Kettering Open Meeting

The 2nd KTH Floodlit open meeting saw a tremendous 30 PB's being set by the various KTH athletes (U11's squad set 11 PB's, & Middle Distance a superb 18 PB's on the night).

With temperatures rapidly dropping on the evening, the sprint squad found the going tough but Brandon Kwei-Tagoe, U13 Boy, managed to reduce his 100m time to 14.23 seconds to finish 2nd in his race, This was a huge achievement on a night that saw the majority of sprint races affected by headwinds. Cole Sinnott also lowered his 300m PB to 41.09

For the Middle distance squad there were some fantastic performances with a cracking 1500m ‘A’ race producing a number of impressive PB, won by jack Hope with a SB 4:09.47, who was pushed hard all the way bu U17 Dylan Bowley who sliced 4 seconds from his best with a fine 4:10.81, with U17 Morgan potter slicing 9 seconds off his PB with 4:30.91, U20 Tom Jaward over 6 seconds with 4:34.89, & vet 45 Tony James 5 seconds off with 4:40.54.

Jack Hope leads the 1500m which saw Dylan Bowley (9) set a new PB of 4:10.81 & Morgan Potter (92) with 4:30.91

In the B race the main highlights was the first sub 5:00 clocking for improving Josh Clutton (4:57.32) & an impressive 2nd new PB in 3 days for bottom year U13 Dylan White of 5:02.12 who will be looking to go under the magical 5:00 mark very soon, and an excellent 1500m debut for U11 Maggie Gancheva with 5:48.71.

U13 Dylan White with second 1500m PB in 3 days with 5:02.12

There was a series of PB set in the 800m with U15 Adam Jawad setting his second new PB in 3 days running a fine 2:17.03, and U15 Rio Carr (2:34.23), U13 George Separovic (2:38.15) & Aiden Lelapi (2:43.01) finishing top 3 in the ‘C’ 800m all setting new PB’s. Father & son V45 Robert Cole & U15 Luke Cole also set new 800m PB’s with 2:39.63 & 2:32.29 respectively, with new squad addition U11 Jack Mowat debuting in the 800m with a fine 2:59.92, and Niamh Sinnott setting new best with 3:18.76.

U17 Emily Williams & U20 Amy Robinson both looking for some speed work, competed in the 200m & 400m. Emily set a sparkling new PB of 27.36 despite being seeded in the slowest race, and followed up with just 10 mins recovery with an impressive 60.16 in the 400m. Amy also set new PB in both events with 29.69 & 66.32 in the 200m/ 400m respectively.

Well done to everyone who competed on the night.