Published: 08:00, 02 September 2014 |
Updated: 09:14, 02 September 2014
Kent’s future stars were competing for national titles in the England Athletics under-15 and under-17 championships at Bedford Stadium, writes Alan Newman.
Darcey Kuypers (Medway and Maidstone) reached the under-17 100m final, where she was eighth in 12.39sec. Vera Chinedu of Cambridge Harriers 12.23 took silver in the under-15 100m event and M&M's Sian Keegan (42.93) and Imogen Munday (42.94) went out in the heats of the under-17 300m.
Katy-Ann MacDonald (under-15, Blackheath and Bromley Harriers) is the national champion at 1,500m (4min32.66sec). Holly Page (Dartford Harriers, 4.41.27) was fourth, Chloe Sharp (Dartford Harriers, 4.45.33) fifth and Kathleen Faes (Tonbridge, 4.49.06) seventh.
Jessica Keene (under-17, Blackheath) won the 3,000m (9.54.3) and Alasdair Kinloch (Tonbridge, 8.45.56) was eighth in the boys’ 3,000m.
Poppy Dinley (under-15, M&M) went out in the heats of the 75m hurdles (11.99) with Emilia Isaac (Ashford, 12.03) while Isaac Milham (under-15, M&M) was fifth in his 80m hurdles final (11.61, PB). Ethan Akanni (under-17, Bexley) claimed silver in the 100m hurdles (13.28).
Harriett Day (under-15, M&M) ran in the 300m hurdles heats (47.98). Bailey Stickings (Blackheath) took the under-17 400m hurdles title (54.94, PB) with Joe Fuggle (Tonbridge, 56.97) fifth. Kelsey Fuss (under-17, Blackheath) was a silver-medal winner in the 1,500m steeplechase (5.05.76) with Polly Pitcairn-Knowles (Sevenoaks, 5.31.20) ninth.
Race walkers Evie Butcher (under-15, Cambridge Harriers) and Luc Legon (under-17, Bexley) also gained medals. Butcher took bronze over 3,000m (16.41.66) and Legon’s reward was silver at 5,000m (24.59.32).
Amber Durrant (under-15, M&M) took silver in the high jump (1.65m) with Ashleigh West (M&M) 10th (1.56, PB) and Jade Oni (M&M) 13th (1.56).
Alfie Scopes (under-15, Tonbridge) won the javelin (48.65) and gained bronze in the shot (13.91, PB). James Anderson (Thanet, 47.23) was second in javelin and fourth in the shot (13.60). Divine Oladipo (under-17, Cambridge Harriers) took the women’s shot (14.40) and Eloise Locke (under-15, Blackheath) was third at javelin (40.41 PB) and fourth in her shot competition (12.28 PB).
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