This weekend just gone saw the County Champs taking place across the country. Walton AC had representation in both the Surrey and Middlesex Championships with a number of exceptional performances from established athletes as well as those for whom it was their first experience of competition at this level.
Without exception, the club athletes performed professionally, and to the best of their ability and we are proud of each and every performance.
To see a complete listing of the club’s results from the weekend follow this link to power of 10
On the track, there were 8 gold medals, 5 silvers and 7 bronzes, with new County Champions: Jeslyn Agyei-Kyem (200m & 300m, Middlesex); Cedelle Agyei-Kyem (300m, Middlesex); Susie McLoughlin (400m, Surrey); George Sudderick (300m, Surrey); Hugo Fleming (800m, Surrey); Joe Hubbard (400mH, Surrey) and Sam Bishop (400mH, Surrey). The club is showing strong credentials over the long sprints and hurdles, with 10 of the 20 medals coming from these events.
Our only medal in the jumps came courtesy of Philip Kastner, Surrey County Champion in the Long Jump.
In the throws, there were 8 gold medals, 7 silvers and 6 bronzes, with new County Champions: Sam Mace (Shot Putt & Hammer, Surrey); Sophie Mace (Shot Putt & Discus, Surrey); Philip Kastner (Discus, Surrey); Luca Soave (Hammer, Surrey); Ricky Villa-Abrille (Javelin, Surrey) and Nicola Bell (Javelin, Surrey).
The total medal haul of 42 (17 Gold, 12 Silver, 13 Bronze) reflects some incredible hard work from both athletes and coaches, and bodes well for the coming season including upcoming area, national and schools championships. However, it’s not all about the medals, and there were multiple personal bests across the weekend as well as valuable experienced gained for those who were competing at this level for the first time. The sea of black, red and gold was ever-present and challenging for positions in every event, which was wonderful to see. Fabulous work, everyone.