The Sussex Track and Field Championships took place at Crawley K2 Stadium and saw the Blue Star athletes achieve a haul of 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.

Cleo Tomlinson won the Under 17 women’s Long Jump competition with an impressive leap of 5.57m. Luke Johnson dominated the Senior Men’s Javelin event where he threw 57.73m, just shy of his personal best. In a close fought Under 15 Girls High Jump, Emily Hutchinson cleared 1.48m to win the gold medal. Maisie Boast ran a personal best 5m17.28s to take the Senior Women’s 1500m title.
Emily Hutchinson, having already taken her High Jump gold, threw 22.17m in the Javelin to finish second. Ash Williams ran well in the Under 17 Men’s 1500m, where he finished strongly to take the silver medal. The High Jump competitions proved lucrative for bronze medals, the Under 17 Women’s event saw Renee Bassin jumping the same height as the first two in the event, 1.50m, only to be beaten on countback, whilst in the Under 17 Men’s event Hari Brogan cleared 1.70m and Antoine Stehle cleared 1.55m to equal his personal best for the bronze medal in the Under 15 Boys competition. Other bronze medals were gained by Harvey Rout in the Under 15 Boys Long Jump, where he jumped 4.65m, Alina Hillicks in the Under 15 Girls Discus, where she threw 24.36m, and Hayley Emerson in the Under 15 Girls Hammer with a throw of 21.93m, all three achieving personal bests. Bradley Burke took the bronze in the Under 20 Men’s 5000m (16m40.58s) and Jenny Dunstan ran 2m39.08s in the Under 20 Women’s 800m for third place. The Minithon event for the under 13 Girls, where the athletes have to compete in a run, a jump and a throw saw Madeleine Way secure the bronze medal of the 48 competing athletes.

The other gold medal came in the Under 17 Men’s 4 x 100m relay, where the team of Callum Palmer, Ash Williams, Matt O’Dwyer and Rocky Betts ran 49.33s to secure victory. All the relay teams that competed came away with medals. There were silver medals for the Under 15 Girls team of Alexia Johnson, Lucy Costello, Emily Hutchinson and Sophie Hogton, who ran 54.75s, the Under 15 Boys team of Craig Harris, Harvey Rout, Antoine Stehle and Ed Crossman, who ran 51.90s and the Senior Men’s team of Boguslaw Zelechowski, James Mackman, Alex Wadley and James Hedges who ran 45.52s and bronze medals were picked up by the Under 17 Women’s team of Jasmine Belshaw, Jess O’Flaherty, Rania Hyde and Cleo Tomlinson in a time of 51.10s.
Competing in the Surrey Championships Matty Smith had a really good run to take the silver medal in the Under 17 Men’s 3000m, running a massive personal best of 9m07.82s.

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