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Athletics Report                  13

Young Athletes at the Kent League

Match 1 – Ashford, April 26th    Rachel Yeldham                    on his debut performance for
A great opening fixture to the   comfortably with 4.72 and         BBHAC had a great afternoon
2014 track and field season saw  also ran the anchor leg in the    with two 1st place finishes.
Blackheath and Bromley win       4 x 100m. Leo had a busy          His first ever full hurdle race
their first Kent League fixture  debut winning the B string        saw him crossing the line first
at Ashford in both the boys and  javelin, second in the discus     and he led the relay team off
girls U13 and U15 age groups     and running the 3rd leg in the    the start for another victory.
with many personal bests and a   winning relay team. Caelan        Match 2 – Erith, May 11th
comfortable win in the relay.    also won the 75m hurdles          Erith was the next venue fixture
Peter Guy led the 1500m from     A string in 13.6 currently        in the Kent League and the cold
the gun and powered home to      placing him 5th in the country.   wind was more suited to cross
a new best of 4:54.15 smashing   Caelan also set a personal        country than track and field but
the elusive 5 minute barrier     best winning the high jump        despite the weather there were
and placing himself in the top   in 1.40. Robert Suckling had      some great performances and a
10 in the country.               a busy afternoon with his         handful of personal bests.
Peter also won both the discus   three events happening all at     The U13 boys had three boys
and shot put competitions        the same time but still scored    making their Blackheath and
again with personal bests.       loads of points for the team      Bromley debut. Ben Ward,
Despite a strong head wind       placing 1st in the B string long  having only done two or three
down the home straight Myles     jump, 3rd in the 1500 and 3rd     training sessions with the club,
Xavier won the 100m in 14.0      in the high jump.                 enjoyed a great run out over
and second placings for Caelan   Cameron Swatton also had          200m clocking a respectable
Raju 14.9 and Leo McCallum       a busy afternoon scoring          31.1 before taking on the 800m
15.7 making his debut for        valuable points for the team      and timing 2:54.2, a good solid
BBHAC.                           coming 2nd in the B string        start to his athletic career.
Myles, currently ranked 2nd      shot and 3rd in the A string      Bees Academy LJ Wright was
in the country in the long       javelin. Cameron also knocked     another debutant. Only recently
jump, dominated winning          off a large chuck of time         back in training having suffered
                                 getting a great new personal      with painful knees for many
Charlie Scrivener                best in the 1500m. Billy Keene
                                                                   Catrin Murphy
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