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  1. Eastbourne Rovers Track and Field report on Sussex Indoor Championships


    Eastbourne Rovers sprinters travelled to Sutton to compete in the Sussex Indoor championships. 

    U15 Josie Usher was the star of the day. Competing for the first time at this event and against athletes a year older she stormed to victory in her heat with an impressive 8.45 secs. This qualified her for the final where she crossed the line in 2nd place for the silver medal in 8.54secs. Training partner Jemima Scott is more suited to the longer sprints but used this event for speedwork and to gain experience at running indoors. She came 4th in her race.

    Dylan Brudenell ( U20) was very unlucky to miss out on a lane in the final coming 3rd in his race in 7.58 secs.

    In the field events it was the turn of Harriet Armstrong to contest the U20 girls triple jump. She produced a good set of jumps, with a best of 10.59 to secure another silver medal.

    Cara Maker is getting back her outdoor form from last season as she leapt over 5m in the senior long jump. Her jump of 5m06 clinched another silver medal for the ‘Rovers Camp’. Cara was happy with this performance preparing her for the British Masters Indoor championships in March.

  2. Eastbourne Rovers Athletics Report on indoor competition

    Eastbourne Rovers Athletes have started the indoor season in fine form. A small contingent travelled to the Le Valley Athletic Centre , which is the nearest stadium to compete in the London Games.

    Bryn smith smashed his personal best in the 60m firstly from 7.06 to 7.03 and then in his second race broke the 7sec barrier for a first place in his race with an amazing 6.95secs. Bryn also produced his fastest opener in the 200m race coming second in 22.1 secs.

    Shania Martlew also produced a good opener close to her best with 8.15 in the 60m. She is hoping to get closer to the 8 secs barrier in the Sussex Indoor championships in February.

    Earlier in the month Cara Maker got her first long jump competition under her belt, leaping 4,94. She will now be ready to clear 5m again once the indoor season is in full swing.

    Coach – Sue Keen was thrilled with these early performances and said ‘the athletes were now ready to build on these in the future indoor competitions’.