The weather gods were definitely on the side of our sport when the county’s youngest athletes converged on Brighton’s Withdean Stadium for the Under 13 Track and Field and Under 11 QuadKids Championships.
There were many notable performances from Brighton & Hove athletes. In the sprints Ruby Anning dominated girls races. winning the 75m in 10.27s and the 150m in 20.26s. Anning also took silver in the relay and was second in the discus with a PB of 21.38m.
Arthur Haines was second in the Long Jump in a Personal Best (PB) of 4.78m and the winner in the High Jump. Staying on the field Luke Twigger (B&H) launched the javelin almost three metres further than ever before to win the gold medal with 37.11m
On the track club mates Tatum Walker and Rebecca Losh swapped the lead throughout their 1200m race until Walker too eventually edged it with 150m to go.
QuadKids Under 11 Championships
The Sussex Under 13 stars of the future often have their first taste of competition at the Under 11 QuadKids Championships. This year the separate boys and girls competitions involved 80+ young athletes.
For the girls Worthing’s Amelie Gigg and Brighton’s Amber Purcell were very closely matched across three of the four events but Amelie’s superior vortex throw gave her valuable points which ensured her the gold medal with a final tally of 225 to Amber’s 217.
In the boys competition unattached Henry Benson scored highly across all four events and won the gold from Miles Waterworth. Waterworth ran one of the fastest 600m’s of the day in 1:51.0 s.
For results click HERE