Crawley go Nap in Under 15s

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Both Crawley’s Katie Bristowe and Millie Noyce broke Sussex under 15 League records at the Final of this season’s League event at the K2 Leisure Centre on Friday evening.

Bristowe, who has already had a couple of bites at the Sussex record for the 75m hurdles this season.

Conditions were a bit gloomy and damp and not really suitable for breaking Sussex records but she was not far away from her best clocking 11.3s for the League while her County Records remained intact at 11.26s.

Bristowe did have a busy and successful evening winning both the 100 in 12.9, a pb, and the B 200m where her time of 27.2s was faster than the A race and sharing in the winning performance of the Crawley sprint relay team.

Noyce has continued to make progress in the shot putt and she improved the League record and her personal best with a fine effort of 10.53s.

In the team event it was a case of de ja vu as Crawley notched up their fifth successive team title followed by Chichester and Brighton & Hove. Crawley led virtually from the star of the evening and eventually amassed 436 points to Chincester’s 397 and Brighton & Hove’s 345.

Several of the leading Sussex athletes who have had such  good season’s were not really, neither should they be, at their peak in what for most will be their final competition of the season.

Never the less Eastbourne's Mayo Daramola won both the 300 and 200 metres races in 38.0 and 24.5s and there was another double for Worthing’s Sam Illesley who threw 46.22m in the hammer and 33.07m in the discus throw as well as placing third in the shot putt while the consistent Crawley pole vault, William Snashall won his event again clearing 2.80m.

Calysta Morris (Eastbourne) had a couple of fine battles with the home team’s Lauren Lethbridge winning the 200m with both sharing 27.3s and the long jump where they both leapt 4.76m but Morris again winning the event.

Adam Lindo (Crawley) nearly completed a double winning the long jump with 5.31m and sharing the winning time of 12.5s with Brighton & Hove's George Miller in the 100 m but having to settle for second place.

Joe Smith from Crawley, who has probably been the leading U15 Sussex boy performer this season cruised to a comfortable 800m victory in 2:07.5s from Max Brazier (Brighton & Hove) and it will be interesting to see how they fare when the Sussex cross-country season gets under way in a months’ time.