Eastbourne athletes roar to great times across county border

Eastbourne Rovers athletes continued their competitive comeback in style.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:00 pm
James Stephen, Alan Rolfe, Ben Brown and Isabelle Chappell

A contingent attended the Worthing open meeting and produced some personal bests to make their mark in the south east Rankings.

Moyo Sargent and Rose Chaplin tackled the 400m for the first time this season and produced fast times for this time of the year.

Sargent clocked 49.45 which puts him second in the south east. Chaplin recorded 63.03.

Bryn Smith powered to a 10.86 finish in his 100m just shy of his previous best – third fastest in the region. Bailey Wright is close behind in sixth place.

Shania Martlew equalled her best in the 200m with 26.26 – but it was wind-assisted so will not be listed in the rankings. It would be third place and her 100m time put her fourth in the south east.

Jack Usher improves with every run and his 11.69 ranks him fifth U17 in the 100m. Daisy Burrows is sixth with her 100m in 13.1.

U15 Caitlyn Spencer was just off her PB for the 300m with 47.18 but is ranked 12th in the region.

Matthew Grindrod produced a personal best in the U20 800m in 1.59.32 and places him sixth in the south east.

Matching this is Eleanor Strevens 1500m. For an U15 her 4.48.10 is a fantastic time and earns sixth spot.

U17 James Stephen improved his 800m time to 2.13.08, closely followed by Ben Brown in 2.16.58. Both came third. Masters athlete Alan Rolfe covered the two laps in 2.25.52.

Isabelle Chappell ran 2.34.72. Ilya Korchev (U15) ran the 1500m in a PB of 4.44.7 and Ellie Mclean was thrilled with her best of 5.01.75. Mclean is ranked tenth in the 3,00m.

Cara Maker and Brian Slaughter are other Rovers showing fine form.