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Slaughter sets record at Sutton

While the youngsters provided the numbers of competitors it was 60 year Brian Slaughter who provided the records at the Sussex Combined Events championships at Sutton over the weekend.

Slaughter from Eastbourne Rovers has been a fixture of the Sussex athletics scene for the past forty years and he has always been a force in whatever age group he is in.

Slaughter, who had won the National M60 Decathlon title at Sheffield the previous weekend with 7,075 points, where he also beat American opponent in the Biannual UK/USA match.

Brilliant results for Sussex at Inter-counties

There were five Sussex winners on a rain and windswept day at Horspath, Oxford, in the Southern U15 and U20 Inter-county match over the weekend.

Holiday’s played havoc with most County teams but the Sussex Under 15s excelled themselves with a brilliant second team spot scoring 123.5 points to the winning Kent team’s 124.5 while the decimated Under 20 squad, ably supplemented by some U17 athletes did exceptionally well to finish in sixth team place.

All in all it was a fine performance by the Sussex athletes many of whom had to battle with severe weather.

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