Hat-trick for Ni­cholls fam­ily

Ath­let­ics

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

THE Ni­cholls fam­ily en­joyed an­other triple suc­cess with Euan, Max and Grace all winning their ti­tles at the South East Triathlon/Open biathlon cham­pi­onships held at Char­ter­house School.

The Ash­ford School pupils all won con­vinc­ingly in the tough com­pe­ti­tions that fea­tured a shoot, a swim and a run.

In warm and sunny con­di­tions all three were on hot form spear­head­ing a fine en­try of youngsters from the school.

Alice Doughty se­cured a well earned fifth place in the Youth D girls sec­tion and Lana-Emily Foyle was eighth.

Alice, Grace, Max and Euan have now qual­i­fied for the na­tional triathlon com­pe­ti­tion which will take place later this year.

Sam Tay­lor fin­ished in 16th po­si­tion in the boys’ triathlon while in the biathlon com­pe­ti­tion, Natasha French won the Youth E girls sec­tion with a great time of three min­utes and 38 sec­onds in her 1,000m run and 36.78 sec­onds in her 50m swim.

Madeleine Rogers also did very well as one of the youngest in this sec­tion and fin­ished in fourth.

In the cor­re­spond­ing boys’ sec­tion, Ru­fus Cot­trell achieved a com­menda- ble fourth and in the Youth D boys sec­tion, Ben­jamin Man­ning-Press had an out­stand­ing run to se­cure him an­other fourth place, with Char­lie Vi­gar fifth and William Camp­bell sev­enth.

In the Youth D girls’ sec­tion, Mhairi Smith was sixth and Jodi-Beth Tan­ton sev­enth. In the youngest cat­ego- ries which were min­imus sec­tions, Emma Jenk­ins was the run­ner-up of the girls and was ex­tremely close to tak­ing gold.

Sub­hadra Ji­van-Frier was fifth and Jes­sica Lear­mont sixth in the same sec­tion. Max Howitt had a fan­tas­tic run in the boys’ min­imus sec­tion and took fourth over­all. They now look for­ward to the Schools’ Biathlon Cham­pi­onships at the end of Novem­ber.

Pic­ture: DAVE DOWNEY pd1491553

The Fri­ars pupils who shone in the re­cent biathlon and triathlon events

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