Horsham athletes in dominant position

Horsham Blue Star Harrier Gorm Young
Horsham Blue Star Harrier Gorm Young

A dominant Horsham Blue Star Harriers continued to top the Southern League with a commanding win at Bracknell despite missing key athletes.

The Blue Stars held local rivals Crawley at bay by ten points to record a third consecutive win as the Horsham athletes demonstrated their versatility.

Alex Best led the way in the sprints, having earlier taken second place in the 100m with a personal best time of 11.4s, he produced another strong run in the 200m to win in 22.8s.

There was a double win in the 5,000m where Francis Scarr and Adrian Fautly teamed up, Francis winning the A event in 17m 50.4s and Adrian the B string in 17m 57.8s.

Jason Wooldridge had a busy afternoon, after taking second place in the 400m hurdles he went on to dominate the 800m winning in 2m04.6s.

Wooldridge then went on to win the B string high jump (1.40m) and take third in the B string triple jump (9.57m).

Will Ellinger and Gorm Young teamed up in both the pole vault and shot, with Will winning both A strings, with 2.80m and 9.84m respectively and Gorm winning the B Shot with a personal best throw of 9.20m and taking second place in the B pole vault (1.50m). Will also took second place in the long jump (5.49m), with Gorm second in the B discus (21.47m).

Elsewhere in the field events there were good wins for Ryan Gue in the A String discus with an excellent throw of 38.06m and for Luke Johnson in the A string javelin where his throw of 41.84m was good enough to secure victory. James Hedges won the B string long jump with a leap of 5.08m.

The relays concluded the meeting and although both 4x100m and 4x400m teams had to play second fiddle to Crawley it was enough for the team to secure victory ,scoring 150 points to Crawley’s 140 points, ahead of Tunbridge Wells 118 points, Worthing 32 points and Swale 29 points.

This victory means the club is four points clear at the top of the table with just two fixtures to come.