King’s are just 8 points behind rivals UCL at the end of the inaugural LCAS meet at Tooting Bec this weekend.
The team beat UCL at varsity but were without some key athletes at last weeks first LCAS meet.
King’s took home 144 points compared to UCL’s 152 and Imperials 133.
The action started in the 10, 000 championship event with Calvi and Thakshyanee taking silver and bronze respectively. In the men’s race, Kartik Bhasin and Sam Vennin placed 4th and 5th.
Over on the field, long-jumpers Mimi Corden-Lloyd, Armelle Folkes and Avni Talsania earned the team a total of 6 points, placing 4th 5th and 6th.
Attention turned back to the track where Sebastien Zajaczkowski claimed 2nd place in the 800m and Fabian Critchlow narrowly missed out on 1st in the 100m to UCL rival, Tom Mort. Jannick Eilers came in 5th.
King’s took it’s first win when Lawrence Bury put a 8.48 shot, a good 1.66m further than second place.
Back on the track the men’s and women’s 3000 were getting underway. Carlos Vasquez and Mimi Corden-Lloyd both took 2nd with Kartik Bhasin claiming 5th.
Newcomer Avni Talsania took silver in the womens 100m hurdles just before the 400m saw Victoria Addison take 4th and Jack Hood take 6th.
At the break, King’s were leading the point’s table but still had plenty to prove.
Sebastien Zajaczkowski dominated the 1, 500 winning by a clear 3 seconds. Calvi Thompson and Hannah Baynham placed 2nd and 4th in the women’s race.
On the field, Feyzi Nazim come in third in the Javelin whilst Avni Talsania won the women’s high jump.
The women’s 5000m was cancelled due to drop outs, but in the men’s event Daniel Woodburn crossed the line in 5th, bringing home 2 points.
After a false start from an Imperial College athlete in the 200m, James Findon crossed the line in 4th.
It was a cold day for the steeplechase, but Jack Harrison ran a strong race to finish 2nd and take home 5 points.
After a short break, spirits were high leading into the relays. King’s comfortably won the women’s 4X400 and fielded the same team to race in the 4X100. After a slow transition from 2nd to 3rd leg, Armelle Folkes had it all to do to catch the team from Imperial. She managed to cross the line in first, just .03s quicker than second.
To finish the day, King’s were looking for victories from one of their two men’s teams in the 4X100. The team were confident after strong performances at BUCS indoor and Varsity. The men’s A team comfortably won the final race of the day beating UCL by 2s.
Special mention should be of Emma Reynolds, Calvi Thompson, Ed Trump, Mimi Corden-Lloyd and James Findon who helped organise the event.