Athletics: Breach and Hollyer notch new best times

Fleur Hollyer in action at Sutton   Picture by Lee Hollyer
Fleur Hollyer in action at Sutton Picture by Lee Hollyer

Two members of Chichester Runners & AC competed at the Sussex indoor championships at Sutton.

Jessica Breach (under-20) enjoyed a good day. In the long jump she put together a consistent series of leaps, which saw her sail out to a great new personal best 5.37m to win the gold medal.

She followed that with some fine sprinting – winning her heat of the 60m, and in doing joining the sub-eight second when she stopped the clock in a new PB of 7.91sec.

Breach repeated it again in the final, finishing a close second with 7.93sec to take the silver medal.

First-year under-13 Fleur Hollyer gained valuable experience when she made her indoor athletics debut at the championships.

Her long jump on this occasion wasn’t quite near her best – but her sprinting certainly was.

Looking sharp and with a good start in the 60m, she came second in her heat, recording a great new personal best time of 9.36sec.

DAVID CHURCHER