Sportshall at Swanley – Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Paddock Wood A.C sent Five and a half U/11 teams on Sunday 2nd March to the last Sportshall of the season at Swanley. It was great to get so many out to compete 24 athletes in all.

Star of the day was Samantha Hockey in the U/13 girls 4 lap race. Sam ran the fastest heat beating all the other U/13 girls, Sam also putt a PB in the Shot Putt of 5.10m. She finished 4th overall in the 5 events just 4 points behind 3rd place and 9 points behind 2nd. Erin Frankel’s best event was the Speedbounce where she scored 72 bounces coming 3rd in the event. She came 8th overall. U/15 Mia Morgan came 3rd in her competition with her best event the Vertical jump where she scored 44 cm. Samantha and Erin joined Folkestone to make a team and won medals for the top team. Mia joined Swanley A.C to make up a team which also won medals.

In the U/11 competition in team 1 Oliver Smith teamed up with Harvey Fordham. Harvey came 5th in the Standing Triple with 5.50m with Oliver jumping 5.20m coming 10th. They also did the Foam Javelin with Oliver throwing 12.25m and Harvey 12.00m. They were joined in team 1 by Alfie Morgan and Catlin Dow. Alfie finished 3rd in the Vertical Jump with 44cm. Catlin scored 45 bounce in the Speedbounce. The team finished 5th. Team 4 also finished 5th with help from Nick Frankel in his first Sportshall competition jumping 50 bounces, his partner was Joseph Shepheard who jumped 4.50m in the Standing Triple Jump. Dillon Dew in his first competition for the club came equal 7th in the Vertical Jump with 39cm. He had a good throw in the Soft javelin with 11.50m. Liam Sim threw 8m in the Foam javelin and jumped 36cm in the Vertical Jump. Team 3 came 9th overall. Isabelle Cole also jumped 36cm in the Vertical Jump, her Speedbounce score of 49 bounces earned her 12th place. She was partnered by Zara Evans who jumped 38cm in the Vertical Jump and 44 bounces in the Speedbounce. Connor Kent‘s jump in the Triple Jump scored 4.75m and Hannah Tilson jumped 3.74m.Team 2 were just 4 points behind Team 3. Holly Tapp scored 44 bounces in the Speedbounce and jumped 4.62m in the Triple Jump. Alex Stone jumped 48 bounces in his Speedbounce and scored 4.18m in the Triple Jump. Harvey Kent threw the Foam Javelin 10m, Freya Kirk-Martin threw 7.50m in the Foam Javelin. Team 5 came 15th. Martha Peachy had a great Speedbounce getting 50 bounces which put her in 9th place. Alistair Dow jumped 4m in the triple Jump, Abi Hodgson jumped 4.41m. Eva Wilson made 39 bounces in the Speedbounce and 29cm in the Vertical Jump. Harry Edwards joined an Ashford team and jumped 47 bounces in the Speedbounce and achieved 4.02m in the triple Jump.

Janet Duffin


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