In an exciting first Sussex Under 13 league fixture, held at K2, Crawley, the Blue Star team were edged into second place by just three points by the host Club Crawley. Scoring 212 points to Crawleyâ€™s 215, with East Grinstead 3rd (129), Haywards Heath 4th (111), Worthing 5th (91) and Chichester 6th (10).
There were many good performances, with Sophie Hogton and Macy Lawes teaming up in the Girls 70m Hurdles, where Hogton ran an excellent 12.7s to win the A race and Lawes winning the B race in 13.5s. Lawes then went on to win the B string High Jump with a clearance of 1.28m, with Emily Hutchinson clearing 1.33m to win the A event. Hutchinson showed her versatility by throwing 22.08m to win the A string Javelin, with Hayley Emerson winning the B string with 12.24m. The Long Jump saw Sophie Hogton leap 3.85m to take second in the A event, with Alina Hillicks also taking a second place in the B string with 3.61m.Â The 75m saw Ella Heather run 11.5s to finish second in the A race, with Lucy Costello winning the B race in 11.4s.The Discus saw Hayley Emerson throw 16.32m to take second place.
The Boys High Jump saw Antoine Stehle set a new personal when clearing 1.43m to win the A event, with team mate Theo Ramage clearing 1.35m to win the B string. In the Long Jump Edward Crossman leapt 4.21m to win the A string and Antoine Stehle won the B event with another personal best of 4.19m.Â Crossman completed a winning double by winning the A race in the 150m, running 21.5s. Tristan Bradley ran well in the 600m to take second place in an impressive 1m48.3s, with Luke Stables winning the B race in 1m52.7s. There was a win in the Discus from Tom Ralph who threw 13.02m. The 75m races saw Craig Harris just edged into second place running 11.1s, the same time as the winner, and Patrick Mair won the B race in 11.4s. Harris went on to take another second place in the 75m Hurdles event, running 15.6s in the A race, with Tristan Bradley running 16.8s, also for second place in the B race.
The 4 x100m relays that closed the evening saw the Boys team run out easy winners running 57.9s, and the Girls team took second place running 59.8s. This was a good start for the team and shows promise for the next fixture.