Archive for the ‘championships’ Category
ASHFORD AC’s Debbie Martin was one of the stars of the Kent Indoor championships at Lee Valley clearing a championship best 1.70m in winning the U20 women’s high jump.
But she wasn’t the only club member entering the record books with Ellie Gooding also clearing a new best height of 3.55m sharing gold in the U17 pole vault with friend and rival Ailis McGovern of Bexley who cleared the same height.
Pole vault and the 60m hurdles again proved a happy hunting ground for medals by Ashford athletes.
Alexander Hardy won the U15 boys vault with 2.70m while there were silvers for Luke Williams, edged out on countback in the senior men with 3.68m, Jacob Lane in the U20 men with 3.28m and George Huxley adding the bronze with 2.93m
In the hurdles there was an U20 gold for Tom Williams in 8.65; silvers for veteran Pete Davey in the senior men in 9.27, Rachel Hanagan in the senior women with 8.06, sister Laura Hanagan in the U20 women in 9.74 and Bethany Kimber in the U17 women with 9.77 plus bronze medals for Emilia Isaac (U15 girls) in 9.72 and Cameron Amedee (U15 boys) with 9.19. Just out of the reckoning in fourth were Charlotte Tappenden (U17s) and Ben Isaac (U17 boys) Jake Timmins was fifth in the U15 boys.
Rachel Hanagan secured two golds and silver winning the senior women’s long and triple jumps and second in the 60m while Rhiannon Wallwork landed gold and silver winning the U17 long jump with 11.18m and shot with 8.24m.
Amedee had a good championship winning the U15 300m in 40.60, silver in the triple jump and fifth in the 200m to go with his hurdles bronze.
Amelia Jones won the U20 800 title in style with 2:28.20 while Lane added gold to his vault silver by winning the U20 long jump with 5.59m and Katherine Hamilton won the senior women’s high jump with 1.45m.Laura Hanagan also shone with second in the shot and third in the long jump to go with her hurdles silver.
Hannah Owen and Emilia Isaac took silver and bronze respectively in the U15 shot with Emilia also making the top six in the long jump. Abigail Purkis was second in the U20 triple jump while Lewis Smith took silver in the U17 long jump. Veteran Steve Lake was edged out of gold in the men’s triple jump on countback..
Other bronze medal displays came from Neil Daughters in the U20 800m seen off by a championship best show from Bexley’s Will Somogyi while Jake Timmins added third in the U15 high jump and fourth in the long jump.
There were also good final performances from Kyle Denning and Iain Presnell.
ASHFORD AC’s Candy Hawkins is hoping for warmer conditions next month in the Brett Lydd half marathon after freezing weather hampered her run in the National cross country championships at Herrington Country Park at the weekend.
After a heavy snowfall the Ashford veteran finished a fine 236th in a field of 427 senior women runners clocking 42 minutes 01 seconds over the demanding 8k course.
ASHFORD athlete Candy Hawkins was the club’s sole competitor in action at the South of England cross country championships at Parliament Hills and ran really well clocking 41 minutes 56 seconds for the 8k course.
On a beautiful day the Ashford veteran mastered the muddy course to finish 153rd and is looking forward to running the Nationals this weekend in Sunderland
The Nationals were postponed in January because of the heavy snow.