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Rodger fastest in 400m hurdles heats.

Seb Rodger from Eastbourne will go in to the final of the 400m hurdles at the UK championships a Trials at Birmingham as the fastest qualifier.

Both his main rivals for the title also won their heats in fast times with Jack Green (Kent) clocking 50.68s and Dai Green (Swansea) 51.14s compared to Rodger’s 50.56s. All three will be hoping to crack the 50sec barrier in what could be a very close battle for the title and a place in the UK team for the European Championships in August.

A Clutch of Medals for Sussex at Bedford

Sussex athletes collected a clutch of medals at the South of England championships at Bedford over the weekend including a quartet of golds in the U20 age group.

Pride of place went to Worthing’s Ben Hawkes, who already holds the U17 Sussex Hammer record. Hawkes smashed Mick Jones thirty eight year old U20 record by some four metres with a magnificent throw of 71.55m his Gold.

Euro Standard for Rodger - - Bronze for Evans

Sebastian Rodger from Eastbourne made a cracking start to his track season at the Loughborough International meeting on Sunday in the 400 metres hurdles.

In recent seasons Rodger has been chasing the standard for major championships until well into the season but with a fluid run in good conditions on Sunday the Eastbourne runner hit the “European Standard” with an impressive 49.80s.

Rodger said “It’s nice to run sub 50 seconds, I know it should be normal, but to achieve the European Standard so early in the season makes me very happy.”

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