dominant force in the race. She won a well deserved gold medal and set a good time of 2:41.4s. Katy McCabe was making her debut in the Kingston vest and she was the bronze medallist in a time of 2:59.8s, which was a new PB for her. Another debutant on the track was Emilia Russell who took 4th place and set a time of 3.03.6s. Niamh Derbyshire finished in 6th place and she set a new PB 3:09.3s. A further 3 girls made their track debuts, Evie Newton (7th), Mia Brocklehurst (10th) and Esther Savage (12th)

800 metres – under 13 boys

Rob Smith was the bronze medal winner and he ran a season’s best time of 3:09.0s.

1200 metres – under 13 girls

Evie Watson ran a new PB of 4:49.0s to win the silver medal in what was her first 1200 metres race.

1500 metres – under 13 boys

Daniel Heald went one better than his bronze in the 150 metres when taking 2nd place and the silver medal and also setting a new PB of 5:28.9s. Daniel Chadwick finished the race in 4th position and set a new PB of 5:35.5s.

High Jump – under 13 girls

Lauren McClean was competing in her first outdoor high jump event, she won the silver medal, clearing a height of 1.15m.

Long Jump – under 13 girls

Evie Watson jumped a new PB of 3.91m to take the gold medal in the long jump competition, Emily Dye won the silver medal with the same distance and Sophie Reed collected the bronze with a new PB of 3.57m.

 Long Jump – under 13 boys

Ben Stutely set a new PB of 4.36m to take his second medal of the day, this time it was silver. Connor Pickering picked up a 4th place finish with a new PB of 3.97m and Fabian Vidal 5th with a season’s best of 3.60.

Long Jump – under 11 girls

Tonisha Pickering produced a personal best performance of 3.04m to win the gold medal.

Long Jump – under 11 boys

Harry Iverson collected a bronze medal with a jump of 2.94m and his brother James Iverson 5th place with 2.85m. Alex Chivers, James Abbots and Robert Dye also played their part in what was a closely fought contest.

Shot Putt – under 13 girls

Faye Oliver was the shot gold medallist and registered a new PB of 7.06m. Hollie Young finished in 4th place and she too threw a new PB of 5.72m.

Shot Putt – under 13 boys

Ben Copley showed that all his work during the winter with our throws coach Dave Bennett had been time well spent. Ben won the gold medal and put a full metre onto his personal best, which now stands at 8.31m.The silver medal went to Connor Pickering who also registered a new PB of 5.97m.

Javelin Throw – under 13 girls

Ciara Andrews was the winner of the gold medal with a season’s best effort of 15.49m. Sophie Reed claimed the silver with a throw of 14.05, which was a new PB for her. Jessica Townsend also threw a new PB of 11.73m to take the bronze medal.

Javelin Throw – under 13 boys

Ben Copley collected another gold medal and registered another PB with an excellent throw of 31.46m. Rob Smith won his second bronze medal of the day with a throw of 14.89m, which was a new PB for him.

   

Kingston Spring Open – Seniors Report

Posted April 20, 2015 By David Radford

Maegan Taylor (3)Adam PrestonSam DewsburyAbbi CarterJohn TwiddleJames Bedford (2)Matthew Elvidge (2)Gregan Clarkson 8James Wardle

 

Spring Open Meeting – Costello Stadium, Hull

Sunday 12th April 2015

 

Kingston staged the first of this year’s Open meetings at the Costello Stadium on the 12th of April. The event was well attended by athletes coming from all parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and a fair few from much further away.

It was a cold and miserable day with a strong gusting wind making conditions difficult for all the athletes, both track and field. We saw some excellent performances from all age groups, ranging from under 11’s to veterans.

Details of  performances of Kingston senior athletes are as follows:-

The senior women’s 100 metres saw 20 year old Maegan Taylor, who is in her 10th season at the club take the gold medal in the 100 metres, running a season’s best time of 13.5s with team mate Amina Iredale finishing in 4th place in 15.7s.

In the senior men’s 200 metres, 19 year old Adam Preston, who has just made the move up from the youth team, took the gold in the 200 metres with a season’s best effort of 25.4s and his clubmate Samuel Henriquez claimed the silver medal with a run of 26.2s.

Adam Preston returned to the track to contest the 400 metres race where he collected a silver medal with another season’s best performance of 52.1s.

The 800 metres found Mark Cage who is in his 8th season with Kingston finish in 7th position, running a season’s best time of 2:28.3s.

