Record for Tomlinson but not for Giles

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Cleo Tomlinson (Weald) broke the Sussex Schools championship record for the Junior (U15) pentathlon record after a fine battle with Christ’s Hospital’s Isabelle Humphreys at Crawley on Wednesday.

In good conditions Tomlinson, who has started the season in fine form skipped over the hurdles in 12.1s before putting the shot 8.29m and leaping 1.57 in the high jump. She was again well over five metres in the long jump with 5.17m and completed her five events with a clocking of 2:38.0s for the 800m to score 2984 points and add 38 points to Amber Anning’s (Roedean) three year old record.

Humphreys, who is better known as a high jumper recorded 12.2s 7.63m,1.60m, 4.98m and 2:35.9s to total 2938 points while Katie Ridley (Davison), who is a first year in this age group scored 2756 points in third place.

Regan Law (Eastbourne College) totalled 2404 when winning the Junior boys title and Abigail Packham (Imberhorne) took the Intermediate (U17) title with 2688 points and Tom Ridley (St Andrews) the Inter Boys crown with 2404 points.

Full results are on the results pages.

Phoenix Open

A record that survived to celebrate its Golden Anniversary on the same day was Brighton & Hove’s Chris Carter 800 metres Withdean Ground record of 1:47.5s at the Phoenix Open Meeting which incorporated a series of B.M.C races, despite the presence of current British International Elliot Giles (Birchfield).

In a good paced race Giles just slipped three tenths of a second adrift winning in 1:47.80s ahead of Brighton Phoenix athletes Spencer Thomas, 1:48.47s and Archie Davis who recorded a personal best of 1:48.78s.

At the same meeting James Westlake (Crawley) clocked a Pb when winning the 3,000 metres event from Brighton University student Declan Neary in 8:29.97s to 8:30.41s.

Westminster Mile

Last weekend Charlie Da’Vall Grice (Phoenix) again succumbed to Edinburgh’s Chris O’Hare in the Vitality Westminster Mile on the road despite clocking the same time.

It was hoped that they would produce a four minute mile and the pace makers were provided but they were ignored and it became another tactical run followed by a sprint.

O’Hare seemed to produce the strongest sprint to clock 4:03s inches ahead of the Phoenix runner’s with Elliot Giles in third place in 4:04s and Rob Fitzgibbon (Phoenix) placing sixth in 4:05s.