Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday, 18th June

Junior Athletics Regionals
The junior athletics team had a most wonderful day at the Hurst Sussex Regionals. The Hurst meeting is always extremely competitive and although not everyone was placed in their respective events, we enjoyed a number of memorable moments.

Indya achieved a personal best in the U10 Rounders Ball Throw with 24.31m. Bea came 12th in a very competitive U11 Long Jump group, executing her three attempts with precision, and she also came 9th in the High Jump. Wilf came 5th in the U11 Long Jump with 3.62m and he came 2nd in his 100m heat with a time of 14.91s to qualify for the final. He came 4th overall with an exciting and closely fought finish.

In a move towards gender equality, we fielded a mixed team for the U11 Boys' 4x100m relay! Surely a first for Sussex Athletics! Harvey, Mimosa, Bea and Wilf raced brilliantly and the girls were undeterred by questioning looks from the other competitors. They qualified for the final and came 8th overall.

Mimosa also came 8th in the U10 Long Jump but went on to better this with a strong performance in the High Jump to come 3rd. She cleared 1.12m to tie with 2nd place but she took the bronze position on count-back.

Going into the competition, we were confident of success for Harvey. Last year, he won two bronze medals as an U9 and he has had a impressive athletics season this term so far. Although he was disappointed with his 8th place in the Long Jump, he absolutely dominated the U10 High Jump to not only win the gold medal but also break the Hurst Competition Record with an outstanding personal best of 1.27m. Harvey was also a very deserving winner of the Dave Clarke Trophy for the Best U10 Boy.

Well done to all of the competitors and good luck to our senior athletes as they compete at the K2 meeting on Friday.  VM