The Sussex County Combined Events Championships were held together with the Surrey Championships at Carshalton. They produced a good haul of medals for Blue Star athletes, with 2 Gold, 1 silver and 3 Bronze medals achieved. The gold medals were won by Madeleine Way in the under 13 Girls Pentathlon and by Hari Brogan in the Under 15 Boys Pentathlon.
The Under 13 Girls Pentathlon saw Madeleine Way lead the competition from the start with a leap of 4.23m in the Long Jump, she followed this with a personal best in the 70m Hurdles of 12.80s and followed this with a 5.97m Shot Putt. The next event the High Jump saw her set yet another personal best of 1.35m to cement her lead and although under pressure in the final event the 800m she held on to her lead to score 1881 points to win by 23 points.
Hari Brogan was equally impressive in the Under 15 Boys Pentathlon where he won the competition by 93 points. Starting with an excellent Long Jump performance of 5.46m, he then ran 14.46s for the 80m Hurdles and had a Shot Putt of 7.27m. The next event, the High Jump, his specialist event saw him clear 1.74m to put himself in a very strong position before the final 800m, and although he finished 13 seconds behind his main rival his time of 2m29.73s saw him safely home with a score of 2162 points. Callum Palmer also had a good competition where his score of 1859 points, which included a 13.76s Hurdles and a 1.50m clearance in the High Jump, saw him take the bronze medal.
Jack Milnthorpe contested the Senior Men’s Decathlon which was competed for over two days and came away with the silver medal, scoring 4760 points for the ten events. He gained personal bests in four events over the two days, with a 5.95m Long Jump on Day 1, and then clearing 2.90m in the Pole Vault, and throwing the Discus 21.83m and the Javelin 36.02m on Day 2.
Bronze medals came in the Under 15 Girls Pentathlon, where Emily Hutchinson scored 2059 points, which included a personal best Long Jump performance of 4.00m and a 1.50m High Jump, to secure third place, and in the Under 13 Boys Pentathlon, with Tristan Bradley putting up a good performance to score 1340 points, which included personal bests in the Long Jump with a leap of 4.40m and a clearance of 1.32m in the High Jump to also take third place.