Competing at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships at Bedford, Under 23 Katie Garland broke the month old Sussex Senior Women’s heptathlon record en route to a national bronze medal.
The record had stood for 29 years to Worthing’s Debbie Woolgar, until Havant’s Elise Lovell broke a month ago. Across the weekend Garland achieved an unbelievable five personal best including a new club record of 14.30s for the 100m Hurdles and a club record of 5.95m/ 6.10m (w/a) in the Long Jump – her best for three years.
Katie’s full series was as follows: 14.30s hurdles (PB)/ 1.74m – High Jump/ 10.46m Shot Putt (PB)/ 24.58s – 200m (PB)/ 6.10m Long Jump (PB)/32.61 – Javelin (PB) and 2:24.42 – 800m.
Meanwhile at the Loughborough Javelin Carnival on Monday under 17 athlete Lizzie Korczak broke Samantha Redd’s longstanding club and county record with a magnificent throw of 45.99m. Lizzie is last year’s English Schools’ Junior Girls champion and a first year in the U17 age group.
Congratulations to you both.