A record breaking weekend for Walton athletes at the Surrey Championships!!
Walton athletes had a superb weekend, winning 41 Medals: 14 Gold, 10 Silver and 17 Bronze, as well as running 43 PBs, 7 Club Records and 1 Championship Record.
Sophie Mace was in fine form, collecting three gold medals, with a Championship Record in the Discus of 44.84m, a Club Record of 48.77m in the Hammer and 11.61m in the Shot Put. George Sudderick, in imperious form, swept all aside in the U15 Boys 200 and 300, despite having to run 5 races across the weekend, setting Club Records when collecting comfortable gold medal wins in both with 23.31 and 36.85. Also stealing the show was Sam Mace, with a Club Record of 62.26m for gold in the U17 Hammer and another Club Record 46.85m for silver in the discus, also winning the Shot Put with 14.03m and the Javelin with 47.74m (a PB). Completing the Club Record line-up were Matt Pharaoh with 9:31.55 for bronze in the U20 men’s 3000 and Darby Begley-Jones, who ran 2:20.15 in the U17 women’s 800.
Our other County Champions came mostly from field events, with Greg Conlon clearing half a metre higher than his closest rival in the senior men’s pole vault with 4.20m, and Lisa O’Brien winning the Senior Women’s Long Jump with 4.93m, also taking silver medals in the javelin with a PB of 33.31m, and the high jump with 1.45, plus another PB in the shot put of 7.93m. A cracking race, though only between the pair of them, between Joe Hubbard and Tom Cursons in the U17 men’s 400 hurdles saw Joe victorious with a 60.61s PB, while Tom had to settle for silver, but it wasn’t without a fight, only 1/10th behind Joe with a PB 60.71s. Joe also won a bronze medal in the 100m hurdles. Sia Banbury won the U17 women’s hammer with a PB throw of 50.00m, while Tait Jones won the U17 discus with 40.02m. Jasmine de la Touche won the U15 girls’ hammer with a PB of 32.99m, and also took silver in the Shot Put and bronze in the discus and javelin.
Silver medals came from Carla Letheby in the senior women’s hammer, as well as three bronze medals in the javelin, shot put and discus. Susie McLoughlin and Fiona de Mauny provided silvers in the senior women’s track events in the 200m and 3000m, with Fiona also taking bronze in the women’s 800. Charlotte Vaughan also took silver in the U17 women’s 3000m, while Emma Horsey ran a brilliant 43.58s PB to take silver in the U17 women’s 300, behind a Championship Record from the winner.
Those taking home bronze medals were Sinead O’Brien in the senior women’s hammer and Jo Locker in the senior women’s 3000. Nicola Bell took three bronze medals in the U17 women’s hammer with a PB of 45.17, the javelin and the shot put, while Clara Sawicki took bronze in the U17 women’s 300m hurdles. Tyler Panton was in fine form, taking U15 boys’ 200m bronze in a PB of 23.70, and also claiming the 100m bronze. Reuben Leyland grabbed a PB 2:11.16 for bronze in the U15 boys 800.
You can’t ask for anything better than a PB at a Championship event, and those recording PBs were many. Aside from those already mentioned, there were PBs from:
Mark Jacoby U20 Men 800 2:08.99
Isaac Mammen U20 Men 1500 4:30.75
Charlie Feinson U20 Men 400 51.17
Sam Bishop U20 Men 400 54.18
Ben Fitzpatrick U17 Men 3000 9:36.37
Phoebe Schofield U17 Women Long Jump 4.59
Rachel Pharaoh U17 Women 3000 11:20.22
Evan Lee U15 Boys High Jump 1.65
Jack Gemmell U15 Boys 3000 10:21.52
Josh Cowie U15 Boys Hammer 28.35
Georgia Russel U15 Girls Hammer 24.75, Shot Put 9.34, and 300 45.39
Eva West U15 Girls 300 44.80
Grace Penfold U15 Girls 300 47.84
Caitlin Paul U15 Girls 300 45.35
Sally Mammen U15 Girls 200 30.99 and 100 15.04
Finn Punton U13 Boys 800 2:28.06
Christopher Vaughan U13 Boys 800 2:36.75
Oliver Emment U13 Boys 1500 4:46.67
Charlotte Maxwell U13 Girls 200 28.97 and 100 14.32
Emma Fisher U13 Girls 100 14.27
Bella Wiles U13 Girls 800 2:48.90