Lower YDL – Final League Match – 2015 Season

Posted July 27, 2015 By David Radford

Adam Coles Adriana Arroyo (2) Daisy Evans Emilia Russell Emily Dye (3) Evie Watson & Jodie Martin Jack Perry        Long Jump Gold Jennifer Hopkinson Katie Smith - Ciara Andrews - Sophie Reed - Alanah Thoresby Lewis Gilbey

UK Youth Development League 

Northern Premier – League 2

Costello Stadium, Hull –Saturday 18th of July 2015

 

Our junior team’s final league meeting of the 2015 track & field season, was held at the Costello Stadium on Saturday 18th of July.

Kingston’s young athletes faced opposition from the elite juniors from Gateshead Harriers, Chesterfield and District, Leeds City, Doncaster and Team North Cumbria.

At the start of the competition, Kingston stood in 3rd place on the league ladder with a total of 13 points. Two points behind the joint league leaders, Gateshead Harriers and Chesterfield and District, who both had 15 points.

The top two clubs would be promoted and the bottom team would face relegation. In order for Kingston to gain promotion, we would not only have to win this match but both Gateshead and Chesterfield would have to finish in 5th and 6th positions on the day. It was an unlikely scenario.

Our youngsters performed splendidly and many personal bests were set both on both the track and on the field. They were deserving of the highest praise.

We finished 3rd on the day and remained in third place on the final league table. Gateshead and Chesterfield earned promotion to Premier League 1 for the 2016 season and Doncaster were relegated to east Division 1.

The weather for the competition was bright with some glimpses of the sun and a temperature in the mid teens. The perennial Costello wind was present. No matter what the season it never seems go away.

 

 Details of all our athlete’s performances are as follows.

 

Under 15 Boys

English Schools long jump champion Jack Perry started off his day in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where he took 2nd place and ran a time of 12.6s. Lewis Gilbey also took 2nd place in the ‘B’ race with a run of 13.0s.

In the 200 metres Lewis won the ‘B’ race in a recorded a time of 26.1s and Jack took another 2nd place finish in the ‘A’ in 25.3s.

The 300 metres brought together Joseph Seed and Adam Coles. Joe took 5th place in the ‘A’ race and ran a time of 46.6s, whilst Adam who was running his first ever 300 metres race set a most impressive new PB of 41.8s, to win the ‘B’.

Matthew Elliott set a new personal best of 2:24.4s, to win the 800 metres race.

Our representatives in the 80 metres hurdles were Adam Coles and Sam Westhead. Adam took on the ‘A’ race, where his time of 13.1s earned him a 3rd place finish. Sam took 4th place in the ‘B’ with a run of 14.6s.

Out on the field, our two English Schools hammer finalists Will Robinson and Shaun Kerry were in action in the throwing circle. Shaun won the ‘A’ event with a new personal best throw of 42.59m, and Will won the ‘B’ with an excellent effort of 41.01m.

Will Robinson saw further action in the discus competition, where he threw a new PB of 28.95m, to take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event. Joseph Seed took part in his first discus competition and threw a new PB of 13.33m, for 5th place in the ‘B’.

Shaun Kerry returned to the fray, this time in the javelin competition. He threw his second new PB of the day, launching the javelin out to 36.96m, to take 2nd place.

Shaun Kerry and Will Robinson were back in tandem in the shot putt competition. Shaun finished 4th in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 10.94m, whilst Will took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with his second new PB of the day, with a throw measuring 9.50m.

The long jump competition saw Jack Perry in his main event and yet another jump in excess of 6 metres, this time 6.04m was enough to win the ‘A’. Adam Coles picked up another new PB in the ‘B’ competition with a jump of 5.32m to give us a double win in the long jump pit.

Matthew Elliott and Philip May were our contestants in the high jump. Matthew set a new PB in the ‘A’ event with a height clearance of 1.50, which gave him 3rd place. Philip also took 3rd place in the ‘B’ where he cleared1.35m.

 

Under 13 Boys

Ben Stutely took 3rd place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race with a run of 14.6s, and Harrison Haigh was placed 4th in the ‘B’ in a time of 15.4s.

The 200 metres brought together Harrison Haigh and Harvey Newton. Harrison ran in the ‘A’ race, where he finished 4th in a time of 31.6s. Harvey was also 4th in the ‘B’ and his time was one of 33.1s.

The 800 metres saw Sam Frankish run a new PB of 2:41.2s, for a 5th place finish in the ‘A’ race and Daniel Chadwick also registered a new PB of 2:48.1s to take 3rd place in the ‘B’.

The 1500 metres saw Harvey Newton take 3rd place in the ‘A’ race and also set a new PB, with a run of 5:19.9s. Robert Smith also claimed 3rd place in the ‘B’ and he too set a new PB of 6:03.5s.

Henry Cannell took 3rd place in the 75 metre hurdles ‘A’ race, where he ran a time of 14.8s. Daniel Chadwick ran a time of 17.5s, which gave him a 3rd place finish in the ‘B’.

Finlay Parker is in his debut season for the club and he was competing in only his second league meeting. He represented us in the javelin competition (his first one) where he threw 11.37m, to earn his team precious points.

In the shot putt ‘A’ competition Fabian Vidal threw a new PB of 5.88m, for a 5th place finish, and Robert Smith also set a new PB of 4.93m in the ‘B’ to take 4th place.

Ben Stutely and Fabian Vidal represented us in the long jump. In the ‘A’ event Ben threw a new PB of 4.42m, to take 2nd place, and in the ‘B’ Fabians throw of 4.08m, earned him 3rd place.

In the high jump William Buckle’s new PB of 1.30m, gave him 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, and Divaldo Agostinho’s clearance of 1.15m, earned him 2nd place in the ‘B’.

 

Under 15 Girls

Northern indoor champion and English Schools semi finalist, Hannah Kynman, asserted her authority over the field with victories in both the sprint races. In the 100 metres ‘A’ race she clocked a time of 13.0s and in the 200 ‘A’ her time of 27.5s was almost 2 seconds faster than the runner up.

In the 100 metres ‘B’ race Jennifer Hopkinson took 3rd place with a recorded time of 14.1s. The 200 metres ‘B’ saw Savannah Beal take 4th place with a run of 30.0s.

Our representatives in the 300 metres were Abbie Haigh and Olivia Morton. Abbie finished 5th in the ‘A’ race with a run of 49.1s, and Olivia ran a season’s best time of 48.2s, for 4th place in the ‘B’.

The 800 metres saw Daisy Evans run a time of 2:40.0s, for 5th place in the ‘A’ race and Abbie Haigh take 4th place in the ‘B’ with a time of 2:47.7s.

The 75 metre hurdles saw training partners Venus Morgan and Paige Mathers in tandem. Venus won the ‘A’ race, running a time of 12.3s, and Paige took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a time of 13.3s.

Beth Shaw threw a new PB of 19.13m, in the discus ‘A’ event, for a 4th place finish, and in the ‘B’ Harriet Cannell also took 4th place with a throw of 17.45m.

Beth Shaw was back in action in the hammer ‘A’ event, where she threw 26.66m for 3rd place. In the ‘B’ event, and in her final competition for Kingston was Adriana Arroyo, who threw a new PB of 17.95m, for 3rd place. Adriana is returning home to Mexico with her family, all of whom will be missed by the many friends they made during their stay in Hull.

The javelin competition saw Harriet Cannell take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 28.62m. Paige Mathers was the winner of the ‘B’ where she threw a   new PB of 26.88m.

The shot putt competition paired together Beth Shaw in the ‘A’ and Abbie Haigh in the ‘B’. Beth threw a new PB of 7.21m, for 5th place and Abbie 5.94 for 4th place.

Both Venus Morgan and Savannah Beal, were engaged in extremely close contests in the long jump. Venus jumped 4.98m, for a second place finish in the ‘A’ event and Savannah took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with a leap of 4.37m, which was a new PB.

In the high jump Venus Morgan took 4th place in the ‘A’ competition with a clearance of 1.55m, and Paige Mathers was placed 2nd in the ‘B’ with 1.35m.

 

 Under 13 Girls

In the 75 metres sprint race Sophie Reed  took 4th place in the ‘A’ race in a time of 11.4s, and Katie Smith was in 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 11.1s.

The 150 metres sprint saw Katie Smith running the ‘A’ race and picking up another 2nd place in 22.7s. Emily Dye took 2nd place in the ‘B’ running a new PB of 23.3s.

On to middle distance, where in the ‘A’ race Jodie Martin ran a new PB of 2:36.8s for 2nd place. In the ‘B’ Emilia Russell also took 2nd place and also ran a new PB of 2:46.9s.

In the 1200 metres Evie Watson ran 4:27.5s, for 4th place in the ‘A’ race and Katy McCabe took 2nd place in the ‘B’ where her run of 4:31.1s was a new PB.