Gregan Clarkson who is the UK Biathlon champion and a former two time World Biathle champion, competed in two events. In the 400 metres hurdles he took 2nd place and he recorded a PB for the event, running a time of 72.4s. On more familiar territory he took gold in the 3000 metres running a season’s best time of 9:35.1s.

The long jump competition saw 3 Kingston athletes going head to head for the medals. Sam Dewsbury was the winner of the competition and he also set a new PB for the event of 6.31m. Matt Elvidge and James Wardle, who have both recently moved up from the youth team had a real scrap for the silver and bronze with Matt taking silver with a season’s best effort of 5.87m and James just 2 centimetres behind with 5.85m which was a season’s best for him too.

The senior women’s hammer competition saw Abbi Carter the clubs foremost female thrower assert her authority with a season’s best of 56.58m to take the gold medal.

In the men’s competition James Bedford produced a season’s best performance of 63.67m to take the gold. Fellow member of the Hull Hammer Squad the prolific competitor and veteran athlete John Twiddle took the bronze with a throw of 38.36m. John also won the shot putt gold medal with a throw of 12.06m.

 

 

   

Scunthorpe ‘Winter Warm -Up’ Open Meeeting

Posted March 25, 2015 By David Radford

Sonia Santos & Megan Hoult Asher Gammon James Wardle Jessica Fields & Katarina JohnsonThompson Amelia Robinson (2)Jack Perry

 

 

The Scunthorpe and District Athletic Club held the first meeting on their newly re-laid track at Quibell Park on Sunday 22nd March. It provided Kingston’s athletes an opportunity for a first outdoor outing of 2015 and a fair number of them made the journey over the Humber Bridge to compete at the meeting.

Asher Gammon made his outdoor debut for the club, running in both the 80 metres and the 150 metres sprint races. He finished in 2nd place in each of the races and set new PB’s in both, clocking 9.6s in the 80 and 17.9 in the 150.

Five of our ladies competed in both the 80 and 150 metres women’s races, which saw a club 1 – 2 – 3 in both events.

In the 80 metres Megan Hoult ran a season’s best of 10.3s to win the race. Faye Mitchell ran a PB of 10.5s for 2nd place and Sonia Santos also put in a PB of 10.6s to take the 3rd slot. Two fairly recent members Angelakie Koutsi and Sarah Hardcastle took 5th and 6th places in 11.6s and 12.0s respectively.

The 150 metres saw Megan win the race with another season’s best performance of 19.0s and Faye again take second spot with another PB of 19.5 and Sonia Santos clocked a season’s best of 20.0s in 3rd slot. Angelakie took 7th place in 22.1s and Sarah 9th place in 23.1s.

In the men’s events James Wardle, in his first competition as a senior athlete was the winner of the long jump competition, where he put in a season’s best effort 5.71m.

The under 17 women’s 300 metres saw Amelia Robinson take 2nd place in the race and also set a new PB of 43.2s in the process, giving her a sound foundation for the coming season.

In the same age category, this time in the 80 and the 150 metres, we saw Jessica Fields, Chloe Constable and Charlotte McIvor, who have just moved up into the higher age group, in action. Chloe took 4th place in the 80 metres where she ran a new PB of 11.4s. Jessica finished one tenth of a second behind her in 5th which was a new PB for her. Charlotte was a further tenth behind in 6th position

In the 150 metres race Jessica took 6th place and returned a time of 21.0s which was another new PB. Chloe also set another new PB of 21.5s, to take 8th place. Charlotte finished in 11th and she ran a time of 22.6s.

The under15 girls 80 and 150 metres races saw Olivia Morton and Natasha Rawling representing the club. Both girls set new PB’s in the 80 metres, Olivia with a run of 11.7s which gained her a 4th place finish and Natasha a 6th place slot with 11.9s.

They both posted new PB’s again in the 150 race. Olivia was in 5th place with a run of 11.9s and Natasha 7th with 22.1s.

The under13 girls 80 and 150 metres saw two youngsters who were making their debuts for the club, Hermione Kelworth and Bella Tarbotton.

Hermione finished in 12th place in the 80 metres where she recorded a time of 12.5s for her efforts and Bella was in 14th place with a run of 13.2s. The 150 metres race saw Hermione in 14th place in 23.8s and Bella in 19th with 25.1.

