Some great performances this weekend at the Kent U13 Champs at Erith (Sept 14th-15th), writes Darrell Smith.
The weekend started well with a 6th place by Emily Holden in the Girls Shot Putt in a fine 7.14m, just outside her pb.
Alex Evans Wilson had a great Championships. In the space of an hour he placed 5th in the Long Jump with a pb of 4.09 and 8th in the Discus with a throw of 16.09m, also a pb.
Also in the Long Jump Kristian Elphick-Mutru placed 8th with a pb of 3.80 as well running 100m 14.87 in his 100m Heat. In the Boys 100m James Beecroft ran a pb in his heat running 12.9 later placing 5th in the 100m Final.
On the Sunday Maisy Aherne progressed to the Semi Final of the 75m running 11.04 in her heat and placing 8th in the Semi Final. In the High Jump Hannah Galligan jumped 1.30cm to place 5th in the Final.
These results are the best by the Club and mark the end of a great season.
On Friday 30th August, our U15 Girls 4 x 100m team were the lone representatives of the Club in the highest class track meet to occur in Kent in many years, writes coach Darrell Smith.
Our girls ran close to their Club record in 56.02 and placed 3rd against strong Tonbridge opposition. They were rewarded with medals given to them by Lizzy Yarnold.
A video of the race is here.
Going into the last KYAL Meeting of the season in 2nd place all the team had to do was finish 5th team or better to stay in the top 2 teams to gain promotion to Division 1 next Summer, writes head coach Darrell Smith.
In the end we achieved it comfortably with a 4th place finish despite a very much depleted team due to holidays.
The top performers for the Club were Hannah Galligan U13 who equalled the Club record for High Jump with a leap of 1.35m, Jess Lewis ran a 45.7 300m and Poppy Buckle jumped 1.35m in the High Jump to break club records and Erin Vallance lowered her own 100m club record to 13.4. There were wins for Jess Lewis in the U15 Long Jump with a leap of 4.29m and Emily Holden with a throw of 18.03m in the Shot.
The Meeting finished with Relays and one final club record in the U15 4 x 100m (team pictured above).
Sevenoaks AC Juniors fielded its largest and strongest team to date at the first Kent Young Athlete League Match of the Summer, and were rewarded with a 2nd place team finish.
Six Club records were broken during the course of the day, two in the 4 x 100m Relay, the rest by Erin Vallance and James Beecroft who both broke the 100m and 200m records in their respective age groups
Head Coach, Darrell Smith commented. “It’s impossible to list all the great performances as everyone gave their all, even though for many this is their first season competing at this level. I feel we have a real chance of getting promotion to the next Division . I think we can do it. “
The second of the three matches is on the 7th July in Ashford.
A team of twelve Sevenoaks AC junior athletes contested the Kent Young Athletes League meeting at the Julie Rose stadium, Ashford on 8 July, finishing 7th overall. The team of Xanthe Mortleman, Emily Jones, Julia Sackville-West, Dulcie Pascual, Harvey Taylor, Quinn Taylor, Erin Vallance, Emma Sackville-West, Amber Bowers, Emily Holden, Madeline Swindin and Kristian Elphick-Mutru between them contested the u15 girls, u15 boys, u13 girls and u13 boys categories, finishing seventh overall.
Among the excellent performances by SAC athletes, Erin Vallance won the u13g 75 metres, Amber Bowers was second in the u13g javelin, Quinn Taylor was second in the u15b discus and third in the javelin, Emma Sackville-West was third in the u13g long jump, and Kristian Elphick-Mutru third in the u13b 200 metres. In addition, there was a terrific run by Erin Vallance, Emma Sackville-West, Amber Bowers and Emily Holden for third place in the u13g 4 x 100 metres relay. The full results are here.
The next Kent Young Athletes League meeting is on Sunday 5th August at the Erith Leisure Centre.