In the 70 metres hurdles race Ciara Andrews took 2nd place in the ‘A’ in 12.2s. Katie Smith was the winner of the ‘B’, running a time of 12.6s.

The javelin competition saw a club and a league debut by one of our newest recruits, 12 year old Indigo Atkin. She launched the javelin out to 19.90m, to take 2nd place in the ‘A’ and set herself a personal best performance. In the ‘B’ Sophie Reed took 3rd place with a throw of 13.29m.

In the shot putt Ciara Andrews threw a new PB of 7.87m, to take 5th place in the ‘A’. Faye Oliver took 4th place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 6.77m.

Evie Watson and Emily Dye were our representatives in the long jump competition. Evie set a new PB of 4.17m in the ‘A’ to take 3rd place and Emily finished 2nd in the ‘B’ with a jump of 3.98m.

Alanah Thoresby was the winner of the high jump ‘A’ competition with a clearance of 1.38m, which was a new PB and Rosie Shepherd took 2nd place in the ‘B’, clearing a height of 1.15m.

 

 RELAY RESULTS

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 15 Boys

Kingston’s team of Lewis Gilbey, Philip May, Matthew Elliott and Adam Coles finished in 2nd place and recorded a time of 51.3s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 15 Boys

Matthew Elliott, Joseph Seed, Sam Westhead and Adam Coles, finished in 3rd place in a time of 2:56.5s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 15 Girls

The Quartet of Abbie Haigh, Daisy Evans, Olivia Morton and Savannah Beal, finished in 4th place with a time of 3:18.2s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 13 Boys

Harrison Haigh, Finlay Parker, Divaldo Agostinho and Ben Stutely, finished in 4th place, running a time of 59.4s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 13 Girls

The Kingston foursome of Katie Smith, Sophie Reed, Emily Dye and Jodie Martin, took 2nd place and ran a season’s best time of 56.8s.

Matthew GreendaleOlivia Morton Will Robinson & Shaun Kerry English Schools 2015  hammer final

   

Olivia Stevenson makes England debut

Posted July 27, 2015 By David Radford

OliviaStevenson  England Debut

Schools International Competition

Grangemouth Stadium, Falkirk – Saturday 18th July 2015

 

The Schools International Athletics Board arranges a small number of events annually, to provide competition for the elite young athletes from England, Wales, Scotland and All Ireland.

An International meeting is usually arranged for the weekend after the English Schools Championships. The gold and silver medallists from the English School’s events are selected to represent England at this meeting. The athletes who represent Wales, Scotland and Ireland are the gold and silver winners from their countries equivalent events.

All of the athletic events and disciplines are contested, and each of the four nations had two athletes representing them in each event.

The 2015 Under 17’s International was held at the Grangemouth Stadium in Falkirk, Scotland, on Saturday 18th of July 2015.

Kingston’s Olivia Stevenson, who was the English Schools silver medallist, was selected to represent England in the Hammer competition. The England Squad travelled up to Grangemouth together, by train. Ollie was looking forward to her first International competition and hoping to enjoy the whole experience.

The conditions on the day were grim. It was cold and miserable and it was raining, accompanied by strong winds, with gusts of up to 50mph.

The hammer contestants were the top 8 under 17 throwers in the UK and it was a tight and highly competitive competition. She had a slightly inconsistent start but managed to get a throw out to 54.96m which ultimately earned her a silver medal. Her main rival Katie Head managed to pip Ollie for the gold. The two girls have been ranked no’s 1 and 2 UK all season, interchanging those rankings several times and both of them this season have held the British record.

She thoroughly enjoyed her experience but was disappointed with the distance she threw. That however was down to the conditions alone.

She met many new people who she will stay in touch with, as is the norm in athletics. The England team supported each other in all the events, they cheered each other on and the support and good will from the other competing teams was also much appreciated. Only a handful of the English athletes returned home without a medal.

Ollie’s season is still far from over. She is now busy training and preparing for three more major championships which are coming up in the next five weeks.

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of August she will be up in Middlesbrough for the Northern under 17 Championships, where she will be defending the title she won in 2014.

She will make the journey down to Bedford on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of August, for the England under 17 Championships. In 2014 she brought the silver medal home from there.

From the 3rd to the 6th of September, she will be in Manchester, representing Northern England at the ‘Sainsbury’s’ UK School Games. Ollie is making her debut appearance at these games, which all of our athletes, who have been to them in past years, have thoroughly enjoyed.

 

 

 

   

Northern Senior League Div. 1 – Match 3 – Preston

Posted July 21, 2015 By David Radford

Abbi Carter  30 Megan Hoult  31 Jess Cappleman  30 James Wardle  30 Sam Dewsbury & Matt ElvidgeAmelia RobinsonChloe ConstableJack MichaelsJessica  LeeJessica FieldsJoe CooperJosh Taylor Brown (41)  Harry Powell (101)Luci PrestonMarcel DaleeNatalie Varga  &  Nathan HoodSophie O'haraMaggie Okul  English Schools 2015 Darren Gibson  &  John Twiddle Dan Holiday  31 Callum Giles  35

 

North of England League Division 1

Uclan Arena – Preston, Lancashire.

Sunday 12th of July 2015

 

The third league meeting of the 2015 track and field season took Kingston’s senior team out towards the west coast of England, to the Uclan arena in Preston, where we renewed competition with Preston AC, Sale Harriers, Wakefield Harriers, Blackburn Harriers and Derby AC.

Our senior athletes were joined by a healthy contingent of our youth team members, some of whom had spent the previous two days up at Gateshead, competing in the English Schools Championships.

It was another most creditable and wholehearted team performance, which was exemplified by the number of personal best and seasons best performances achieved by our athletes.

Kingston finished in 4th place on the day and we collected 4 league points. This leaves us standing 3rd in the league table with 12 points, just one point behind joint table toppers Wakefield and Blackburn who both have 13.

The stage is set for the final league clash of the season which will be held at Thorne Park in Wakefield on Saturday the 8th of August.

 

 

Performance details of the senior athletes at Preston are as follows.

 

Callum Giles, who has also been running for Trafford AC this season in the British League, was the winner of the 100 metres at Preston where he ran a time of 11.5s. He also took second place in the 200 metres, where he clocked a time of 22.8s.

In the women’s sprints Megan Hoult won the 100 metres race where she registered a time of 12.1s. Megan took 3rd place in the 200 metres where she ran a time of 25.7s.

Jessica Cappleman ran a season’s best time of 2:33.5s in the 800 metres race and then backed up in the 1500 metres which she ran in a time of 5:33.0s, picking up precious match points for the team.

Renowned biathlete Gregan Clarkson ran a season’s best time of 16:11.6s in the 5000 metres race, to take a 4th place finish.

Daniel Holiday, who also doubles up as the men’s team manager was the winner of the 400 metres race, in which he recorded a season’s best time of 58.5s.

Dan saw further action in the high jump where he cleared a height of 1.55m, to set another season’s best, and followed this up with a throw of 30.83m in the javelin competition.

Rebakah Arandle took 2nd place in the pole vault, clearing a height of 2.80m.

In the long jump Matthew Elvidge jumped a season’s best distance of 6.38m, to win the ‘A’ competition and Sam Dewsbury was the winner of the ‘B’ competition with a jump of 6.29m.

James Wardle jumped a new PB of 10.75m, to take 4th place in the triple jump event. He also recorded a new PB in the discus ‘B’ event, with a throw of 12.77m.

John Twiddle and Darren Gibson, two of Kingston’s veteran athletes made their presence felt in the throwing circles.

In the ‘A’ shot putt John took 3rd place with a throw of 11.65m and Darren was 4th in the ‘B’ with a season’s best effort of 8.24m.

The hammer found John taking 4th place in the ‘A’ event, with a throw of 41.12m and Darren finishing 3rd in the ‘B’ where he threw 34.40m.

John Twiddle also competed in the discus ‘A’ event where he finished in 4th place with a throw measuring 31.63m.

Abbi Carter was once again much too strong for the opposition throwers in the hammer. She won the event with a throw of 56.96m. Abbi also won the discus competition in the same fashion with a season’s best throw of 31.33m.

In the shot putt, Abbi took 4th place with a throw which measured 9.80m.

 

Details of all the day’s performances by our youth team athletes are as follows.

 

Joseph Cooper took on both the men’s 100 and the 200 metres sprint races. He took 3rd place in the 100 and ran a time of 11.2s. In the 200 Joe ran a new personal best time of 22.7s for another 3rd place finish.

Luci Preston also took 3rd place in the women’s 100 metres race, where she ran a time of 13.0s.

She also took on the 400 metres ‘A’ race where her run of 63.4s earned her a 5th place finish. Luci specialises in the 100 and 200 metre races but will do anything else required to help out her team.

16 year old Chloe Constable ran in the women’s 200 metres where she recorded a time of 28.9s.

