This weekend saw another successful county championship for Walton. The club’s athletes equalled last year’s record haul of 19 Surrey Championship titles with plenty of silver and bronze medalists and lots of finalists.
UNDER 13 GIRLS
Jasmine DeLa Touche in her first Championship claimed two gold medals, winning the discus and the javelin 19.75 & 20.29 and also running 14.03 in the semi final of the 100m, all three were pb’s.
Darcie Weston-Jones won the bronze medal in the discus and was 6th in the javelin, another couple of pb’s 16.86 & 17.01.
Clara Sawicki ran a 5 second pb to come 5th in her heat of the 800m (2.42.92), just missing out on a place in the final.
Charlotte Vaughan came 6th in the 70m hurdles final in 13.25 but ran even faster in her heat, a pb of 13.06. She also ran a 1500m pb of 5.24.20 to finish 8th .
UNDER 15 GIRLS
There were three title winners in the age group. Nicola Bell set a new championship best in the javelin of 31.45 and came 2nd in the hammer 26.56 and discus 23.41, all were pb’s.
Tait Jones won the discus 25.05 and equalled her pole vault pb of 2.20 for 2nd place. Hetty Taylor set a new championship best of 10.97 to win the shot and ran 13.57 and 28.01 in the 100 and 200. Sia Banbury set a new pb of 24.72 to come 3rd in the hammer. Hollie Heapes improved her long jump best to 4.33 for 5th place and equalled her high jump pb of 1.35 for 9th.
UNDER 17 WOMEN.
Sophie Mace claimed two titles. She set a championship best of 49.76 in the hammer and won the discus with 42.73. Sophie was also 2nd in the shot with a pb of 12.78.
Millie Thorpe also set a shot pb of 10.24 to win the bronze medal. Millie showed her versatility with three more pb’s, throwing the javelin 29.41 for 6th, long jumping 4.83 6th, and running 12.01 for 4th place in the 80m hurdles.
UNDER 20 WOMEN
We only had one entrant in this age group, Lucy Weir came 5th in the long jump with 4.29..
Carla Letheby won two titles and picked up medals in two other events. She won the discus with a new pb of 41.05, won the javelin with 34.87, came 2nd in the hammer with a pb of 45.45 and set another best in coming 3rd in the shot, 10.78. Sinead o’Brien also set a hammer pb to come 3rd with 37.58. Sinead was 4th in the shot, 8.57 and discus, 25.49.
Susie McLoughlin won the silver in the 400m with 58.99 and was 6th in the 200m in 25.86. In the 800m Walton runners were 3rd, 4th and 5th. Fiona DeMauny ran 2.17.59 for the bronze medal with Jo Locker 4th in 2.22.80 and a season’s best of 2.23.29 for Lizzie Amos in 5th . On Sunday Jo and Fiona were back, Jo won the 3000m in 10.36 and Fiona ran her second fastest ever 1500m 4.48.32 for second place.
UNDER 13 BOYS
Conor Martin was the only under 13 boy to enter and he had a busy weekend with 4 events and 3 pb’s. Conor was 5th in the 75m hurdles in 14.70 pb, 5th in the 200m final (running a pb 28.27 in his heat) 6th in the 100m final (a pb of 13.58 in the heat) and 6th in the long jump with 4.17.
UNDER 15 BOYS
Only two athletes in this age group but a huge medal haul from Sam Mace and Sawa Yamakawa.
Sam won all four throwing events. He set pb’s of 40.71 in the discus, which was a championship best, and 42.82 in the hammer and threw 39.26 in the javelin and 11.55 in the shot.
Sawa came second to Sam in the discus and shot with a pb of 32.56 and 11.40. Sawa won two titles himself, setting another two pb’s. In the 80m hurdles he ran 11.50 and in the long jump he jumped a wind assisted 6.06 and a legal 5.94. Sawa also threw a pb of37.61 to come a very close 4th in the javelin.
UNDER 17 MEN.
Andy Lomax ran a pb of 58.87 in blustery conditions to win the silver medal in the 400m hurdles.
Conor Beauchamp finished strongly to run a season’s best of 4.33 in his 1500m heat to qualify for the final, and then ran another seasons best of 4.30.86 for 6th place.
UNDER 20 MEN
Two competitors and three titles.
Curtis Knight was only 1 cm below his best in the hammer, winning the title with 50.11.
He then set a new pb in the discus of 42.28 to finish 3rd.
Hugo Fleming won the middle distance double. In the 1500m after a slow first two laps he kicked away to win by 5s in 4.00.90. In the 800m final he sat on the leaders shoulder until 150 to go then sprinted away to win in 1.54.68
Only one senior man competed, Bernhard Jongejan came 3rd in the javelin with 40.48 and was 6th in the hammer with 30.54.
In total 26 athletes competed and won 19 titles, 9 silver medals and 9 bronze.
A full set of results can
be found on the Surrey County web site.