Kent Relay championships (21st September)
Posted: 28th Sep 2014 by Brian Cumming
Ashford secured three golds at the Kent Relay championships at Canterbury High School with two going to the U20 quartet of Ciara Ewart, Mariah Banton, Charlotte Tappenden and Ellie Gooding.
They won the senior 4x200m, even though three are still U17 athletes, with a time of 1:49.9 and added the 4x100m crown as well in 52.4.
The other gold went to U17 squad of Cameron Amadee, Tyler Adams, Bradley Sloan and Zak Shailk in the 4x400 with 3:45.2 while in the sprint relay silver went to Shaun Rose, Amadee, Alex Pettit and Charlie Green and the bronze to Shailk, Kyle Denning, Sloan and Adams.
The U17 girls' squad of Hannah Owen, Hannah Edwards, Rebecca Cock and Grace Sullivan won silver in the 4x100 sprint relay and then the same quartet added bronze in the 4x400m event.
Silvers were secured by the U13 girls in the 4x100m by Jade Curtis, Ashley Ward, Ella Saxby and Yetunde Mongo and by the U15 boys in the sprint relay by Matthew Elliott, Dominic Grant, Harry Pittman and Kian Crawford.
Another silver was won by the U13 boys in the 4x300m with a fine run by Matthew O'Sullivan, Jamie Fisher, Thomas Keaveney and Hayden Dyke.
In the U15 4x300m Grant, Crawford, Connor Owen and Ellis Bennett just missed the podium with fourth and Owen and Bennett were joined by Will Perry in taking fifth in the 3x800m relay.
Jaimee-Ann Heyes, Emilia Isaac, Alexandra Prickett and Chloe Foord were fifth in the U15 girls' 4x100m.
Ashford AC Sprinter Wins Three Medals at Invictus Games
Posted: 13th Sep 2014 by Andrea Bennett
Ashford AC sprinter Kushal Limbu helped the Great Britain Team to a fantastic start at the Invictus Games held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Thursday 11th September 2014.
Kushal who lost both his legs below the knee whilst serving for the British Army competed in the first medal race of the games, the 100m. After a slow start Kushal came through to take the silver medal behind his team mate Alex Tate in new seasons best of 12.24s, missing the gold by just 0.07s.
Just over two hours later Kushal was back on the track in the 200m. Storming round the bend Kushal came into the straight with a large lead and increased the lead to win in 25.46s some 2 seconds ahead of the silver medallist.
Kushal finished his day in the 4 x 100m winning a bronze to make sure he had a complete set of medals.
Kushal has another chance of winning Gold at the games when he competes in the Sitting Volleyball on Sunday