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Host club Crawley finished the day victors with 260pts, with Walton taking 2nd in 224pts, leap-frogging a strong Ashford AC side who finished 3rd with 222pts, Croydon took 4th with 210pts, South London Harriers finishing 5th with 200.5pts, and Hastings AC placing 6th with 166.5pts.

Fresh from their victories in the recent Surrey Schools and South East Inter-County Schools; we had special performances from Malo Sandow [U20], Matthew McKenna [U17], and Tori-Ann Anderson [U17]. Malo picked up triple 2nd place finishes, with triple PB’s no less, in the Mens A string 400m Hurdles [58.90], 110m Hurdles [Senior Men’s height 18.36], and Long Jump [5.54m] events. He finished his day with a 4th placed PB in the B String High Jump [1.65m]. Matthew secured triple 1st place finishes in the A string 800m [1:59.97], the B string 400m [52.64 PB], and first leg of the Mixed 4x400m B string. Tori-Ann followed up with her 1.68m High Jump at Basingstoke the day before with a sensational 1.70m to take the win and break the U17 and Overall Club Record!!

Not to be outdone, we had wins from club regulars Sam Mace and Rob C Smith in the Mens Hammer, Nicholas Landeau and Jonathan Hiorns in the 1500m and 800m respectively, Hayley Cargill in the 1500m, Rob A Smith securing double wins in hurdle B races, Louise Wood in the B string Triple Jump, and Jimena Stynes with double wins in the B String 400m and Mixed 4x400m B string.

Sam also stepped into the 3 other throwing disciplines, placing 3rd in the Shot [10.81m], 3rd in the Discus [34.04m], and 5th in the Javelin [32.57m] – tripling his match one score to get 15pts and make him the Men’s 3rd highest scorer of the match [behind multi eventers Rob A and Malo who both picked up 16pts each]. Jimena [in her second only SAL no-less], was our 3rd highest scorer of the meet with 12pts secured, Hayley taking 2nd with 13pts, and Tina Howell picking up 1st with 14pts scored for the team across the 100m, both Long and Triple Jumps, and three of the four throwing disciplines!

For the second time this season; Walton managed to field all 4 relay teams! Our Women’s 4x100m team of Oluwatobi Aderoju, Frida Blackwood, Virginia Mitchell, and Jimena Stynes secured a well fought 4th place in 56.83. Our Men’s 4x100m team fielding faced some last minute changes and the quartet were sadly disqualified for a late changeover – chin up lads!

As mentioned earlier in this report, we had some dominant displays in our 4x400m Mixed teams. The A String team comprised of Jonathan Hiorns, Lizzie Amos, Hayley Cargill, and Nicholas Landeau romped home to victory in 3:45.95, breaking the previous Club Best of 3:51.6 and just 2 seconds shy of the League Record! Our B string team also followed suit with a great win, with Matthew McKenna, Frida Blackwood, Jimena Stynes, and Sean Salter bringing it home in 4:01.65.

Our next outing is July 9th at Bournemouth – put it in the diaries and let’s go again!