There were some outstanding performances at the Surrey County Indoor Championships where the levels were such that in several events were won in National standard performances.
There was exceptional 60m sprinting in all age groups in which HHH won four titles. Monae Winston (U15 girls 7.92) and Kristal Awuah (U20 women 7.58) set championship best performances during the weekend in winning their titles. There was a HHH 1-2 in the senior men’s 60m final with Nicholas Atwell (6.92) narrowly getting the better of Idris Ojuriye by 0.01 of a second & Lakiesha Owusu-Junior winning a high quality U17 womens 60m final in 7.72.
Further medalists in the sprints were Natasha Alfred third in the U20 womens 60m final, Rami Miller 3rd in the U17 mens 60m final, Cara Russell third in the U15 girls 60m final and Vanessa Grant third in the Senior womens final.
In the field Ore Adamson won the U17 womens long jump with a new PB of 5.80m beating old rival Pippa Earley and in her first competition in the age group. New member Seb Wilson Dyer Gough won his first Surrey County title with a Long jump of 6.93m and at the other end of the age scale Clayton Mytil won the U13 boys Long jump with 4.28m. Jamel Powell was second in the U17 mens triple jump with 11.51m.
HHH were very strong in the shot events where Dejean Marshall-Brown (12.28m) and sister Denisha (12.11m) both won U20 titles and in the U17 womens event Britli Francis won with a new PB of 12.29m. In the under 15 girls Jen’ae James was third in a high quality event with 9.10m. Another PB came from Tiarnan Matthews in the U17 mens shot but his 11.75m placed him fourth in another good quality event.
Jess Collins won the U17 womens high jump with a new PB of 1.63m whilst Noah Ojumo set a new PB in the U15 boys high jump when winning with 1.55m. Aaron Brown won his first County medal when third in the U20 mens high jump with 1.75m and Jess’s sister Allie won a bronze medal in the U15 girls high jump with 1.35m.
Many of these athletes had moved up an age group, making these performances all the more meritorious and several of the club’s most talented young athletes will now move onto Sheffield for this weekend’s National Indoor U15/17/20 championships.