Five more records fell as the sun came out on day two of the Sussex Track and Field Championship.
The U20 women’s 400 hurdles was the first to go with Grace Vans Agnew’s 62.05s bettering her Crawley team mate, Jessica Lambert’s 2018 record of 63.33s.
This was swiftly followed by Elise Lovell (Havant AC) clocking 61.46s in the senior women’s category in the same event. The previous record of 61.7s had been set by Leanne Buxton in 2007.
Just over an hour later it was the turn of Under 15 Lewes pole vaulter Emilie Oakden. Her vault of 3.20m took the CBP from Jade Brewster’s (Crawley) 3.15m in 2011.
As the weather continued to be a massive improvement on day one, where athletes must have felt like they were competing in all four seasons within each hour, the 40 under 13 boys in the minithon got going. In the minithon the youngsters compete in a throw, jump and run. Elliot Hanslow’s 21.09s 150m, 9.24 shot put and 1.10m high jump gave the Crawley athlete 68 to take the boys’ title.
While this was going on Daniel-James Thomas (Eastbourne) took his own U20 men’s shot put CBP. He bettered his 2018 record of 15.52m with a 17.11m this year.
As the 2019 came to a close Chris Scott (Southampton AC) stepped up for the senior men’s discus competition. His throw of 56.87m was just enough to break a 45 year record held by Mike Winch, who threw 56.78 in 1974.
A total of 589 athletes entering 895 helped make the 2019 Sussex Track and Field Championships successful. Well done to everyone who competed and thank you to all the officials and helpers who give their time for free to ensure our events go ahead.