Kent County Sportshall Championships – Ashford – 8th December 2019

Paddock Wood Athletics Club took part in the Kent County Sportshall Championships at the Stour Centre Ashford.

Harvey Fordham, Alex Grey and Alex Stone competed in the Under 15 boy’s, Harvey won 4 gold medals with an outstanding jump in the standing triple jump 8.07m in the standing long jump it was 2.59m, he jumped 67cm in the vertical jump and ran 21.7s for his 2 lap. Alex Grey finished the 2 lap just 100 th of a second behind Harvey to claim the silver medal he was 3 rd in the standing triple jump 7.55m and 2 nd in the standing long jump 2.55m. Alex Stone won his 4 lap race 51.8s, came 2 nd in the shot 9.86m and 3 rd in the speed bounce with 79 bounces. All 3 are in the Kent team for the Sportshall regional final at Burgess Hill in March.

Joe Stone was the clubs only U13 boy competing. Joe won the standing triple jump by nearly a metre jumping 7.23m to win gold. Joe also won the shot 10.02m he was 2 nd in the standing long jump and won another gold in the 2lap race 22.00s. Joe is also selected for the Kent team.

Adam Garside had a clean streak in the under 17 boy’s coming home with 4 Gold Medals after winning the 2 lap 22.8s ,standing triple jump 7.03m, standing long jump 2.35m and the 4lap 50.8s.

Amillia Beaumaster, Philip Dagostin, William Hirst, Tilly Ryan and Nico Walters competed in the under 11 category. William managed to come in the top 12 for most of his events with his standing long jump being his best performance 1.72m Phillip jumped 1.64m. Nico and Tilly both did the ball push with the same score of 5.25m and Amillia did well in the speed bounce with 50 bounces. The team finished 10 th on the day.

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