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Six Golds for Sussex at English Schools

A brilliant second day at Birmingham saw the Sussex Schools team record one of their best ever English Schools results beating last year’s tally of five gold medals but overall equalled the 2016 total of ten medals.

Despite the loss of three potential medallists this was an excellent result for Sussex on a weekend when there were not any real disappointments and a couple of bonus medals.

England Schools at Birmingham and weekend activities

The Sussex Schools teams have lost the services of three potential medallists from this weekend’s English Schools Championships at Birmingham.

Amber Anning, who was eager to defend her Inter 300m title but was told that she should withdraw following her selection for the Commonwealth Youth Games later this month and Toby Harries who will be racing in the European Junior event later this month and has also withdrawn.

Archie Davis is the third athlete to withdraw.

Schools Inter-Counties -UPDATE

Despite all the travails that hit the Sussex Schools team at Basingstoke on Saturday there were many fine performances by Sussex athletes and several managed to achieve the standards that they had been chasing.

In the Intermediate (U17) boys age group Bailey Wright, who has been carrying all before him in the sprints in Sussex this season was an impressive winner with a personal best of 10.84s while the ever determined Joe Smith battled his way to an impressive victory in the 1500 metres in 4:02.23s with Will Broom not far away in fourth place in 4:07.16s.

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