Two titles for Kayleigh

June 15th, 2010 by News Desk

KAYLEIGH Miller-Leslie had a starring role among Ashford AC’s athletes with two golds in the Kent Schools championships at the Julie Rose Stadium at the weekend.
The rising star set English Schools standards winning the junior girls 75m hurdles in 11.95 and long jump with 4.83m.
She was pressed in the hurdles by teammate Lauren Bamford who was second taking a second off her personal best with 12.14 and then in the long jump clubmate Sophie Hamlyn was fourth with 4.50 and Lauren 5th with 4.49m.
Nathan Fatola won the gold in the junior boys long jump with a personal best 5.87m and Ashford’s Kirsten Hooton won the junior girls javelin gold for Shepway throwing 28.85m.
Oliver Williams secured gold in his first year in junior boys winning the triple jump with 11.98m and was fifth in the 200m final behind Temi Banwo.
The Ashford team claimed three other field golds with James Potter winning the junior boys high jump with 1.62m, Miller Piper taking the junior girls title with 1.56m and Deborah Martin winning the intermediate girls high jump with 1.51m.
Young Emem Umoh had a fine championships with two silvers in the Year 7 100m in 13.64 and long jump with 4.25m and Highworth’s Amber Regardsoe also shone with silver in the intermediate girls shot with 9.14m and bronze in the discus with 27.59m.
Tom Snare just missed two medals after third in the intermediate boys shot with 11.02m but had to settle for fourth in the discus with 33.65m and teammate Blake Robinson fifth with 33.54m.
In the intermediate girls 300m hurdles Caroline Hatley secured silver with 45.81 with clubmate Laura Hanagan just off the pace in fourth with 47.47. However, Laura did take bronze in the 300m  flat with a personal best 42.31.
Caitlin Dock rose to silver in the intermediate girls pole vault with 2.20m and Emily Hamlyn ran a personal best 29.30 for silver in the Yr7 200m.
There were bronzes for Mary Coleman in the Yr7 shot with 6.94m and Max Reeves despite a personal best 12.24 in the junior boys 80m hurdles but George McLennan just missed out with fourth in the 800m despite a massive personal best 2:12.72. Also just out of the frame was Shepway’s Amelia Jones in the IG 1500m with 5:08.03; Hester Hill in the junior girls 200m with 27.83 and Callum Thomas in the intermediate boys javelin with 29.93m.
There was a terrific championship for former Ashford field athlete Matt Blandford who took two golds winning the junior boys javelin with 50.01m and the shot with 13.06m while Ashford School’s Euan Nicholls took silver in the Yr7 1500m with 4:55.78.

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