Brighton Athletes pull out the stops at the first Sussex U15 match

June 6, 2022

The sun shone on the Brighton & Hove athletes at the first Sussex Under 15 League Fixture of the season.

One of the early events of the evening was the 100m, where Charles Fisher was just 0.1 outside of the league record clocking 11.7. He looked equally as strong in the 200m running 23.7 – his first ever competitive race at this distance.

The Brighton girls were not to be outdone in the sprints with Stella Kalman also winning the A string 100m in a season’s best of 13.3 and 200m (27.5), and Martha Challis (B string) running PBs of 13.6 in the 100m and 28.0 in the 200m. Stella went on to get a hat trick of wins also taking top spot in the long jump (4.97m).

Other Brighton athletes to win on the night were Saul Bennett in the A string 1500m with a time of 4:37.4, and Thomas Matthews, who stepped in to get points for the team throwing 17.26 in the discus.

In previous years, prior to Covid, the Under 15 league had been run in two divisions – east and west. A decision was made to bring the two areas together and stage a whole county event, with nine Sussex clubs competing in a league. Athletes from clubs not in the league were also invited to compete as guests in chosen events.

The first fixture was held at Withdean, Brighton, on May 27. Brighton & Hove AC were second overall on the night with 285 points.

It was great to see so many of our athletes competing, getting PBs and trying new events. Well done and here’s to the next fixture on Friday, June 24.

See the full results here.