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The U13 boys were once           Harry Cowie had another busy       the 200m in 26.06 then ran a
again a solid team and           day in the field throwing two      quick final leg in the 4 x 100m
were bolstered by debut          new personal bests in winning      relay. Leo McCallum, recently
performances from new boys       the B string discus and in the     back from injury, showed great
Kyron Morgan and Alex            shot. His third place in the       form sprinting down the track
Sibley. Kyron, having only just  A string hammer was just           in both the 100m and 200m
joined BBHAC, had a busy         short of his best but still won    and lead the team home to
day sandwiching his athletic     valuable team points. Michael      victory in the relay.
events in between dance          Burfoot added nearly a metre       Next seasons U13 boys are
performances at Crystal Palace   to his shot put best winning       looking good as yet another
in the London Youth Games.       a tough shot competition and       first year Barnaby Corry also
Having won the Kent schools      his 9.68 places him equal 12th     had an event filled day. A
100m, running for Bromley, it    Nationally. Michael made it        PB equalling 100m sprint
was no surprise to see Kyron     a clean sweep winning the A        followed a half a metre
win the 100m in a fast 12.68     discus just 10cm short of his      improvement in the long
and the 200m (his very first     best.                              jump, just below his best in
200m) in a comfortable 27.29.    First year in the age group        the high jump and a good start
Showing his versatility he then  Thomas Penlington had              off leg in the relay. I’m not
put the shot over 9m, placing    his busiest day yet starting       sure who was more tired at the
him firmly inside the top 10 in  with a 2nd place debut in          end of the day his 5 year old
the country.                     the hurdles, a PB in the long      sister Luna or his dad Nic!!
Alex Sibley, in his first club   jump and remarkable one, one       Jacob Byfield was due to
race and in his first year in    hundredth of a second off his      compete all over the arena
the age group showed great       best in the 800m. Finishing        but a sore knee after a fall and
character and strength as he     his great day with a leg in the    the prospect of a big primary
held of fierce competition       relay. Also in his first year and  school meeting on Monday
at the start of the 800m.        having a busy day was Sam          saw him only compete in two
Alex could have easily been      Reardon. A strong 2nd in           events. However, a great PB
daunted and knocked off          the 200m, a gutsy win in the       run in the 200m and a fast
his feet as the eight runners    800m followed by a PB in the       back straight leg in the relay
bustled for position on the      high jump, rounded off with        kept him busy enough.
first bend but instead he        the lead out leg in the relay.
fought like an experienced       Sean Lancaster, also in his                            Paul Austridge
middle distance racer using      first year scored great points
strong arms and elbows.          in the field placing 2nd in the
Pleased with a personal best     shot put and 3rd in the discus.
he then ran a good leg in the    Ethan Kitteridge started
winning relay team.              his busy day hurdling then
                                 jumping 1.30 in the high jump
                                 before running the third leg
                                 in the 4 x 100 relay.
                                 Tareq Bannour continued his
                                 impressive consistent form
                                 winning the 100m in 12.75 and
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