Youngsters up and running

April 21st, 2013 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC’s youngsters launched their bid for the Kent Young Athletes League with some fine performances at Norman Park.
Pick of the U13 boys was Lewis Godden with a double success winning the discus with a convincing 14.47m and the long jump in fine style with 4.43m. Lewis was also close to the treble finishing second in the A 800m.
Harry Pitman shone in the 200m winning with 29.8 and was third in the A 100m and well as running well in the 800m.
Despite good points from Thomas Keanvey Ashford suffered from too small a squad leaving 11 events unchallenged.
Ashford’s U15 boys were third in their section with their best results coming in the javelin with an A win by Ed Miller with 34.39m and Kian Crawford second in the B event with 23.31..
Good points also came in the discus with Miller second and Crawford third in their sections.
Daniel Hall won the B long jump with 4.34m with George Maher third in the A event with 4.58m and Daniel was also third in the B high jump. Maher and Matthew Cranfield were both third in the shot and the duo joined Ellis Bennett and Alex Hardy to take second in the 4x300m relay.
Ben Chapman and Jake Timmins took thirds in the 80m hurdles and also in the points was sprinter Ben Chapman.

Leading the way in the U15 girls was a fine double success in the javelin for Emilie Knights-Toomer taking the A honours with 24.77m and Jaimee-Ann Heyes winning the B section with 18.68m, both recording personal bests.
Jaimee-Ann also was third in the A hammer and third in the B high jump while Emilie joined Eve Graham, Alexandra Prickett and Hannah Owen for third in the 100m relay event.
Eve also had a fourth in the 100m sprint, third in the B 200m and second in the B long jump while Chloe Foord picked up good points in the A long jump and 200m and B 75m hurdles.
There were fine efforts too by Eleanor Potter, Danielle Godden and Ellie Atkins.
The U13 girls also finished fourth in their secion with best haul coming in the long jump with an A victory by Jade Curtis with 4.22m and second in the B section by Hannah Graham with 3.20m.
The duo also shone in the 70m hurdles both in second with 13.3 and 16.6 respectively.
Jacqueline Benson notched a personal best in winning the 1000m walk while Ella Hindle won the B 100m in a best of 11.3 with Jade fourth in the A race also with 11.3.. Faith Cox also had a fine run in the C race winning with 11.5 and was fifth in the 600m with Hannah Brooks a fine secondAlso in the points were Faith Etokowo and Rebecca Humphries.

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