Fine win by youth squad

June 29th, 2013 by News Desk

The composite Ashford/Thanet youth squad are still on track after a superb victory on home turf in the Youth Development League southern division.
They held off the challenge of main rivals Crawley and Brighton & Hove with a series of outstanding performances.
In the U15 girls Grace Sullivan continued her fine progress this season in an Ashford double soaring to a personal best 5.14m to win the A event in style while teammate Emilia Isaac claimed B honours with 4.32m.
Grace was also third in the A 100m while Emilia was second in the A 75m hurdles with the B race won by teammate Chloe Foord.
Ashford also shone in the javelin with the A event claimed by Emily Knights-Toomer with Jaimee-Ann Heyes second in the B competition.
Hannah Owen was edged out of top honours three times with second in the A discus, hammer and shot but had good back-up with B wins from Chloe Williams and Alice Fox.
There were personal bests from Ellie Atkins and Foord in the 1500m and crucial points picked by Alexandra Prickett, Amber de Moubray, Beatrice Lever and Madilyn Johnson.
The U13 girls also shone with a fine double secured in the 800m with personal best victories by Hannah Brooks and Faith Cox with Faith clocking a stunning 2:42.89. Hannah also was third in the B shot with Thanet’s Omega Skeen second in the A event.
Another double came in the high jump won well by Faith Etokowo in a personal best 1.39m while Thanet’s Leah Henniker cleared another best of 1.25m for the B victory.
Omega secured good points with a win in the A 150m and Ella Hindle second in the B race and Omega also was second in the B 75m sprint which also would have brought her victory in the A race.
Jade Curtis won the A long jump comfortably with Ella Hindle second in the B jumps in a personal best 3.41m with vital points also secured by Lauren Chambers, Alice Bussey and Katy Burton.
A personal best 18.69 throw gave Ellie Rush second in the A javelin with Emily Giardina scoring well in the B throws and B hurdles.
Two personal bests gave the squad maximum points in the U15 boys pole vault won by Alex Hardy with a 3m clearance and Leon King the B honours with 2.20m and Thanet’s Adam Jacques and James Anderson also had pbs in a fine double for the hammer honours.
Anderson also won the A discus and the duo took seconds in the A and B javelin while King won the A high jump with a pb of 1.50m with Jake Timmins second in the B event.
Timmins and Oliver Marsh shone in the 80m hurdles with second places with Marsh recording a best time of 15.85 and he was also second in the 300m B race with Hardy scoring in the A race.
Peter Banks and Thanet’s Philipos Stamatiou did well in the sprints almost doing a double in the 200m with Banks second in the A race and his teammate winning the B event.
Banks also had a pb of 5.10m for third in the A long jump with the B event won by Harjan Khiara with 4.99m. and Ed Miller had two fine seconds in the B shot and discus. Other contributors were Ellis Bennett, George Maher, Frank Webster and Marshall Smith.
Just the one victory came from the U13 boys with Jack Seery winning the A 800m although Joe Griffiths went close to making it a double.
There was consistent scoring by the squad with a pb for Tom Keaveney in the high jump and good displays by Harry Pitman, Connor Neal, Lewis Godden, Jake Chapman, Leon Noelkin and Luke Cressey.

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