YDL Lower: 3 is the Magic Number

On Sunday 17th June the club hosted Round 3 of the YDL Lower league and came away with another victory that almost certainly guarantees the club promotion. The match results are as follows:

1) WGEL - 610.5; 2) Orion Harriers - 533; 3) Paddock Wood & Folkestone RC - 487.5; 4) East Grinstead - 483; 5) Ashford AC - 477.5; 6) Hastings AC - 274.5; 7) Medway Park Phoenix - 135


Photos (by Alex Wardle)

Shona Vincent Levania Ugonna Mba YDL 3 2018

Levania Ugonna Mba hands over to Shona Vincent in the sprint relay

The U/13 Boys were not at full strength but they still performed. Kayode Alaba came 5th in the 100m with a PB time of: 14.33 and Isaac Egbune did the same with: 14.69 - 4th and a PB. Isaac also did the 200m in: 34.09s and 6th. The boys in the 800m ran well. James Brigstocke-Williams was 1st in: 2m 21.86s (PB) whilst Reuben Fabian was also 1st in: 2m 29.65s and a PB.  Debutant twins William & Thomas Kok ran the 800m as non-scorers with: 2m 30.95s & 2m 50.46s respectively. Evan Johnson completed the 1500m with a PB time of: 5m 11.16 and 1st, and Sid Cody was also 1st in: 5m 21.85s. Reuben Fabian was 3rd in the Long Jump: 4m 02cm and Dylan White, coming back from injury, was 3rd in the Javelin with a PB distance of: 17m 38cm. Thomas Kok did the Shot Putt and it was good to see a 1st place with: 5m 89cm, whilst James Brigstocke-Williams was 2nd with: 5m 42cm. The team rounded off with the 4x100m relay coming home 4th with a time of: 57.68sec.

The U/13 girls were able to fill a near-perfect team and they performed well all round. Kirsten Pacey was 4th in the 75m in 11.62sec, and Phoebe Skinner was also 4th in: 12.12sec. Tiya Canning Lawrence flew round the bend in the 150m to take 1st in: 20.71sec and Ashleigh Simmonds was 3rd in: 21.99sec. The 800m saw Kezia Beeton run a time of: 2m 43.81sec for 3rd, and Emily Millward was 1st in: 2m 51.87sec. Alice Caton: 2m 59.86sec and Rose Grady: 3m 04.72 were the non-scorers. Abigail Reid continues to go from strength to strength in the long distance events, with a PB in the 1200m in a time of: 4m 06.81sec and Larna Morgan did: 4m 26.61sec for 1st as well. Kirsten ran a PB in the 70m Hurdles with: 12.29sec and Ashleigh Simmonds was 3rd with: 14.40sec. The field events were also lucrative for the girls. Kezia Beeton recorded a PB in the Long Jump with a distance of: 4m 43cm and 1st, with a 1st for Tiya Canning-Lawrence as well: 3m 62cm. Kirsten was joint 5th in the High Jump: 1m 05cm, whilst Millie Webster was 1st in the Javelin with: 25m 21 and 3rd in the Shot Putt with: 5m 52cm. Doubling up with these two events as well was Morenike Olubodun, who came 1st in the Shot: 3m 74cm and 3rd in the Javelin with: 7m 70cm. The final event 4x100m (Ashleigh, Kezia, Kirsten & Tiya) brought the team home in 1st place with: 56.73sec.

Merveilles Massembo YDL 3 2018The U/15 Boys were in fine form again. Merveilles Massembo (photo right) was 1st in the 100m with: 11.73sec and Aiden Fernando made it two in a row with a PB of: 11.88sec. Roshaun Edwards: 13.08sec PB and Dylan Styles: 13.16sec PB also ran this event. In the 200m Aiden Fernando continued his fine form with a 1st: 23.89sec, with Kaidan Chambers: 25.63sec PB and 1st as well. Merveilles Massembo ran riot in the 300m with a PB time of: 38.87sec and Thanushan Yogaraj was also 1st with: 43.22sec. Cem Guler, competing for the 1st time this year, ran a good 800m with a PB time of: 2m 30.38sec, and Jay Russell: 2m 44.31sec and 5th, whilst Jacob Hardy ran the 1500m with: 4m 48.19sec. The hurdles had two more 1st places for Roshaun Edwards: 14.80sec PB and Thanushan Yogaraj: 15.20sec. There was a particularly outstanding performance in the field, as Samuel Oshodi jumped a massive: 6 metres (PB) in the Long Jump, whilst equaling his PB in the High Jump with: 1m 58cm and 1st, and finishing off with: 8m 60cm in the Shot Putt and 1st again. Kai Wright had two PB's in the throws: 7m 38cm in the Shot and 1st, and 19m 04cm in the Discus and 4th. He also competed in the hammer with a 1st: 38m 91cm. Luke Finch threw: 27m 35cm in the hammer as well and 1st, plus: 12m 19cm and 4th in the Discus. The last throws saw Jake Chambers: 35m 72cm and 2nd, whilst Cem Guler recorded a PB with a distance of: 26m 81cm and 1st. The relays had mixed results. The 4x100m team (Merveilles, Aiden, Kaidan & Dylan) produced a fine winning performance of: 48.57sec, whilst the 4x300m team (Samuel, Jay, Roshaun & Thanushan) were always chasing the leaders, but still managed to finish 3rd with: 3m 03.82sec.


Zahara Malcolm YDL 3 2018

Shona Vincent was in fine form in the U/15 Girls. She ran 2 PB's in the sprint double: 12.78sec in the 100m for 1st and: 26.71sec in the 20m for 1st again. Charlotte Seaton ran the 100m in: 13.51sec and 2nd, whilst Levania Ugonna Mba was a non-scorer in the same event recording a PB: 13.64sec, whilst Amyrah Adeleye's time of: 27.65sec in the 200m was also good enough for 1st. Zahara Malcolm (photo left) continues to command the 300m coming home in: 42.13sec and 1st place, and Miya Maeda was 3rd in the 800m in: 2m 43.00sec. In the 1500m, Hollie McArdell was 3rd in: 5m 29.19sec and Ellen Savidge was 2nd: 5m 44.00sec. Mia Keen was our solo competitor in the 75m Hurdles: 14.18sec a PB and 3rd. Levania Ugonna Mba was 7th in the Long Jump: 3m 41sec. In the High Jump both Mia Keen and Amyrah Adeleye jumped 1m 30cm, with Mia coming 6th and Amyrah 2nd. Mia also did the Shot Putt with: 6m 76cm and 5th whilst Gbemi Majekodunmi was 2nd: 6m 42cm. Gbemi also did the Discus and Hammer with 4th in the discus: 12m 41cm and 1st in the hammer: 20m 83cm. Standing in to get points for the club Amyrah Adeleye and Shona Vincent threw the Javelin, both finishing 5th with: 15m 62cm and 5m 64cm respectively. The last two events were the relays. In the 4x100m (Levania, Shona, Amyrah & Charlotte) ran really well for 1st place: 52.48sec and this was copied in the 4x300m (Zahara, Ellen, Miya & Hollie) with: 3m 18.48sec. 

The youngsters really did work as a team, and their promotion to the next league is only something that they really deserve. Here is to the final fixture, which is also at Woodford on Saturday 21st July, WELL DONE TEAM WOODFORD.

Paul Cheal