Great medal haul for young Rovers athletes

Left to right:  Matt Harrison, George Marsh, Adam Hutchin
Left to right: Matt Harrison, George Marsh, Adam Hutchin

Several Eastbourne Rovers athletes competed in the recent Sussex Schools Championships with some excellent performances, none more so than George Marsh in the senior boys 100 metres.

Marsh won the race by a clear six metres, setting a new championship best of 10.8, which was also a new Rovers club record.

Esther Reynolds recorded a PB of 63.6 in the senior girls 400m to take silver, while in the senior 200m, Lisi Kay Freeman equalled her PB of 27.5 to take the bronze.

Matt Harrison had to wait for the result of a photo finish before being awarded the gold in the intermediate boys 200m with a new PB of 23.0 seconds.

Two junior girls both ran PBs to qualify from their respective heats into the finals. Rebekah Morris in the 100m ran 13.4 - a time she then equalled in finishing sixth in the final.

Millie O’Hara qualified easily with 27.4 before just missing out on a medal in the final with a slower time of 27.6 seconds.

Another who just missed out on a medal was Jamie Eyres in the junior boys 300m after setting a new Under-15 club record in the heats of 40.4 secs. Despite a strong finish he left himself too much to do in the last 100, finishing fourth in 40.6.

Marcus Hinchin made the final of the junior boys as a fastest loser in a PB of 26.5 - a time he repeated in the final to finish a respectable fifth.

Dan Stidder had an excellent win in the junior boys 1500m.