YDL Lower 4th again in tight match

Match Results

Medway & Maidstone AC:   544.0 

Basildon AC:                     544.0

Bexley AC:                        543.0

WGEL:                              512.5

Paddock Wood & Folkestone: 451.0

Cambridge Harriers (Kent): 403.5

VPTH:                               397.0

The WGEL Juniors did themselves proud again as they made their way to Erith and hosts Bexley AC for the 2nd round match of the YDL Lower. Good performances again with some PB's thrown in for good measure and a CLUB RECORD to finish.

YDL Lower U13 Boys Match 2

7 hard-working U13 Boys covered all the events! (pic: James Geller)

Benie Massembo was in good form in the 75m U/13 girls team with a PB of 10.5s and Nikita Savier, competing in her 1st competition for the club, ran 10.6s. Megan Wright ran in the non-scoring 75m with 12.2s and Lexie Gobran, also a non-scorer, recorded a PB of 12.4s. Benie went on to run a PB in the 150m with 21.3s and Nikita Savier: 22.6s. The 800m see Amana Oguntuga run a very impressive race coming 1st in 2m 35.4s, and Rosemary Kelly a PB: 2m 42.2s. Emily Millward and Molly Wain ran the non scoring 800m with: 2m 47.8s and 3m 01.6s respectively. The further distance of 1200m had Emily Caton set a PB with 4m 10.7s and 2nd, whilst Molly Sherrin ran 4m 19.0s for 1st B string. The 70m Hurdles saw a PB for Lexie Gobran: 16.4s and Rosemary Kelly: 16.2s. In the field Megan Wright leaped to a new PB of 3m 25cm and Molly Wain: 3m 09cm. Morenike Olubodun jumped 1m 10cm in the high jump and threw 11m 31cm in the javelin for a PB. Molly Wain put the shot: 5m 68cm and Megan Wright: 3m 64cm and a PB. Emily Millward also did the javelin with: 9m 91cm. The last event was the 4x100m relay (Rosemary, Benie, Nikita & Amana) which was a 4th place with: 58.1s.


In the U/13 boys Ethan Franklin was in fine form in the 100m: 13.1s and 2nd, a long jump: 4m 52cm - 2nd and a very impressive 1m 40cm for 1st in the high jump. Gregor Samson: 14.7s in the 100m a very good run in the 800m with: 2m 41.5s and 4m 40cm in the shot put. Godwinner Nkebani ran a PB in the 200m: 29.3s and non-scoring 800m: 2m 48.8s and 75m hurdles: 16.0s. Jean Marc Harriott continues to improve with a PB in the 200m: 30.7s, a 15.4s in the 75m hurdles and a PB in the high jump: 1m 35cm. Oscar Farthing-Barbero finished 1st in the 800m A string with: 2m 29.9s, a shot put PB of: 4m 61cm and javelin: 18m 10cm. Nate Harding, taking part in his 1st track and field match, did himself proud with: 5m 14.8s in the 1500m, A long jump: 3m 78cm and 16m 33cm for 1st in B string javelin. The boys finished with 2nd in the 4x100m relay (Gregor, Ethan, Jean Marc & Godwinner).

YDL Lower U13 Girls Match 2

The U13 Girls team (pic: Laura Millward)

Shona Vincent and Tiya Canning Lawrence ran the U/15 girls 100m with Shona recording a PB of 12.5s and Tiya 13.6s. Charlotte Seaton ran a non-scoring 100m: 13.5s. Shona went on to run the 200m in 26.4s and Levania Ugonna Mba ran 28.4s. Levenia also did the discus for the 1st time with 11m 44cm. Zahara Malcolm ran 43.0s in the 300m with Kezia Beeton 45.0s as the B string athlete. Kezia went one better in the long jump with a PB of 4m 68cm and a 5m 10.6s. In the 75m hurdles Kharina Anne Partidge ran a PB of 13.2s and Kirsten Pacey clocked 14.3s. Both Kharina and Kirsten went on to compete in other disciplines, Kharina with a high jump of 1m 35cm and a pole vault of 1m 90cm, her first attempt at this event. Kirsten was over the moon literally with a impressive jump of 1m 35cm for a PB in the high jump. Miya Maeda ran the 1500m and it was timed at 5m 08.9s for 1st in the A string. Gbemi Majekodunmi was again in good throwing form: 18m 27cm for a discus PB, 34m 69cm in the hammer and another PB in the shot put: 7m 81cm. Millie Webster also did the shot and her distance was 5m 91cm, whilst finishing 3rd in the A string javelin with 27m 20cm. Sienna Hunte made her debut was the B string javelin with 11m 80cm. Cora O'Dwyer made an impressive debut in the hammer: 16m 54cm. Tiya jumped 3m 55cm in the long jump to finish off the individual events. The relays for the girls were amazing and record breaking. The 4x100m (Shona, Charlotte, Tiya & Levania) improved on their previous time finishing 1st in 51.9s, and then the 4x300m (Zahara, Miya, Kezia & Isabelle) went one better, not because they came 2nd nor because they beat their previous time, like the 4x100m team, but the time of: 3m 05.0s was a new CLUB RECORD.

U13 Girls 4x100 relay Match 2

Above: U13 Girls 4x100m relay team (pic: Laura Millward)

U13 Girls general 2 Match 2

(pic: Laura Millward)

The U/15 Boys found it slightly tough with a few niggles/injuries on the day but battled their way through. The 100m was an example of that. Evan Johnson had to step into the A string with: 15.6s and Miles Whitchelo ran 13.9s. Miles also did the high jump: 1m 25cm and discus: 10m 34cm. Kaidan Chambers, who was meant to run the 100m but fell ill, was able to run the 200m earlier with a time of 24.9s and Thomas Kok: 30.4s. In the 300m, Jimmy Geller ran 45.8s and William Kok 45.5s. Jimmy was very versatile in his events because, apart from 300m he ran his normal event of 800m in which he ran a PB of 2m 13.3s and then also PB'd in the high jump with 1m 40cm - maybe he's a multi event athlete in the making, you never know. Evan, apart from his 100m outing, ran the B string 800m: 2m 29.8s and a PB and long jump: 2m 91cm, whilst twins William and Thomas Kok ran the non-scoring 800m with in 2n 29.3s and 2m 34.5s respectively. The longest trip around the track saw Reuben Fabian record a PB in the 1500m with 4m 36.3s, and javelin: 16m 25cm, while Nathan Wright: 4m 53.1s along with Reuben in the 1500m. Thomas Kok also did the B string shot with a distance of: 5m 91cm and Thomas got a PB in the javelin with: 13m 41cm. Luke Finch exceeded all expectations. Not only did he throw 6m 64cm in the shot put, and notch 2 PBs in the discus (18m 92cm) and hammer (36m 18cm), he agreed at the last minute to help the sprint relay team. With that in mind the 4x100m team, patched up in all aspects (Luke, Nathan, Thomas & Evan) completed the race in: 60.5s. WELL DONE to that very made up team! In the last race, the 4x300m team (Jimmy, Nathan, Thomas & William) ran a time of: 3m 09.2s.