Amber glides to gold at the School Games

September 1, 2017

Sussex athletes won two events at the Schools Games at Loughborough over the weekend and we were also rewarded with another county record.

Racing for the last time, as an U17 in the 300 metres, Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning steamed clear of the opposition to win by more than ten metres in 37.79s.

This clocking was not only well inside the Sussex record she had set earlier in the season but was a competition record and also the fourth fastest time ever by a British U17 athlete.

Anning was to collect another gold medal when she anchored the South of England 4 x 300m relay team to a clear victory.

The other individual victory fell to Worthing’s Ben Hawkes who retained his unbeaten record this season. Although he did not scrape over seventy metres again his winning throw of 68.21m was nine metres better than his nearest rival.