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Track and Field

Imogen Amos - Cross Country

Imogen Amos

SportCross Country

Academic courseBiomedical Science 

Hometown: Ashford

Best sporting achievement/personal best: 5km Battersea park 17:46 

2021/22 goal in sport: Have a good cross country season and compete at the British cross challenges against top athletes.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Missed running with other athletes/friends so training on my own was hard

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Kent uni is local to me and so I can commute from home. It also has a new medical school which I can progress on to after my degre

(Bomi) Saultan Bello

(Bomi) Saultan Bello    

Sport: Athletics- triple jump

Academic Course: Biomedical Science

Hometown: London 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: ESAA 2nd Place.    

2021/22 goal in sport: Compete at my first BUCs, a new Pb and to have a better step phase

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? I missed the track environment. How the people at training could make difficult workout bearable and just how fun the atmosphere has the potential to be.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? The uni accepted me at a difficult time which has always been admirable. I found comfort entering with a friend from back home as well. I can’t wait for the chance to meet new people.

Aimee Seager

Aimee Seager  

Sport: Athletics and Cross Country

Academic Course: MSc Conservation Biology

Hometown: Loughborough 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: The 2020 National XC at Wollaton Park was my first year as a senior. I finished 105/930 on a tough course, I really enjoyed it.    

2021/22 goal in sport: Cross country: I would like to run at some of the Cross Challenge events and BUCs, as this would be a new challenge for me. I would also like to improve my distance running.

Track: I would like to improve my time and technique in steeple chase in the 2k chase and have a go at a 3k chase.

Road: The main goal is to improve my 5k and have a go at 10k   

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? I missed racing and training with my group, being with your friends really helps you when you are working hard. Having to train independently did help me improve on my own ability in solo sessions.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? I first looked at the course and really likes the quality and content that was taught. The environment was really nice on and off campus and I really liked the sports facilities available.

Stephen Simmons

Stephen Simmons 

Sport: Decathlon

Academic Course: Medicine - KMMS

Hometown: Bedford 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: U17 English Schools combined events champion competing Internationally    

2021/22 goal in sport: To improve my personal best in Decathlon 

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Seeing my coaches and  training partners as well as technical training with facilities closing.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? The prospect of studying at a new medical school.  Meeting all the other medics and athletes.

Ellie Turner

Ellie Turner 

SportAthletics - Sprinting

Academic courseDevelopmental Psychology MSc 

Hometown: Gillingham 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: 

100: 11.81 seconds

200m: 24.32 seconds

2021/22 goal in sport: Sub 24 seconds in 200m, reach final at BUCs in 60m and 200m, reach final at England Championships.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? I missed training at the track and the gym through lockdown and not having a competition season.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? I wanted to study at Kent because they have the course I wanted and I’m most looking forward to competing at BUCs.

Reuben Vaughan

Reuben Vaughan 

Sport: Discus

Academic courseBA Architecture 

Hometown: London 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: 48.77metres PB. Reaching Finals of Senior British Championship 

2021/22 goal in sport: To PB and qualify for international (GB) level competitions

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Social aspects (mixing with other athletes and not having has much support at competition due to Covid -19) Also missed the ease of access to training facilities

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Kent University has a good reputation for Architecture and supporting athletes with schemes such as scholarship and one to one personal support.

Ewan Wood

Ewan Wood

SportAthletics/400m 

Academic courseSports Therapy & Rehabilitation

Hometown: Canterbury 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: 2021 Season – ranked 16th overall in country for age group

400m PB @ 48.89s

2021/22 goal in sport: To run 47’s – perform well at Country Championships and qualify for Nationals. 

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Missing the Strength & Conditioning sessions in the Gym 

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? My athletics training is based in Kent and it made sense to attend Kent University as it is a high standard University in my home city.

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