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Sussex championships juniors

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The Eastbourne Rovers Juniors competed on Saturday 10th July at the Withdean Stadium in the Under 13 Sussex Track & Field Championships. 

Coach Jenny Brown was delighted with the squads results. The conditions were very wet but that didn’t stop the talented young athletes putting on fine track & field performances.  

Particular outstanding achievements came from the girls relay team with very slick baton changes aiding them to snatch the silver medal. The team consisted of Chloe Atkin McCollin, Lexie McClean, Katherine Brown & Josie Usher.
 
Silver medalists Josie, Chloe, Lexie & Katy
 
Sprints coach Mike Thompson had lots to be happy about with his young squads performances. Josie Usher showed her incredible talent by also clinching the Gold medal in the 100m with a PB of 13.78 & then storming through for the silver & another PB of 28.50 in the 200m. Grasping her triple medal, Josie leapt at the chance with another Gold by a large margin in the high jump. We must mention talented team mate Jemima Scott who performed strongly in the 100m in 14.58 & narrowly missing out on a place in the final by just 1/100 of a second. Jemima also achieved a worthy PB in the 200m with 30.84. Chloe Atkin McCollin followed the PB trend with her 200m performance of 30.99.
 
Freda Pearce ran a strong tactical race pacing well to comfortably claim her bronze place on the podium for the 1500m in 5mins28secs.
 
Fry pushed through strongly once again to claim the bronze medal in the 1500m with an impressive 3 second PB of 5mins 8 secs.
 
Oscar Mizen snatched the 200m Silver medal with a PB of 28.10. The talented star also got a PB of 2mins 32secs in the 800m.
 
Katherine Brown claimed her place on the podium with the bronze medal with her final throw in the javelin. Her coach,  Angela,  was delighted at her performance as it’s a new discipline for Katy.  She was also in the silver medalist team for the 4x100m relays.
 
Katherine Brown - bronze in the javelin & silver medal relay team

In the quad kids event (75m, 600m, howler throw & standing long jump), Jacob Atkin McCollin gained 2nd place in the howler throw out of 40 competitors. He also sprinted very strongly in the 75m 
 
Rising star Lexie McClean had a strong run in the 800m with a well deserved PB of 2.42. 

Local young talented athlete Joshua Webster performed well in his first quad kids competition despite being the youngest by far in his age category.