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Medway and Maidstone’s junior athletes finished third in their latest UK Youth Development League, Southern South Division 2 clash at Ashford, writes Alan Newman.
M&M achieved 21 individual victories in the Julie Rose Stadium, but league leaders Ashford and Thanet were strong on home territory and won the match with 598.5 points.
Team Sussex (519pts), M&M (374), Horsham Blue Star (315), Bexley (291.5), Dartford Harriers (182) and Invicta/Paddock Wood (142) completed the standings.
Winners in the under-20 men’s category for M&M were Sammy Goosani (51.22sec, PB) and Joseph Burton (54.78) at 400m; Max Read (4min42.87sec, PB) in the B-string 1,500m; Lewis Heffernan (58.96 PB) in the 400m hurdles and George Clements (10.23m, PB) in the shot.
The under-17 men’s winners were Darryl Wright (11.81) at 100m; Wright (23.17, PB) and Joseph Burton (23.31, PB) at 200m; Jake Berry (2.08.41) and Ryan Maunders (2.13.40) at 800m; Marley Godden (4.38.83) and Cameron Payas (4.50.83) at 1,500m and Alexander Lindfield (11.02.74) at 3,000m.
Maximum points were also gained in the under-20 women’s events by Imogen Munday (59.83, PB) at 400m.
Women’s under-17 highlights included victories by Darcy Kuypers (12.52) and Jazmin Salter (12.87) at 100m; Kuypers (25.28, PB) and Salter (26.16) at 200m; Sian Keegan (43.07) at 300m and Laura Arnold in the shot (10.04) and javelin (32.80).
There were also wins in relay action on the track for the under-17 women’s 4x300m quartet (2.54.49) and the men’s under-20 4x400m squad (3.37.3).
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