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U13 Boys
Summer 2013

Birmingham relays) Henry
This youngest active athletics James Cowie, Harrison Parker,
age group brings new talent George Pope, Lewis Stickings
into the lifeblood of the club and Charlie Short and more
which will in time hopefully new recruits in the form of
mature into established and James McGruer, Oliver Lucas-
distinguished competitors. Head, Sam Theaker, Robert
Paul Austridge is one of Suckling, Myles Xavier and
those charged with the James Lancaster. With the boys
responsibility of nurturing excelling in their own events and
such talent. This is his trying new events they built up
account of the exploits of the quiet a head of steam and came
class of 2013. second in fixture number 2 but Sam Theaker
went on to win fixtures 3 and 4. Angus not only won the B 800
Their combined total along with but also won the Javelin thus
Kent League the U15s saw them finish the completing the set having won
The track season got under way season in second place. the A string in all four matches.
on 14 April but clashed with Not bad for a runner!
the rescheduled road relays in UK Youth Development
Birmingham thus taking all our League This match also saw Henry
current U13s. So it fell upon The UK Development League James come into his own with
six debut boys to fill as many (UKYDL) had four fixtures a great afternoons athletics.
spaces as possible. Not ideal for and saw the introduction of First he won the B 800m then
your first run for your new club. Angus Harrington and Michael won the shot put and the B high
Caelan Raju, Ben Gardiner, Eagling who had both joined us jump. Oliver Lucas-Head also
Keir Lundy, Cameron Swatton, earlier in the year. had a great day winning both the
Peter Guy and Dominic Mulhall In the first match we had only high jump and the long jump.
were the brave six and despite These terrific performances
coming sixth in the league that two winning events from the helped us to gain third place on
day they would all go onto to U13 boys, both in the Javelin, the day but this still left us in
have a great season. For the next for Angus and James McGruer. fourth place overall just missing
three fixtures they were joined The second match saw Angus out on the National finals in the
by the five road runners (from again win the javelin and Dillon newly formed league set up.
Robertson running superbly
to win the 800m. The third Kent Selection
match saw young Caelan excel Kent County pick their
in the hurdles winning along representative teams from these
with Angus winning the Javelin leagues and so it was no surprise
again and Henry James Cowie to see six of the boys called up
making his UKYDL debut to represent Kent in the inter
winning SP and B Javelin. counties match later in the
After three 4th place finishes year. The six were Caelan Raju
we currently stood at 4th in the (first year in age group ) 75m
league. The final match of the Hurdles, Angus Harrington for
season we upped our game and both 800m and Javelin, Dillon
George Pope had seven 1st placed U13 boys. Robertson 800m, Michael
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