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Crawley fourth at Manchester

A depleted Crawley Women’s team put up a good fight in the final UKWALg match at Leigh, Manchester on Sunday to finish fourth.

Kim Baptiste and team manager Jo Rowland emerged as the only winners on the day with Baptiste, after being squeezed into third place in the 100m in 12.13s steamed to a fine 200m win in 24.12s.

Rowland, who not only manages the team but also competes in several events at each match finished fourth in the long jump with 5.59m, and third in the high jump clearing 1.60m came out on top in the shot putt with a fine effort of 13.46.

Sunshine and More Records on Day Two of The Champs

With the arrival of lovely sunshine on the Sunday of the Sussex Track and Field Championships, came the tumbling of more Championship Best Performances.

The calm and warm conditions on the second day were a huge improvement on the previous afternoon’s rain at the K2 Leisure Centre, in Crawley.

On her home track Crawley AC's Natasha Purchas got the ball rolling in the U20s, breaking Livvy Connor’s two-year record in the Pole Vault with a soaring 3.75m. It is the second year in a row Purchas has broken a record after taking the title in the U17 age category in 2017.

Sussex Quartet at Schools Games

Four Sussex youngsters will be heading to Loughborough this weekend for the annual School Games match.

The School Games are a national multi-sport event for the UK's most talented school-age athletes. Around 1,600 athletes from across the UK will compete in 12 sports.

UK Area School teams including Scotland clash for this end of season match and the Sussex Quartet will representing the South of England team which has largely been selected from July’s  English School Championships.

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