The first of this season’s Sussex Under 15 league took place at Broadbridge Heath and the Blue Star team put up a good performance to finish in second place of the six competing Clubs, scoring 185 points to winners Crawley 281 points.
There were many good performances, The Girls High Jump saw a season’s best from Ella Hannyngton where her clearance of 1.56m easily won the A string. Team mate Cleo Tomlinson cleared 1.50m to win the B event. Tomlinson then went on to win the Long Jump with a leap of 4.80m and take second place in the 300m running 44.4s. The Javelin event saw Peanut Meekings throw 35.89m to win the A string, and she teamed up with Rania Hyde in the Shot Putt, where they gained a double first, Hyde throwing 9.77m to win the A string and Meekings 9.71m to win the B event. Hyde had earlier won the B race in the 75m Hurdles running 12.2s, with Isabelle Humphries taking second place in the A race with 12.7s. The 100m saw Ella Hannyngton run 13.5s to take 2nd place in the A race and Ruby Walker run 13.8s in the B race, also for second place. Jessica O’Flaherty had a busy evening, winning the B string Long jump with 4.52m, then taking second places in the 800m (2m36.2s) and the 300m (46.3s). The Girls 4x100m relay team of Ruby Walker, Cleo Tomlinson, Jessica O’Flaherty and Ella Hannyngton stormed to victory in 52.2s.
The Boys events saw Tom Gilsenan-Best running a massive personal best of 12.1s to win the 100m. In the Boys 80m Hurdles, Callum Palmer took second place in the A race running 15.2s, with Tom Gilsenan-Best running 14.4s in the B race. Also for a second placing. The Long Jump saw another two second placings, with Gilsenan-Best leaping 5.43m in the A event and Joe Fickling 4.96m in the B event. Joe Fickling had another second placing in the B race of the 100m, where he ran 13.8s, while brother John took second place in the 300m A race, running 40.6s. Dan Dearden cleared 2.70m to take second place in the Pole Vault, there was also a good run from Ashley Williams in the 800m, running 2m14.3s for third place.