The under15 boy’s category saw Jack Perry in action. He has been with the club since August last year and some of his indoor performances in 2015 have been very impressive. At Scunthorpe we saw him contesting the 150 metres and the long jump. In the 150 he took 2nd place and set a new PB of 18.4s in doing so. Jack then went on to win the long jump competition with his best effort measuring 5.43m, 69 centimetres ahead of the 2nd placed athlete.

Again in the under 15 boy’s category Kyle Foster contested the 300 metres race, where he took 2nd place setting a new PB of 41.3s.

In the under 13 boy’s Harrison Haigh saw competition in both the 80 and 150 metres races. In the short race he finished in 2nd place and recorded a time of 12.0s. The 150 metres saw him take 4th place with a run timed at 22.9s.

 

 

   

‘Tom Pinks’ Relays and Field Events

Posted March 25, 2015 By David Radford

Kingston Team  'Tom Pinks' Gold medallists  'Keeping up with Paula'  20 Sam Frankish - 21 Theo Dabbs - 22 Tom Iverson - 23 Daniel Chadwick - 24 Junior Agostinho  & Coach Jo Townsend Charlotte Gray   Gold - 'Weight for Distance' Emilia Russell Evie Watson (2)Alex Grant

 

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

‘Tom Pinks’ Relays and Field Events

E.I.S. Indoor Stadium, Sheffield – Saturday 14th March 2015

 

Our junior training group, which consists of athletes in the under11 and under 13 age groups, travelled in strength to the magnificent English Institute of Sport indoor stadium in Sheffield, to compete against countless hundreds of other young athletes who had travelled from all corners of the north, to what is probably the biggest junior competition in Northern England. It is definitely the best attended and the most anticipated competition and by far the noisiest event. Our youngsters had been looking forward to Sheffield since before last Christmas.

The track events consist of three team relays. ‘Chasing Mo’ ‘Chasing Kelly’ and ‘Keeping up with Paula’ all of course named after 3 of our greatest ever athletes.

The under 11’s also take part in the ‘over and under’ relay, whilst the under 13’s compete in the 3 x 2.5 lap time trials.

All contestants compete in the field events which are designed to cater for juniors and every event sees some serious competition from the young athletes.

Kingston’s young competitors returned home with a magnificent haul of 12 medals. Between them they won 4 gold medals, 6 silver and 2 bronze.

 

Relay Results

Our under11 boys team, consisting of Theo Dabbs – Tom Iverson – Daniel Chadwick – Junior Agostinho and Sam Frankish won gold in the ‘Keeping up with Paula’ race and they set a good time of 2:44.4, six tenths of a second ahead of the 2nd placed team from Chesterfield and District.

Theo, Tom, Junior and Sam also competed in the over/under relay where they won the silver medal in a time of 1:16.8s. This time they were just beaten to the gold medal by the by the Chesterfield team.

The under 11 girl’s, Sophie Reed – Sarah Healey – Sophie McIntyre – Mia Brocklehurst and Lauren McClean fought their way to the final in the ‘Keeping up with Paula’ but just missed out on the medals and had to settle for a 4th place finish with a run of 2:53.1s.

Lauren McClean, Mia Brocklehurst, Sophie McIntyre and Sophie Reed competed in the over/under relay. They qualified for the final, where they put in a great effort and were very unlucky not to win the bronze medal. Their time of 1:18.9 was the same as the Crewe and Nantwich quartet who were awarded the medal.

The under 13 boy’s team of Henry Cannell – Joe Seed – Harvey Newton – Sam Croney and Matthew Greendale contested the final of the ‘Chasing Mo’ relay where they finished in 2nd place, picking up well deserved silver medals. The time for their run was 3:42.7s.

Harvey Newton, Joe Seed and Robert Smith were our under 13 boy’s team in the 3 x 2.5 lap time trial. They finished in 6th place in the final and ran a time of 4:43.7s.

The under13 girl’s team of Ciara Andrews – Becky Chivers – Jodie Martin – Gina Lancey and Alanah Thoresby reached the final of the ‘Chasing Kelly’ race where they finished in 5th place and recorded a time of 3:56.0s.

Under 13’s Jodie Martin, Evie Watson and Ella Draper ran the 3 x 2.5 lap time trials where they just missed out on the medals, finishing in 4th place in the final and setting a time of 4:51.6s.

 

Field Results – Under 11’s

Alex Grant was the silver medallist in the Caber event, where his total of 26 points was just one behind the gold medallist from City of Sheffield AC. Ramon Arroyo amassed a points total of 24, which gave him a 7th place finish.

