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        Kent Young Athletes League 2016

        Norman Park             coming out on top of the table   personal best and came 2nd in
        8th May                 with the first team and a great   a tough 1500m knocking 10
                                5th place for the second team.  seconds off his previous best.
        The Kent Young Athletes                         Alex also placed second in the
        League kicked off its season   The thirteen U13 boys   B long jump in his first long
        in glorious weather at our   competing, included five   jump competition and was
        home fixture at Norman Park.   boys making their club debut,   also part of the DQed relay
        Ken Daniel (track manager),   and all made a great show of   team. Sam Reardon showed
        Dave Cordell (Immediate Past   themselves, earning many   his range of talent once again,
        President) and their team did   points towards the teams total.   leading a high class field in the
        a wonderful job preparing   Jacob Byfield began his day   1500m from start to finish,
        both the track and the field   with a convincing win in the   knocking 5 seconds off an
                                hurdles, recording a quick
        for a busy program of events.   time, despite the strong head   already classy personal best,
        Great to see amongst these   wind down the home straight,   placing him an impressive 4th
        so many of the older BBHAC   proving why he is currently   in the country. Sam was then
        athletes (U17-U20) there   ranked 3rd in the country.   just short of his best in the
        supporting the youngsters and   Jacob continued his day with   windy 200m placing 3rd in
        special thanks go to Marco   further wins in the long jump   the A string and equaled that
        Arcuri and Lewis Stickings   and B string high jump. Jacob   with another 3rd place in the
        who helped out on the day in   was also part of the 4 x 100m   shot. Sam was also part of the
        many ways making the day run   relay team that crossed the   doomed relay team!
        smoothly for all concerned.  line in first but were deemed   Barnaby Corry continues to
        Blackheath and Bromley   to have made an illegal hand   improve week on week with
        HAC U13 and U15 boys and   over and were subsequently   three fantastic new personal
        girls are so strong, with great   disqualified. Something for us   bests. Most satisfying was his
        depth, that we are able to field   to work on.  high jump PB of 1.30, closely
        two teams in the same league.   Alex Sibley had a great day   followed by a hurdles best and
        We took full home advantage   winning the B 200m in a new   shaving half a second off his
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