16 year old Marcel Dalee ran a new PB of 51.8s for a 4th place finish in the men’s 400 metres ‘A’ race. Joshua Taylor-Brown also ran a new PB of 55.9s in the 400 ‘B’ race.

Marcel and Josh were back in action in the men’s 800 metres. Marcel ran a time of 2:01.7s for a 5th place finish in the ‘A’ race, and Josh took 4th place in the ‘B’ with a time 2:07.0s.

15 year old Jessica Fields was the winner of the women’s 400 metres ‘B’ race and she recorded a time of 64.8s.

Reigning Humberside cross country champions Harry Powell (under 20) and Shaun Smith (under17) contested the 1500 metres races. Harry ran 4:20.8s for 5th place in the ‘A’ race and Shaun took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a time of 4:23.1s.

15 year old Natalie Varga took 3rd place in the women’s 100 metre hurdles ‘A’ race, setting a new PB of 20.2s.

16 year old Jessica Lee was 2nd in the ‘B’ and she too set a new PB of 20.0s.

Natalie and Jess saw further action in the high jump with both girls registering new PB’s, Natalie with a clearance of 1.30m and Jess clearing 1.15m.

Jack Michaels ran a new PB of 61.7s to take 3rd place in the men’s 400 metres hurdles race.

Amelia Robinson who has just turned 16 ran a new PB of 67.2s, to take 2nd place in the women’s 400 metres hurdles.

The men’s pole vault competition saw 15 year old Harry Stutely clear a new personal best height of 3.30m for 3rd place in the ‘A’ event and 16 year old Nathan Hood clear 3.00m to take 3rd place in the ‘B’

The women’s pole vault was won by Natalie Varga, who cleared a height of 2.50m.

Harry Stutely returned to the fray in the high jump where a height clearance of 1.40m gave him a 5th place finish.

The women’s long jump saw both of the Jessica’s in competition. Jessica Lee took 5th place in the ‘A’ event with a jump of 4.21m, and Jessica Fields jumped a season’s best of 4.19m for 5th place in the ‘B’.

Luci Preston took 3rd place in the women’s triple jump with a season’s best effort of 9.53m, in the ‘A’ event and Jessica Lee took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a jump of 9.33m.

Nathan Hood was placed 3rd in the men’s triple jump with a best effort on the day of 10.72m. Nathan also took 3rd place in the javelin event where he threw a new PB of29.44m.

The women’s discus competition was won by 15 year old ‘English Schools’ finalist, Sophie O’Hara, with a throw of 34.28m.

Sophie also took 3rd place in the shot putt competition with a throw of 8.93m.

‘English Schools‘, silver medallist Maggie Okul made light work of the hammer competition, picking up a comfortable victory with a throw of 49.92m.

Maggie also took 4th place in the javelin ‘A’ event, with a throw of 26.23m, and Sophie O’Hara threw a season’s best of 19.20m, to take 4th place in the ‘B’.

 

Relay Results

 

Women’s 4x 100 metres

 

The Kingston Quartet of Jessica Fields, Megan Hoult, Chloe Constable and Luci Preston, finished in 4th place in a time of 51.8s.

 

Women’s 4 x 400 metres

 

Amelia Robinson, Jessica Fields, Luci Preston and Chloe Constable, finished 4th in a time of 4:15.2s.

 

 

Men’s 4 x 100 metres

The Foursome of Joe Cooper, James Wardle, Matt Elvidge and Callum Giles took 4th place in a time of 44.7s,

 

Men’s 4 x 400 metres

Jack Michaels, Marcel Dalee, Joe Cooper and Daniel Holiday finished 4th with a time of 3:34.9s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

85th English Schools Athletics Championships

Posted July 16, 2015 By David Radford

Daniel Gray       400  GoldCharlotte Paterson   Gold MedalJack Perry        Long Jump GoldKate Pattison  Bronze MedallistMatthew Backhouse & Dominic SinghOlivia Stevenson English Champs 20132015 Eng. SchoolsAndrew Morgan-Harrison (2)Gabbie Whittle   Amelia Benson  & Hannah KynmanEmily LyonsJoshua Tranmer  Discus FinallistWill Robinson & Shaun Kerry English Schools 2015  hammer finalVenus Morgan (4)Luci Preston (3)

 

85th English Schools Athletics Championships

Gateshead International Stadium

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th July 2015

 

For all the youth and junior athletes throughout England, the most prestigious and most anticipated competition is the annual English Schools Championships. The entry standards are set high and only the very best athletes in the country gain admission to what has often been referred to as the Mini Olympics.

Each athletic county selects a team to represent them from the athletes who have achieved the necessary standard. The City of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, together with North and North East Lincolnshire represent the area England Athletics designate as Humberside.

This year the two day event was situated at the Gateshead International Stadium in the north east of England, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of July. A  Team of 27 athletes were chosen to represent Humberside. Some of them had competed at these championships on previous occasions and knew what lay ahead of them, whilst for others it was their first experience of a major championship event.

Seventeen of those athletes were members of Kingston upon Hull Athletic Clubs junior and youth teams.

Five came from Scunthorpe and District Athletic Club, two from Cleethorpes and District and three from the City of York Athletic Club.

A further two Kingston athletes represented North Yorkshire at the   Championships and another was chosen by Lincolnshire raising the clubs total number of representatives to twenty.

The roll call of Kingston athletes who competed at Gateshead over the two days were as follows.

Seniors 

Daniel Gray Charlotte Paterson Luci Preston Kate Pattison Maggie Okul and Andrew Morgan-Harrison

Intermediates 

Dominic Singh, Joshua Tranmer, Emily Lyons, Olivia Stevenson, Sophie O’Hara Amelia Benson, Gabrielle Whittle and Matthew Backhouse.

Juniors 

Jack Perry Hannah Kynman Venus Morgan Libby Wheeler Shaun Kerry and Will Robinson.

Our athletes brought six medals home with them. 3 gold medals, 2 silver ones and a bronze.

 

Friday 10th of July

 

The competition opened on a glorious summer day, virtually cloudless skies and afternoon temperatures rising to 25 degrees.

The highlight of the opening day was an unexpected but brilliant victory in the junior boy’s long jump by 14 year old Jack Perry, who was making his debut appearance in the English Schools Championships. He has only been at the club for the last eleven months. He is a talented long jumper and sprinter and has been making steady progress throughout 2015.

With his first jump he recorded a huge new PB of 6.22m which no other contestant was able to match to claim the gold medal.

The intermediate discus events saw 15 year olds Joshua Tranmer and Sophie O’Hara compete in the finals of their respective competitions. Both of them threw well and gave very good accounts of themselves.

Josh’s best throw was one of 39.97m, which gave him a 9th placed finish and Sophie finished 8th in her competition with her best throw of 35.02m.

Onto the track and 17 year old Andrew Morgan-Harrison ran in heat one of the senior boys 100 metres where he finished in 7th place in a time of 11.51s.

16 year old Matthew Backhouse ran in heat 4 of the intermediate boys 100 metres. His time of 11.63s earned him a 4th place finish.

The junior girls 100 metres saw Hannah Kynman run 12.65s for 2nd place in her heat and safely progress to the semi final, which was held later in the day. She was placed 4th in the semi in 12.63s and just missed out on a place in the final.

England international Charlotte Paterson began her 100 metres campaign in the senior girl’s event. She ran in heat one which she won comfortably in 12.22s to progress to the semi final later in the day. The semi final saw another victory and a quicker time of 12.18s to take her into Saturdays final.

The intermediate boys 200 metres brought Dominic Singh into the action. His 2nd place in heat 4 with a time of 22.6s ensured a safe passage into the semi final later that day. A new PB of 22.0s gave Dom 3rd place in the semi and entry into Saturdays final.

16 year old Emily Lyons safely negotiated her way into Saturday’s semi final in the intermediate girls 200 metres, picking up 3rd place in her heat and running a time of 26.28s.

Daniel Gray started off his 400 metre campaign. Running in heat one he clocked an excellent time of 47.70s to win the race. He looked strong and confident and could now relax and look forward to Saturday’s final.

Making her debut appearance at the English Schools Championships was 14 year old Libby Wheeler, who is a rapidly improving young long jumper. She saw action in qualifying group B where she jumped a new PB of 5.13m, to take 3rd place and progress into Saturday’s final.

Another debutant at the Championships was 14 year old Venus Morgan a very talented and popular combined events specialist. Venus contested the 75 metre hurdles where she ran a new PB of 11.59s for a 5th place finish in heat 2.

Olivia Stevenson was drawn in qualifying pool B for the intermediate girls hammer. She achieved the required distance with her first throw, launching the hammer out to 53.90m, to move effortlessly into Saturdays final.

 

Saturday 11th of July

 

A complete change in the weather saw cloud and gusting winds set in for the day with temperatures going down into the mid teens. The spectators from Hull and the East Riding who packed out both the stadium and the throwing areas were not perturbed by it and they gave unbelievable support to the athletes. Kingston’s young stars responded, winning a further 5 medals on the day.