In the Highland Steps competition Daniel Chadwick managed 65 steps in his allotted time to finish 4th, just one step away from the bronze medal. Ramon Arroyo was in 9th place with a total of 50.

In the Soft javelin throw Junior Agostinho was in 7th place with a throw of 14.75m. Alex Chivers finished 12th with his best throw measured at 13.00m.

The Weight for Distance event saw Tom and Harry Iverson (2 of the triplets) take joint 6th place. Both the boys had a best throw of 9.00m.

The Standing Long Jump event saw Junior Agostinho finish in 9th position with a leap of 1.96m. James Iverson finished in 12th place with his best effort of the day, a jump of 1.76m.

In the under 11 girls Charlotte Gray put in one of the days outstanding performances when she won the gold medal in the Weight for Distance event, her club mate Evie Newton took 5th place in the event.  

The under 11 girls standing Long Jump saw Lauren McClean win the silver medal with an effort measuring 2.00m. Sophie Reed finished in 5th position with 1.86m.

Lauren McClean just missed out on a bronze medal in the Standing Triple Jump, her best attempt of 5.37m giving her a 4th place finish. Emilia Russell took 7th place with a jump of 4.90m.

The Caber competition saw the Bronze medal go to Esther Savage who had compiled a total of 25 points. Eve Anderson finished in 7th place with 19 points.

Sophie Reed saw competition in the Highland Steps, where she managed a total of 52 steps, which gave her a 5th place finish. Sarah Healey’s total of 41 saw her finish in 11th position.

In the Soft Javelin throw Mia Brocklehurst took 5th place with a throw of 13.00m. Sophie Mcintyre finished in 12th place with a best effort of 9.75m.

 

 

   

Nathan Hood (3)Nathan Hood (5)

 

England Athletics Under15 & Under 17 Combined Events Championships

E.I.S. Stadium, Sheffield – Sat 14th & Sun 15th March 2015

 

 

Kingston’s sole representative at the England combined events championships was 16 year old Nathan Hood. He has been with the club since the age of 10 and has been a multi-eventer from day one.

The athletes competed in a heptathlon event, in which they took part in the track races over 60 metres, 1000 metres and 60 metres hurdles and in the field events of pole vault, high jump, long jump and shot putt. The competition took place over two days on the weekend of 14th/15th March.

Nathan had a very good weekend. The opening event, which was the 60 metres, set the tone for the day, when he ran a season’s best of 8.27s, just one hundredth of a second outside his PB.

The other track events saw new PB’s in both the 1000 metres where he ran 3:16.52s and the 60 metres hurdles where he clocked 10.62s.

The field events saw him set two new PB’s. In the shot putt he launched a huge throw of 7.83m increasing his old PB by 85 centimetres and in the high jump he increased his old best by 3 centimetres.

The long jump saw Nathan produce a season’s best performance with a leap which measured 5.39.

The pole vault saw him put in another season’s best effort when he cleared a height of 2.05m. This event however was Nathan’s one disappointment over the weekend. He is a good pole vaulter but has been unable to practice as much as he would have liked too. There have been problems with the stanchions back at the club and the vaulters have only been able to practice their drills.

Nathan amassed a total of 2785 points in this competition which was another new PB. He was happy with it but was left to rue his lack of pole vaulting practice. If he had got anywhere near his potential he would have passed the 3000 points mark.

In the 2014 season Nathan was the 400 metres hurdles champion at the Humberside Schools Championships. He was the pole vault silver medallist at the Hull International Athletics Festival Meeting and at the Humberside County Championships he won silver in the triple jump and bronze at pole vault.

   

Hollie Young (2)

Athlete of the Month – Junior Training Group

Hollie Young

 

Hollie Young was the winner of our junior group’s athlete of the month award for February 2015.

Hollie is a member of the upper age group, who are athlete’s aged 11, 12 and 13 years. She has been training with the junior section for around two years and is a friendly and popular girl, who is always willing to help her team mates and assist in any way she can. She has always been a steady performer, who gives her best efforts.

Over the past few months the coaches have seen her steadily progressing week by week as she began to grow into a promising young athlete. Hollie and her coaches have put in lots of hard work and the benefits can clearly be seen in her performances in the training sessions.

She is a deserving winner of February’s award.

The 2015 track and field season is rapidly approaching and Hollie and all the junior athletes are eagerly waiting to get back into competition.