- Last Updated: 09 March 2015 09 March 2015
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- Last Updated: 25 May 2015 25 May 2015
Crawley AC athletes showed the strength in depth of the Club with a massive medal haul at the County Championships held over the weekend. The Sussex Championships held at K2 Crawley saw the Club win 64 medals, while 'over the border' at Kingston, the Surrey Championships saw Crawley win 13 medals.
The highlights included two Championship Best Performances.
In Sussex at K2; Orla Brothers ran the U17W 300m in 39.6 seconds, setting a new Club Record, to beat the previous best of 40.4 set in 1993 by Ros Baker
In Surrey at Kingsmeadow; Joe Massimo won the U17M 200m in 21.97, the wind reading (2.4 m/s) was just over the limit for the time to also improve his own Club Record but it was a Surrey Championship Best.
Frederick Afrifa had a fine victory in the Surrey U20M 400m in 48.61. In the Sussex Senior Men's events Jason Hussain won both the 100m (10.9) and 200m (21.2), Jason equalled his own Championship Record in the 200m.
Tough Day for Crawley; UK Youth Development U17/U20 League, South Premier 2, Reading Sat 16 May 2015
- Last Updated: 20 May 2015 20 May 2015
Crawley AC's U17/U20 team had a tough day in their second fixture of the season held on a pleasant day at Palmer Park Stadium in Reading. With only a limited number of U17 & U20 athletes, Crawley require everyone to be fit and available. Unfortunately the latest fixture coincided with several athletes being injured or unable to make the journey due to them focussing on their exams. After battling throughout the afternoon Crawley finished the match in fourth place which is also where they are in the league.
One athlete who was available after his return from injury was 15-year-old Joe Massimo who ran his fastest ever time (22.09) to win the U20 Men 200m. Massimo also ran 11.1 in the 100m. There was also fine sprinting by the Linturn twins with Sophie and Abigail scoring good points in the 100m and 200m, also in the shorter distances James Blanchard 200m (23.5) and Warren Horrod-Wilson 400m (54.53) ran personal bests.
Beth Crocker had a busy afternoon, running the sprint hurdles (15.97), high jump (1.60m) and 4x100m relay, and at one point she was switching between the long jump (5.41m) and shot putt (10.12m) at the same time, (winning both!)
team of personal best and Club Record performers!
With a small team many of the athletes stepped up and competed in extra events and set new personal best performances. Vicki Pellett U17W Hammer threw a new pb (45.88m) to beat her own Club Record; Olivia Dowle U17W set a new Club Record in the 1500m steeplechase (5.38.90) beating Melissa Cheeseman's mark of 6:13.9 set in 2013, Olivia also set personal bests in the high jump (1.50m) and long jump (4.47m); Joe Steer threw 38.50m to finish second in the U20M Hammer; Sam Cunningham U20M ran a pb in the 110m Hurdles (15.65), plus Shot 9.69m and High Jump 1.60m after 400m H (59.64); Dan Stidder had another excellent run in the U17M 1500 (4:12.38); Although he ran no best times, Ed Evans U20M stepped up and ran 400m, 800m, 2000m steeplechase and a leg of the 4x100m relay. David Bishop competed in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and 4x100m relay. George Cook threw hammer, javelin and discus as well as running a leg of the 4x100m relay. Although a calf injury prevented U20M Ben Golding from running he still threw pbs in the Javelin (27.91m) and won the B-string shot (8.50m); Sophie Dowle U17W 800m (2.21.86 pb); Jo Boxall U17W 400m (62.37s pb) and 800m (2.27.10); Emily Pratt U17W 800m (2.37.42 pb); April Hanslow U17W 300m (46.98 pb); Alison Crocker 80m H (13.72 pb), Triple Jump (9.18m pb); Katie Sexton 80m H (14.47 pb); Tracey Mbumba Triple Jump (8.19m pb).
