Brighton and Hove athletes scooped two medals including a gold, at the National Indoor Age Groups championships at Sheffield over the weekend.
Pride of place went to Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning who in her first year in the U20 age group romped away with the 400m title in a new indoor pb of 54.55s which suggests that she looks well in line for another stunning track season. In the same age group club mate Tom Eames was one of six Sussex athletes who came back to Sussex with a bronze medal. In a tactical 1500m Eames, who has been running cross-country as well this season narrowly avoided being taken down by a falling athlete on the final lap, before being outsprinted and squeezed to finish third in 4:04.96s.
Harry Reinecker-Found was seventh in the U17 High Jump and Tom Ridley tenth after clearing 1.81m and 1.77m respectively in a historic competition in which Highgate Harrier Dominic Ogbechie leapt to an Age 15 World record of 2.22m.
Ruby Anning reached the semi-final of the 60m U15 sprint and just failed by 1/100th to make the five athlete final of the 200m with a personal best of 26.02s.