George Turner (Crawley) was the only Sussex winner at the British Universities Championships at Bedford over the weekend.
Turner, who is at Brighton University, had to battle with the strong and blustery wind to win the pole vault clearing 4.85m.
There were several more finalists (Top eight) including three silver medallists and a bronze.
Saltdean’s Cameron Fillery (Brighton University) used the wind to good advantage to clock a windy 13.83s in the 110m hurdles while Eastbourne/Brighton University’s Bryn Smith raced to a windy 21.57s in the 200m for his silver medal having clocked n his semi-final.
Not gaining any advantage from the wind for his silver medal was another Eastbourne/Brighton University athlete, shot putter Daniel-James Thomas. Thomas, who won the English Schools senior title last July putt the much heavier implement 16.10m which is a personal best and lifts him into fourth place on the Sussex All-Time list.
Another Brighton University medal came in the 1500m when Brighton Phoenix’s George Mills clocked 3:52.90s to take third place.
There was a near miss for Wadhurst/Loughborough’s Joe Fuggle in the 400m hurdles where he placed fourth in 52.95s and in the same race Jamie Lambert (Crawley/Bristol) clocked 55.35s in eighth place.
Edan Cole (Brighton & Hove/Loughborough) also filled fourth place throwing 57.88m in the javelin while club mate Katie Garland, also at Loughborough, cleared 1.65m in difficult conditions to finish seventh in the high jump.
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