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LEWES Athletics Club members were at Hastings on Sunday to take part in the National Young Athletes League.

This was always going to be tough match, with runaway league leaders Ashford present and Hastings with home advantage.

Meanwhile, Lewes were struggling to get athletes away from Father’s Day duties.

The match result in the end was: Ashford 645 points, Hastings 458 points and Lewes 352 points.

Amongst the pick of Lewes results was Polly Saunders’ (U13 Girls) 12.4s for second place in the 70m hurdles, 21.3s for second in the 150m, and 6.53m for second in the shot.

Livvy Connor (U15G), meanwhile, recorded 13.3s to win the 100m and 2.90m to win the pole vault.

Danial Sullivan (U17M) ran 12.2s for second in the 100m, 23.9s for second in the 200m and 55.5s to win the 400m. Ethan Bickmore-Vaughan (U13B) threw 9.47m to win shot, ran 30.1s for second in the 200m and ran 14.00s to win the 100m.

Ella James (U17W) rose 1.55m to win the high jump and ran 28.9s to claim second in the 200m. Aidan Briffett (U13B) ran 05.07m to win the 1,500m, while Sam Jackson registered 1.35m to win the U15B high jump and David Thomas (U15B) made 9.06m for second in the shot.

Amy Fines (U13G) jumped 3.36m for second in the long jump. Luke Staples (U15B) threw 35.67m for second in the hammer and 25.77m to win the discus.

Patrick McManus (U15B) ran 2.18.2m for second in the 800m and 60.7s for second in the 400m. Sam Rogers (U13B) ran 2.29.4m for second in the 800m.

Luca Bish (U13B) jumped 1.35m to win high jump. Remi Macdonald (U17M) jumped 3.10m to win the pole vault. Hannah Macdonald (U17W) jumped 2.60m to win pole vault.

The U13B 4x100m relay team of Luca Bish, Aidan Briffett, Matt Pickering and Ethan Bickmore-Vaughan won in 58.0s.

On Saturday (June 18) at Erith for the Kent Schools inter counties match, just six Lewes athletes were selected to represent Sussex in this rain-soaked match.

Millie Cable (U15G) finished third in the 200m with 28.0s, Maddy Smith (U17W) finished second in the 1,500m with 4.54.5m, Caroline Jeffrey (U17W) finished second in the long jump with 4.63m, Bryce Williams-Watson came joint first with a new P.B. in the pole vault, clearing 3.30m, Emilie Blackwell (U17W) won the pole vault, clearing 3.20m, and Naomi Lee (U17W) had one of those days and failed to record a height.

On Sunday, Naomi Lee and Emilie Blackwell travelled to Ashford to compete in the South of England U20 championships, both clearing 3.20m for fifth and sixth place a very creditable performance – as both girls are still in the U17 age group, indeed, Naomi’s first year at U17.