The 81st Surrey Schools Championship, now sponsored by Proctor and Gamble for the next three years, is the gateway to the English Schools Championship held in Gateshead this year. Walton had a number of athletes competing in the Championship after qualifing through the District Competitions. Winning is not enough to qualify for the English Schools Championship as there are minimum entry standards and Surrey is limited to 60 entrants. Two girls made the entry standard on the day Lisa O’Brien in triple jump and Carla Letheby in discus.They will have to wait to see if they are selected by the County.

In the junior boys George Dixon was 6th in the heat of the 80m hurdles in 16.36s

In the intermediate boys Curtis Knight won the hammer with a throw of 34.95m.

Matthew Szepietowski, just back from injury, was runner up in the javelin with a throw of 42.27m.

Elliot Anthony was 6th in his heat of the 100m in a time of 12.69s and Connor Kissane-Wood was 8th in the final of the 3000m in a time of 9.55.6
In the junior girls Lucy Wier pulled out a PB to take the bronze medal in long jump with a jump of 4.71m. Nina Giambrone was10th with 4.05m.

In the intermediate girls Lucy Paskell was 6th in the final of the 200m in a time of 28.85s
In the senior girls Abbie Wroth was 5th in the final of 100m in a time of 14.43s.

In the hammer Sinead O’Brien, who has been improving all season, threw a new PB  to take the silver medal with a throw of 33.59 m.
Stars of the day were Lisa O’Brien and Carla Letheby. Lisa having been entered in the triple jump for the first time, instead of her usual hurdles, pulled out a PB and the entry standard for English Schools with a jump of 11.06m

Carla, with only herself to throw against, did the job and the qualifying standard with a throw of 37.62m.

Well done to everybody.

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