PWAC Press Report – 27th June 2022

Paddock Wood AC juniors competed in 2 different leagues at the weekend despite lacking numbers those that did compete had some good results. On Saturday it was the turn of the U13s and U15 athletes who were competing in the 3d of the Kent Young Athletes league held at Erith. U15 Harriet Court again claimed victory in the javelin with 36.52m and has been unbeaten in this event this season. Harriet competing in the discus for the first time also won this event 19.91m. Hoping to do multi events at some point Harriet competed again for the first time, in the high jump 1.35m.Megan Rein ran the 100m 15.2s, jumped 3.54m in the long jump and competed in the 75m hurdles 17.0s.  In the boys U15 William Hirst tried the 300m for the first time 47.9s, he ran the 100m 14.7s and jumped 4.24m in the long jump. In the U13 boys Nathan Palmer gained 3 PBs in the 100m he ran 15.3s, in the shot he put 5.62m and the javelin he recorded a throw of 13.43m. Luke Antoun joined him in the shot 5.14m. Luke jumped 3.24m in the long jump and ran the 200m 32.3s.Max Rein was the 3rd member of the boys squad, jumping 3.50m in the long jump a PB, ran the 100m 16.8s and threw the discus for the first time 10.45m and came 3rd. Kathleen Knight Misson was the clubs only U13 girl competing, she came an excellent 2nd in the long jump 3.73m, ran the 75m 11.4s and threw the javelin 8.43m.

On the Sunday it was the turn of the U20s in the Youth development league at Canterbury. Alex Gray won the triple 13.34m, and ran the 100m 11.22s a PB. Harvey Fordham won the B high jump 1.80m also the discus 23.68m. Alex Stone won the B javelin 36.55m jumped 5.40 in the long jump and did the non-scoring discus 31.27m.

Also on Sunday Michael Gibbs and Ian Southerland competed in the North Downs 30K run. Michael came 34th 2:22:53 and Ian ran 2:50:33 to finish in 139th place. Sara Rowan ran the Hawkhurst 10K coming in 2nd vet 60 58m 32s.

The previous weekend Laura Douse ran the Heathfield 10K finishing in 37th place 44m 42s and claimed the 3rd vet 35.

The annual Startrack week of athletics run by Paddock Wood AC takes place this year 25th-29th July. Details on the club website

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