Saturdays highlight was Daniel Gray, who was competing at his last English Schools Championships, picking up the gold medal in the senior 400 metre final, with a majestic run and a lifetime best performance of 47.18s. The support for Dan in the stadium was unbelievable, an electric atmosphere, it seemed like the whole population of Hull were there. It may be an old cliché but never was success more richly deserved.

When asked for his thoughts, the response from Dan was typical of him. “I owe it all to my coach (Steve Wymark) and my parents (Julie and John) I couldn’t have done any of this without them”

Another very popular and well respected athlete at the club is 17 year old Charlotte Paterson. Supremely gifted, she appears to effortlessly glide down the track. Over the past year or so she has been picking up medals and accolades wherever she goes. She won the senior girls 100 metre final and once again went under 12 seconds with a time of 11.99s. She now has an English Schools gold to add to her collection.

16 year old Dominic Singh was taking part in this third English Schools event and was appearing in his first final. He contested the intermediate boys 200 metres where his run 22.39s gained him a 7th placed finish. He has bags of talent and plenty of time on his side. Dom will be back, bigger and better.

Emily Lyons ran in the intermediate girls 200 metres, where improved on the time she set in Fridays heats. This time she clocked 26.14s but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to secure a final spot for her. Once again, Emily is young, she has the talent and the ability, she too will be back.

Libby Wheeler put on another terrific display in the long jump final. She broke the PB she set the day before, adding a further 17 centimetres to her best and extended her PB out to 5.30m, to claim a 6th place finish.

 

A large and enthusiastic crowd were present in the throwing area to take in the hammer and discus finals. Family and friends of all the throwers made their voices heard throughout the day and they were well appreciated by all of the athletes. Three of Papua New Guinea’s 2013 World Cup Squad came along to watch Maggie Okul and they cheered on all the Hull throwers.

15 year old Olivia Stevenson, UK ranked no.3, was expected to be involved in a three way contest with her two closest rivals Katie Head and Katie Lambert, in the intermediate girls hammer final. However it didn’t quite work out that way. Ollie was indeed in a very close and impossible to call contest with Katie Head but no one else got near enough to bother them. The other Katie failed to make the top eight cut and was eliminated. Ollie’s best effort on the day was 59.02m which won her the silver medal.

Fellow Hull Hammer Squad member Alice Barnsdale also qualified for the final and she threw a new PB of 49.14m to finish in 9th place.

In the senior girls hammer final 17 year old Maggie Okul was looking to pick up her first medal at English Schools. She too was involved in a three way fight against her two main rivals, Rebecca Keating and Amy Herrington. Maggie saw off Amy’s challenge but couldn’t quite get to Rebecca who put a great set of throws together. Maggie’s best throw on the day was one of 50.76m, which gave her the silver medal. She was disappointed not to win but was delighted with her medal.

In the senior girls discus final Kate Pattison, who has been unable to train as much as she would have wished to in recent months, still managed to pull out another excellent performance. Her best throw of the day, which measured 40.34m, was enough to win her the bronze medal.

 

13 year old Shaun Kerry and 14 year old Will Robinson are two of the youngest members of the Hull Hammer Squad and together they contested the junior boys hammer final. Both are still very much in the learning stage but they show great promise. They gained invaluable experience at Gateshead and they performed well. Will finished in 9th place with a throw of 41.88m and Shaun 13th with 39.76m.

 

 

 

 

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London Olympic Games - Day 7 Daniel Gray           UK Champs     2015 James Bedford (2)Chelsea WalkerLuke GiblinAbbi CarterMegan Hoult (2)

British Athletics Championships

Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

3rd/4th/5th July 2015

 

The 2015 British Championships were held at the home of England Athletics, Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Entry to this event is by invitation only and the list of competitors was a who’s who of top class British athletics.

Seven athletes from Kingston got the call to compete in Birmingham.

Daniel Gray was the Under20’s 400 metres silver medallist at the Northern Championships in June and is the reigning Humberside Champion. In the heats in Birmingham he was drawn against the UK ranked no. 2 Conrad Williams. Dan ran a lifetime best of 47.23s to take 2nd place and progress to the semi final. Conrad Williams finished 3rd behind him.

In the semi he ran 48.03s which wasn’t enough to get him into the final, but his efforts at Birmingham gave a massive lift to everyone at the club.

Luke Giblin is the clubs number one male sprinter and he ran in the heats of the 100 and 200 metres races. In the 100 he ran a time of 10.99s and the 200 saw him clock 21.87s.

Megan Hoult is our leading female senior sprinter and she ran in the heats of the 100 metres at the Championships where she recorded a time of 12.34s.

Chelsea Walker is an Under 20 athlete, who represented England in the Welsh international earlier this year. Although Chelsea competes for City of York, she does her training at Costello with John Brant. She ran in the heats of the 100 and the 400 metres Hurdles. She clocked times of 14.98s for the 100 and 61.73 for the 400.

 

The Hull Hammer Squad was represented at the Championships by Alex Smith, James Bedford and Abbi Carter.

In the men’s final, former 3 times UK Champion Alex Smith took 5th place, with his best throw on the day going out to 67.92m.

James Bedford, former England Champion and the reigning Northern Champion was in 8th place with a throw of 66.16m.

After missing most of the 2013 season through injury, former four times English Schools Hammer Champion Abbi Carter, who now competes in the under 23’s, took 8th place in the senior women’s final. Her best throw on the day was one of 56.85m.

 

 

   

Y.D.L (Upper) Match 3 – 28th June 2015 Rotherham

Posted July 6, 2015 By David Radford

Amelia Robinson (3) Andrew Morgan-Harrison (2) Connor Bingham (7) Eliot Gay Gabrielle Whittle & Jessica Fiields Harry Powell (9) Harry Stutely (5) Jack Brothwell Jack Michaels (3) Jessica Lee Joe Cooper (9) Joshua Tranmer  England Championships  2014 Maggie Okul & Sophie O'Hara Marcel Dalee (9) Megan Grant & Luci Preston Natalie Bell (5)

 

UK Youth Development League – North East 2 – Match 3

Herringthorpe Stadium, Rotherham

Sunday 28th June 2015

 

The Youth team’s third league match of the season took us to the Herringthorpe Stadium in Rotherham where we renewed our rivalry with the teams representing Rotherham Harriers & AC, Bingley Harriers & AC, Spenborough & District AC and Grimsby Harriers AC.

For the majority of the day we had to contend with overcast and windy conditions, and periods of rain. As we were packing our equipment up at the end of the competition, the sun made an appearance to bid us goodbye.

Our athletes produced an outstanding team performance, many of them going well outside their comfort zones but still giving 100% effort and commitment to the cause. Middle distance runner Harry Powell’s efforts in the long jump will be long remembered by everyone who watched him competing. We had sprinters helping out in the throwing events and throwers running in the relay teams.

Kingston won the match and collected the maximum 5 league points, to put us 4 points clear at the top of the table.

The team will travel to the Princess Mary Stadium in Cleckheaton, on Sunday 26th of July, for the final league meeting of 2015, full of confidence and hoping to clinch what would be a much desired and well deserved promotion.

 

 Match Results

100 & 200 metre’s races

Under 20 Men

Joseph Cooper and Andrew Morgan-Harrison were our representatives in the short sprints.

Joe was the winner of the 100 ‘A’ race in a time of 11.6s and he took 2nd place in the ‘A’ 200 with a time of 23.4s. Andy won both the 100 & 200 ‘B’ races, clocking 11.5s in the 100 and 23.0s, in the 200.

Under 17 Men

Illness left us with only the ‘A’ runner Matthew Backhouse to contest the 100 metres. Matt was the winner of the race, powering to victory in 11.6s.

Matt also won the 200 metres ‘A’ with a commanding run of 23.1s. He was joined by middle distance runner Marcel Dalee who won the ‘B’ race, setting a new PB of 24.2s.

Under 20 Women

Emily Lyons and Luci Preston represented Kingston in the 100 metres. Both girls won their races, with Emily winning the ‘A’ in 13.0s and Luci winning the ‘B’ in 13.5s.

Emily Lyons also ran in the 200 metres, which she duly won, completing a sprint double. She recorded a time of 26.8s.

Under 17 Women

The 100 metres saw Chloe Constable in the ‘A’ race and Maddie Storr the ‘B’. Chloe took 4th place in a time of 14.6s and Maddie finished 2nd in the ‘B’ and set a new PB of 14.7s.

In the 200 metres Chloe ran the ‘A’ race, where she finished 3rd in 29.5s. The ‘B’ was run by Gabrielle Whittle who had a fantastic race, winning with ease in 27.7s.

 

400 metre’s race

Under 20 Men

Eliot Gay made his first league outing of the season. He has suffered some back problems in recent months. He is now back to full fitness, and he won the ‘A’ race and set a new PB of 54.6s. Jack Michaels is a fast improving 400 metres runner and he won the ‘B’ race with a time of 54.8s.

