On a very pleasant and very warm day, the U/15 & U/13 young athletes travelled just down the road to Orion Harriers for the 2nd round of the YDL. It was another successful day with more PBs and great performances all round.
1st - WGEL - 610; 2nd - Orion Harriers - 565; 3rd - Ashford - 546; 4th - Paddock Wood & Folkstone RC - 531.5; 5th - East Grinstead AC - 324; 6th - Hastings AC - 226.5; 7th - Medway Park Phoenix - 139
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Above: Samuel Oshodi, 1st U15 High Jump
The U/13 Boys were boosted by the return of athletes that missed the last meeting due to the mini-marathon. Jimmy Geller ran a fine 800m - 2m 19.7s PB and 1st place and was happy to step in to complete a unique 800m & 100m double with a time of: 14.5s. Ben Savidge ran the 800m - 2m 43.1s and 1st with a PB, whilst James Brigstocke-Williams & Reuben Fabian ran a non-scoring 800m in: 2.23.5s PB & 2m 37.3s respectively. Reuben also did the Long Jump: 4m 02cm and 2nd, whilst debutante Kayode Alaba jumped: 3m 86cm - 1st , whilst finishing 6th in the 100m with - 14.9s. In the 1500m, another debutante, Eden McNicholas, ran: 5m 20.6s for 1st and Nathan Wright - 5m 01.04s and a PB for 1st. Isaac Egbune ran the 200m in: 29.4 for 5th and a PB. James Brigstocke-Williams was also able to diversify and did the shot putt, he threw a new PB and came 1st with - 6m 12cm and Ronan Edwards: 5m 20cm PB allowed him to finish 2nd. In the 4 x 100m relay team (Kayode, James, Eden & Jimmy) they powered their way to victory in a time of - 56.4s.
Kirsten Pacey & Rianna Barton kicked it off for the U/13 Girls with good runs in the 70m Hurdles. Kirsten came 2nd with: 13.7s and a PB, whilst Rianna: 13.2s was even better as she finished 1st. Rianna also did the 75m with a time of: 11.1 for 4th and a PB, and Kirsten: 11.6s for 3rd. Phoebe Skinner & Morenike Olubodun did the non-scoring 75m and recorded: 12.1s & 12.8s. The 150m saw Tiya Canning Lawrence (photo left) power her way to victory in a new PB time of: 20.7s and 1st, with Phoebe Skinner coming 2nd in: 23.7s. Kezia Beeton ran really well in the 800m finishing 1st, and Emily Caton, taking on this new distance: 2m 48.9s for 2nd. There were 2 non-scorers as well, Emily Millward: 2m 51.4s and Alice Caton: 2m 53.1s. The longer distance of 1200m saw the girls produce outstanding performances both finishing 1st: Abigail Reid: 4m 08.4s and Larna Morgan: 4m 25.4s. On to the jumps and Kezia Beeton jumped: 4m's and 3rd, whilst Tiya Canning Lawrence: 3m 73cm and 1st was a PB. In the High Jump, Kirsten Pacey came equal 4th with a clearance of: 1m 10cm. Millie Webster took part in two throwing events and recorded 2 PB's in the process. In the Shot Putt: 6m 02cm for 3rd and a 1st place in the Javelin: 27m 12cm, whilst Morenike came 2nd in the same event with: 7m 52cm. The final event the 4x100m (Rianna, Kezia, Kirsten & Tiya finished 2nd in: 56.6s.
The U/15 Boys were on fine form again, especially in the sprints. Merveilles Massembo finished 1st in the 100m: 12.1s and 1st in the 300m with: 40.0s and a PB. Aiden Fernando also ran the 100m coming home in a new PB: 12.3s, whilst he also recorded a new PB in the 200m and 1st place: 23.9s. Kaidan Chambers and Ettien Miller both did non-scoring 100m, Kaidan: 12.6s and equal PB, and Ettien: 13.4s and a new PB. Kaidan was also in good form in the 200m with a 1st place time of: 26.1s. In the meantime Samuel Oshodi was also cutting up the ground with a new PB in the 300m and 1st: 39.6s and he cleared: 1m 50cm for equal 2nd in the High Jump. Jay Russell ran the 800m in a time of: 2m 40.1s and 4th, whilst in the 1500m, Jacob Hardy: 4m 37.6s and 2nd, with Maxwell Chinn: 5:21.7s and 5th. Hurdling their way over the barriers, Roshaun Edwards finished 2nd: 15.3 and Thanushan Yogaraj: 16.5s was also good enough for 2nd. The Long Jump saw Kaidan Chambers come 3rd with: 4m 47cm and Jay Russell: 4m 08cm. Like Samuel, Roshaun also did the High Jump but went one better with an equaling PB height of: 1m 45cm. The throws were also a success. Kai Wright came 1st in the hammer: 38m 49cm, 5th in the Discus: 12m 78 PB and 7m 11cm in the Shot Putt and 4th. Luke Finch also did the hammer and was equally as successful, finsihing 1st: 27m 80, Shot Putt: 5m 71 PB and Discus: 13m 59cm and 3rd. Lastly, the Javelin had Jake Chambers and Ettien Miller come 2nd: 36m 46cm and 20m 29cm PB. Both of the relays were outstanding, with victories in both. The 4x100m ( Merveilles, Aiden, Kaiden & Ettien): 48.6s and the 4x300m (Samuel, Jay, Roshaun & Thanushan): 2m 53.3s.
Fine work was on view in the U/15 Girls competition. Amyrah Adeleye ran a new PB in the 100m: 13.3s and 2nd, whilst Charlotte Seaton also finished 2nd with: 13.9s. Coming back from injury Shona Vincent did a non-scoring 100m with: 13.2 and debutante Amak Egbon: 15.2s. In the 200m Amyrah was also on fire here with another PB and this time 1st: 27.2s, whilst Levania Ugonna Mba ran very well for a PB 1st place time of: 28.3s. Zahara Malcolm was 2nd in the 300m: 42.5s and Emily Moss was 4th: 49.2s. In the 800m, Miya Maeda was 3rd in a time of: 2m 31.0s, and in the 1500m, Hollie McArdell was 3rd in: 5m 41.4s. The 75m Hurdles saw Mia Keen finish 4th: 14.2s and the same place and time for Charlotte Seaton. Levania Ugonna Mba jumped her way to 6th in the Long Jump: 3m 49cm with Charlotte Seaton: 3.00m was good enough for 3rd. Mia Keen jumped: 1m 35cm for equal 2nd and a PB, and her 7m 28cm in the Shot Putt was a 1st place. Gbemi Majekodunmi also did the shot and was also 1st: 7m 12cm, 2nd in the Discus: 13m 26 PB and a new PB also in the Hammer: 22m 87cm. Emily Moss threw: 14m 67cm in the Discus for 3rd and 16m 66cm for 4th in the Javelin. The final two events were the relays. In the 4x100m (Shona, Charlotte, Levania, Amaka) they finished 2nd with: 54.7s and a very impressive display in the 4x300m (Hollie, Zahara, Amyrah, Emily) storming to the line in 1st place with a time of: 3m 11.2s.
These youngsters are improving all the time and will re-group for the 3rd match which will be a home fixture on Sunday 17th June, so plenty more to come, GO TEAM WOODFORD!