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English Schools Round-up

The tremendous achievements by the Sussex Schools team at Birmingham is almost certainly the second best ever at these championships.

A total of 15 medals has, I believe, only been bettered once and that was way back in 1958 when 17, including eight gold medals were won.

One of the gold medals then was won by Peter Standen, who also set the championship record in the Intermediate 800m, and Standen is still active today as a Marksmen at most of the leading Sussex meetings and is a well-respected middle distance coach.

Two more golds and Junior Girls win the Championship Shield at the English Schools - Day 2 report

It was a ‘Super Saturday’ for Sussex with two more gold medals and seven additional bronzes at the English Schools’ Championships in Birmingham.

It brought Sussex’s total podium places to a magnificent 15 with a final tally of four gold, two silver and nine bronze medals. In addition the Junior Girls team won the Championship Shield as the highest points scorers for top eight finishes and the Junior Boys were second in their category.  Overall this was Sussex’s best English Schools Championships result in recent history.

Double Record for Baptiste in Top League battles

The Crawley men’s team did extremely well to finish third in their British League Division 2 match at Bedford on Saturday and this takes them to second place on the League table.

With two clubs to gain promotion after the fourth and final match in August it was be a great battle with Kent A.C as both teams are on 15 points behind Bournemouth’s 23 points with the Sussex club just having the edge at the moment with 836 overall points to Kent’s 816.

Triumph for Sussex Under 17s at Lee Valley

There was a tremendous victory for the Sussex U17 team at the South East Inter-county match at Lee Valley on Sunday.

Although there were several absentees on the day the team got behind team manager Lee Fulham and filled in most place with the Men coming out on top in their group and the Women placing fourth but overall Sussex scored 673 points, thirty points clear of Kent with Hampshire on 600 points with Essex on 576.5 points and Herts, Surrey, Bucks and Middlesex trailed away.

I cannot recall Sussex ever winning this match before.

Another record for Korczak - Crawley National Leagues

For the third time this season Lizzie Korczak (Brighton & Hove) has broken the Sussex U17 javelin record.

Competing for Brighton College in the English Schools Cup, where the College finished an excellent fourth in the Intermediate age group, Korczak, who is the reigning English Schools Junior champion, topped the forty six metre mark for the first time adding 4cm to the current record with a fine throw of 46.03m.

Another busy weekend.

The third BAL and second UKWAL matches are being held this weekend with the Crawley men travelling to Bedford for their Division two match on Saturday.

After finishing a fine third in their last match at Rugby last month Tim Kimber is hoping for at least a repeat of that placing, in this season’s penultimate match.

Also on Saturday there will be 1k and 5k Walking races and training for Sussex Race walkers at the Lewes track at noon.

CBP’s toppled on a glorious day in Brighton at the Under 13 Champs

The sun shone and so did the performances of the 250 young athletes who descended on Withdean Stadium in Brighton for the Under 13 and Under 11 QuadKids Championships on Saturday.

It was the perfect weather for athletics and the youngsters did not disappoint. There were two Championship Best Performances and an additional six new CBP’s by virtue of the 100m, 200m and 1500m being contested for the first time.

The stand out performers of the day were Eastbourne’s Eleanor Strevens over 800m and Worthing’s Rio Williams in the High Jump.

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