Eastbourne Rovers return to track - with excellent results

Eastbourne Rovers athletes are delighted to be back on the track for training and competition. In their first competition, an open meeting at Worthing, they had a good turnout.

A trio of Rovers girls at Worthing
A trio of Rovers girls at Worthing

Rovers athletes used the event as a testing ground as to how their winter training had gone. The sprinters got near or bettered their personal bests.

Shania Martlew ran an impressive 12.76sec for the 100m. Jahziah Williams shaved 0.1 off his best with 13.09.

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Jack Usher (U17) knocked 0.3 off his 100m time with 11.94, while Bryn Smith and Bailey Wright battled it out in the fastest race of the day, Smith finished second in 10.79 and Wright fourth in 10.87.

Eastbourne Rovers boys at Worthing

Moyo Sargent began with a brilliant 100m in a PB of 11.07 then tackled the 300m and won in 35.50. Molly Swingler ran 20.18 in the 150m and 45.22 in the 300m.

Daisy Barrow is a promising U15 athlete whose long stride saw her win the 100m and 150m in 13.11 and 19.79, both PBs. Training partner Cailtlyn Spencer (U15) was pleased with her 150m in 20.41 and a 300m of 46.35.

Masters athlete Brian Slaughter (V60) crossed the line in 21.14 and 47.94 for the 150m and 300m while Cara Maker(V40) was thrilled with a 150m time of 20.22 and a long jump of 4.74m.

In the one-mile event James Stephen led from the gun with Ben Brown on his shoulder. Though overtaken on the last lap, they both achieved PBs, Ben in 5.07.68 and James in 5.08.24. Alan Rolfe also tackled this event (5.35.06)

Ellie Mclean has moved into the U17s and ran the 3,000m for the first time. She finished in 11.05.87. Ilya Korchev (U15)ran his race in 10.31.23.

Eastbourne will hope for good form again in Worthing this weekend.