Track and Field County Championships
Runners from Aldershot Farnham & District won six of the 1500 metres titles at the Surrey championships over the weekend. Will Barnicoat defeated Herne Hill’s Jaden Kennedy, the national under 13s’ cross country champion, in the u15 boys’ event at Kingston while Luke van Oudtshoorn (u17 men) and Eugenie Cockle (u20 women) retained titles. AFD’s other winners over the distance were Ollie Percival (u20 men), Katie Bingle (senior women) and Charlotte Borgars (u13 girls). George Asprey won both shot and discus in the u15 boys’ age group. There were also titles for Max Heyden (u17 men’s 3000), Oliver Pickup (u13 boys’ 800), Emma Nanson (senior women’s 400 hurdles) and Emily Reynolds (u17 women’s high jump).
Maisie Grice won the u20 women’s 800 metres and steeplechase at the Hampshire championships, thus repeating the double she achieved in the u17s’ age group last season. Last year’s u13 boys’ 800 metres champion, Harry Hyde, moved up to take the u15s’ title over two laps. AFD athletes claimed six of the titles on offer for the walks at Portsmouth: Chris Snook (u20 men), Nicholas Hart (u15 boys), Sue Davies (senior women), Abigail Jennings (u20 women), Lois Carty (u15 girls) and Charlotte Wallis (u13 girls). Other winners from the club were David Brice (senior men’s javelin), Joe Parker (u20 men’s javelin), Ryan Martin (u15 boys’ 3000), Harry Ware (u13 boys’ 200), Tilly Horton (u20 women’s 3000) and Emma Jennings (u15 girls’ javelin).