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Ethan Kitteridge also had        Tareq Bannour was head            the home straight. Sam also
a busy but successful day        and shoulders above the           used his sprint legs winning
getting two PBs and equaling     opposition in the 100m and        the B string 200m and leading
another. He began with a new     200m running very near to         the relay team off in their
best in the hurdles breaking     his best and had the lovely job   winning run.
16 seconds for the first time    of bringing the team home to      Rowan Fuss, despite a recent
before clearing 1.30 in the      victory in the relay.             illness showed his class in the
high jump, matching his best.    It was great to have Leo          1500 m leading from gun to
The high jump started late       McCallum back in the team         finish, equalling his best and
and so overlapped the javelin    after a few weeks off with        strengthening his grasp on
competition and the relay but    injury and he hasn’t lost any     top of the National rankings.
Ethan just about had enough      form sprinting down the           Rowan also showed his
time to throw a big new best     home straight in the 100m just    sprinting prowess powering
of 18m but then dashed off       outside his best ever. Leo also   round the bend in the 200m
again to run in the B team       ran the last leg of the B team    and down the straight in a
relay.                           relay and seems now to have       rapid 28.40. Rowan was also
Jake Leng bounced back           fully recovered from injury.      part of the victorious relay
to form also breaking 16         Exam season ties many of the      team and managed the get
seconds for the first time in    athletes up but it was great      a big javelin big in as well,
the hurdles. He then had a       that Archie Shipley could         24.07 to win the A string.
gutsy run in the 1500m, the      mix both and turned up to
first time over the distance     compete in the long jump          Kent Young Athletes League
in a BB vest. Jake also played   posting three consistent jumps    5th July
a part in the relay B team       all over 4m with the longest      Blackheath and Bromley HAC
leading the team off.            being 4.20 just shy of his best.  young athletes proved they
Another busy athlete was         Thomas Penlington threw           are the best team in Kent by
Barnaby Corry competing          himself in the deep end           winning the Kent league title
in four events, starting with    running in the 1500m and          at Erith yesterday and such
a determined run over the        the doing the long jump, both     is our strength and depth
hurdles, a consistent series of  at the same time. However,        that our second team also
leaps in the high jump and a     the task didn’t bother him as     gained promotion to the top
rapid sprint in the 100m dash.   he ran a very strong personal     league. After four matches
Barnaby completed his day        best in 1500m and managed         throughout the summer the
running the second bend in       to get a jump in either side of   U13 and U15 combined boys
the B team relay.                his track race.                   and girls team finished firmly
                                 Sam Reardon continues to          at the top of the Kent Young
                                 race well as he cruised to a      Athletes League. In addition
                                 strong new personal best and      our division 2 team finished
                                 victory in a closely fought       second in the table and so
                                 but tough 1500m. Sam never        gain promotion to Division
                                 seems to give up, as his          1, making for an interesting
                                 competitors found out, as         season next summer with lots
                                 they tried to out sprint him      of head to head encounters to
                                                                   look forward to.
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