National Glory at Bedford
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 09:51

There was more glory and medals for Brighton & Hove athletes at the English National U15/17 Track and Field championships at Bedford over the weekend including a podium full of medals and club and a Sussex record.

The gold medal went to Amber Anning who took the U17 women's 200 metre crown when she trounced the opposition by more than half a second in a personal best of 23.76s.

Although not a record Anning's time is the third fastest time by a Sussex sprinter of All-time and is an excellent effort as she clocked this unpressed and on the day after returning from holiday. Anning now tops the UK rankings for 200m, 300m and 400m and is third over 60m.

Lizzie Korczak broke her own U15 javelin record by three metres after a great battle with Scotland's Kirsty Costello who threw 43.70m to Lizzie's 43.62m.

Meanwhile Tom Eames went one better than the English Schools' to claim a bronze medal in the U17 1500m clocking 3:55.09s after a great battle.

First year under 15 Ruby Anning made the semis of the 100m on Saturday and the final of the 200m on Sunday clocking 26.11 in her heat before 26.48s.

Watch Amber's race here:

Watch Tom's 1500m final here:

Southern Success for B&H Youngsters
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:01

There were two gold medals and a bronze for B&H athletes at the South of England U15/17 track and field championships at Crystal Palace.

Under 17 Rafe Brooks leapt a personal best of 6.43m to win the long jump, while Under 15 Lizzie Korczak, who is having an excellent second half to her season won the javelin title with 39.40m.

Harry Reinecker-Found cleared 1.90m for a bronze in the U17 Men's high jump.

England and CAU Champs 29-30th July
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:08

At Bedford Under 20 Cameron Fillery fought his way into the final of the 110m hurdles before finishing sixth in 14.35s and there was a Top Ten placing for Katy Garland in the High Jump where she cleared 1.67m.

Rachael rises to the challenge at Inter-Counties , 29th July 2017
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:11

Thrower Rachael Wall threw a personal for second place in the B javelin at the annual Under 12 South-East Inter-counties fixture at Kingston.

Despite cross winds and increasingly wet and dreary weather Rachael launcehed the spear out to 27.29m.

In spite of the conditions there were many personal bests from B&H athletes across both scoring and non-scoring events. There were also several athletes who are eligible to compete again next year.

The South-East is the strongest region in the UK and this was reflected in Sussex’s final position in both competitions. Out of the 13 counties participating the Sussex boys came eighth and the girls’ team was ninth.

Brilliant Bronze for Amber in the Bahamas, 21st July 2017
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:22

Superb running from Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning won her a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Representing England Anning fought her way into the final with a composed second place in her 400m heat in 54.42s and she lined up as one of the youngest of the competitors.

Drawn in lane two Anning ran a superb race against two talented Australians and actually entered the home straight alongside Bendere Obaya who powered to the finish overhauling fellow Aussie Ella Connolly, who was well clear as they entered the finishing straight to win in 52.69s to Connolly’s 52.72s.

Sixteen-year-old Anning was well clear of the rest of the field to finish third in 53.68s a new Sussex senior record and the fastest run by British 16 year girl over 400m for 33 years.

Two days later Anning took the second leg in the mixed 4 x 400m relay team that achieved a silver medal behind Australia.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:20

Becky Owen struck bronze in the South of England Combined events championships at Oxford in July.

Competing in the senior Heptathlon the Brighton & Hove all-rounder was just one of two club athletes in action but Katie Garland had to withdraw through injury and it was Owen who snatched third place with a total of 4317 points.

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