Superb Schools’ Results from Walton Athletes

Jeslyn Flies to 3rd on UK All Time Lists to Win Schools’ Gold

There were some superb performances from our young athletes as the sun shone on Alexander Stadium last weekend. For all but three of our athletes, it was their first experience of the prestigious English Schools’ Championships, and they all competed to their absolute best and delivered performances to be proud of.

Gaining selection for this event is a huge achievement in itself, especially when you look at the quality of some that missed out. We are proud of each and every one of you.

Outstanding performance of the weekend must go to Jeslyn Agyei-Kyem for her superb 39.20 in winning the Junior Girls’ 300m. This time, a Championship Record, places her 3rd on the UK all time rankings, and is a Middlesex County record, although Jeslyn  competes for Surrey within the Schools’ system.

 

In the Senior Boys’ hammer, Sam Mace again exceeded 60m with a superb 61.38m to claim the silver medal, losing out by just over a metre to Berkshire superstar Oliver Hewitt.

Another silver medal performance was George Sudderick, who broke the Surrey County 300m record with 35.12, to go 2nd on the UK all time lists. Unfortunate that the new UK record holder was in the same race!

Cedelle Agyei-Kyem claimed a well deserved bronze in the Inter Girls’ 300m with 39.45 (having recorded 39.36 in her heat). She topped this performance with a gold medal in the Surrey Inter Girls’ relay team.

Other finalists include Georgia Russell (4th, Junior Girls’ Shot with 11.15m), Ben Marks (5th, Inter Boys 1500 Steeplechase with 4:36.11), Tom Cursons (6th, Inter Boys’ 400m hurdles with 57.80 and 57.31 in his heat) and Nicola Bell (7th, Senior Girls’ javelin with 40.02m). Sam Bishop (Inter Boys’ 400 hurdles), Tyler Panton (Inter Boys’ 100m) and Philip Kastner (Inter Boys’ 100m hurdles) all ran superb times, but in incredibly strong events sadly failed to qualify for their finals.

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