Lewes athletics Round-up

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LEWES struggled with numbers at Sussex U15 League East match at Eastbourne on Monday.

Their lack of numbers didn’t help them in their exploits, finishing as they did fourth out of the four teams taking part. The final scores were: Eastbourne 100, Hastings 98, Brighton & Hove 93 and Lewes 84.

The only Lewes event winners were the normal culprits of Millie Cable and Livvy Connor.

Millie won all of her three events and the relay. She threw a PB in the Hammer 24.72m, clocked 27.3s in the 200m and 45.1s in the 300m.

Livvy equalled her pole vault PB easily, clearing 3.00m and was very close at 3.10m. She also clocked 13.4 seconds to win the 100m by 10 metres.

Lewes pole vaulters Naomi Lee and Emilie Blackwell was this week joined by training partner, Brighton & Hove’s Holly Turner, and Lewes middle distance runner Sam Bennett for the 350-mile journey to Gateshead yesterday (Thursday) morning to compete for the Sussex schools team at the English Schools Championships.

The girls U17 Pole Vault is on Saturday morning and has a huge field of 22 athletes. Emilie, Naomi and Holly are ranked fourth, fifth and 10th in the UK so all should be looking for at least top ten finishes.

Sam Bennett will compete in the senior boys 800m with heats being on Friday. The final four hours of the competition can be seen live on Sky Sports on Saturday afternoon from 2pm.

Lewes Athletics Club enjoyed success at the Heathfield 10k on Sunday, with the senior men’s team finishing first. The individual positions were: David Bradford, second overall in a time of 34.46; Matt Bradford third overall in a time of 35.41: Tom Morris seventh overall in a time of 37.19 and Martin Komen, making up the scoring four, with a 19th position in a time of 40.28. Other positions and times were: Matt Homewood (78th, 47.01); Bob Hughes (107th, 49.51); Peter Miller (121st, 51.00).

ABOVE (l-r): From Left to right Naomi Lee, Holly Turner, Emilie Blackwell