Super seven athletes vault to glory

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Vault London at Sutton arena on Sunday 13th March saw seven athletes from the Lewes based Pole vault squad join sixty other like minded athletes for the last indoor competition of the winter season.

Naomi Lee continued her brilliant start to her first season in the U17 age group, a new p.b of 3.22m closely followed by a second p.b at 3.32m won the U17 competition. The vault pushes Naomi above clubmate Emilie Blackwell to 3rd in the UK national rankings and also sets a new Lewes club record by 1cm.

Emilie Blackwell cleared a seasons best of 3.22m to finish 2nd in the U17 vault.

Holly Turner (Brighton) cleared 2.92m and had three good efforts at a lifetime best at 3.02m to finish 3rd in the U17 vault.

Livvy Connor cleared 2.92m a new lifetime best to win the U15 competition which moves her to 6th in the UK rankings, she was disappointed not to join the 3m club having had two very good attempts at 3.02m.

Vicky Warren cleared 2.42m also a new lifetime best to finish 3rd in the U15 Vault.

James Shackleton produced two lifetime bests in the U17M competition clearing 2.62m and 2.72m to finish 6th.

Tamsin Campbell (Crawley) won the U13 girls competition with four lifetime bests 1.72m, 1.82m, 1.92m and 2,02m and very close at 2.12m. Tamsin was really disappointed at not getting 2.12m as this would have put her top of the UK U13 rankings she will have to settle for 3rd spot.

Coach Rick Pilling says The group with no indoor facilities of our own does not normally get such good indoor results, not normally peaking until late summer but with warm weather training in Portugal in April and a brand new Pole Vault bed at Lewes, records will tumble watch this space!