Junior Javelin Record at English Schools
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:38

Despite the loss of three potential medallists at Birmingham over the weekend it was another good year for Sussex Schools in fact they seem to be going through a fairly rich patch.

For the fourth successive year they have won ten medals at these championships, this year it was six golds, which was one more than last year, but overall 2016 just had the edge.

There was also an unusual bonus this year as junior girl javelin thrower Lizzie Korczak set a new Sussex record.

With a personal nest effort of 38.77m before the championships Korczak split the field apart by unleashing a mighty throw of 40.53m which she followed with a Sussex Record throw of 41.11m and then 40.99m. It was her fifth throw that broke the nineteen year old Sussex under 15 record again with 41.26m.

Fellow Brighton & Hove thrower Samantha Redd who had won the title in 1997 and again in 1998 set the record in 1998 at 40.35m. Redd was also to win the Intermediate title in 2000 and still holds the U17 and U20 County records. It should be noted that Redd was throwing a heavier implement.

Twenty seven, twenty nine in 2016, of the 66 competing athletes gained places in the finals or (Top 8) of their events while 22 gained national Standards and 21 entry and team wise Sussex did very well despite competing in the A group which is the top eleven English Counties.

The Junior Boys team placed eighth the inter’s seventh and seniors sixth while the junior girls placed sixth, inter’s ninth and seniors eighth.

Emily, Amber and Ian’s Southern Success at the Palace
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:11


On Saturday Emily Robinson travelled to Crystal Palace for the under 20 South of England Championships. In blustery conditions Emily, who is a first year in the age group, threw 35.81m for the silver medal.

The following day under 17 athlete Amber Anning won 400m gold competing as an under 20 in a time of 55.05s. This is her second fastest race over the distance and another Commonwealth Youth Games qualifying time.

Later in the afternoon Ian Crowe-Wright ran a tactical race over 800m to win silver in the Senior Men’s Championship in a time of 1:54.64. Ian is pictured here with his coach John Clements.

B&H Athletes medal haul at the Sussex Schools' Champs
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Monday, 12 June 2017 16:40

There were many medals and strong performances for Brighton athletes at the Sussex Schools’ Championships at K2 on Saturday. Podium places are below and you can see the full results on the Sussex website.Any athletes who have achieved an English Schools' standard must register their details on the ESAA website. Please do not register if you do not have a qualifying performance.



Emma Gill in the 1500m
Edan Cole -Javelin


Moyo Oloko - Shot


Moyo Oloko -100m
Georgia Coleshill - Triple Jump and Long Jump



Amber Pennington –Javelin
Harry Reinecker –Found - High Jump
Max Brazier – 800m
Tom Eames – 1500m
Sam Wilkinson 1500m S/C


Anna Dornbusch - 300m
Niamh Halloren 1500m
Fran Walmsley Long Jump
Eli Fitzgerald Hammer
Noah Rees –Shot
Josh Firsht – 400m

Flo Robinson 300m
Olivia Lyon-Monk 800m
Ruth Noble – Triple Jump
Louis Goffin – Triple Jump


Ada Onyejekwe -100m and silver 4 x 100m Relay
Tatum Walker 800m


Lois Dooley 1500m
Ruby Anning 200m and 4 x 100m Relay
Lizzie Korczak- Javelin
Emma Carter – Hammer
Adam Firsht – 800m
Luke Twigger - Javelin


Blossom Campbell 100m
Louisa Connolly High Jump
Arthur Haines – Long Jump
Alex Pert - Discus

English Schools' Information
Written by Melanie Anning   
Monday, 05 June 2017 13:31

The English Schools' Championships takes place on the 7th-8th July 2017 at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

To be considered for the Sussex team athletes have to achieve a qualifying standard.

You can view the 2017 English School standards here: https://www.esaa.net/v2/2017/tf/tf17currentstands.php

If your child is in the top four in the county and has achieved a qualifying standard please ensure he/she is registered on the English Schools' portal under Athlete Registration. https://www.esaa.net/v2/2017/tf/tf17intro.php

Please do not register an athlete if they have not yet reached the standard requested as they will not be considered.

Also note that gaining a standard does not guarantee selection for the county team.

Records for Amber and Tom and PB’s for many
Written by Melanie Anning   
Friday, 02 June 2017 14:41

On Wednesday at the Phoenix BMC meeting, Tom Eames smashed Jon Bigg's 28 –year-old 1500m u17 club record when he ran 3:54.86 in a thrilling race with Brighton Phoenix's U20 athlete Josh Eeles. Tom took seven seconds off his previous PB and his time is also a Commonwealth Youth Games qualifier and places him second in the UK in his age group.

At Sunday’s YDL in Winchester Amber Anning improved her Sussex U17 300 metre record when she helped the club to victory in the second of this season’s Youth Development Upper Age Group league matches.

Amber’s winning time was a record breaking 38.5s, which is a European lead. However, her athletic weekend was not finished there as Monday saw her travel to Newham where she ran an open 200 metres in 24.13s which is a Commonwealth Youth Games qualifying time and lifts her to fourth place on the Sussex All Time senior list. Anning presently tops the U17 rankings over 200m,300m and 400m.

Thrower Ben Hawkes (Worthing), competing for Brighton at the YDL, completed a hat trick of wins and ESAA standards topping the seventy metres mark again in the hammer throw with 71.39m, throwing 49.95m in the discus and putting the shot a pb of 15.55m.

There was also an impressive U17 800m win for the improving Niamh Halloren who chalked up a pb of 2:22.5s.

View Tom's race HERE:

See the YDL results HERE:

View The BMC results HERE:

Brighton Athletes Star at the Sussex Champs, 13-14 May 2017
Written by Reg Hook   
Monday, 05 June 2017 13:22

Several records came crashing down on the first day of the Sussex County Track and field championships at Crawley’s K2 Leisure centre. Apart for a headwind down the home straight conditions were pretty good but even so, most of the records, or more strictly, Championships best performances came in the throwing events rather than on the track.

However, we witnessed what was certainly the finest race of the day when the senior and under 20 400 metres were combined and as the runners entered the final straight, two seniors, Mandy Gault (Portsmouth) and Crawley’s Holly Turner were neck and neck with sixteen year old Amber Anning (Brighton & Hove), who was running up an age group to get the standard for the Commonwealth Youth Games later in the season.

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