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for High Jump, having stepped    with a throw of 39.92m.          also performed solidly in Shot
in initially to win a point for  He won silver at the Kent        Put on a number of occasions,
the team, going on to win the    County Championships.            achieving a Personal Best of
KYAL B string at Norman          As a hurdler he’s improved       8.70m placing second in the
Park. A week later he set a      steadily to set a Personal Best  B string at the KYAL match
Personal Best of 1.45m at the    of 12.9 at Tooting Bec in the    at Gillingham. For Harry’s
same track in the YDL in spite   B string of the YDL and for      leadership and dedication he
of a nasty sun burn. On the      this Femi was awarded Merit      was awarded Blackheath and
track Frankie provided depth     by Blackheath and Bromley        Bromley Merit.
to the distance squad, reaching  Harriers.
the Kent County finals for                                        Rhys Urwin
800m. It was at 300m that        Lewis Stickings                  An explosive start o the season
he made his mark, setting a      Coming into the season with      saw Rhys coming home 2nd in
Personal Best for the season of  injury, Lewis won valuable       the 200m A string. A fortnight
40.0. He was a regular of the    points for the team at Hurdles,  later he went on to set a
4x300m relay team in the Kent    and as a member of the           Personal Best of 24.81 at the
County Relay Championships       4x100m relay team. His best      Norman Park Open Meeting.
winning Bronze at 4x300m         perfromance was at Pole          Rhys also represented the
and Gold in the 3x800m.          Vault, where he progressively    team at High Jump and Long
                                 raised the bar at each YDL       Jump, but his impact was
Charlie Short                    meeting, setting a Personal      significant at 300m, saving his
Charlie’s particular event       Best at the National Finals in   best performance for the YDL
is the 2km walk. Having          Birmingham of 2.10m. This        National Finals where he came
enjoyed the experience of        won him the Bronze medal         home 4th in the B string with
non scoring in the KYAL at       in the B string and Bronze       a time of 39.72.
Erith he organised his own       as part of the 4x300m relay
training with Shaun Lightman     team at the Kent County Relay    Lewis Warren
and returned to the event at     Championships at Canterbury.     Lewis was a key contributor to
Gillingham, winning the B        Lewis remains in the age         the KYAL team particularly
string in a personal best of     group next season.               in 800m, Long Jump and the
13:38.7. Additionally Charlie                                     2km Walk. He was runner
is a prolific thrower. He        Harry Taylor                     up in the Club Triple Jump
justified his YDL selection by   Other athletes’ injuries         Championship, achieving a
recording a personal best in     propelled Harry into the A       Personal Best of 8.85m. At the
the B string Hammer Throw        string for a number of matches   Norman Park Open Meeting
at Reading, where he achieved    at 100m and 200m, achieving      he set a 1500m Personal Best
20.90m.                          Personal Bests of 12.1 and 25.1  of 5:00.59. He finished 2nd in
                                 respectively. His leadership     the 2km Walk in the A string
Femi Sofolarin                   was key on gathering the relay   at the KYAL at Erith, and at
Femi was tantalisingly close     team together and organising     Norman Park was part of the
to breaking the 40m barrier      handovers and legs, and it       team which won the 3x800m
in Javelin this season, setting  was great to see that rewarded   relay in the KYAL match.
his Personal Best at the South   with the 4x100m team taking
of England Inter County          bronze at the YDL National                              Nick Corry
Championships at Hendon          Finals in Birmingham. Harry
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