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Girls shine in opening clash

April 25th, 2013 by News Desk

ASHFORD took two athlete of the match awards from their opening Southern League meeting at Woking after fine performances by Debbie Martin and Ellie Gooding.
Debbie was just shy of her personal best winning the A high jump with 1.70m and the talented 19 -year-old added victories in the B long jump and triple jump and a third in the shot.
Ellie was in sparkling form dominating the A pole vault with a personal best 3.85m and set further bests winning the A 100m hurdles in 15.5 seconds and her third in discus.
Another Ashford star was Rachel Hanagan after victories in the A 100 and 200m, as well as the A long jump and triple jump. The all rounder also added seconds in the A shot and B discus as well as fourths in the A hammer and javelin in an astonishing display.
Young Charlotte Tappenden made it a double success for Ashford in the high jump with a B victory in 1.35m and claimed second in the B 200 with a personal best and third in the B 100m.
Another double came in the pole vault with B victory for Lana-Emily Foyle with a personal best 2.90m and she added a third in the B 100m hurdles and fourth in the B javelin.
Ashford missed vital points particularly in the middle distance events but there were fine supporting roles from Amanda Jukes and Lesley Hall. Ashford took second in the sprint relay.
Gary Carr secured vital sprint points for the men winning the 100 and was second in the 200 and even turned his hand to shot to gain points.
Young Ash Buckman had a double success winning the B high jump in a personal best 1.60m and the B triple jump in a club double with Steve Lake who took the A honours. Lake also was second in the B long jump.
Another club double came in the steeplechase from Andy Robertson in a personal best 7:06.9 and Warren Uden who took the B points. Warren was second in the B 800m matching rising star Neil Daughters who was second in the A event in a personal best 2:04.4.
Tom Williams won the B 100m in another club double and there was a victory for Dylan Jones in the B 1500m. Dylan also was second in the A 5000m in a personal best 18:13.7.
Luke Williams had a busy day with second in the A pole vault, third in the A 110m hurdles and fourths in the A discus and javelin.
Stuart Chisholm was second in the B pole vault and Robertson was also second in the B 400m hurdles. Matt Hogben was narrowled edged into second in the A high jump and added second in the B 5000m and thirds in the B 400 and B 110m hurdles.
Jacob Lane took third in the A 400m hurdles and added points in the B javelin while youngsters Kyle Denning and Lewis Smith gained valuable experience mixing it with the senior athletes, Even team mentor Pete Le Rossignol joined the fray.
Ashford had to settle for third place overall in a start which sees all their meetings being competed for on the the road this season.

Best for rising star

March 26th, 2013 by News Desk

Championship best Debbie Martin

Championship best Debbie Martin


ASHFORD AC’s Debbie Martin was one of the stars of the Kent Indoor championships at Lee Valley clearing a championship best 1.70m in winning the U20 women’s high jump.
But she wasn’t the only club member entering the record books with Ellie Gooding also clearing a new best height of 3.55m sharing gold in the U17 pole vault with friend and rival Ailis McGovern of Bexley who cleared the same height.
Pole vault and the 60m hurdles again proved a happy hunting ground for medals by Ashford athletes.
Alexander Hardy won the U15 boys vault with 2.70m while there were silvers for Luke Williams, edged out on countback in the senior men with 3.68m, Jacob Lane in the U20 men with 3.28m and George Huxley adding the bronze with 2.93m
In the hurdles there was an U20 gold for Tom Williams in 8.65; silvers for veteran Pete Davey in the senior men in 9.27, Rachel Hanagan in the senior women with 8.06, sister Laura Hanagan in the U20 women in 9.74 and Bethany Kimber in the U17 women with 9.77 plus bronze medals for Emilia Isaac (U15 girls) in 9.72 and Cameron Amedee (U15 boys) with 9.19. Just out of the reckoning in fourth were Charlotte Tappenden (U17s) and Ben Isaac (U17 boys) Jake Timmins was fifth in the U15 boys.
Rachel Hanagan secured two golds and silver winning the senior women’s long and triple jumps and second in the 60m while Rhiannon Wallwork landed gold and silver winning the U17 long jump with 11.18m and shot with 8.24m.
Amedee had a good championship winning the U15 300m in 40.60, silver in the triple jump and fifth in the 200m to go with his hurdles bronze.
Amelia Jones won the U20 800 title in style with 2:28.20 while Lane added gold to his vault silver by winning the U20 long jump with 5.59m and Katherine Hamilton won the senior women’s high jump with 1.45m.Laura Hanagan also shone with second in the shot and third in the long jump to go with her hurdles silver.
Hannah Owen and Emilia Isaac took silver and bronze respectively in the U15 shot with Emilia also making the top six in the long jump. Abigail Purkis was second in the U20 triple jump while Lewis Smith took silver in the U17 long jump. Veteran Steve Lake was edged out of gold in the men’s triple jump on countback..
Other bronze medal displays came from Neil Daughters in the U20 800m seen off by a championship best show from Bexley’s Will Somogyi while Jake Timmins added third in the U15 high jump and fourth in the long jump.
There were also good final performances from Kyle Denning and Iain Presnell.

Candy on course

February 19th, 2013 by News Desk

ASHFORD athlete Candy Hawkins was the club’s sole competitor in action at the South of England cross country championships at Parliament Hills and ran really well clocking 41 minutes 56 seconds for the 8k course.
On a beautiful day the Ashford veteran mastered the muddy course to finish 153rd and is looking forward to running the Nationals this weekend in Sunderland
The Nationals were postponed in January because of the heavy snow.