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Two Golds for Walkers at Regional Competition

Sussex School’s race walkers captured two South East Regional titles when the events were held in conjunction with the Combined Events competition at Ashford over the weekend.

Competing in the Over 15 age group 3,000m races Eva Payton-White took the Girls title in 17:49.7s while Ollie Hopkins won the Boys race in 15:18.9s.

It was not a vintage year for the Combined Events even though there were two third places in the team events and an individual bronze medal in the Junior (U15) boys Pentathlon.

Team Triumph for Sussex Schools Junior Boys - - UPDATE

The Sussex Junior (U15) boys’ team won the England Schools team championship at Boston on Saturday with Adam Lindo (Downlands) just missing winning an individual medal but was selected for the International match.

After a tremendous battle with Essex the Sussex quartet took the title with a total of 8276 points to 8224 with Somerset in third place with 7752.

Although Sussex had won several team titles at these championships in recent years this if the first time they have won the Junior Boys title.

Golden Girl Kimbeley

A brilliant gold medal for Kimbeley Baptiste was the one of just two medallists for Sussex at the combined English and CAU championships at Bedford over the weekend.

The Crawley sprinter has certainly struck a purple patch and after a fine fifth place in the 100 metres on Saturday in 11.70s she tackled the 200m, where she seems to be in her element. There Baptiste eased to an impressive victory in her heat on Sunday in a nippy 23.88s.

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