Southern Athletics League Match 4 Horsham 8th July 2017
Another sunny day, another great win for Kent AC!
1 Kent AC 227.5
2 Swale Combined 135
3 Hastings AC 179.5
4 Thanet AC 77
The 22 fabulous men and women who represented Kent AC delivered a comprehensive victory, leaving us with a chance of promotion going into the final fixture.
Club legends Rawlston Morian and Shaun Mulligan covered 13 events and scored 37 points, and then they both did both of the relays.
Victoria Buck led by example competing in 5 events and coming 1st or 2nd in each one.
Lydia Blackmore ran the 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and also did the long jump.
Sally Ash did 5 events, including wins in the triple jump, shot putt and javelin.
Isabel and Amy did 4 events each, highlights including Isabel’s win in the 1,500m steeplechase and Amy’s 5,000m win in 16.50.
Ethelbert Metzger has discovered he is a pole-vaulter as well as a 100m hurdler and long jumper (and 100m & 400m relay runner).
Tim Alexander rolled back the years to win the A string 800m and the B string high jump.
Classy steeplechasers Tom Muddiman and Ian Ellwood won the A string and B string.
Ron Taylor won the 800m and 1500m in comfortable style.
The Women’s team did a great job of filling their events, Annabelle Hadlow picking up 3 points for her 1,500m and Linda Eyre 2 points for her 100m.
Kehinde Dauda did 4 events, winning the both 110m and 400m hurdles.
Tracey Griffiths won the A string discus and B string shot.
Dominic Chevidan ran a good 100m relay leg and entertained the crowd with some inspirational hand gestures.
And as usual, the relays provided great entertainment and showed the brilliant Kent AC team spirit. We again filled two 4*400m men’s squads, the A string who won in 3.44.1 and a non-scoring team who surely ran sub 4 minutes and beat some scoring teams.
Thanks to everyone who competed.
Thanks to everyone who officiated, took photos, organised and supported, you helped make it a great atmosphere. I’ll put some photos on Facebook.
Onward now, to the last match of the season which is on Sunday August 20th at Dartford versus Cambridge Harriers, East Grinstead AC and Sutton & District AC.
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Southern League Horsham July 2017