11 August 2019
Kent Young Athletes League Division
One (U15 & U13
Boys & Girls)
- Kent Young Athletes League -
Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC U13 and U15 boys and
girls team are Kent league champions, adding this to the South of England
title they won last month.
A fantastic team performance at Medway Park on 4th
August saw them crowned champions, despite many missing athletes on holiday
Despite the holiday period the U13 boys had a full and
strong squad of twelve talented youngsters.
In the sprints Zuriel Nwogwugwu ran a fine personal
best of 26.2 winning the 200m, a 4.86 long jump win and a fast leg in the
winning relay team. To fill his day Zuriel turn his hand to high jump, so
looking good for the up coming Kent pentathlon.
Rayhan Mourtada had a busy day coming second in the
quick 75m hurdle race, followed by a win in the B string 100m running a new
PB, second in the B string long jump and then finishing with a strong leg in
the 4 100m relay.
David Dare won the 100m A string with a new personal
best of 12.6, won the B string 200m in 26.9 and led the relay team home in
seasons best time of 52.3.
Andrew Nikoro had a winning day, placing first in the
B string hurdles and first in the high jump and to complete his day ran a
Marley Byfield ran a great new best in the 200m and
gave the relay team a great start with a fast lead off leg.
Franco Hillier ran well and finished fast in his first
ever 1500m, before trying his hand (or legs) at the long jump.
We were lucky enough to have all twelve athletes fit
and well at the end of the day and so were able to field three strong sprint
relay teams. The second team was made up of Franco on leg 1, field event
specialists Finn Kitteridge and Max Kennedy on 2 and 3 and Andrew on 4.
Before the relay Finn was busy in the field, jumping
well in the high jump and throwing the javelin and putting the shot scoring
loads of team points.
Max also had three field events to conquer before the
relay and threw over 30m again in the javelin and contested the hammer and
shot again scoring loads of valuable team points.
James Lawson had a very busy day running a personal
best in the 100m, a quick 200m and jumping over 4m in the long jump. James
also brought the relay team home on anchor leg.
Middle distance youngster Henri Verster turned his
hand to sprinting and sprinted well clocking 30.2sec before running the fast
top bend in the relay.
Ryan Hang is finding his sprinting feet with a great
run in the 100m and contributing well, running leg 2 down the back straight
in the relay.
Always great to watch the determined Daniel Jenkins
race as he sprinted well in the both the 100m and 200m just shy of his best
times. Daniel also led the relay team off on leg 1.
It was very impressive to see every one of the twelve
U13 boys take part in the relays, quite an intimidating site for the other
clubs to see.
Well done squad, a great finish to the Kent league
track and field season.
July 2019 - Kent Young Athletes League - Ashford
The Blackheath and Bromley team for the second Kent
league fixture at Ashford was slightly depleted due to a clash with the
London Youth Games, but impressively the team competed superbly and won on
Some fantastic performances combined to leave the
combined U13/15 boys and girls team on top of the league table, with one
Ben Platt leaped a massive 3.50m to break the pole
vault league record and collected a smart medal for his efforts.
The U13 boys were affected by the fixture clash,
injuries and holidays and were only able to field six athletes but all six
put in great efforts.
Busiest of the day was Franco Hillier who started the
discus warm up early, before racing over to the other side of the track
ready for the hurdles. Unfortunately Franco caught one of the hurdles during
the race and went down hard taking the skin off his knees Franco wanted to
carry on with his busy day in the discus, 1500m and relay but his body had
Zuriel Nwogwugwu had a great day sprinting well in the
100m dipping inside 13 seconds, running a fine sub 27 sec in the 200m,
knocking 2 seconds off his best and long jumping 4.75m with a winning jump.
Zuriel also brought the relay team home to a solid silver.
Daniel Jenkins raced hard over the 100m , 200m and ran
a great leg two down the back straight in the relay.
Marley Byfield knocked nearly a second off his best
time in the 200m and jumped a personal best in the high jump before leading
the relay team off with a strong opening leg.
James Lawson made a solid Blackheath and Bromley debut
with great performances in the 100m and long jump and running a fine leg on
the top bend in the relay.
Jasper Brooks had a day off running but jumped well in
the long jump winning the B string .
Due to the lack of U13 athletes available on the day,
we had no-one in the shot, discus, hammer, 1500m or hurdles making our
victory even more impressive.
The final Kent league fixture is on Sunday 4th August
at Medway Park
June 2019 - Kent Young Athletes League - Tonbridge