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Fine double for Morsia

June 11th, 2012 by News Desk

MATT Morsia had another fine day in the Southern League meeting at Luton picking up two athlete of the match awards for his wins in the long and triple jump.
There was also an athlete of the match award for rising star Debbie Martin with the U20 high jump ace seeing off all her rivals with a convincing 1.70m clearance.
She also had a personal best effort in the shot and a third in the long jump.
Morsia was again too hot for his rivals winning the long jump with 6.92m and triple jump with 14.42m with good support from Steve Lake with seconds in both B events.
Young Ellie Gooding was soaring again winning the A pole vault with a 3m clearance and gave Ashford the double by winning the B high jump with a 1.40m leap. Another Under 17 athlete making great strides Lana-Emily Foyle won the B pole vault with a fine 2.50m and she added pbs in the A javelin with 18.02m and A discus with 17.14m.
Rachel and Laura Hanagan enjoyed wins in a triple jump double for the club Rachel taking the A event with 11.22m and younger sister Laura recording 11.04m in the B event.
Laura also picked up vital points in hammer and the 100m and Rachel did creditably in the shot.
Sam Beckett had a splendid win in the 400m hurdles and battled away in the B discus and there was good support from Abbie Purkiss, Amanda Jukes, and Kim Smith who had a personal best in the B javelin.
Ashford’s 4x400m women also secured a fine victory.
It was a much tougher day for the men and apart from Morsia the only other win came in the B pole vault where Stuart Chisholm cleared 3.40m for victory but there was good support in the A vault from Luke Williams who made 3.70m but had to settle for second place.
Veteran Jon Ward had two fine seconds in the A shot and discus as well as a third in the hammer and there were personal bests in the B discus and B hammer for M50 vet Iain Presnell who also competed in the B javelin.
Despite the sterling efforts of sprinter Gary Carr, Matt Hogben, Dylan Jones and Pete Davey Ashford had to settle for fourth place in the meeting which was curtailed by an injury to an athlete on the track meaning just 47 of the 72 events were completed.

Second in Southern League

August 13th, 2011 by News Desk

ASHFORD finished second in the Southern League match at Harrow and will be looing for another good result in the final match at Tonbridge on Saturday (20th).
Gareth Morris was outstanding for the men with victories in the A 400m (50.4) and 400m hurdles (53.6) and there was a double in the pole vault won by luke Williams with 3.85m with Stuart Chisholm taking the B points with 3.20m.
Matt Smiley had a win in the B high jump as both he and Matt Hogben cleared 1.80m and Smiley was also second in the A long jump.
Ashford picked up good points in the triple jump with Matt Morsia second in the A event (14.68m) and young Nathan Fatola winning the B jump with a fine 12.76m.
Chris Blandford took the B javelin with 52.09m just behind teammate Peter Wickens who notched a fine 53.41 to be just edged out in the A contest.
Pete Davey swept to victory in the 110m hurdles and Lee Swinbourne won the B discus after good points in the shot and hammer. Veteran Jon Ward gained a good spread of points in the field events.
Gary Carr, Fatola and Ashley Cochrane covered the sprints with the middle distance events picked up by Matt Hogben, Warren Uden, Dylan Jones and Kev Williams.
The women picked up two doubles Stevie Langford and Debbie Martin winning the long jump with 1.66 and 1.60 respectively and the 100m hurdles points were claimed by Caroline Hatley and Emmeline Rendell. Stevie and Debbie also picked up seconds in the triple jump.
Amelia Jones showed her versatility with a win in the 2000m steeplechase and second in the 800m while Emmeline won the A pole vault with3.10m with Stevie second in the B event.
Rachel Hanagan had a win in the B shot and third in the hammer and young Kirsten Hooten had an excellent 23.58m to win the B javelin with third in the discus.
Veterans Candy Hawkins and Vicky Clarke weighed in with good points while Sam Beckett, Abbie Purkis and Briony Walsh also scored well in the sprints.
Match result: Harrow 204, Ashford 188, Nene Valley 160, Blackheath & Bromley 146.

Golden leap for Ashford duo

June 28th, 2011 by News Desk

ASHFORD’s athletes stood tall against the best in the South with several successes in the South of England championshionships held at the Julie Rose Stadium.
Rachel Hanagan secured a brilliant gold in the U20 women’s triple jump with a wind assisted 11.42m and a leap of 11.39 while sister Laura was fifth with 10.53m.
And Matt Morsia won the senior men’s triple jump with 14.74m.
Debbie Martin continues to show her class with silver in the U20 high jump with 1.65m while teammate Stevie Langford won the senior silver with the same height.
Lucy Holmes landed silver in the U20 long jump with a personal best 4.93m and there was a silver for Chris Blandford in the U20 javelin with 47.23m.
Emmeline Rendell and Kara Gibbs competed well in the pole vault with 3.20m and 3.05m respectively and Sam Beckett was seventh in the U20 100m in 13.26.
Former Ashford star Grace Nicholls from Romney Marsh won the 3000m gold for Tonbridge AC with 9:58.93.