KYAL: Match 3 - U13 Boys

Julie Rose, Ashford
The July round of KYAL saw us make our longest journey in this league down to the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. Some last minute changes and a few injuries meant that the team was not as strong as it had been in the earlier rounds.

There were event debuts for Dontay Thomas in the Javelin and Joe Eastment in the High Jump, and Carlos Rojo-Thigo secured his highest place finish this season coming 2nd with a PB in the 75m Hurdles B string.

Additional ‘podium’ finishes were hard to come by and victories for Ethan Fiore in the 1500m and Nico Marino in the Discus were our only wins. 3rd places for Ethan in the B string long jump and Reuben Chandler in the 75m Hurdles A string boosted our points tally on a tough day for the team.

That Hurdles performance by Reuben was a real highlight and a massive PB puts him in with a real chance of Kent selection for the Inter-counties. What’s perhaps more incredible is the fact that this result was Reuben’s 5th PB in this event this season.

The man of the match award this week goes to someone who has been ever present this season and a consistently heavy point scorer, congratulations Nico.