Under 17 Men

Marcel Dalee and Kyle Foster contested the one lap race and both of them put in impressive performances. Marcel was the winner of the ‘A’ which saw him also running a new PB of 52.0s. Kyle took 2nd place in the ‘B’ and also set a new PB of 56.6s.

Under 20 Women

Representing Kingston were Amelia Robinson in the ‘A’ and Luci Preston in the ‘B’. Both girls won their races, with Amelia recording a time of 61.0s and Luci 64.9s.

Under 17 Women – 300 metre’s race

Jessica Fields was the winner of the ‘A’ race, which she won in a time of 45.0s. The ‘B’ was won by Gabrielle Whittle who ran a new PB of 45.8s.

 

800 metre’s race

Under 20 Men

Joshua Taylor-Brown took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race in a time of 2:07.0s, and Harry Powell finished 2nd in the ‘B’ which he ran in 2:08.1s, which was a new PB.

1500 metres race

Under 17 Women

Natalie Bell was the winner of the ‘A’ race, where she recorded a time of 5:23.2s.

3000 metre’s race

Under 17 Men

Baldvin Magnusson and Jack Brothwell were our contestants in the 3K race. Both of them won their races, with Baldvin winning the ‘A’ in a time of 9:59.3s, and Jack winning the ‘B’ in 10:11.5s, which was a new PB.

400 metre’s hurdles

Under 20 Men

Jack Michaels was the winner of the ‘A’ race which he ran in a new PB time of 63.0s.

100 metres hurdles

Under 17 Men

Freddie Capes took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race and he also set a new PB of 20.7s.

400 metre’s hurdles

Under 20 Women

Amelia Robinson returned to the track to pick up her second victory of the day, this time over the hurdles, where she also set a new PB of 75.1s.

80 metre’s hurdles

Under 17 Women

The 80 hurdles gave Kingston another double success with both girls winning their races. Chloe Sole won the ‘A’ in a recorded time of 14.3s, and Sian Kerry won the ‘B’ in a time of 14.9s.

 

 Hammer Throw

Under 20 Men

Joshua Taylor-Brown and Jack Michaels were our representatives in the hammer. Both won their competitions, with Josh taking maximum points in the ‘A’ with a throw of 17.11m, and Jack doing the same in the ‘B’ with 16.96m.

Under 20 Women

Five times Northern Champion and UK ranked number 2 Maggie Okul was the winner of the ‘A’ event with a throw of 51.12m. Sprinter Megan Grant picked up a hammer for the first time at Rotherham and her throw of 3.79m gave her 2nd place in the ‘B’.

Under 17 Women

Olivia Stevenson England silver medallist, 3 times Northern Champion and UK ranked number 3 was the winner of the hammer with a throw of 56.62m.

Shot Putt

Under 20 men

Sprinter Joseph Cooper won a close completion in the ‘A’ event, with a good throw of 8.31.

Under 17 Men

Joshua Tranmer took 2nd place in the shot with a throw of 12.34m.

Under 20 Women

Maggie Okul was back in action in a tightly contested ‘A’ event which she won with a throw of 8.83m. Sian Kerry won the ‘B’ event and also set a new PB with a throw of 7.21m.

Under 17 Women

The competition winner was Sophie O’Hara who threw 10.51m.

 

Discus Throw

Under 20 Men

Jack Michaels was back in the throwing circle, where a new PB of 14.57m gave him a 2nd place finish in the ‘A’ event.

Under 17 Men

Northern Champion Joshua Tranmer saw more action, this time in his strongest event. He threw a new PB of 42.42m, to win the competition.

Under 20 Women

Olivia Stevenson picked up her second victory of the day in the ‘A’ event with her throw of 37.35m being too good for the opposition. Emily Robinson was the winner of the ‘B’ with a throw of 17.44m.

Under 17 Women

Sophie O’Hara collected her second victory of the day with her an effort measuring 33.99m.

Javelin Throw

Under 20 Men

Middle distance runner Harry Powell picked up precious points for us, with his throw of 5.06m giving him a 4th place finish.

Under 20 Women

A third victory of the day and a new PB of 28.29m for Maggie Okul in the ‘A’ event. Sian Kerry collected her 2nd victory in the ‘B’ with a throw of 23.12m.

Under 17 Women

Emily Robinson won her second event of the day with her throw of 31.71m being much too good for the opposition.

 

Long Jump

Under 20 Men

Harry Powell once again collected valuable points for his team, going way out of his comfort zone and providing his on-looking team mates with wonderful entertainment. He took 4th place with a jump of 2.65m.

Under 17 Men

Harry Stutely was the winner of the competition with his best jump of the day measuring 5.14m.

Under 20 Women

Jessica Lee was making her return to action after a spell out with injury. She jumped a new PB of 4.41m, for 2nd place in the ‘A’ event and Olivia Young, jumped a new PB of 4.25m, to win the ‘B’.

Under 17 Women

Maddie Storr took 2nd place in the competition with a jump of 4.17m.

Triple Jump

Under 20 Men

Eliot Gay jumped a seasons best of 10.59m, to take 3rd place in the event.

Under 17 Men

Harry Stutely put in a new PB of 8.33m, for a 3rd place finish.

Under 20 Women

Jessica Lee took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a jump of 9.25m.

Under 17 Women

Jessica Fields jumped a new PB of 8.99m to take 2nd place in the competition.

 

 Pole Vault

Under 17 Men

Harry Stutely made a new personal best clearance of 3.20m, to win the competition.

Under 17 Women

Natalie Varga cleared a height of 2.50m to win the women’s event.

High Jump

Under 17 Men

Freddie Capes took 2nd place in the competition with a clearance of 1.55m.

Under 17 Women

Olivia Stevenson picked up her 3rd victory of the day and set herself a new PB with a clearance of 1.25m.  

 

 RELAY RESULTS

 

4 x 100 metre’s – Under 20 Men

The experienced Kingston quartet of Andrew Morgan-Harrison, Eliot Gay,   Joseph Cooper and Joshua Taylor- Brown were the race winners in a season’s best time of 45.6s.

 

4 x 100 metre’s – Under 17 Men

The relatively inexperienced under 17 team of Kyle Foster, Harry Stutely, Connor Bingham and Matthew Backhouse, put together a great race and took 2nd place, running a time of 47.6s.

 

4 x 100 metre’s – Under 20 Women

The team was made up of two of our quality sprinters Emily Lyons and Luci Preston ably supported by jumps specialist Jessica Lee and hammer thrower Maggie Okul. The four girls performed admirably and took 2nd place with a time of 53.6s.

 

4 x 100 metre’s – Under 17 Women

Three of our leading sprinters, Gabrielle Whittle, Chloe Constable and Megan Grant were joined by hammer thrower Olivia Stevenson, to take a second place finish and run a time of 53.7s.

 

 

4 x 400 metre’s – Under 20 Men

Joseph Cooper, Joshua Taylor-Brown, Eliot Gay and Jack Michaels, proved much too strong for the opposition, running a time of 3:45.0s, seven seconds in front of the 2nd placed team.

 

4 x 400 metre’s – Under 17 Men

The Kingston foursome of Marcel Dalee, Kyle Foster, Jack Brothwell and Connor Bingham emulated their under20 team mates, also winning their race by a seven second margin over the runners-up. Their winning time was 3:48.5s.

 

4 x 300 metre’s – Under 17 Women

Our quartet for this race consisted of Gabrielle Whittle, Chloe Constable, Jessica Fields and Amelia Robinson, who were the race winners putting in a season’s best performance of 3:02.8s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Adam Coles (2) Ben Copley (6) Caitlin Umpelby (3) Ciara Andrews (3) David Morgan-Harrison

Evie Watson

 

UK Youth Development League – Northern Premier 2 – Match 3

Spinkhill, Sheffield – Sunday 21st June 2015

 

The third league match of the season, for our junior team, under 13’s & under 15’s, was held at Mount Stadium, Spinkhill, Sheffield on Sunday 21st of June.

The opposing teams were from, Leeds City, Chesterfield, Gateshead, Doncaster and Carlisle (Team Cumbria)

We saw a good turnout of young athletes and parents from the club and we witnessed some excellent individual and team performances.

The big news of the day was massive new PB in the Javelin by Ben Copley. He launched it out to 42.59 metres, which moved him up to No.1 in the UK rankings.

Kingston upon Hull finished in 2nd place on the day and we collected five league points. This puts us in 3rd place on the league table with a total of 13 points.

The final match of the season will be a home fixture at the Costello Stadium on Saturday 18th of July.

 

SPINKHILL – RESULTS

Under 13 girls – 75 metres

The two athletes in the 75 metres were Ciara Andrews in the ‘A’ race and Sophie Reed in the ‘B’. Ciara took 2nd place and she recorded a time of 10.8s, and Sophie clocked 11.4s, for 6th place in the ‘B’.

