Kent Junior League
News from the Kent Junior League.
Results from round 3 of the 2017 Kent Junior League have been published and are available here (requires web user login)
Sevenoaks Swimming Club A team won the Kent Junior League for the second year running and for the fourth time in last six years. They competed against Thanet ‘A’, Bromley, Beckenham ‘A’, Barking & Dagenham, Black Lion.
The squad was hampered by a schools national final at the London Aquatic Centre in the afternoon which required a hectic dash for many swimmers across to Beckenham for the KJL. The team are indebted to Daisy Widdowson who stepped up at the last minute to deputise in Event one for a swimmer caught in traffic.
Sevenoaks put in a dominate performance against arch rivals Thanet and a hugely improved Bromley team
Final results on the day were Sevenoaks 229, Bromley 214, Thanet 205, Beckenham 190, Barking & Dagenham 124, Black Lion.
The final league positions, after the three rounds, are Sevenoaks first, Thanet runners up and Bromley third.
Well done to the squad -
Jessica Harmer Abigail Saunders, Amelia Tovey, Valentina Groves
Izabella Okaro, Eva Okaro, Emily Brown
Imogen Stoddart, Kara Dimond, Elspeth Watson
Millie Childs, Megan Marter, Katie Vowell, Lilie Chambers, Daisy Widdowson
Devon Tannock, Jonathan Vowell, Alex Evans-Wilson, Oliver Dennis
Macaulay Johnston, Seamus Hamilton, Joseph Box, Albert Whitlock
Tom Creasey, Oliver Hamilton, Noah Enticknap, Caiden Hibbert
Louis Hayes, Jacob Hudson, Zachary Raymond, Ben Strebel
Meanwhile, the ‘B’ team competed in division one, lower gala against Shepway ‘A’, Maidstone, RTW Monson ‘A’, Thanet ‘B’ and Herne Bay.
In a hard fought fixture, Sevenoaks ‘B’ (187 points) were pushed into third place by Maidstone (224), RTW Monson (209) and ahead of Shepway (178), Thanet ‘B’ (134) and Herne Bay (116).
Fern Gray, Isabella Muñoz, Mia Bakunowicz, Olivia Dyckhoff
Isla Murphy, Rosie Deacon, Samriddhi Das, Daisy McMillan
Millie Armstrong, Martha Roberts, Isabelle MacKenzie, Emma Noble
Charlotte Prideaux, Kitty Fisher, Charlotte Dormieux, Ruby Jarrett
Ptolemy Mangat, Jacob Crombie, Maxwell Haslam, Xavier Hards, George Rehbein
William Jarrett, Joshua Crombie, Zachary Howard, Max Cooper, Thomas Hunt
Edward Holness, Jaedon Lynch, James Fry
Dillon Bentley, Marcus Humphrey, Charlie Purtill, Piers Harris
Sevenoaks Swimming club hosted round one of the Kent Junior League 2017 at the Leisure Centre on Saturday 10th June. The KJL is the leading team competition for 13 years and under in the county. The Sevenoaks A team were last year’s winners and B team are newly promoted to the premier division. The fixture included both Sevenoaks A & B teams, Beckenham A, Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson A, and Shepway A.
The A team were seeded in top position and quickly justified this rating with a string of first and seconds places. Amelia Childs and Louis Hayes shone in the flagship 200m IM events with Childs winning in a time that places her 25th in Britain and Hayes recording a time which makes him 14th in Britain.
Amongst so many brilliant performances and personal bests special mention goes to 10 year old Eva Okaro who produced astonishingly quick times in 50m freestyle (28.50 secs) and 50m butterfly (31.25 secs) . Both these times top the British rankings by some margin.
The B team performed above expectation and did a fantastic job to finish a superb 3rd place. The whole team performed superbly and demonstrated the depth and quality that Sevenoaks currently has. There were many great performances and personal bests, but special mention must go to Oliver Hamilton who was the only swimmer from the B team to beat a Sevenoaks A team swimmer. In the 12/u 100m breaststroke, Oliver smashed out an 8 second PB to go 1.27.43. Other swimmers that PBed were Isabella Munoz, Ameila Tovey, Katie Vowell, Ben Strebel, Martha Roberts, Thomas Hunt, Verner Krynauw, Samriddhi Das, Isabelle MacKenzie, Daisy Widdowson, Emma Noble, George Rehbein, Zack Murphy and Edward Smith.
Every single race was fought to the last stroke. This was best demonstrated by Emma Noble who produced a superb last 50 in the Girls 12/u 4x50 Freestyle relay. Emma dived in 5th and fought to the bitter end to finish 2nd! All the swimmers demonstrated this toughness and it was a major factor towards the superb finishing result.
The final scores were Sevenoaks A (1st) 272.5, Beckenham A 236, Sevenoaks B 157, RTW Monson A 149.5, Maidstone 136, Shepway A 115
The coaches wish to thank all the helpers and volunteers as these galas could not happen without your support. The next round of the Kent Junior League is 9th September 2017.
Mia Bakonowicz, Abigail Saunders, Valentina Groves, Olivia Dyckhoff,
Izabella Okaro, Eva Okaro,Emily Brown
Imogen Stoddart, Elspeth Watson
Millie Childs, Megan Marter, Lilie Chambers, Ruby Jarrett
Jonathan Vowell, Alex Wilson, Devon Tannock, Jacob Crombie
Macauley Johnston, Albert Whitlock, Joseph Box, Seamus Hamilton
Tom Creasey, Caiden Hibbert, Jaedon Lynch
Louis Hayes. Jacob Hudson. Zachary Raymond,
Isabelle Stoddart, Isabella Munoz, Amelia Tovey, Fleur Kirk
Millie Armstrong, Martha Roberts, Samriddhi Das,Felicity Yates
Kara Dimond, Isabelle MacKenzie, Emma Noble
Daisy Widdowson,Kitty Fisher, KatieVowell, Charlotte Prideaux
Martin Argirov, George Rehbein, Zachary Murphy, Tom Johnston
Thomas Hunt Luke Dimond, Joshua Woods,Edward Smith
Oshi Hamilton, Verner Krynauw, James Fry, Edward Holness