Youngsters represent Thanet at Kent Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championship

Kent Secondary Schools' Athletics Track and Field Championship
Kent Secondary Schools' Athletics Track and Field Championship

By Steve King

Thirty-two boys and girls represented Thanet district at the Kent Secondary Schools’ Athletics Track and Field Championship on Saturday 8th June.

Pupils from Dane Court, Chatham & Clarendon, St George’s, Charles Dickens and St Lawrence College competed against hundreds of other young athletes from across the county.

Ismae Abomeli (Dane Court) jumped 4.84m to win the Junior Girls’ Long Jump for the second year in succession. She was also runner-up in the 200m event, running 26.92s in the final.

There was another Long Jump medal in the Y7 Girls’ category too, with Mia Brady (St George’s) jumping a new Personal Best of 3.93m to take the silver.

Also in medal-winning PB form was Gracie Lawton (St Lawrence College) with silver in the Javelin and bronze in the Discus, with throws of 30.97m and 24.10m respectively.

Two local boys won their heats of the Junior Boys’ 800m, Joe Davies (St George’s) in 2:19.62 and last year’s winner Alex Smith (CCGS) in 2:21.19.

Mohtady Adam (Dane Court) ran 4:33.44 in winning his 1500m heat in the same age group and Joshua Eve (CCGS) gave Thanet a fourth middle-distance win with a new PB of 2:30 in the Y7 category. All four boys narrowly missed out on the medals but can improve on their times later in the summer.

With ‘school sports day season’ well underway, teachers and parents are encouraged to help make Thanet’s representation even stronger next year. Any significant performances in running, jumping or throwing events can be reported to Thanet’s KSAA coordinator Steve King at [email protected] at any time.


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  1. Well done our young ones could one or two be Olympic athletes in the future even possible winners if they are given the right training. Keep it up and good luck for the future.

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