Sportshall – Swanley – 7th February 2016

Harvey Fordham from Paddock Wood AC broke his own county Standing Triple Jump record the previous weekend at the Swanley Sportshall meeting. Harvey was determined to get the record and is aiming to break the Standing Long Jump record at the last meeting of the season at Tunbridge Wells on the 13th March. He jumped 6.90m, 8cm more than his previous record. Harvey is in the Kent U/11 Sportshall team due to compete at Burgess Hill in the Southeast Final of Fun in Athletics. Harvey also won the Ball Push 6.75m. Team 1 were 2 short of the team that won best Club at the County Champs, but Martha Peachey and Freya Kirk–Martin joined Lucy Tallon to make up the team. Martha Peachey came 3rd in the Speed Bounce with 54 bounces with partner Lucy Tallon jumping 49. Lucy did well in the Vertical Jump with 37cm putting her in 7th place with Martha jumping 36cm. Freya jumped 4.33m in the Standing Triple jump. The team came equal 2nd winning team Silver. Team 2 consisting of Liam O’Neil, Chloe Exall, Alex Gray and Joe Stone. Alex was 6th in the Ball Push 5.50m and 8th in the Triple Jump 5.34m and Joe Stone jumped 4.98m.  In the Speed Bounce Chloe Exall produced a PB with 50 bounces. Liam O’Neil jumped 36cm in the Vertical Jump. Team 2 came 6th. In Team 3 Erin Clarke did well in the Speed Bounce with 48 bounces, Mathew Brown had a good triple Jump with 4.34m, Oliver Jury jumped 4,16m. Newcomer Harvey White in his first Sportshall competitions leapt 33cm in his Vertical jump and the team came 12th. In the U/13 girls, Poppy Jury did events she had not done before including the Shot. Despite not having the chance to practice, she did well with 3.50m and jumped 1.74 in the Standing Long Jump. Aiden O’Neil improves every time he competes. In his Speed bounce, he increased his score from 44 to 51. In the U/15 boys James O’Gorman won the Gold Medal for the best performance wining 3 out of the 5 events with his Shot of 10.06 some 3 m better than the 2nd placed competitor. Ted Peachy joined James with his best result being the Speed Bounce of 74. Both are in the County team for the regional Finals in March.

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