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   Blackheath and Bromley Harriers
   Under 15 Boys Track Report 2014 Season

An all round team effort         Edward Adams                   at Ashford. He set a personal
brought success at a local and   Edward set a new club record   best of 4:31.9 in the YDL A
national level for our Under     for Octathlon of 3,903 points  string at Norman Park coming
15 athletes. The team benefited  as runner up in the England    third. Coleman improved his
from a blend of natural          Athletics Combined Events      High Jump to 1.50m coming
talent, excellent coaching, and  Championships at Bedford.      2nd in the KYAL A string
dedicated parents. Performances  A truly all round athlete,     at Erith and won the club
continued to improve             Edward won Gold in the         championship at Triple Jump.
throughout the season and        Kent County Combined           He finished the season as part
new members were introduced,     Events Championships at        of the team that won Gold
increasing the squad’s strength  Norman Park, and the South     at 3x800m and Bronze in the
and depth. In 2014 the team      of England Combined Events     4x100m at the Kent County
were Kent Young Athletes         Championships. He achieved     Relay Championships at
League Champions, Youth          Grade 1 standards for 80m      Canterbury.
Development League Southern      Hurdles, Discus, Long Jump
Premier Division Champions       and Pentathlon. At the Kent    Henry-James Cowie
and Youth Development            County Combined Event          One of only three athletes in
League National Final            Championships Edward beat      the squad to record Grade
Runners Up.                      the Grade 1 standard for 80m   1 performances this season,
Readers of the Gazette           Hurdles with a Personal Best   Henry-James was awarded
in future years will take        of 11.78. For these superb     Blackheath and Bromley
delight in learning something    performances he was awarded    Excellence. These Grade 1
from these accolades of the      Blackheath and Bromley         performances were for 1500m,
individuals who made the         Excellence this season.        800m and Pentathlon at
team, many of which should                                      Norman Park. His Personal
go on to enjoy wider success in  Oscar Bailey                   Best at 1500m of 4:19.71 ranked
track and field.                 Oscar was promising at         him 31 in the UK, and his
                                 Shot Put and achieved 3rd      800m Personal Best of 2:04.1
                                 place in the KYAL A string     ranked him 29th. Winning
                                 at Gillingham, followed a      Silver for the pentathlon at the
                                 fortnight later at the Norman  Kent County Combined Events
                                 Park Open Meeting with         Championships, and achieving
                                 a Personal Best of 9.26m.      his third Grade 1 standard of
                                 He has also bolstered the      the season, he was invited to
                                 sprinting squad.               the English Schools Combined
                                                                Events Championships at
                                 Coleman Corry                  Boston despite pulling up in
                                 Though a year young, in        the High jump with an injury.
                                 running and jumping,           His Personal Best was 2577
                                 Coleman secured his place      ranking him 11th in the UK.
                                 in the team with a number
                                 of gutsy performances in the   Michael Eagling
                                 1500m. He won Silver at the    Michael scored highly in each
                                 Kent County Championships      YDL fixture, giving a great
                                                                performance in the National
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