The previous weekend saw Paddock Wood AC youngster at the second Sportshall meeting of the season, which was held at Folkestone Sports Centre. After being 2nd last time by only 2 points, Paddock Wood Team 1 were determined to do better this time even though there were 19 teams to compete against – but win they did, taking the team gold medals with 5 points to spare over the second place team. Harvey Fordham, who remains unbeaten in the jumps, won the Standing Long Jump with 2.18m. His partner Holly Tapp came 3rd with 1.92, a PB. Harvey also won the foam javelin with 17.25m. Holly threw 12.75m. The other pair in the team did well, with Dillon Dew placed 2nd in the Speed bounce with 56 bounces and Lucy Tallon scoring 48. Dillon was 5th in the vertical Jump with 45cm while Lucy jumped 40cm. Lucy is only 9years old. They won the Obstacle Relay and came 3rd overall in the Under and Over relay. Despite a slight mix up the takeover Lucy Tallon caught up to win their heat. Paddock Wood 2 did well to come 5th with Martha Peachey doing 55 bounces in the Speed Bounce and partner Alex Stone 48. Freya Kirk Martin and John Janse did the foam Javelin. John threw 11.50m and Freya 9.75m. In the Vertical jump; they both did 39cm. In the same team Alex Stone jumped 1.71m in the Long Jump with Martha jumping 1.55. Due to illness team 3 were 2 athletes down so they joined with Folkestone to make up a team. Grace Hughes jumped 1.63m in the Standing Long Jump with Mathew Brown 1.45m .In the Speed Bounce Grace did 44 bounces and Mathew 37. The mixed team came 14th.
In the U/15 girls, Sam Hockey had an excellent vertical jump with 49cm and in her Speed Bounce she achieved 78 bounces. Amy Bateman was not feeling too well so just did the Shot, Triple Jump and Vertical Jump where she did 45cm. In the U/15 boys Finlay Hollyer jumped 6.33m in the Standing Triple Jump and 51cm in the Vertical Jump to gain 3rd place overall and claimed a gold medal in a mixed team award. The next Sportshall is the County Champs at Ashford on the 6th December.