Mor­sia sets triple jump record

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

ASH­FORD AC’s se­nior men started the 2010 sea­son with a third place fin­ish in the South­ern Men’s League at the Julie Rose Sta­dium.

Star per­former was Matt Mor­sia, who leaped to a club record of 14.64m in the triple jump and a sea­son’s best of 6.82 in the long jump to win both events.

Ryan Har­ris made it a triple jump dou­ble, claim­ing the B string with a sea­son’s best 11.75.

Sprinter James Bridge was an­other win­ner with his B 100m time of 11.30sec, the fastest of the match. He then bat­tled a strong head wind to fin­ish sec­ond in the 200m A race. Gary Carr was also in form with two third places in the A 100m and B 200m.

Team cap­tain Matt Hog­ben led by ex­am­ple on three fronts, com­pet­ing in the 400m hur­dles, high jump and 3,000m steeplechase to score valu­able points while Chris­tian Brown, com­pet­ing for the first time, scored points in the 400m hur­dles and ran a non-scor­ing 100m and 200m.

An­other debu­tant, Ge­orge Hux­ley, made his bow for the se­nior team with sec­ond in the 400m B string while Ashley Cochran ran a sea­son’s best of 53.02 for fourth in the A race.

There was an­other sea­son’s best, this time from Peter Davey in the long jump, to fin­ish third in the B event with 5.93m – just 2cm off a win. In the 110m hur­dles, Davey was third in 16.96 and sec­ond in the high jump B string.

The team had a num­ber of key mid­dle dis­tance ath­letes missing due to uni­ver­sity com­mit­ments but Andy Robert­son, War­ren Uden and Phil Heathfield picked up valu­able points.

Above, Matt Mor­sia, set a new club record in the triple jump and, right, James Bridge, a win­ner in the B string 100m

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