- Last Updated: 11 May 2015 11 May 2015
Crawley AC held a joint home fixture at K2 for their Mens, British Athletics League National 2, and Womens, UK Women Athletics League Division 2, first meeting of the 2015 League Season.
Crawley Ladies back to winning ways in their first UKWAL fixture at K2
In their first home fixture since entering the UKWAL five years ago, the ladies put on an impressive display to finish top at the conclusion of match one. In the end they dominated with a total of 238 points, Harrow scored 186 for second and Havering AC were third on 180. It was a real team effort from Crawley, who filled every single event. All athletes made a vital contribution to the total. Individual winners were Fiona Clark in the B string 3000m, Elise Lovell in the B string 100m hurdles and long jump, new signing Holly Turner in the B string 200m, captain Jo Rowland in the A string shot and long jump, Beth Crocker in the B string shot, Olivia Connor in the A string triple jump and the 4 x 100m squad of Amy Barclay, Elise Lovell, Jo Rowland and Kim Baptiste. Their scintillating 47.97secs was faster than the Club Record however the time doesn't count as one of the runners (Lovell) is a higher cliam athlete and a first-claim member of another Sussex Club. Kim recorded some speedy times earlier in the day with 11.88 in the 100m and 24.39 in the 200m. After a string of injuries, it was great to have Hannah Brooks back. Hannah placed a fabulous second in the A string 3000m. The U20's made a vital contribution, Jasmine McMurray and Kennagh Marsh in the 800m, Kathy Peters in the 1500m, Holly Talbot- Smith and Alena Dahncke in the 400m hurdles and Paige Clark in the 400m and 2000m steeplechase. Karen Shackel and Laura Duke amassed points in the javelin, discus and hammer and Laura also got a second in the B-string pole vault. The next fixture is at Bedford in June and team manger Helen Reynolds will need everyone available in order to continue the momentum. Well done ladies!
Fantastic team result for Men following promotion
The Crawley Men made an excellent start in the British Athletics league on Saturday 9th May following their promotion from last season to Division 2. The Crawley squad finished third place at the K2 home fixture behind Harrow and Thames Valley Harriers.
The Lasis brothers made a great start in the field by recording a double victory in the Hammer. Matt won the ‘A’ Hammer with 62.98m which was not only a personal best but also broke Mick Jones 33 year old club record of 62.82m. Younger brother James took the ‘B’ Hammer win with a personal best of 54.25m and later sealed an ‘A’ string Discus win with a throw of 43.29m. Bradley Hall cleared 1.80m to win the ‘B’ high jump after team mate Dave Bishop returned from injury to clear the same height in the ‘A’ competition.
Elsewhere on the field James Hollins recorded a new personal best in the Long Jump to finish fourth with a leap of 6.81m. Leigh Walker took a fine second place with an equal season best of 4.40m in the vault. There were also debut performances for U20’s Sam Cunningham (Javelin) and Jacob Veerapen in the triple jump leaping 13.93m to take second place and making a welcome debut to the BAL squad.
Competition on the track was also of a very high standard. Jason Hussain clocked up an impressive personal best in the 100m (10.65sec) to finish fourth. Fellow sprinter Frederick Afrifa also chalked up a personal best in the 200m with a time of 22.08sec to finish third ‘B’. The sprint quartet of Hussain, Afrifa, Stefan Mitchell and new signing Aaron Carter sealed an impressive victory in the 4 x 100m relay at the end of the afternoon.
Elsewhere on the track, distance athletes Tim Ellis (10min52.61sec) and Ewan Short (8min55.44sec) recorded new personal bests in the 3k chase and 3000m respectively. It was encouraging to see young talent emerging in the middle distance area with U20’s Ben Golding, Billy White and Dan Eeles making their debut to the team in the 800m and 1500m. Likewise in the 400mH U20 Matt Overall made his debut to the BAL team with an impressive third place with a clocking of 57.22sec in windy conditions.
The next fixture at Watford is on the 6th June.