Under 13 girls – 150 metres

Jodie Martin was our representative in the 150 ‘A’ and she finished in 5th place with a time of 22.3s. The ‘B’ saw Sophie Reed back in action and she recorded a new PB of 22.9s, to take 4th place.

 Under 13 girls – 800 metres

Jodie Martin and Emilia Russell were the runners in the 800. Jodie ran the ‘A’ race in 2:41.7s for 4h place and Emilia took a good 2nd place finish, running a new PB of 2:50.3s

Under 13 girls – 1200 metres

Evie Watson was the ‘A’ runner in the 1200 and she ran a new PB of 4.25.8s, for a 2nd place finish. Katy McCabe made her comeback in this meeting, her first competition since breaking her wrist in a Humber League meeting in Grimsby this May. She too took 2nd place and also ran a new PB of 4:32.9s.

Under 13 girls – 70 metres hurdles

Ciara Andrews was our ‘A’ runner and she took 3rd place with a run of 12.5s. In the ‘B’ race Lauren McClean ran a time of 14.0s, for 3rd place.

Under13 girls – high jump

Alanah Thoresby took 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a clearance of 1.25m, and Rosemary Shepherd was the winner of the ‘B’ event, clearing a height of 1.25m.

Under13 girls – long jump

Evie Watson and Alanah Thoresby were our representatives in the long jump competition. Evie jumped a new PB of 4.09m, to take 4th place in the ‘A’ and Alanah 3.75m, to win the ‘B’ event.

Under13 girls – shot putt

Faye Oliver took 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 8.50m. Holly Adams took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 6.31m.

Under 13 girls – javelin

Ciara Andrews was placed 4th in the ‘A’ with a throw of 18.03m, and Sophie Reed took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 18.09m.

 Under 15 girls – 100 metres

The outstanding Hannah Kynman was our ‘A’ runner and she dominated the race from start to finish, winning in a time of 12.7s. Libby Wheeler gave a great account of herself in the ‘B’ where she ran a new PB of 13.5s, to take 2nd place.

Under 15 girls – 200 metres

Hannah Kynman returned to the track for yet another win and more maximum points. She ran a time of 26.4s. The ‘B’ runner was Jennifer Hopkinson who ran a new PB of 28.7s to take 2nd place and she came within a whisker of winning it.

Under 15 girls – 300 metres

Abbie Haigh was our representative in the ‘A’ race, where she took a 2nd place finish with a run of 48.1s. Daisy Evans ran a new PB of 47.9s, to finish 4th in the ‘B’.

Under 15 girls – 800 metres

Daisy Evans was placed 5th in the ‘A’ race in a rime of 2:37.9s, with Lucy Savery taking 3rd place in the ‘B’ and running a time of 2:39.4s.

Under 15 girls – 1500 metres

Our representative in the 1500 metres was Connie Mounsey, who ran a time of 5:40.5s, for a 4th place finish.

Under 15 girls – 75 metres hurdles

Venus Morgan ran a new personal best performance of 11.7s, to win the ‘A’ race. Paige Mathers also ran a new PB of 13.2s, to take 4th place in the ‘B’

Under 15 girls – high jump

Venus Morgan took 4th place in the ‘A’ with a clearance of 1.50m, and Paige Mathers took 3rd place in the ‘B’

Under 15 girls – long jump

Libby Wheeler was the winner of the ‘A’ competition with a jump of 5.09m, and Savannah Beal took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with 4.08m.

Under 15 girls – shot putt

Venus Morgan took 3rd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 8.50m, and a throw of 6.71m by Beth Shaw earned her 3rd place in the ‘B’

Under 15 girls – discus

Beth Shaw finished in 5th place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 17.05m. a young lady making her league debut for Kingston, Leah Calverley, threw a new PB of 16.60m, to take 2nd place in the ‘B’

Under 15 girls – hammer

Beth Shaw took 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 26.78m, a new PB. In the ‘B’ Adriana Arroyo threw a new PB of 13.81m, for 4th place.

Under 15 girls – javelin

Rebecca Chivers took 3rd place in the ‘A’ competition with a throw of 22.70m, a new PB.

Under 13 boys – 100 metres

Ben Stutely and Harrison Haigh were our runners in this race. Ben recorded a new PB of 14.2s in the ‘A’ race, to finish in 4th place. Harrison was also placed 4th in the ‘B’ ad his time was 14.9s.

Under 13 boys – 200 metres

Luke Carr was our ‘A’ runner and he finished in 4th place in 30.3s, in the ‘B’ it was once again Harrison Haigh who was also 4th in 30.8s.

Under 13 boys – 800 metres

Sam Frankish ran 2:41.2s, for 4th place in the ‘A’ and William Buckle 2:49.0, for 4th in the ‘B’

Under 13 boys – 1500 metres

Harvey Newton ran a new PB of 5:21.9s, for 6th place in the ‘A’, and Daniel Chadwick took 3rd place in the ‘B’, with a new PB of 5:30.0s.

 Under 13 boys – 75 metres hurdles

Henry Cannell ran a new PB of 14.4s,to take 3rdplace in the ‘A’ and Divaldo Agostinho was placed 4th in the ‘B’ in 16.7s.

Under 13 boys – high jump

Divaldo Agostinho cleared a height of 1.10m, for 6th place in the ‘A’ event, and Finlay Parker recorded a new PB of 1.10m, for 4th place in the ‘B’

Under 13 boys – long jump

Ben Stutely was the winner of the ‘A’ competition, with a jump of 4.30m, and Fabian Vidal took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with 3.61m.

Under 13 boys – shot putt

Ben Copley threw a new PB of 9.42m, to win the ‘A’ event and Fabian Vidal threw a new PB of 5.32m, for 4th place in the ‘B’

Under 15 boys – 100 metres

Under 13 boys – javelin

Ben Copley was not only the winner of this competition, but he launched a massive new PB of 42.59m, which moved him up to number one in the UK Rankings.

Luke Carr took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with a new personal best throw of 14.40m.

Under 15 boys – 100 metres

Jack Perry took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race with a time of 11.8s, and Lewis Gilbey was the winner of the ‘B’ race with a run of 12.5s.

Under 15 boys – 200 metres

Jack Perry and Lewis Gilbey were also our representatives in the 200 metres. Jack took 2nd place in the ‘A’ with a run of 24.8s and Lewis was placed 3rd in the ‘B’ in 25.9s

Under 15 boys – 300 metres

Joseph Seed ran the ‘A’ race and he was placed 5th in 46.4s. Our contestant in the ‘B’ was David Morgan-Harrison and he took 3rd place in 45.4s.

Under 15 Boys – 800 metres

Joseph Seed and Sam Westhead were our runners in the 800. Joe ran the ‘A’ and recorded a time of 2:25.6s, for 4th place, whilst Sam ran 2:33.9s, for 3rd place in the ‘B’.

 Under 15 boys – 80 metres hurdles

Adam Coles took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race with a run of 12.5s. Sam Westhead also took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with a time of 14.0s.

Under 15 boys – high jump

Philip May cleared a new personal best height of 1.45m, to take 4th place in the ‘A’ event, and Adam Coles cleared a season’s best of 1.45m, to take 3rd place in the ‘B’

Under 15 boys – long jump

Jack Perry took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a jump of 5.43m. Philip May was placed 3rd in the ‘B’ with 4.03m.

 Under 15 boys – shot putt

Shaun Kerry took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 11.12m, and Will Robinson was the winner of the ‘B’ with a new PB of 9.46m.

Under 15 boys – discus

Will Robinson took 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a throw of 27.21m. Adam Coles took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with 17.73m.

Under 15 boys – hammer

Will Robinson was the winner of the ‘A’ event, throwing a new PB of 42.66m. Shaun Kerry won the ‘B’ event with a throw of 23.39m.

Under 15 men – javelin

Shaun Kerry threw a new PB of 35.89m to win the ‘A’ competition.

 

 RELAY RESULTS

4 x 100 metres – under 13 girls

The Kingston quartet of, Ciara Andrews, Rosie Shepherd, Sophie Reed and Jodie Martin, recorded a time of 57.4s for 2nd place.

 

4 x 100 metres – under 13 boys

Luke Carr, Harrison Haigh, Ben Stutely and Divaldo Agostinho, finished 4th and ran a time of 59.4s.

 

4 x 100 metres – under 15 girls

Venus Williams, Hannah Kynman, Libby Wheeler and Caitlin Umpleby were the winners of the race and their recorded time was 51.3s.

 

4 x 100 metres – under 15 boys

Jack Perry, Shaun Kerry, Lewis Gilbey and Philip May, finished in 3rd place in a time of 50.9s.

