It was a successful night for Gusie Lewis, Lucy Dénecé and Eva Peters at the SAN Open Meeting held in Woking on Wednesday. Competing in the Year Six events, Gusie won Gold in the 800m, Lucy won Gold in the 1500m and Eva picked up the Silver Medal with a PB in the long-jump.
All three have had a good summer of athletics with each recording several excellent results through the season.
Congratulations to Barton Carter who has been selected for Surrey to compete in the Long-Jump in the Derek Crookes Inter-Counties match at Kingston on Saturday 29th July.
Barton has shown great improvement this year taking his personal best in the long-jump from 4m 03 to 4m 86.
Having qualified for the Final by virtue of their performance in the semi final last month, a great team performance by the RPAC young athletes saw them finish in fifth place.
Special congratulations go to Jack Timbrell who was third boy overall, and to Eva Peters and Shakila Keable who were seventh and ninth girl respectively.
Nearly all our competitors improved their score over the semi finals and out of the twelve who took part, no fewer than eight were awarded the Gold Award which is a great achievement!
As eight of the team are still in year five (or below!), this makes their performance even more impressive. They will have the opportunity to return for next year's competition with every chance of even greater success!
The league matches keep on coming! This time it was the boys' turn with the third and final Ebbisham League match of the season held at Woodcote School in Coulsdon on Sunday.
Some powerful performances from the sprinters led the way with PB'S across the board in 100, 200 and 400m.
In the U17's, Tyrese Greenway doubled up with 11.3 in the 100m and 23.2 in the 200m. Both PB'S and both quick! Tyrese broke his own club record for both events. James Naylor also had a PB in the 200m and Joe Jenner in the 400m. Joe also recorded 11.07 for a PB in the Triple Jump, also a new club record.
It was business as usual in the U13 sprints for Barton Carter. With PB 's in both the 100 and 200m, Barton just missed out in the long jump. Barton is having an exceptional summer of athletics. His time of 27.3 in the 200m equals the club record for U13B!
There was a Javelin PB for Charlie Jenner in the U15's.
In the middle distance races, year sixs Matthew Pickering and Gusie Lewis also picked up PB'S. For Matthew it was a first sub 5 minute 1500m with a time of 4.57.7 whilst Gusie recorded 2.31.8 in the 800m.
Standing out in the U11 competition was Sam Rolaston. Sam ran a quick 600m in a time of 1.52.5 and recorded 3.66 in the long jump.
The third of this year's Lily B League matches took place in Guildford on Saturday. As usual there were numerous good performances and a number of Personal Best's achieved including amongst the highlights on the day the following:
In the U15's sprints there were PB's for Vicky Wilkes (200m) and Lily Cain-Jones (100m) and Lily also finished in second place in the Javelin. Pippa Roessler took second place in the 1500m and Frankie Evered was third in the 800m.
Amongst the U13's there was a huge throw in the Discus by Francesca Manrow, recording 16.63m! Francesca also competed in the 200 and 800m's finishing fourth in both races. Eva Marsh ran a PB in the 1500m finishing 3rd in the B string whilst Lucy Dénecé took third place in the A string. There was a big leap of 3.74m by Anya Gill in the long jump.
Several U11'S competed in the non scoring events and in the sprints, Lily Woodhams ran 11.5 in the 75m to finish 4th fastest. Harriet Thynne and Edie Phillips performed well in the 150m and amongst several taking part in the long jump, Katie Foss, Harriet, and Lily Woodhams all recorded jumps of over 3m. Five took part in the 600m where Katie Foss finished 2nd in 1.59.3 and Lily Woodhams 4th in 2.00.7. Both times are exceptional. Carson Morley, Pollyanne Stott and Scarlett Nimako also ran well.
Many thanks go to Gina Watson who performed tirelessly all afternoon as our UKA qualified official and to all those parents who volunteered to assist with the officiating.