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Athletics Report  9
        U13 Boys

        UK Youth Development League 2016

        Match 1                 start to his BBHAC career   personal best time. Alex also
        Palmer Park, Reading 23 April  getting involved on the track   stepped up to the mark when
        The Blackheath and Bromley   and in the field. Matthew   asked to have a go at the javelin
        U13 boys' squad kicked off   began his day winning valuable   despite never having thrown in
        their summer track and field   points in the shot put then   competition before.
        season at a cold and windy   the high jump having never   Brandon Back had a strong
        Palmer Park, Reading in the   competed in either of these   run in the 800m knocking
        first round of the UK youth   events before. Next up was the   over 6 seconds off his PB and
        development league (UKYDL).  1500m and Matthew ran with   then made his debut in the
                                maturity, pacing himself well   javelin throwing nearly 16m.
                                and knocking over 15 seconds   Ben Campbell made an impact
                                off his PB. A fantastic debut.  on his club debut running an
                                Sam Reardon took it easy,   impressive 2:35.4 in the 800m
                                resting up for the next day's   and running a quick 100m
                                London mini marathon 3 mile   despite running against a huge
                                race but was still able to put the   boy, at least a foot taller, in the
                                shot 6.00m, place 2nd running   adjacent lane. Ben finished
                                a quick 28.2 in the 200m and   his day leading home the relay
                                running a great leg down the   team to a classy second behind
        Jacob Byfield hurdling to a new personal   back straight in the successful   a strong Reading four.
        best.                   4 x100m relay team. Sam’s   Oliver Robertson, another
                                dad John also had a busy day   making his debut, jumped just
        Ten boys covered all events   out in the field catching, sorry   short of 4m in the long jump
        with four of them making their   collecting the javelins, as part   and this was good enough for
        BBHAC debuts and one his   of our field officials team.  second place. Oliver also ran
        track debut.            Another debutant Callum   well and earned himself a new
        The day started well with a   Carlton had a busy day taking   PB in the 800m finishing with
        victory for Jacob Byfield in the   on the seemingly bigger   great speed. Eddie Sellar has
        hurdles in a new personal best   sprinters from the five other   competed this winter over the
        time of 12.8, knocking over   clubs. Callum ran well in the   country but this was the first
        a second of his previous best.   200m and the 100m
        Jacob also jumped a big 4.42   scoring more needed
        to come second in the long   points for the club
        jump and was part of the relay   before leading off the
        team that finished in a great   nippy relay team on
        2nd place. Barnaby Corry ran   the first leg.
        his first complete three stride   Good to have
        hurdle race and also knocked a   Alex Sibley back
        second off his old personal best   competing again
        (PB), timing 14.9. Barnaby also   after an enforced
        equalled his best in the high   break from running
        jump clearing 1.25.     and he did well,
        Matthew Smith made a great   running near to his
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