Kent School’s XC Championship Report

February 27th, 2014 by Stella

Well Done to all AAC Youngsters who took part in the Kent Schools XC Championship’s at Wilmington School. In the Year 7 Girls Alice Bussey returned from injury with a fine 58th place after loosing her shoe in difficult under foot conditions. In the year 7 boys Matt O Sullivan finished a fantastic 19th place. Faith Cox ran a well paced race to finish 61st in the Junior Girls Event.
In the Junior Boys event there was three AAC youngsters in Action, Daniel Dunlop continued his fine winter form finishing 34th and gaining selection for the Kent Schools Year 8 Squad on the 29th March in Chelmsford. Marshal Smith Finished a well deserved 83rd place after a recent injury caused him to miss the County’s. Ellis Bennett finished 113th, Like Bussey he lost his shoe in the thick mud. Dec Burton rounded out AAC presence on the day finishing in 3rd in the Inter Boys Race and gained an automatic spot on the Kent Team for the English School Championships next Month. “It was great to see so many yellow vests at these championships, a fantastic stepping stone for the Track Season for many that would not normally run XC” Well Done all :))

Dec Tastic

February 27th, 2014 by Stella

Well done to all AAC at the Kent County XC Championships in very tough conditions. It was by far one of the muddest courses in a long time! We saw some fine performances from AAC . Daniel Dunlop finished a fine 15th in the U13B, Dec Burton (pictured) finished a fantastic 8th in the U17B, confirming his fine winter form and selection for Kent in March at the National Inter Counties. The senior men was led in by marathoner Matt Britton 34th, Kev Williams 58th, Andy Robertson 126th, Phil Heathfield 153rd. The Senior Ladies finished 9th team with Janine Brown 27th, Jenny Brown 38th, Candy Hawkins 40th, Amanda Jukes 55th, Becky Weller 58th. Well Done to all :))

Fine sweep by Sporthall teams

November 24th, 2013 by News Desk

ASHFORD had another superb day in the Sporthall competition at Folkestone Leisure Centre dominating the U13 and U15 age groups and the Julie Rose Juniors were outstanding in the U11 contest.
They made a clean sweep of the top U13 girls awards which was won by Faith Cox from Ella Hindle and Jade Curtis with Alice McClennan fourth, Sola Sowole fifth and Faith Elokowo sixth.
And with Ashley Ward ninth, Laura Chambers 12th, Hannah Brooks 13th with Jacqueline Benson, Rebecca Humphries 17th, Emmie Maher 18th, Sophie Baxter 24th and Joely Catt 29th their three teams swept the board.
In the individual competitions Alice won the vertical jumps with Sola third; Ashley won the shot with Ella second and Faith Cox third while Sola won the four lap race from teammates Faith Cox and Ella Hindle who had won the speed bounce from Faith and Sola. Jade was second in the long jump with Faith Cox third.
There was a similar story in the boys winning the team prize and just missing a clean sweep in the individual challenge with Harry Pitman winning overall from Tom Keaveney, Sam Daly fourth and Shaun Khiara sixth.
In the events Harry won the vertical jump with Tom third and Harry also won the long jump and the four lap race with Sam in second. Tom won the speed bounce from Harry and Sam and was third in the shot with Harry taking second place.
In the U15 boys Oliver Marsh emerged overall winner with George Maher third, Alex Webb fourth, Harjan Khiara fifth, Ben Chapman sixth, Alex Hardy seventh, Matthew Cranfield ninth, Ellis Bennett 10th and Kian Crawford 11th in another sweep for both teams.
Oliver recorded victory in the vertical jump with George second; with George winning the speed bounce with Oliver third and was third in the shot with Alex Webb in second. In the long jump George was second with Oliver and Ben sharing third place while in the four lap race Alex Webb swept to victory from teammates Oliver and Matthew.
The U15 girls claimed all three top places won by Grace Sullivan from Jaimee-Ann Heyes and Hannah Owen with Alex Prickett seventh, Hannah Edwards 9th, Megan Smith 10th, Lizzy Stringer 13th, Ellie Atkins 14th and Madison Longley 17th with a first and third in the team placings.
Grace won the four lap race, was second in the long jump and shot and a joint third with Jaimee-Ann in the vertical jump but Jaimee-Ann won the speed bounce from teammates Alex and Hannah Owen.
Hannah also won the shot while Hannah Edwards was third in the long jump and Megan third in the four lap race.
In the U11s host Folkestone took top honours holding off Julie Rose Juniors Jaguars in third, Jets fourth and Tigers sixth.
In the long jump Tigers’ Yasmin Reeves won from Sarris Teale (Jaguars) and Ella Satby (Jets) third while Toby Yemm (Tigers) was fourth in the Ball Push and sixth in the vertical jump behind Lydia Owen (Tigers) who was fifth.
Sarris was fifth in the speed bounce and Grace Pitman (Jaguars) was sixth.

In the latest cross country event at Beech Grove Academy in Nonington Declan Burton continued his fine season with ninth in the U17 boys in 18:02 to stay sixth overall for the season.
Dan Dunlop was a fine seventh in the U13 boys clocking 11:50 while Marshall Smith was 38t in the U15 boys with 17:33.