 

4 x 300 metres – under 15 boys

David Morgan-Harrison, Joseph Seed, Lewis Gilbey and Adam Coles, finished in 2nd place and their recorded time was 3:01.3s.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Northern Senior League – Div. 1 – Match 2

Posted June 21, 2015 By David Radford

Abbi Carter (2) Adam Preston & Joe Cooper Amelia Benson & Gabrielle Whittle (2) Charlotte Paterson (8) Daniel Gray (2) Maggie Okul (4) Marcel Dalee (9) Megan Hoult (5) Natalie Varga Nicole Gray Oliver Newton & Jack Michaels

 

North of England Division 1 – Match 2

Witton Park, Blackburn – Saturday 6th June 2015

 

The second senior league meeting of the 2015 track and field season saw us taking a trip over the Pennines to Blackburn. As always it was a cold and miserable day in Lancashire with gusts of wind exceeding 45mph.

We were short of some of our regular competitors but our senior team,   augmented by athletes from our youth team gave an almighty effort, and put in a great team performance.

Our opposing teams were once again, Blackburn Harriers, Derby AC, Wakefield Harriers, Preston and Sale Harriers.

Kingston won the league match and collected the maximum 6 points, which sees us remain at the top of the top of the league table, two points clear of second placed Blackburn Harriers.

Our next match is at the Uclan Arena in Preston, Lancashire on Sunday 12th of July.

 

Women’s Results

Track

Humberside champion Megan Hoult was the ‘A’ runner in the women’s 100 metres race. She was neck and neck with Wakefield’s Amanda Shaw, before taking her in the final stride, to win the race in 12.0s. England under 20 International Charlotte Paterson ran the ‘B’ race which she won with relative ease in a time of 12.1s.

The 200 metres saw Charlotte Paterson running the ‘A’ race, where she took 2nd place in a time of 25.0s. 15 year old Amelia Benson ran in the ‘B’ which she won and put in a time of 26.4s.

Our representatives In the 400 metres were two of our promising 15 year olds, Amelia Robinson and Jessica Fields. Amelia ran in the ‘A’ race where she took a 2nd place finish in 60.7s. Jessica also had a 2nd place finish and her time was 64.1s.

Jessica Cappleman ran in the 800 metres ‘A’ race where she finished in 4th place and ran a time of 2:36.0s.

The 1500 metres brought Jessica Cappleman back to the track in the ‘A’ race. She took a 3rd place finish with a time of 5:53.2s. Laura Egan ran in the ‘B’ race where she also registered a 3rd place finish with her time being 6:10.1s.

Laura Egan was back in action in the 3000 metres where she finished in 5th place in a recorded time of 12:41.0s.

 

Women’s Results

Field Events

The hammer competition saw two of this country’s leading throwers in action for Kingston. In the ‘A’ event Abbi Carter the number 2 ranked under 23 in the UK, dominated her opponents and won the competition with a throw of 56.30m. In the ‘B’ event the number 2 ranked under 20 in the UK, Maggie Okul did much the same to her rivals, winning her event with a throw of 46.51m.

Abbi Carter returned in the discus, to inflict more pain on the opposition, winning the ‘A’ event with a season’s best throw of 30.62m. Nicole Gray made it a doubly successful event for the club in the ‘B’ with her throw of 21.65 giving the club another victory.

The javelin competition saw Maggie Okul return to the fray, where she picked up a 3rd place in the ‘A’ event with a new PB of 28.03m. Nicole Gray contested the ‘B event where she finished 5th with a throw of 14.86m.

In the shot putt Abbi Carter and Maggie Okul were back in tandem. Abbi threw in the ‘A’ event where her best effort of 9.55m earned her a 4th place finish. Maggie also finished 4th in the ‘B’ with a throw of 8.81m.

Sprinter Megan Hoult was our ‘A’ athlete in the long jump. Her best effort on the day of 4.34m gave her a 5th place finish. Angie Koutsi took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with 4.33m.

Another sprinter Charlotte Paterson took 2nd place in the triple jump ‘A’, with a jump measuring 10.34m and Megan Hoult took a second place finish in the ‘B’ with 8.55m.

The windy conditions made for a tricky pole vault competition, which saw another double victory this time by Rebekah Arandle and Natalie Varga. Rebekah picked up her 4th successive victory in all competitions this season and set herself a new PB of 2.90m. 15 year old Natalie Varga marked her senior league debut with victory in the ‘B’ with a clearance of 2.40m.

Natalie Varga was back into the fray in the high jump, where she cleared a height of 1.30m a new PB, to pick up a 4th place finish.

 

Women’s Relay Results

4 x 100 metres

The Kingston team of Amelia BensonCharlotte PatersonGabrielle Whittle and Megan Hoult, won the race in a time of 51.3s.

 

4 x 400 metres

The quartet of Amelia RobinsonJessica FieldsGabrielle Whittle and Amelia Benson, finished in 3rd place in a time of 4:21.0s.

 

 Men’s Results

Track

Joe Cooper and Adam Preston were our representatives in the sprint races. Joe ran in both the ‘A’ races and Adam in both the ‘B’s.

In the 100 Joe took 3rd place and he ran a time of 11.2s, and in the 200 metres he was placed 4th and returned a time of 23.3s. Adam collected 3rd place in the 100 metres in 11.7s and took 2nd place in the 200 with a run of 24.5s.

The 400 metres saw Daniel Gray winning the ‘A’ race in great style and recording a time of 51.3s. Adam Preston took a 3nd place finish in the ‘B’ where he ran a time of 54.7s.

Our 800 metres athletes were two of our youth team’s outstanding 16 year olds Marcel Dalee and Connor Bingham. Both of them took 3rd place finishes, Marcel in the ‘A’ race where he ran a time of 2:02.7s and Connor in the ‘B’ race ran a time of 2:06.6s.

The 1500 metres was contested by Oliver Newton in the ‘A’ and Shaun Smith who ran in the ‘B’. Both of them took 3rd place finishes with Oliver clocking a time of 4:18.2s and Shaun’s time was 4:30.8s.

Jack Michael’s first event of the day was 400 metres hurdles, where he finished in 4th place, running a time of 67.5s.

Jack Michael’s next challenge came when he volunteered to run the 3000 metres steeplechase He put in a superb performance in the ‘A’ race, where he finished in 3rd place and set himself a new PB of 12:02.3s.

 

 Men’s Results

Field Events

The hammer, shot and discus competitions brought John Twiddle into the action. A veteran athlete and the reigning British Masters throws pentathlon champion. In the hammer John threw in the ‘A’ event, where his throw of 41.18m, gave him 2nd place. Jack Michaels returned to action, finishing in 3rd place in the ‘B’ with his best throw on the day of measuring 12.96m.

The shot competition gained John Twiddle another 2nd place finish with a throw of 12.06m. Sprinter Joe Cooper threw in the ‘B’ event and had a5th place finish with 7.06m.

John Twiddle was back in the throwing circle for the discus, where he took 3rd place with a throw of 32.47m.

The javelin paired multi-eventer Nathan Hood in the ‘A’ and 400 metre specialist Dan Gray in the ‘B’. Nathan had a 5th place finish with a throw of 27.22m and Dan was also placed 5th with his best effort of 18.82m.

Matthew Elvidge won the long jump competition, where he produced a season’s best effort of 6.22m. Harry Stutely took 3rd place in the ‘B’ event with a jump of 5.21m.

The triple jump saw Nathan Hood set a new PB of 11.13m, to take 4th place in the ‘A’ event and Matthew Elvidge win the ‘B’ with a jump of 10.92m.

In the high jump Harry Stutely took 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 1.55m. Matthew Elvidge was 3rd in the ’B’ with 1.40m.

In the pole vault competition Nathan Hood and Harry Stutely, two of Kingston’s fast improving young vaulters, put in excellent performances, in spite of the awful conditions, high wind and rain. Nathan cleared 3.20m, for 3rd place in the ‘A’ and Harry 2.50m, for 3rd place in the ‘B’.

 

 Men’s Relay Results

4 x 100 metres

 

The Kingston team of Joe Cooper, Adam Preston, Matthew Elvidge and Harry Stutely finished in 4th place and the team recorded a time of 47.2s.

 

 4 x 400 metres

The quartet of Marcel Dalee, Adam Preston, Oliver Newton and Daniel Gray were the winners of the race, and they ran a time of 3:34.6s.

 

Harry Stutely & Matthew Elvidge

 

 

 

 

   

2015 Humberside Schools Championships

Posted June 19, 2015 By David Radford

Sophie O'Hara Shaun & Sian Kerry Paige Mathers & Venus Morgan Olivia Stevenson (3) Jess Fields - Gabbie Whittle - Amelia Benson - Hannah Kynman Jack Perry (2) Hollie Smith Chloe Sole Charlotte Paterson & Maggie Okul  Baldvin Magnusson Amelia Robinson (3)

 

Humberside Schools Championships

Costello Stadium, Hull – Saturday 13th June 2015

These Championships are for athletes who are in full time education in either Kingston upon Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and North and North East Lincolnshire. The age ranges covered are under 15, under 17 and under 20, that is everyone at either High School or 6th Form.

