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Final at Birmingham. His        KYAL B string at Norman          at the National Finals in
Personal Best was 4:33.16 set   Park, in a Personal Best of      Birmingham finishing 4th
at the Norman Park Open         27.32m. He also frequently       in the B string with a time
Meeting. Michael ended the      represented the team at Shot     of 24.52. A natural for 300m
season on a high, winning       Put, Hammer and particularly     he rose to the challenge of
Gold with the 3x800m relay      the 4x100m relay team which      the YDL, setting a Personal
team at the Kent County Relay   was a contribution appreciated   Best of 39.3 in the Tooting
Championships at Canterbury.    by all.                          Bec match, finishing 3rd in
                                                                 the A string. He showed great
Joseph Folkes                   Oscar Hussey                     maturity and team spirit at
One of the youngest members     Oscar represented the team       Birmingham by withdrawing
of the squad yet Joseph put     admirably in both the KYAL       himself from the 4x300m
in a good performance in the    and the YDL most notably in      relay as he knew he could not
YDL match at Norman Park,       the 800m at the YDL match        give his best. His season’s
running 800m in a Personal      at Reading, setting a new        efforts were rewarded at
Best of 2:24.6. We anticipate   Personal Best of 2:17.5 he       the Kent County Relay
significant improvements        led in an exciting field taking  Championship at Canterbury
from him.                       the race to the rest of the      where he won two Bronze
                                competition, finally coming      medals as part of the 4x100m
Angus Harrington                home 2nd in the B string. He     and 4x300m relay teams.
Angus contributed valuable      is also a competent Under 17
points to the team at Javelin,  age group Steeplechaser and      James Lancaster
1500m and 800m. He won          3000m runner.
the KYAL A string 1500m at                                       Tantalisingly close to the
Norman Park in a personal       Harry Keene                      50m barrier at Hammer he
best of 4:38.2. In the Javelin  A prolific park-runner Harry     finished the season ranked
he won the YDL B string         was an ever-present member       9th but James’ experience
at Norman Park throwing         of the KYAL team, competing      grew through the season and
33.20m, and two months later    in events ranging from Javelin,  his finishing became more
to set a personal best at the   Long Jump, 800m and the          certain, culminating in him
open meeting there of 36.65m,   2km Walk in the KYAL             winning Gold in the YDL
ranking him in the top 100      at Gillingham he won the         National Final. This throw
athletes in the UK. Finally     2km Walk despite having a        was only surpassed by the
Angus struck Gold in the        competitor disqualified in       Personal Best he set at the
National Final 800m B string    front of him on the last lap.    England Athletics National
at Birmingham clocking a        His time of 13:05.3 ranked       Finals at Bedford where
personal best of 2:12.23.       him 80th in the UK in all        he finished 5th, throwing
                                age groups, which was a          49.41m. Exceeding the Grade
Henry Henderson                 tremendous achievement for a     1 standard by a significant
Henry’s point winning           first attempt at the event.      margin he was awarded
performances included at the                                     Blackheath and Bromley
YDL in Reading included         Matthew Knight                   Excellence. James also
winning the B string Javelin,   As the fastest in the squad      contributed significantly at
setting a Personal Best of      over 200m Matthew set            Discus, achieving a Personal
32.86m. At Discus he won the    his 200m Personal Best           Best of 34.26m.
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