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Medway and Maidstone AC open meeting at Medway Park proves popular with more than 300 individuals in track and field

By KentOnline reporter
Martin Brockman was the top 800m runner at the Medway and Maidstone open meeting Picture: Steve Crispe

The Medway and Maidstone open meeting on Sunday was well attended, with more than 300 individual performances at the Medway Park arena, writes Alan Newman.

The under-11 competitors were involved in a run, jump and throw challenge. George Turner and Erin Hughes were the leading M&M athletes. Turner’s results were 75m (12.75sec), long jump (3.01m) and shot (8.13). Hughes recorded 75m (12.13), long jump (3.41) and shot (4.13). However, Angel Wall (2min05.92sec) was faster over 600m than all her under-11 male club-mates.

Luke Stringer (11.67) was the best under-13 over 75m and set a fast 600m time (1.51.48) while leading times over 100m included George Clements (under-20, 11.81); and Darryl Wright (under-17, 11.81).

The 200m races featured Dan Pitman (under-20, 23.64); Darryl Wright (under-17, 24.66); Darcey Kuypers (under-17, 26.53); Rory Kuypers (under-15, 24.90) and Megan Walsh (under-15, 26.69).

The 300m series featured category wins for Dan Pitman (under-20, 36.97); Darcey Kuypers (under-17, 43.84) and Connor McCormick (under-15, 43.19). At 400m there were leading performances by Lewis Makey (under-17, 58.25) and Lydia Butler-Hewitt (under-13, 75.23).

Martin Brockman headed the 800m times (2.02.32), Mark Wilkins (16.05.97) and Claire Wilkins (21.56.22) headed the list in the senior 5,000m and in the open long jump there were age group wins for Robert Mills (under-15, 3.84) and under-13s Emily Featherstone (4.05) and Matthew Turner (3.58).

In the javelin top results included Kirsty Geddis (SW, 19.45); Madeline Richardson (under-15, 23.84) and Lauren Farley (under-13, 19.56).

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