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  1. Eastbourne Rovers athlete Cara Maker is proving that age is no barrier to co9ntinually improving performances and reaching the top of your field. Cara (V40) specialises in the horizontal jumps and sprints. She opened the season with 5m06 in the long jump which was impressive in itself, and has gradually added to this distance stretching out to a brilliant 5m34 in the Southern Vets League in Lewes. On that warm balmy evening she also produced a personal best in the triple jump with a massive 10.m44.

    At the beginning of the season Cara produced a wind assisted 13.1 in her 100m which took her to the top of the rankings in the UK. She has now shown there is more in her legs as she crossed the line in 12.9secs last weekend in the Inter County Match at Coventry where she represented Sussex. This is a brilliant achievement. 

    Cara is now ranked 1st in the UK in the over 40 categories for 100m, long jump and tiple jump!

    She is therefore looking forward to the British Championships in August.

  2. Eastbourne Rovers Track and Field report on Quadkids competition.

     

    Eastbourne Rovers Athletic club U11 squad had a very successful evening competing in the UK Athletics Quadkids competition.

    Each athlete had to compete in the 75m, vortex howler javelin, standing long jump, and 600m. Points were awarded for times and distances. The total then decided if athletes were level 1, level 2, bronze ,silver or gold.

    First in the girls competition was Ruby Watkins winning both the vortex howler and the 600m.She gained maximum points which enabled her to take home  a silver medal. Also with silver medals were Sophie Homer and Asia Praski. Sophie won the girls 75m with a fantastic time of 12.4 secs and Asia shone in the standing long jump with 1m76.

    Stella Wiley and Amy Phillips did well in the track events so gained enough points for bronze medals.

    In the boys event Vinnie Hardly and Tommy Homer drew in first place and both achieved points for silver medals. It was also an exciting finale to the event as they crossed the line in a sprint finish in the 600m in 2m17. Jack shires was close behind and clinched enough points for a bronze medal.

    Coaches Graham shires, Dylan Brudenell, Rose Chaplin and sue Keen were very proud of their athletes as they all achieved medal standard. After more training there may be gold medals next time.