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Medway and Maidstone AC's latest open meeting a success despite less-than-ideal conditions

13 August 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Ben Milham, Michael Watson and Daryl Francis-Wright sprint to the finish line in the 100m Picture Martin Apps

Ben Milham, Michael Watson and Daryl Francis-Wright sprint to the finish line in the 100m Picture: Martin Apps

Medway and Maidstone hosted an open competition at Medway Park on Sunday with 160 performances recorded in difficult conditions, writes Alan Newman.

Keira Rose took the under-11 girls’ 75m sprint in 11.55sec and Luke Stringer (11.81) won the boys’ race. The mixed 600m was won by George Seery (Thanet, 1min46.43sec).

Emily Featherstone (13.11) won the under-13 70m hurdles and Michael Watson ran 11.37 for 100m but had to concede to Joe Steele (10.68) of Thames Valley Harriers. Darryl Francis-Wright (under-17, 12.49) and Alex Donnelly (under-13, 14.66) led their categories, and a second round saw Watson (11.33) and Francis-Wright (11.40) go faster.

The women’s 100m races included a win for Shauna McFarlane (12.98) in the senior event. At 300m there was a close finish between under-17 Imogen Munday (41.84) and under-15 Megan Walsh (41.95) and under-15 Jacques Cunningham-Marsh (56.64) took the 400m race. Reece Dimech (22.73) was fastest at 200m.

In the 800m, under-17s Cameron Payas (2.06.39) and Amy Brooks (2.43.36) led the way. Max Read (under-17, 4.53.24) and Bashiri Ryan (under-13, 5.02.13) headed the 1,500m.

Grace Adeley spings into action in the jumps Picture Martin Apps

Grace Adelaye spings into action in the jumps Picture: Martin Apps

There were category wins for under-17 Joseph Thurgood (4.74m), under-13 Emily Featherstone (4.30), under-15 Grace Adelaye (4.17) and under-11 Gabriel Lordon (3.49) at long jump. Thurgood (1.70) took the high jump, where there was more age group success for under-13 Lucy Maunders (1.30) and Adeleye (1.30).

Rachel Midwinter (under-15, 21.24) and Lauren Farley (under-13, 19.35) also won their javelin competitions.

Youngsters tackle the 100m at Medway and Maidstone AC's open meeting Picture Martin Apps

Youngsters tackle the 100m at Medway and Maidstone AC's open meeting Picture: Martin Apps

Max Read hits his stride in the 1,500m Picture Martin Apps

Max Read hits his stride in the 1,500m Picture: Martin Apps

Watson and Francis-Wright run a close race Picture Martin Apps

Watson and Francis-Wright run a close race Picture: Martin Apps

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