Julieana leads the way at the Southern XC Champs

December 15, 2021

Sussex celebrated the weekend after a fantastic set of performances at the Inter-County Cross Country Champs.

The tone was set in the first race of the day, the Under 13 Girls, where our athlete Julieana Walsh (pictured above) enjoyed a great win.

As the athletes embarked on the final stages in the race, Julieana was in second place by around 20 metres to Katie Webb from Buckinghamshire.

The Brighton & Hove AC youngster found a burst of strength and speed, displaying a sprint finish to take the gold medal.

In the Under 13 boys, scorers Raphael Kelly (Brighton & Hove AC) was 17th, and Saul Bennett (Brighton & Hove AC) was 21st. Next up were the Under 15 girls., where Dulcie Yelling (Brighton & Hove AC) was 25th.

Raphael Kelly among the Under 13 boys

The Under 15 boys team was 4th overall. Jude Clayton (Brighton & Hove AC) was the second scorer in 15th, with  Finlay Goodman (Brighton & Hove AC) 46th.

For some reason, the full Under 17 Men’s results were not available at the time of print. They will be reported on as soon as possible.

Emily Muzio (Brighton & Hove AC) 14th and Lara Clayson (Brighton & Hove AC) 30th  were scorers in the  Under 20 women’s team who achieved a brilliant team bronze.

In the Senior Women’s race,  the team was 4th overall, with Jade Elphick (Brighton & Hove AC) 33rd.

In the Masters Men’s race Howard Bristow (M45) was 6th overall in 36:13 and just behind in 36:17 M40 Craig Halsey was 8th.

Well done to all our athletes who were selected to represent Sussex:

U13G 105th Lara Cox, U15B 74th Thomas Barnett, U15 52nd Rosie Gasson, U17W 24th Eadie Yelling

Masters Men 42nd  Louis Taub M45, 53rd  David Benton  M55, 184th  Andrew Mitchelson M50.