Young Blue Stars finish on a high

HORSHAM Blue Star’s under 13 team put up an excellent performance in the Final of the Sussex Under 13 League at K2, Crawley.

They finished in third place of the ten competing Clubs, behind strong teams from the host club Crawley and Brighton & Hove.

There were some good winning performances in the girls events with Megan Allerton showing a fine sense of tactical awareness coming through to win the 1000m in 3m22.4s, and newcomer Erin Bateman was equally as dominant in the 600m where she won in 1m50.2s.

Erin showed her all round ability by also winning the long jump with a leap of 4.09m. In the throws Emma Garry had two personal best performances, firstly winning the shot with a putt of 7.88m and then taking second place in the discus with 22.07m.

Catriona Jamieson continued her dominance of the javelin event in the county this year with a winning throw of 24.88m.

There were good performances in the high jump with Tabby Lee clearing 1.30 for third place in the A event and Sara Dedman taking second place in the B string with 1.25m. Tabby also took second place in the 70m hurdles B string in 14.1s, where Amy Fitzpatrick was third in the A event in 13.1s.

Another newcomer, Jena Anderson, showed great promise when taking second place in the A string 75m in 11.4s.

In the boys events there were many creditable performances with Alex Widdowson winning the B string Javelin, where he threw 27.55m and team mate Luke Thorpe throwing 29.51m to take fourth place in the A string.

Andrew Price looked another fine prospect with a second place in the 75m, running 10.5s. Tom Mackman was third in the B string 150m in 22.5s, having earlier filled fourth spot in the 600m in 1m48.4s. The Boys 4x100m relay team of Sam Hughes, Jamie Hughes, Calum Neal and Andrew Price ran a season’s best time of 57.2s to take second place.

This was a good overall performance from a young team, many of whom will still be eligible to compete in this age group next year.