Sussex Indoor Championships on February 16 and 17
Our jumpers did us proud on the first day of the Sussex Indoor Championships. Isaac Lancaster led the way with a gold medal in the under 15 boys pole vault – winning with a PB of 2.70 metres. Cameron Wells brought home the silver medal in the under 17 boys pole vault with a PB of 3.50 metres.
And a couple of silver medals for those jumping into the sand-pit. In the under 17 girls long jump Rebekah Tyler came close to beating the 5 metres barrier with a best jump of 4.93 metres – another PB. Dorian Szatmari kept jumping over 6 metres in the under 20 mens long jump – but he didn’t do any of his jumps from the take-off board. Nevertheless 5.91 metres got him the silver medal. Though not gaining a medal Grace McCullough produced a PB of 4.43 metres in the under 15 girls long jump.
It was the turn of our throwers and sprinters on the second day to bring home a few more medals. Just one first place – to Amelia Barton in the under 20 ladies shot putt with 5.25 metres with the 4k weight. Rebekah Tyler added another silver medal to her collection with a best putt of 9.94 metres in the under 17 3k shot and Grace McCullough’s 8.96 metres with the under 15 3k shot brought her third place.
In the sprints Rebekah made it a hat-trick of medals with third place in the under 17 60 metres with a time of 8.34 seconds, while Scott Clark also brought home a bronze medal in the senior mens 60 metres with a time of 7.61 metres – former member, now at Crawley, Jamie Holme coming second in that senior race.
So a total of 9 medals over the 2 days from our 9 competing athletes. Very well done to those 9 athletes – and maybe a few more of you will look to compete next year. I’m sure that some of the weekend’s performances will be new club indoor records. I’ll look at that in more detail in the next few days.
Half-term school holidays
Just a reminder that our normal Thursday evening and Saturday and Sunday morning training sessions continue over this half-term week. Though there’s no Tuesday training this week for invited sprinters and long/triple jumpers.
All club members should recently have received details of all of our summer fixtures. Please make a note of them and do your very very best to be available for most (and perhaps all) of the matches.
Officials Training Course at K2 on Sunday March 31
And all members (and in particular parents) should have received details of a forthcoming introductory course for athletics officials at Crawley’s K2. We do need more people to become qualified officials to help with the events that we have to judge at our various league matches – timekeepers, track judges, and field events judges for the throws and jumps.
What’s happening in the next week ?
Monday February 18 – circuit training at Imberhorne.
Tuesday February 19 – NO sprint and long/triple jump training for invited athletes at Imberhorne this week.
Thursday February 21 – training for all at Imberhorne from 7 to 8.
Saturday February 23 – long/triple jump training at Imberhorne from 10 to 11.30.
Sunday February 24 – training at East Court from 10.30 to 11.45.