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Kennet reflect on another successful season with awards night at the Craven Arms





Team Kennet reflected on another exceptional track and field season at the club’s annual awards night.

The awards, held at the Craven Arms, were presented by long jump coach Peter Saunders, who won a gold medal at the Invictus Games last month.

The quadkids have enjoyed particular success, with more than 50 young athletes representing the club. The under-nine girls won the Oxford League, while the under-11 girls scooped both the Wessex and Oxford League titles.

Team Kennet’s under-11 boys and girls with their medals
Team Kennet’s under-11 boys and girls with their medals

Praiya Foreman won the under-nine athlete of the season, William Moloney won the track athlete award and Matilda Saunders was chosen as the outstanding field athlete.

Under-nine athlete of the season Praiya Foreman
Under-nine athlete of the season Praiya Foreman

In the under-11 age group, Ella Larkin was crowned best track athlete after a sensational season that saw her break the club’s 600m record. Matilda Clare, who broke the record for the most quadkids points amassed in a single season, scooped the field athlete title.

Emerald Hill Sawyer picked up the under-13 track athlete award following a dazzling season, while Noah Lauder-Clarke won the field athlete.

The under-13 track athlete of the year, Emerald Hill Sawyer
The under-13 track athlete of the year, Emerald Hill Sawyer

At under-15, Emelia Lunn was the best track athlete while star thrower Turkay Altuntas secured the field award.

Clare McGonnell, so often a top performer this season, won the under-17 track athlete prize, with Seb Simpson scooping the field crown.

Clare McGonnell, who was crowned the best under-17 track athlete
Clare McGonnell, who was crowned the best under-17 track athlete

Evie Lewis was chosen as 2023’s most improved athlete, Matilda Clare was most dedicated and Jenson Nichols was best newcomer.

Eliska Simpson, Sophie Moores, Ella Cronk, Simon Baker and Ethan Kuijten all went home with illustrious awards, while Seb Simpson won the junior athlete of the year.

In the senior categories, there were awards for Euan Avery, Luke Angell, Clare McGonnell and Cheryl Angell.

Euan Avery, winner of two awards, with Invictus Games gold medallist Peter Saunders
Euan Avery, winner of two awards, with Invictus Games gold medallist Peter Saunders

Triathlon awards went to Elodie Burdett and Ethan Kuijten.



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