Sussex County Championships
I don’t have all the results from the Sussex County Championships held at Brighton over this last weekend. We didn’t have as many athletes taking part as we have in the past, but we ended the second day with a mini-rush of medals. The ladies under 17 4 x 100 metres relay team of Amber West, Emmie van Lieshout, Daniella Taylor and Roisin Bell were an excellent second while in one of the last field events of the championships we captured another two first places in the ladies long jump. Sarah Rusling with 4.74 metres in the senior ladies and Abby Beswick an impressive 5.46 in the under 20 event. Sarah also won the triple jump on the first day and Abby was third in the 100 metres, also on the first day with Phil Spivey second in the hammer throw.
Another highlight came from Hannah Plumb who cleared 1.39 metres in the under13 high jump as part of the minithon. She finished fifth overall, as – I think – did Cameron Wells in the boys minithon.
Matches this coming weekend
Another couple of days of activity over this coming weekend. On Saturday May 21 our under 13s and under 15s go to Lewes for their second match of the season – with the football season now over we hope to have a few more male athletes available. Then the next day Sunday May 22 we are at K2 co-hosting the senior team’s second match. As we are co-hosting we can do with quite a bit of help on the day please.
For those of you in school years 7 up to 11 there is a Combined Events schools meeting at K2 on Wednesday June 1. Details are available on the Sussex AAA website. You can ask your school to enter you, or you can enter directly – entry is free. If you need further information then speak to one of the club’s coaches.
And also during that half-term week we have a Sussex Under 15 league match at Horsham on the evening of Friday June 3.
What’s happening over the next week ?
Tuesday May 17 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7.
Thursday May 19 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7.
Saturday May 21 – under 13 and under 15 match at Lewes.
Saturday May 21 – academy training at Imberhorne from 11 to 12.
Sunday May 22 – senior match at K2. First event mid-day.