British League Div 2 at Lee Valley on Sun 22nd Aug 2017
We stayed up comfortably but blew any chance of promotion on the day as despite some great performances on the day and some superb filling in as we lacked the consistent depth to really trouble most teams.
We had no less than 5 A string wins and 1 B string win with Man of the Match Ben Harding leading the way with a great front run in the 800 m and a well judged run in the 1500 m to earn his first ever double for the team. He was backed up well by club stalwart Chris Greenwood, who did 4 events on the day, after a great 2nd place in the 3000 m Steeplechase and he was backed up well in the B string by Richard Phillips who also secured a fine 2nd place in the B string.
New boy Nathan Brown had a great run in the A 200m as he secured a fine 2nd place in the A string in 22.04 secs after a solid run in the A 100 m where he secured 4th place. He had good backing up from Darren Green, a welcome returnee after a sabbatical, as he secured a solid 5th place in the B 100 m and a great run from Luke Sargeant in the B 200 m who ran well in securing 2nd spot in a time of 22.44 secs.
A great top quality run from Nick Torry was one of the highlights of the day as he stormed an easy win in the 5000 m with a time of 14 min 25 secs and he had fine backing up from John Gilbert who ran tactically well as he won the B string in 14 min 56 secs. A great sight to see the first two home in Kent AC colours.
Chuxx Onyia delivered well in securing a good Win in the Triple Jump with a leap of 14.56 m and completed a full house of all 4 wins for the season despite carrying an injury from the Long Jump that we hope does not stop him winning the Scottish Champs next weekend. One of only three field eventers present on the day, Rory Gunning, then did well as he secured a fine win in the Javelin with a throw of 61.34 m and made then long trip from Dublin all the more worthwhile – our thanks must go to him as he was also an ever present for the year. Our last field eventer was Courtney Green who secured solid points despite the absence of his usual partner Sean Breathnach as he threw 12.30 m in the shot earning himself 6th in the A string and he backed this up well with a 5th place in the A Discus. Also a couple of 5th places in the 400 m Hurdles and 110 m Hurdles was team stalwart Jean Charles Roghi who yet again proved his worth to the team.
Last but by no means least were Shaun Mulligan and Ron Taylor who filled holes in the Declaration Sheet in no less than 12 events and who secured 38 points into the bargain. A great team effort from real Kent AC men !
So a disappointing end to the season which had promised so much and with a review of the whole team from Joe and Ken to come we hope that we can get more men out next year to add to the real and important efforts from the 16 men who did the business well for the club.
|BRITISH LEAGUE – DIVISION 2 at Lee Valley, London on Sun 20th August 2017|
|A STRING Time Pos. Winner||B STRING Time Pos. Winner Pts.|
|100||Nathan Brown||11.07||4||10.77||Darren Green||11.17||5||10.84||14|
|200||Nathan Brown||22.04||2||21.29||Luke Sargeant||22.63||2||22.44||24|
|800||Ben Harding||1-54.8||1||/||Neil Phillips||2- 21.8||DQ||16|
|1500||Ben Harding||3-57.2||1||/||Chris Greenwood||4-11.9||4||4-06||22|
|5000||Nick Torry||14-25.7||1||/||John Gilbert||14.56.6||1||/||28|
|3000SC||Chris Greenwood||9-32.2||2||Richard Phillips||10-20.8||2||9-57||24|
|110H||Shaun Mulligan||20.18||7||15.30||Jean-Charles Roghi||20.69||5||15.97||9|
|400H||Shaun Mulligan||59.79||5||53.67||Jean-Charles Roghi||61.29||5||55.39||12|
|LJ||Chuxx Onyia||6.32||8||7.21||Shaun Mulligan||4.86||7||7.11||6|
|TJ||Chuxx Onyia||14.56||1||/||Ron Taylor||7.21||7||14.20||18|
|PV||Shaun Mulligan||1.00||7||4.71||Chris Greenwood||1.00||5||3.80||9|
|HJ||Shaun Mulligan||N J||0|
|HT||Ron Taylor||13.58||8||49.90||Chris Greenwood||9.62||8||39.76||5|
|DT||Courtney Green||37.18||5||45.74||Ron Taylor||14.01||8||39.29||9|
|SP||Courtney Green||12.30||6||15.36||Shaun Mulligan||7.79||8||13.96||7|
|JV||Rory Gunning||61.64||1||/||Ron Taylor||20.60||7||52.10||18|
|4×100||1. Ron Taylor
|4×400||1. Ben Harding
2. Chris Greenwood
4. Richard Phillips
- Kingston & P 335
- Bournemouth 308
- Crawley 284 Kent AC – Man of the Match
- Bristol & W 275
- Newquay & P 267 Ben Harding – 2 A string wins
- Herne Hill 266.5
- KENT AC 233.5
- Enfield & H 183
Guests: 100m Luke Sargeant 1st 11.20
Final Division 2 Table
- Kingston & P 28
- Herne Hill H 21
- Bournemouth 20
- Crawley 20
- KENT AC 18 (1084)
- Newquay & P 18 (1067)
- Bristol & W 15
- Enfield & H 4