Double for Buckham

June 6th, 2013 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC were eased into third place in their senior Youth Development League match at Lewes but are still well placed to challenge for the title going into match 3 at Sutton Valence on June 30.
Ashford were again boosted by their link-up with Thanet AC enabling them to cover most events.
Young Ashley Buckham was one of the stars of the U17 squad with a double victory taking the long jump and triple jump honours with 5.57m and 12.15m respectively.
There was a similar success for Ellie Gooding in the women winning the U20 100m hurdles with 15.1 and then lifting the U17 pole vault with 3.40m with teammate Lana-Emily Foyle making it a club double by winning the U20 pole vault with 2.75m and Thanet teammate Hattie Malloy clearing 2.15m for the B win.
Lana was also third in the 400m and third in the A hammer.
George Huxley had a good day in the U20 men winning the 110m hurdles by almost a full second and took second in the 100m sprint with 11.2 with brother Jack earning good points in the discus, high jump and pole vault.
Good points came from the 800m with Neil Daughters third in the A race and Kyle Denning fourth in the B event. Kyle was also second in the 200m steeplechase and third in the high jump.
In the field Nate Fatola scored in the javelin, and Will Dickinson was in action in the shot, hammer and triple jump with strong support from Thanet’s James Jeacock, Oliver Cooper, Bradley Sloan and Chris Wall.
In the U17s Ben Isaac swept to a convincing win in the 100m hurdles and in the sprints Lewis Smith and Robert Banks scored well with Kieran Eland in action in the 400m and 800m. Lewis also ran the U20 A 400m hurdles.
In the U20 women Amber Guyett won the A javelin in style while Ciara Ewart and Katie Keet scored well in the 200m. Ciara was also fourth in the long jump.
Rebecca Cock had an excellent win in the U17 discus with 23.22m and a fourth in the javelin but there was good scoring from Charlotte Tappenden, and Pippi Randall and by Thanet’s Tamara Anderson and Ashleigh Newell.
The relays were solid with second places for the U17 4x100m and 4x300m women, and the U17 4x400m boys.
Match score: 1 Crawley 687, 2 Team Sussex 674, 3 Ashford 459.5, 4 Horsham Blue Star 418, 5 Bexley 321, 6 Medway & Maidstone 255.5, 7 Invicta’s Paddock 112.

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