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Crawley athletes competing for Sussex at Inter-counties XC Champs, Birmingham; Saturday 8th March 2014
Ploughing through the mud was the theme of the final fixture of the Sussex Cross Country League. Bexhill Common had the wettest, muddiest course of the entire season, with knee deep puddles adding to the strength sapping conditions, the only bonus was the weather was bright and there was no wind blowing.
Congratulations to Tony Lintern on winning an Individual (M60) Silver for the overall league series, an excellent result. The good news is the mens 'A' team managed to avoid relegation into div 2 by one place so will remain in Div 1 next season. Sadly the 'B' team have been relegated to div 3 next year. With some veteran athletes unavailable, unfortunately the vets also missed out on a team medal to finish fourth after holding Silver position for 3 out of 4 league races.
In the U13 boys, Tom Thayre, who although finishing 4th in the final fixture won Silver for the season overall. The team of Tom, Sam Gadsdon (14th) and Reu Evans (16th) were 3rd placed team, their best of the season, but finished 5th overall. Also competing were Oliver Berrisford (20th) and James Greetham (33rd).
George Crocker had another fine run in the U15 Boys race for a 4th place finish and was backed up by Matt Boxall who finished 9th. The team finished 3rd, again their best of the season.
The U13 Girls team were 5th (8th Katie Hastings, 21st Ellie Cawley, 27th Ellie Franklin) and the U15 Girls team 7th (18th Joanna Boxall, 19th Hannah Westwood, 20th Emily Brooks).
The U17 Women were a runner short of a full team and finished 4th on the day and 4th overall, Kathy Peters 11th and Kennagh Marsh 12th both performed well. The U17 Women also count in the Senior Women's event and the team of Sue Aldridge (26th), Kathy (31st), Jo Geraghty (35th) and Kennagh (38th) were 6th. Anne Matthews (40th) and Rachel Williams (72nd) also competed.
Great weekend for Crawley athletes; England Athletics U15 / U17 / U20 Championships, Sheffield Sat 1 - Sun 2 Mar 2014
Four silver medals and three new Club Records were the Crawley AC highlights at the England Athletics u15/u17/u20 Indoor Championships held at Sheffield.
On Saturday Joe Massimo ran 37.06 in the U15B 300m to beat his own record of 38.69. In the U15G High Jump Lillie Franks leapt 1.62m, beating the existing record she shared with Jackie Buss (1973), Robyn Petitt (2010) and Tamsin Campbell (2013).
Returning on Sunday, Massimo again broke a Club Record when he ran 23.01 to win the U15B 200m Silver medal and break the record held by Matt Roberts (23.47 set in 1998). In between the heat and the final Massimo also found the time to win the U15B Long Jump Silver with a leap of 5.89m.
Also performing well were: Joel buckett who set a new pb of 51.06 in the U20M 400m; Sophie Linturn clocked 8.06 in the semi of the u15G 60m semi (after an 8.04 heat) and sister Abigail Linturn ran 8.25 in the U15G 60m heat. Tamsin Campbell cleared 3.10m for 10th in the U17w Pole Vault and Natasha Purchas 2.30m for 8th in the U15G Pole Vault.
Several Crawley AC athletes were in action at the British Universities & Colleges Sport Indoor Championships held at Sheffield. Leading performers were Jo Rowland (Brunel) (Gold in the Shot 13.18m, 60m Hurdles final 5th 9.06sec, Long Jump 5.62m) and Kimbely Baptiste (East London) (Silver in the 200m - 24.62).
Other Crawley performances were: Rob Allan (St. Marys) 400m semi 50.04; Griffin Shiel (East Anglia) 400m heat 56.4; Jonathan Ketley (Canterbury Christ Church) 1:55.95 800m semi; Jamie Moore (Brighton) Pole Vault 4.00m; Sanchez-Jeremiah Davis (Portsmouth) 12.31m Triple Jump; Jess Cook (Nottingham Trent) 200m heat 28.66 (in the same weekend as running the National Cross Country Champs at Nottingham).