A small team of RPAC members competed at the Southern Athletics League match in Lewes yesterday (Saturday 15th June), in a joint team with Dorking & Mole Valley and Holland Sports.
In the field events, RPAC were represented by Anousha Wardly and Dan Statham. Anousha won the pole vault despite only taking off from a short run to protect a sore foot that prevented her from competing in all her planned events. Dan Statham also won the high jump and smashed his PB in the process. He jumped 1.76m which is a new U17 boys RPAC club record!
On the track, times were not helped by a big headwind in the home straight but there were a number of wins. Great scoring runs from James Naylor (100-B 13.0s) and Drew Burridge (400-A 53.3s & 200-B 24.2s), both winning their races against Seniors. Ginevra Stoneley won the 3K in 10:59.2 and was third in the 1500m in 5:13.1.
Ashley Burridge and Ivan Barrett were officiating all day for RPAC. From his position on the finish line as timekeeper Ashley started the day at noon putting on factor 25 and ended at 5:00pm in full wet weather gear! Ivan was also there all day and was officiating at the high jump to see Dan win.
Next SAL fixture is Saturday 13th July at Worthing, an excellent opportunity for the U17 and U20s to join with Seniors & Veterans in the only league which crosses the divide between Juniors & Seniors.