Kent Messenger Maidstone

Tonbridge capture plenty of golds in large medal haul


TONBRIDGE AC dominated the under-20 men’s 800m final at the Kent County Championsh­ips. Sean Molloy won the gold in 1min 54.08sec, with Charlie Joslin-Allen second in 1.55.07. Tonbridge’s Matthew Blandford won the shot with a throw of 13.79m and the discus with 50.43. He also took second place in the javelin with 48.54. Clubmate Edward Hall claimed gold in the 400m with a time of 49.15. James West (4.06.96) and Corey De’Ath (4.07.11) took silver and bronze in the 1,500m. There were silver medals for Alex Howard in the 2,000m steeplecha­se (6.30.62) with Euan Nicholls finishing third in the 1,500m steeplecha­se (5.01.05). In the under-17 section, Lewis Church collected golds in the shot put (12.54) and 400m hurdles (58.51). He also claimed silver in the 100m hurdles (14.43) and discus (33.82), as well as bronzes in the high jump (1.85) and javelin (41.78). Toby Redman took second place in the hammer (46.03). Dominic Brown (3.54.07) missed out on gold in a photo finish in the senior men’s 1,500m, while club-mate Luca Russo (4.00.75) won bronze. Russo (1.57.39) went one better with silver in the 800m. Tonbridge claimed first and third in the 1,500m final for under-15 boys. Alasdair Kinloch (4.24.59) took the title, with bronze for Jamie Goodge (4.30.93). Scott Thomson claimed gold in the long jump (5.58) 80m hurdles (11.79). Thomas Kendrick (2.06.19) won the 800m, while James Whiteaker (51.47) took javelin glory. Alfie Scopes (36.30) was second in the hammer and shot (11.95). There were bronze medals for Jamie Goodge in the 800m (2.10.23) and Calum Laing in the pole vault (1.85). In the under-20 women’s section, Emily Stone won gold in the 400m (1.02.0) and long jump (5.23). She won her third medal with bronze in the 100m hurdles (16.47). Jessica Murphy earned three silver medals. These came in the 100m (13.10), 200m (27.37) and the javelin (24.48). Chelsea Eyers took silver in the discus (37.01) with Florence Cochrane third in the high jump (1.45). Joanne Ware completed a set of medals in the under-17 women’s category. She won the high jump (1.55), was second in the triple jump (10.56) and third in the 80m hurdles (12.81). Jennifer Stevens won the club’s second under-17 gold with 35.31 in the hammer. Katie White (40.99) and Rose Hairs (42.50) were second and third in the 300m. There were silver medals for Simone Baxter in the 80m hurdles (12.67) and Stevens in the discus (39.16). Hannah Czarnowski took bronze in the 800m (2.19.50). Tonbridge claimed a one-two-three in the pole vault for under-15 girls. Una Laqeretabu­a (2.20) took gold, ahead of Chanda Lamb (1.85) and Rosie Fenton (1.70).

Sean Molloy won
under-20 800m gold at the Julie
LEADING LIGHT: Sean Molloy won under-20 800m gold at the Julie Rose

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