Lewes athletes shine at Sussex Indoor Championships

Held at the Carshalton Arena in Surrey there were some great medal performances by Lewes AC athletes in the Sussex Indoor Championships.

The Lewes performance of the weekend must go to Jack Harris who, at just 11 years of age, had to compete in the U15 Boys age group, but still travelled home with the silver medal plus a new U13 club record of 2.50m.

Collecting gold medals were Sam Brown in the Senior Men’s category with a gold medal clearance of 4.20m clearance, Remi Macdonald in the U20 Men’s pole vault, equalling his personal best with a vault of 3.50m, Emilie Blackwell in the U20 women’s vault with 3.20m. Hannah Macdonald, in the same age category, took the silver medal clearing 2.90m.

Adding to the gold medals was Livvy Connor who cleared 3.30m to take the gold in the U17 women’s category. Polly Saunders collected the U15 girls’ silver medal clearing 2.20m

Livvy, in the 60m hurdles, also added a bronze to her collection of medals with a new club record time and personal best of 9.38sec. With a time of 8.28sec Livvy gained fourth place in the 60m sprint. Ella James cleared 1.50m in the U20 women’s high jump and also competed in the 60m.

Despite severe weather conditions, 22 Lewes AC runners took part at Ashdown Forest in the penultimate race of the Sunday Cross Country League series on February 10.

Despite a number of the Lewes runners having run previously in the Sussex Masters Cross Country Championships, the club had strength in depth to win this league match. This puts the club solidly at the head of the League with six position points compared to Hailsham Harriers’ nine and Eastbourne Rovers’ 18 with one race still to go.