One of the selection criteria, in order to be chosen to represent the athletics area of Humberside at the English Schools Championships, at Gateshead in July is to compete at this meeting.

We suffered awful weather conditions, heavy rain poured from the heavens for almost the entire day, leaving the outfield sodden and muddy. It was a nightmare for the athletes as they struggled to keep warm between events and keep their clothing and equipment dry.

 

EVENT RESULTS

Under 20 Men

Eliot Gay won both the 100 and 200 metres races. He ran a time of 11.4s, to take the 100 title and a new PB of 23.0s, to win the 200 metres. Eliot has had some niggling injury problems over the past few weeks, but hopefully these are over now. He certainly looked fast and strong at this meeting.

Jack Michaels, who is a 400 metres hurdler, ran a flat 400 race, which he duly won and posted a new PB of 53.0s, into the bargain.

Joshua Taylor-Brown competed in the 800 metres final, where he ran a new personal best time of 2.04.0s, to win the race.

 Under 20 Women

Luci Preston was the winner of the under 20 women’s 100 metres race, she recorded a time of 13.0s.

Maggie Okul, 5 times Northern Champion and UK ranked No.2, was the winner of the hammer competition with a throw of 50.0m.

Under 17 Men

Dominic Singh gave Kingston a second sprint double, winning both the 100 and 200 metres finals. In the 100 he ran a season’s best time of 11.1s and in the 200 he cruised to victory in 22.3s.Harry Stutely finished in 6th place in the 100 final, where he ran a new PB of 11.8s.

Marcel Dalee had total control of the 800 metres final, which he won in a time of 2:00.6s, fourteen seconds in front of the 2nd placed finisher.

The 3000 metres race saw Baldvin Magnusson run a season’s best time of 9:46.8s, to win the race.

Freddie Capes won the high jump competition. He cleared a height of 1.65m, a new personal best from him.

The pole vault saw another hotly contested final between Kingston’s Nathan Hood and Harry Stutely and Grimsby’s Sam Truman. Both Nathan and Harry cleared the bar at 3.20m, a personal best height for Harry, but Nathan won the competition on count back. Sam had to settle for 3rd place with 3.10m.

Macalley Morgan took 2nd place in the long jump competition, registering a new PB of 3.64m. His training partner Nathan Hood pushed him all the way to take 3rd place with a jump of 5.51m.

Northern Champion Joshua Tranmer had to settle for2nd place in the shot competition, but he threw a new PB of 12.76m.

In his number 1 event Joshua Tranmer blew away the opposition, putting in a throw of 38.99 to win the final, 19 metres ahead of the 2nd placed finisher.

 Under 17 Women

Kingston recorded a 1-2-3 in the 100 metres final. Emily Lyons was the race winner in 12.7s, with Amelia Benson taking 2nd place, with a season’s best time of 12.9s and Gabrielle Whittle in 3rd position in 13.0s. Jessica Fields finished 5th in 13.6s and Megan Grant was 6th in 13.7s.

The same girls did the 1-2-3 in the same running order in the 200 metres final. Emily Lyons was the winner in 25.9s, followed by Amelia Benson in 26.2s and Gabrielle Whittle 3rd in 27.3s.

Another Kingston 1-2-3 followed in the 300 metres, where Amelia Robinson was the race winner 42.3s, with Jessica Fields 2nd in 43.9s, and Emily Robinson in 3rd with a new PB of 46.3s.

Natalie Bell was the winner of the 800 metres race, where she ran a season’s best time of 2:34.8s.

The high jump competition was won by Hollie Smith with a clearance of 1.55m. Bryony Underwood took 2nd place and she cleared a height of 1.40m.

Chloe Sole was the winner of the 80 metres hurdles race with a time of 13.0s. Sian Kerry took 2nd place and she ran a new PB of 14.1s.

Sophie O’Hara won both the discus and the shot competitions. In the shot she had a best throw of 10.42m, and in the discus her best throw was 32.97m. Emily Robinson took 2nd place in the discus with her best effort measuring 20.10m.

Emily Robinson and Sian Kerry saw further action in the javelin. The two girls are ranked No.3 and 4 in Yorkshire. Emily was the winner of the competition with a throw of 30.04m, and Sian took 2nd place with 24.12m.

Olivia Stevenson the UK ranked No.1, won the hammer competition and also improved her British record with a throw of 60.23m.

 Under 15 Boys

Jack Perry won the 100 metres final, with an impressive run, which yielded him a time for the race of 11.9s.

Adam Coles is the No. 1 ranked 80 metres hurdler in Yorkshire and he won his race with plenty to spare, recording a time of 12.6s.

Jack Perry won the long jump competition and went over 6 metres for the first time, to take his personal best out to 6.06m. Matthew Elliott took 2nd place and he too set a new PB of 5.37m.

Matthew Elliott also competed in the triple jump, where he set another new PB of 11.33m, to win the competition.

Shaun Kerry, who had already achieved the qualifying standard for English Schools, won the hammer competition with a throw of 37.03m. Will Robinson took 2nd place with a throw 36.38m. Shaun Kerry picked up a second victory, this time in the javelin, where he threw a new PB of 35.39m. He also finished 2nd in the shot competition with a throw of 11.25m.

Will Robinson meanwhile took a 2nd place finish in the discus, where he threw 24.45m.

 Under 15 Girls

The Northern Indoor 200 champion, Hannah Kynman won both the 100 and 200 metre sprints finals. In the 100 she ran a time of 12.6s and in the 200 26.5s.

Libby Wheeler took 3rd place in the 100 metres and she ran a new PB of 13.5s. Kate Huntington was 4th in the 100 with a time of 14.1s, and she took 3rd place in the 200, where she ran 29.1s.

The 800 metres saw Abbie Haigh take a second place finish and run a time of 2:39.2s.

Charlotte Dalton also took 2nd place in the 1500 metres, in which she recorded a new PB of 5:11.5s.

The Yorkshire ranked No. 1, Venus Morgan, was the winner of the 75 metres hurdles race, where she recorded a time of 11.8s. Paige Mathers took 3rd place and set a new PB of 13.2s.

Paige Mathers cleared a height of 1.25m, to clinch 3rd place in the high jump competition.

Libby Wheeler, in her main event the long jump, produced a new PB of 5.12m to not only win the competition, but also move up the rankings to No.3 in Yorkshire.

Harriet Cannell was the winner of the javelin competition, with a throw of 23.53m. Rebecca Chivers was in 8th place with 12.99m.

   

Alex Smith     James Bedford & John Twiddle Abbi Carter Luke Giblin (3) Matthew Elvidge (2) Megan Hoult (2) James Wardle (5) Northern Champs 14.06.15 3rd consec. win

 

Northern Athletics Track & Field Championships

Sport City, Manchester – Saturday 13th/Sunday14th June 2015

Senior Athletes

 

A number of our senior athletes made the journey over the Pennines last weekend to compete in the Northern Championships, which were being held at Sport City, in Manchester.

The big winners of the weekend were the ‘Hull Hammer Squad’ who travelled over in strength and brought three gold medals and a silver medal back home with them.

Our senior sprinters reached two finals and acquitted themselves with distinction.

We also saw two of our long jumpers competing in the final of that event.

 

James Bedford put out a season’s best throw of 66.57m to take the gold medal in the men’s hammer final, just ahead of his training partner, Olympic finalist and Commonwealth silver medallist Alex Smith whose throw of 66.25m, gave him the silver medal.

Abbi Carter missed the entire 2014 season through injury. She went through a gruelling winter training schedule and entered the 2015 season fit and raring to go. She won the Hammer gold at the Humberside Championships in May and added the Northern Hammer title to it at Manchester, with a throw of 60.00m.

The third Northern Hammer gold was won by Maggie Okul in the under 20’s, when she made the second defence of the title she first won in 2013.

 

Luke Giblin, Kingston’s number one male sprinter, qualified for the final of the 200 metres race, where his run of 21.85s gave him a 5th place finish.

Meagan Hoult is the clubs number one female senior sprinter and she came through the heats and ran in the final of the 100 metres, where she clocked a time of 12.11s, for a 6th place finish. Megan had run a heat in 12.07s.

Gideon Okoh ran in the heats of the 100 metres where he recorded a time of 11.42s

Veteran athlete John Twiddle saw action in the finals of the shot and the hammer competitions.

In the hammer he was joined in the throwing circle by his fellow ‘Hull Hammer Squad’ members James Bedford and Alex Smith. John threw a distance of 40.32m, to finish in 10th place.

The shot putt saw John finish in 7th position with a throw of 12.30m.

In the Long Jump final our representatives were Matthew Elvidge and James Wardle. Neither of them experienced the best of days but Matt put in a season’s best jump of 5.95m.