Kent County T&F Championships 2021

Last weekend, Dartford Harriers athletes took to the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford for the County Championships, successfully navigating both COVID restrictions and the May showers.

In what has been a challenging year for everyone, many athletes have been eagerly anticipating a sense of normality and the return of Track and Field Competition. With a huge commitment from KCAA officials, the County Championships were able to take place. Kent was the first county in the country to have been given an England Athletics Competition Licence to run their event. Despite all mitigations in place to deliver the event safely, the one element that couldn’t be controlled was the weather, which led to a rather wet start during the opening events.

Nevertheless, a number of Dartford Harriers Athletes were out in force, achieving a medal haul totalling 18, and a range of strong performances. A particular mention to Kai Barham and Timi Babatunde who broke two longstanding club records in the U17 Hammer Throw and Discus Throw, respectively. Further, congratulations to Oluwafemi Segun who has now achievd the national qualifying standard for

Gold Medalists

Hope StillU15DT26.15 
Hope StillU15HT37.37 
Isabella AmarteyU17TJ9.79PB
Kai BarhamU17HT59.31PB + CR
Timi BabatundeU17SP12.94PB
Alex RingshallU20HT43.14 
Emily NewnhamU20400mH64.20 
Oluwafemi SegunU20PV4.20PB
Lilly SmithU20 PV2.90 

Silver Medalists

Grace ThomasSWPV2.80 
Hope StillU15SP9.45 
Timi BabatundeU17DT41.49PB + CR
Sileena FarrellU20200m27.31 
Sileena FarrellU20 100m 12.47 

Bronze Medalists

Andrew TagoeU17SP10.99PB
Kai BarhamU17DT36.82PB
Trey McPhersonU20 100m12.33 

In addition to our medalists, the athletes below defied the challenging training conditions of the last year to set new personal bests;

Jack RiderU15SP7.72
Jack RiderU15DT22.43
Lexie JohnsonU15800m2:40.57
Andrew TagoeU17DT34.11
Jasmine CrossleyU17300m49.88
Christopher ArcherU20800m2:32.49
Christopher ArcherU201500m5:11.05
Daniel MoultonU20800m2:10.53

A final thanks to all the supporters, including officials, parents and carers who supported the championships. Without their support, it would not be possible to deliver the event.

You can see a selection of images provided by our members below.

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