Momentum Sports Academy: Bronze Athletes
These are the details of those athletes at the Bronze level of the Momentum Sports Academy. These athletes have shown particularly good talent in their events, and the Academy aims to help them fulfill their potential.
Souleyman is the youngest of the Academy group, but has already demonstrated how quick he is, with 12.2 for the 100m and 25.4 for the 200m being his PBs for the sprints. A partially sighted athlete, he nonetheless has performed brilliantly among his peers, and has a big future ahead of him.
Scott came onto the scene in 2014 after a few years of casual athletics to become a vital member of Kingston and Poly's British Athletics League team, a highlight being a 3rd place finish in the Division 2 800m A-String. Also a talented hockey player, Scott has shown that he has the endurance and doggedness to make the most of the middle distance events, and has also shown good speed over the 400m.
Jonathan has come on leaps and bounds since coming to Momentum Sports four years ago. Having started as a cross-country and long-distance runner, he has since become a very talented 800m and 1500m runner, representing Kingston in the former in the British Athletics League for many seasons now. Jonathan has managed to break the 1min 55 second barrier for the 800m and is consistently ranked as one of the best middle distance runners for K&P.
Despite some injury problems in the past few years, Chris has smashed the 12-second 100m and 24-second 200m barriers, and has been looking sharp in training since finishing University. A hard worker for Kingston for many years, he will be looking to cement his place in a senior Kingston team in 2015, and to cut his Personal Bests in the sprints down even more.
Katy is a sprinter who has joined Momentum Sports and Kingston after relocating to Kingston for her studies. 2014 was a good year for Katy at her new club, as she finished no lower than 3rd in all of her races over 100m and 200m. She will be looking to break her PBs of 12.7 and 26.1 in 2015.
2014 has been a big year for Max. Having set a PB of 51.6 seconds in the 400m, he has been a dominant force for the K&P team in the UK Youth Development League; competing in all of the sprints and relays. Highlights of his 2014 season include making his debut for the club’s BAL team, albeit in the 400m Hurdles, and helped break the K&P’s U20 Men’s 4x100m record.
Harry has promised an incredibly large amount of potential for the club. His events cover the middle distances, longer runs and cross-country events. Ranked 131st in the U17 age group for 800m and 156th for the 1500m, Harry’s greatest achievement was reaching the final of the South of England u17 800m. Harry will be looking to break the 2 minute barrier for the 800m and run sub 4:10 the 1500m in 2015.
James is an incredibly reliable and talented runner, representing K&P in any distance from 3000m upwards. James has begun his 2014 winter training well with high hopes in the cross-country meets throughout the winter, having become one of the club's most important long distance athletes. On the track, James has cemented his place in the Kingston BAL team in the 3000m Steeplechase, and has also represented the club in the 800 and 5000m.
Tobias' strengths lie in the 200m and 400m, and after a difficult start of the year adjusting to competitive racing, he finished 2014 having clocked very impressive PBs of 24.9 and 54.6. A committed athlete who gives everything in training and during races, Tobias will be looking to build on his progress and record even faster times next year.
Sam has been a prominent member of Kingston and Poly's Young Athletes' teams since 2009, mostly taking part in the 400m, 800m and 1500m. Having passed his Coaching Assistant course he has moved onto coaching Kingston's current Young Athletes, and has become an very important member of the Kestrels coaching team, proving his importance to the club on and off the track. Sam will be looking to break into Kingston's senior teams and to lower his PBs in the middle distance events in 2015.
Elijah has been a hard working member of Momentum Sports for just over two years. A naturally fast sprinter with a background in many different sports, he has competed in borough sports competitions in the past but is looking to make a name for himself in the K&P senior teams. Having reduced his PBs in the 100m and 200m to 11.5 and 23.06 respectively, Elijah is on form to break both the 11.5 and 23 flat barriers for his main sprint events.
Neil has been a long standing member of both Momentum Sports and K&P. He has been known to cover any middle to long distance run ranging from 800m all the way to cross country races. His best event in 2014 proved to be the 3000m as he was ranked 76th in the U17 category.
Alex has been a consistent performer for the K&P Youth Development team for the past 2 years now. Competing heavily in all sprint events, Alex’s best event has proven to be the triple jump placing 2nd the Surrey Championships and ranked 40th in the U20 Category.