Two wins for Sussex at Schools Games

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Sussex athletes won two events at the Schools Games at Loughborough over the weekend and we were also rewarded with another Sussex Record.

Racing for the last time, as an U17 in the 300 metres, Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning steamed clear of the  opposition to win by more than ten metres in 37.79s.

This clocking was not only well inside the Sussex record she had set earlier in the season but was a competition record and also the fourth fastest time ever by a British U17 athlete.

Anning was to collect another gold medal when she anchored the South of England 4 x 300m relay team to a clear victory.

The other individual victory fell to Worthing’s Ben Hawkes who retained his unbeaten record this season. Although he did not scrape over seventy metres again his winning throw of 68.21m was nine metres better than his nearest rival.

In the pole vault Crawley’s Natasha Purchas, who had broken her own Sussex record when she cleared 3.82m at the Crawley Bank Holiday Monday meeting, took second place when she cleared 3.61m.

There was a fourth placing for Eastbourne sprinter Bailey Wright who clocked an excellent 11.10 into a head wind in the 100m.