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months and racing in flats still   Greta Elliot                      Myles Xavier, one of the
managed to clock 15.0, a great     jump but had a strong run in      countries furthest long
first time run and we look         the 800m running a new PB         jumpers turned his hand to the
forward to seeing him fully        time 2:37.9 before running        vertical jump and despite the
fit and sprinting very soon.       the third leg in the 4 x 100m.    competition starting 1½ hours
Matthew Proctor also made          The windy conditions did          late, managed to jump 1.30.
his debut for BBHAC and            nothing to stop Billy Keene       Myles’ 13.6 sec in the windy
first time out in the long jump    hurdling his way to a personal    100m and 4.44 in the long
soared over 4 metres. Matthew      best in the 75m Hurdles, a well   jump show what great form he
then raced over 800m and           deserved best as Billy really     is in and we look forward to
finished showing great speed       attacked each hurdle. He then     seeing Myles compete in better
coming down the home straight      improved his 800m best by 10      conditions.
recording a best time of 2:47.5.   seconds finishing strongly in     Hurdler Caelan Raju turned
The Kent League enables us to      2:41.0 and was also the lead off  his attentions to jumps and a
give the athletes a chance to try  runner in the 4 x 100m relay.     sprint and was just over 30 sec
events they don’t normally do      Leo McCallum was as busy as       in the 200m, jumped a great
so it was brilliant to see Peter   ever and has now perfected his    PB of 4.14 in the long jump
Guy flying around the bend in      finishing dip, running a fine     and showed consistence in
the 200m and powering down         15.0 in the 100m, jumped over     winning the high jump with a
the windy straight in 28.0         3m in the long jump, threw        PB equalling 1.40m.
sec a PB. Peter then tried the     over 14m in the javelin and       Most spectacular U13 race of
hammer for the very first time     then sprinted down the home       the day saw Keir Lundy power
and won the competition in a       straight as the final leg runner  through the last bend in the
strong 16.79 and completed his     in the relay, just being pipped   800m and go from third to
day coming second in the shot      by the Tonbridge athlete, who     first and finish a comfortable
and running the second leg in      was approx 18" taller.            winner, recording a negative
the 4x100m relay.                  Our relay boys’ disappointment    split (75 sec 1st lap, 74sec 2nd
Ben Gardiner had a busy day        at coming second was soon         lap) PB time of 2:29.0. Keir
having his first attempt at        lifted as Tonbridge were          was so happy he wanted to do
hurdling but was disappointed      disqualified (not for having      it all over again.
to lose the lead clipping the      tall boys!) for an illegal baton  Cameron Swatton spent his
final hurdle and slightly losing   change.                           Sunday morning helping his
his balance but holding onto                                         football team secure third
second place in 16.6. Ben was                                        place in their league in a 3-3
just below his best in the long                                      draw, before racing over to
                                                                     Erith to put the shot, with
Magda Cienciala                                                      only minutes to spare. His
                                                                     reward was 2nd place, he then
                                                                     threw the javelin just over 1m
                                                                     further than his previous best.
                                                                     The only real drama of the
                                                                     day was when the U15 boys
                                                                     team manager Nic Corry
                                                                     bellowed across the track, for
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