On the first day of the English Schools’ Championships at Manchester, Brighton’s Lizzie Korczak won her fourth javelin title in a row in the Senior Girls competition. She launched her spear out to 48.47m to cement her position as the UK’s top under 20 woman this season. This is a massive achievement in what is Lizzie’s final Schools’ competition before she heads off to Iowa University in the USA.
- Hari Brogan jumped 1.87m for 9th place in the Senior Boys High Jump
- Freya Brennand was 10th in the Hammer with 39.43m
- Massi Campbell was 10th in the Long Jump with 6.45m
- Kelsey Sutherland and Kirsty Nelson were 11th and 12th in the Triple Jump with 10.60m and 10.44m respectively
- Lois Dooley was 14th in the 2000m Steeplechase in 5:26.19.
There was more success for Brighton and Hove athletes at the English Schools’ Championships on Saturday with a fantastic silver medal for Rachael Wall in the Intermediate Girls Javelin with a throw of 41.22m. This has earned Rachael her first international vest as she’s been selected to represent England at the Schools’ international later this year.
Meanwhile, in the same U17 age group a delighted Amber Purcell bagged herself a Bronze medal in the Triple Jump with a fabulous leap of 11.27m.
- Thomas Wells came 9th in the High Jump with 1.85m
- Josh Clarke was 10th in the javelin with 49.52m.
On Sunday our Junior athletes were in action. Dulcie Yelling threw a fabulous season’s best of 41.06m and was leading until the final round when Ayesha Jones from Bucks overtook with a mega 42.50m. Eloise White also had an excellent competition just missing the medals in fourth place with 36.19m.
On the track, Elodie Bradley took fourth place in her 100m heat in 12.52s and a fine sixth place in the final with 12.65s.
In the 200m, Joseph Campbell clocked 24.03s in his heat for fourth place and in the final was seventh in 24.32s.
Theo Messant-Lily set a PB of 40.17m for eighth place in the final of the javelin and Louis Opoku came 10th, also with a PB throw of 38.89m.
In the 80mH Daniel Allan was sixth in his heat and 11th overall with a time of 12.44s.
Well done to all of our athletes and to their coaches.