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GOLD FOR SOPHIE AND CHARLIE IN SUSSEX 3K CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Sussex 3000m Track Championships took place at K2, Crawley, with Blue Star athletes picking up 3 medals across the various age groups. The Under 15 Boys race saw an intelligent run from Charlie Ferris who having sat in with the leading group took the lead with two laps to go an progressively drew away from the opposition to take the gold medal running a personal best time of 10m12.22s. Reuben Marsden finished in 5th place in 10m23.84, also a personal best. The Under 15 Girls race saw Sophie Morris also run a sound tactical race to take the lead with just over two laps to go and although strongly challenged over the final 200m, she held on to win in a personal best time of 11m13.55s, which bettered her own club record.

The Under 17 Men’s race saw Ash Williams pick up a bronze medal, running 9m29.2s, with team mates Sam Richards finishing 9th (10m20.9s) and Charlie Beckley finishing 12th (11m12.7s), all running personal bests.

The Sussex Under 13 League final, also took place on the same day at K2 and saw the Blue Star team finish in 5th place of the 10 competing Clubs, scoring 226 points, behind winners Crawley (392pts), Brighton & Hove (348pts), Chichester (272pts) and Haywards (268pts). Although missing several key athletes in the Boys team there were several good performances. Kyla Ball continued her excellent season by winning both the High Jump, where she cleared 1.43m, and the Long Jump with a leap of 4.37m. Phoebe Penston took third place in the 70m Hurdles, running 12.73s and another 3rd place came in the Girls Shot where Ellen Pratt threw 6.68m, with team mate Megan Hulcoop taking 4th place in the B event (5.58m).  The Boys High Jump saw Theo Ramage clear 1.30m to take 4th place in the A string, with Tom Easdale finishing 2nd in the string with 1.25m. Ramage then went on to throw 8.65m in the Shot to finish in 2nd place in the Shot, whilst in the |Boys Javelin Harry Long threw 24.23m to finish 4th.

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