The promised sunshine did not arrive for the Sussex Track and Field championships at Crawley K2 Centre but there was plenty of sparkle from the athletes particularly in the younger age groups.
Conditions were good for competition but I can only find one record amongst the nearly 80 events that were held during the six hour session.
For the youngsters the accent was not only collecting medals but also achieving English Schools Standards or improving on the ones they had already gained this season.
The record came in the U17 pole vault where Calum Neil from Horsham broke former British Record holder Nick Buckfield’s 1989 record of 4.30m by just one centimetre and it was also a personal best for the Horsham youngster. The U17/U20 and senior pole vaults are held as one event and it was ironic that Neil, the youngest of all the competitors in action was the last one left in the competition. It was of course a Schools standard as was that by George Turner (Brighton & Hove) who cleared 4.20m to win the U20 competition.
There were a couple of cracking battles in the short sprints but that is to be expected but the closest and probably most ..
The Sussex Track and Field championships swallows up the weekend with non-stop action taking place the K2 Leisure Centre from 11.00 on both Saturday and Sunday through to 5.00 on both days.
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The second of this season’s Upper Age Group matches in the Youth Development League at the weekend produced a flurry of English Schools Standards but paradoxically a competition for teams has produced a myriad of individual results but as yet on one team result is to hand.
That was a superb ..
The Upper Age group of the Youth Development League take centre stage this weekend when they line up for their second match of the season at venues across the Southern Counties.
In Premier Two Crawley will be competing at Reading while in South West One A both Team Sussex and Brighton ..
Calling all would be Jessica Ennis-Hill's and Daley Thompson's - the Sussex Schools Combined Events Championships take place at K2, Crawley on Wednesday 27th May. For year 7 athletes there is a quadrathlon (Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot and 800m). For Years 8/9 and 10/11, athletes add the High ..
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