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Medals for Vets

March 22nd, 2012 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC’s Pete Davey and Steve Lake picked up two medals each at the Southern Counties Vets indoor championships at Lee Valley.
Davey took gold in the M35 60m hurdles with 9.11 seconds and added silver in the high jump with 1.61m. He just missed out on a full set finishing fourth in the 60m sprint with 7.67.
Lake won two silvers recording 5.43m in the long jump and then 12.28m in the triple jump.
In the M50 category Ian Mackett was fourth in the 400m with 70.32.
Youngster Jack Goss has been making his mark in cross country finishing a creditable 49th in the Inter counties championships U15 event clocking 15:44 and was a fine 205th in the U17 section of the English Schools championships with 22:49.
At the Inter counties Tim Forsyth was 131st in the U15s with 16:27 while at the English Schools Declan Burton was 167thin the U15s with 14:49.
Sixteen year old Amelia Jones from Folkestone was a fine 162nd in the U20 women with 18:37 while former Ashford athlete Kelsey Howard from Shepway was 268th in 20:02.

Indoor honours for club

March 4th, 2012 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC had a good day at the Kent Indoor track and field championships returning with a haul of 24 medals and eight personal bests.
Throughout the day the pole vault area looked like training night at the Julie Rose Stadium with eight AAC athletes gaining seven medals between them including three personal bests.
Ellie Gooding led the way with victory in the U17 women clearing 2.66m with Lana-Emily Foyle taking bronze with 2.26 and Ellie added a silver in the 60m hurdles with 9.83 seconds behind teammate Kayleigh Miller-Leslie who secured gold with 9.20.
Silver in the U17 men’s pole vault went to Jacob Lane with 3.06 with Jack Huxley in bronze with 2.56m and there were further bronze medals for Emmeline Rendell in the senior women with 3m; Caitlin Dock in the U20 women with 2.76m and Luke Williams in the senior men with 3.60m with Stuart Chisholm just missing out on 3.50m.
Jacob had a fine tournament adding silvers in the triple jump with 10.75 and shot with 8.38m
Not to be outdone the sprint hurdlers took six medals and three personal bests.
Ben Isaac secured two golds in the U15s winning the 60m hurdles in 9.30 and added the long jump title with his first leap of 5.02m.
Charlotte Tappenden won the U15 girls’ 60m hurdles with 10.26 and just missed another medal in the high jump with 1.35m while George Huxley took silver in the U20 men 60m hurdles in 8.71 and also was fourth in the 200m.
Laura Hanagan (U20 women) won the triple jump with 10.50m and added bronze in the sprint hurdles in 9.92. Sam Beckett also secured bronze in the U20 women 60m with 8.02 and also made the final of 200m.
Stevie Langford is enjoying her return to action winning the senior women’s high jump with 1.65m and there were fine silvers for Amelia Jones in the U20 800m clocking 2:32.56 and Lauren Bamford in the U17 300m with 45.82. Abigail Purkis took bronze in the U17 triple jump.
In the senior men Matt Morsia won the silver for the long jump with 6.66m and veteran Steve Lake took bronze in the triple jump with 12.32m. Also in action were Chris Meakin (60m), Iain Presnell (200m) (SP), Ian Mackett (800m) and Max Reeves did well to reach the U17 60m hurdles final.

George sets new high

February 1st, 2012 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC’s Sam Beckett was flying at the London Indoor Games at Lee Valley with victory in the 200m with a season’s best 26.74 seconds.
The following day she notched another season’s best in the 60m with a fine 8.09.
George Huxley continued his hurdling improvement twice breaking the the club’s U20 men’s indoor 60m record with a second in his first race with a personal best 8.68 seconds and then improved that to 8.62 in the second race finishing third.
Both will be aiming for more improvement working on their starts.
The club’s excellent high jumper Debbie Martin has been working on changes to her technique with coach John Bancroft and had to settle for a 1.60m clearance while John also competed as a veteran clearing 1.40m.