Star turn by Jade

June 17th, 2013 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC’s girls had a fine day in the latest Kent Young Athletes League meeting at Erith finishing third overall with some excellent performances.
Young Jade Curtis was the star of the U13s who finished second in their section with Jade notching two victories sweeping to 12.8 to take the 70m hurdles and won the long jump with 4.17m.
The only other win came from Jacqueline Benson in the 1000m walk with 6:06.6 but it was a good team effort with Faith Cox runner-up in the A 600m and Faith Etokowo second in the A high jump.
The girls covered the events well with Jacqueline also scoring in the shot and hammer while vital points were taken by Lauren Chambers, Ella Hindle, Grace Paine and Hannah Rose Graham.
Cox, Chambers, Hindle and Etokowo also took an excellent second in the 4x100m relay.
Field athletes Hannah Owen and Jaimee-Ann Heyes shone in the U15 girls with victories and there was another win for rising star Grace Sullivan who took the long jump with 4.91m.
Hannah dominated the shot finding 8.55m for the A win and also took the hammer with 28.26m in a double with Heyes who won the B event with 20.59m.
Jaimee-Ann also won the A discus with 21.86m and the duo were also in action in the high jump Hannah fourth with 1.40m and Jaimee-Ann second in the B event with 1.25m.
Chloe Foord, Eve Graham, Sullivan and Heyes edged to a fine third in the sprint relay and there were also good points gained by Alexandra Prickett and Ellie Atkins.
The boys finished fifth overall helped by a fine fourth place by the U15 squad spurred by a javelin victory by Ed Miller with 36.17m and he was also third in the discus and fourth in the shot well backed up by George Maher and Kian Crawford.
Ashford had a double success in the 2000m walk won by Ellis Bennett and Marshall Smith and there was a B success for Jake Timmins in the long jump with 4.35m.
Alex Hardy, Ellis and Bennett scored well in the sprints and Elliott Rudd had a fine second in the B high jump.
With just four athletes Ashford battled in the U13s but there were good displays by Harry Pitman, Henry Fairbrother, Tom Keaveney and Jake Chapman.

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