Kent league again -Top star performances plus through only a demonstration a fantastic performance in pole vault
Please see below reports for both the Boy’s & Girls from Blackheath & Bromley’s Norman Park
It was a bit de ja vue, from the first match at Ashford, numbers still short apart from the under 15’s girls. We are going through a transitional faze with many new youngsters putting on the orange vest for the first time and doing us proud, & promisingly next year most will still available in the same age groups. But the minus side is you need full teams hence the Boy’s finished 5th simply down to not enough of them, the Girl’s first despite only two under 13’s.
If only – yes if only the pole vault was not just a demonstration in this league, Ailis McGovern cleared a height which her coach Gordon Lillis believes is one of the best this year in under 15 . Gordon now has a problem to source a longer vaulting pole to keep up with her superb performance
Under 13 Girls Kerri Johnson & Maraine Bullen were our only entrants in this age group. Done remarkably well. Kerri won the Walk, 2nd in the High & long jump. Marianne 1st B string Long jump & 3rd in 1000m & 70m hurdles. We hope a bigger team for the remaining two fixtures to give them a bit company & get promotion back to where we belong.
Under 15 girls with almost every area covered & again with even two relay teams we won this part of the Div 2 match by a long way. With a full team it was hard to give everyone what they wanted but great team sprit as they tried everything. Notable performances are
Wins in the A string for
Kattie Butterworth (Grade 3) Long Jump also won the walk, Joanne Okusanya (Grade 4) Shot Putt – a double here with Reniquie Joseph also getting a grade 4. Victoria Blincoe (Grade 40 Discus – victoria also picked up a grade 4 in Javelin), Olivia Bailey 1500.
In the B string
Apart from as mentioned above further wins for Marie Eremionhale in the walk, Eleanor Winch in the 800m & 300m, Abi Olagbaiye in the 200m with a Grade 4 & Joanne Okusanya in the 100m.
Allis McGovern, Monica Faulkner, & Temiloa Tewogbade finished at least 2nd in their events to finish a fine performance
It was a real pleasure to be associated with this team; everyone had a go at everything, never a complaint. With our depleted Boy’s teams the final league result does not reflect the very high standard many of our athletes set. The Girl’s done very well winning the match – but only two under 13’s ? There is only one message for you youngsters who didn’t make it – YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU.
For full results check out the Kent county web site at
My thanks on the day to John Askew, Dave Winfield, Gordon Lillis, Carol Caiels for their support as officials & the parents who dived in and helped.
A Full Boy’s report will follow very shortly from Alan & Carol Caiels
Remaining fixtures for under 13,s & 15; s are
National Young Athletics League – Lewes (Sussex) June 5th
National Young athletics League – Erith June 19th
Kent League – Canterbury 3rd July
Kent League – Sutton Valence 31st July
Under 13 champs at Erith on Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th September
Kent Young athletes team mangers
Kevin Winch 01322-446822 - 07816-616755 – KYAL Girls
Allan Caiels 0784-6044531 - Boys
|KCAA (the county web site has all your KYAL and Cross country results) NYAL (National Young athletics league)UKA (UK athletics main web site), Bexleyac (our own site) Power of ten (has the history of most of your results)