Chichester athletes in flying form at Oxford, Sutton and Portsmouth

Sophie Dudman, Rosie Compton and Emily Russell at Portsmouth
Sophie Dudman, Rosie Compton and Emily Russell at Portsmouth

Rachel Laurie represented Sussex at the South of England inter-counties championships in Oxford.

Selected to compete in the under-20 age group – and in the wet, windy and chilly conditions, the under-17 came sixth in the 200m final in 27.12sec.

In the difficult blustery conditions, she recorded a season’s best 1.26m in the hugh jump, and finished with a 2.51.88 PB 800m to tally up a personal-best total of 1710 points.

First-year under-15 Fleur Hollyer was Chichester’s only representative when she competed in the pentathlon at the Sussex combined events championships at Sutton.

Her long jump and shot were just short of her PBs, but using a new stride pattern for the first time, she set a new personnel best time of 14.98sec for the 75m hurdles.

In the difficult blustery conditions, she recorded a season’s best 1.26m in the hugh jump, and finished with a 2.51.88 PB 800m to tally up a personal-best total of 1710 points.

Sophie Dudman (under-13) gathered a crop of late-season personal bests at a sunny Mountbatten Centre in Havant AC’s end-of-season open meeting, clocking 14.0sec in the 100m and 28.9sec for the 200m.

Emily Russell (under-15) and Rosie Compton (under-17) battled it out on the home straight in the 200m to record 28.7 and 28.9sec respectively.

DAVID CHURCHER

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