Sussex Regional Athletics Competition – K2 Crawley
It is with nervous anticipation that Ashdown’s top athletes approach the annual Sussex Regionals event. Months of training leading to one competition and one opportunity to perform. After a long day at the K2 stadium in Crawley, we could not be more delighted with the achievements of our twenty-one participants.
Carmen BRONZE, a new school record and personal best - U13 girls’ 300m (49.61s)
Josh B BRONZE - U14 boys’ discus (24.10m)
Edouard SILVER and a personal best – U13 boys’ 300m (46.31s)
Edouard SILVER – U13 boys’ triple jump (9.14m)
Phoebe SILVER and a personal best – U14 girls’ 200m (29.06s)
Phoebe SILVER and a personal best – U14 girls’ triple jump (8.79m)
Josh B SILVER – U14 boys’ shot put (9.85m)
Lily GOLD and a personal best – U12 girls’ triple jump (7.80m)
David GOLD and a personal best – U13 boys’ shot put (8.83m)
It was a great day for Ashdown as a team and for individuals. Many of those who were placed outside the top three still achieved personal bests. In the U12 age group, Sonia qualified for the 200m finals with a time of 32.57s and she was placed 5th overall. Fedor came a whisker short of the school record in the 300m with a time of 49.51s. In the U13s, Arthur threw the discus 19.56m and Ana was placed 5th in the triple jump with 8.20m. In the U14 age group, Etienne ran the 1500m in 5.32.62s and Loren was placed 5th in the javelin with 23.21m.
David will now progress into the National Prep Schools’ Athletics Competition which will take place on 24th June at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Josh and Phoebe have qualified to represent Sussex in this event too but due to an important rite of passage (the leavers’ trip to Cornwall!) they will not be able to attend.
With one more athletics match to come, can Carmen break her 300m record for a fourth time? Can Phoebe run the 200m in under 29s? We will have to wait and see… VM