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24                                                                      Athletics Report

   Under 13 Girls Track Season 2014

  This was a very good season       a good position for getting to      Lily Tappenden
  for all the young athletes which  the final.                          athletes through injury but still
  the Under 13 girls contributed    Back to Kent again this time        managed to put in a brilliant
  to greatly.                       on home soil at Norman Park         performance coming Second
                                    once more good performances         overall and missing out on
The season kicked off with          by all and we finished 1st in       first place by only 8 points.
the Kent League at a cold and       division 1 and 3rd in division 2.   I would like to thank all the
windy Ashford. We have two          The next YDL was also on            Under 13 girls who competed
teams in Kent and we came           home soil and we managed            last season. For some of them
first in division 1 and third in    with a lot of effort from all       this was their first season of
division 2, a good start to the     athletes to finish in first place   competition and others tried
season.                             14 points ahead of Reading.         new events. It was great to see
Next we were off to                 This meant unless there was a       all athletes encouraging each
Southampton for the YDL             major disaster in the last match    other. Looking forward to
Lower Age Group, again a            we would be going to the final      next season when hopefully
good performance was put in         in Birmingham.                      we can have another brilliant
by all athletes and the team        The last Kent League Match          summer of athletics.
came second with 3 more             was held in Gillingham and          Under 13 Girls Team
fixtures to come.                   again there were a number           Tajera Baldie (joint Club
The next Kent fixture was at        of good performances. We            Record for 75m 9.8 and club
Erith and again the girls did       finished first in division 1 and    record shot 10.49), Abigail
well in both divisions coming       third in division 2. These results  Nelson, Grace Fullerton, Lily
first in division 1 and fourth in   meant that Blackheath and           Tappenden, Alice Prentice,
division 2.                         Bromley won the Kent League         Isobelle Bridge, Kareena
Our next YDL match was              for the Girls and the Boys, a       Galley, Daisy Dowling, Emily
at Reading and again good           really great performance by all.    Penlington, Phillipa Widdows,
performances were put in by         Back to the YDL again for           Gracie Horton, Zoe Austridge,
all athletes with Blackheath        the last fixtures of this league.   Greta Elliott, Lauren Goddard,
finishing first which put us in     We were at Tooting Bec              Katia Cienciala, Emily Purser,
                                    and this was another great          Niamh Milmo Imogen Meers
Andi Desborough                     performance by all athletes,        and Hannah O’Flynn
                                    we finished first in this fixture
                                    and this meant we were the                          Karen Desborough
                                    Southern Premium league
                                    champions. We were going
                                    to Birmingham for the final
                                    which we failed to make last
                                    The final in Birmingham
                                    was a really great event and
                                    all athletes competed to the
                                    best of their ability and more
                                    with a number of personal
                                    bests. We were missing a few
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