Success at Surrey Schools Championships , Saturday, June 8th 2019
In the Surrey County Schools Athletic Championships held at Kingsmeadow Stadium on Saturday the athletes had to contend with a very strong, swirling wind. Nevertheless there were some excellent performances from athletes from the Club who between them won 10 gold medals and set one new Club record.
Matt Harris was the only Under 19 winner taking the100m title, racing in to a strong headwind, in 11.52. In the Under 17 age group there were three track wins all in longer distances. Sam Martin won the boys 3000m in 9.09.80. Amelie Attenborough took the 1500m women's title in 4.53.89 and Suzy Lecoutre the 800m crown in 2.14.69. Katie Sakaria was an easy winner of the U15 girls 800m in 2.18.61
On the field the horizontal jumpers and the throwers were in gold medal winning form. In the U17 age group Anton Joseph won the hammer with a throw of 49m 14 and two Guildford U15 girls took titles. Lucy Lever won the javelin with a throw of 32m 45 and Lucy Taylor improved her personal best by over 3metres to win the discus with a throw of 26m 42. In the jumps there were two personal best title winning leaps. Bryony Bovell won the U17 Girls long jump with a leap of 5m 50 and Samuel Sherlock the Under 15 Boys with a new best leap of 6m 04.
There were numerous silver medals too. In coming second in the U17 triple jump with a leap of 13m 34 Toby Dronfield not only set a new personal best but also broke the Club record set twenty nine years ago. Throwers Jessica Pelham and Alex Buhler won silver medals, Jessica in the U19 hammer and Alex in the U17 javelin.
On the track Ellie Sakaria was second in the U19 800m and Ruby Wyles was second in the U19 3000m
The bronze medallists were Luke Dronfield in the U15 80m hurdles, Jemima Bowen in the U15 1500m and Daisy Little in the U17 long jump.