Last Saturday saw Cranleigh athletes win gold at the Brighton College meet at the K2 stadium at Crawley. The overall girls title was won by us which included the results from all three age categories. The Junior girls came a close second in their group but the inter and senior girls came first against six other schools.
The day saw 81 male and female athletes from Cranleigh school competing at U15,U17 and U19 age groups and there were some terrific individual results, but the real strength of our results were the team points gained at the B string level. In the inter girls age group, Jess Robinson ran the 1500m and won in a time of 5min 19 secs. The 4 x 100m relay team also claimed gold in a time of 54.1secs. There were also six golds in the B string out of 12 golds available. It really was a remarkable achievement from this age group and meant they won, beating the likes of Wellington and Brighton to first place. Becca Harnby won the 80m hurdles with Liv Lord winning the B string 100m and 200m. Lily Mitchell and Tabz Francis also won in both the discus and high jump!
The senior girls also won their overall title. In the 1500m Felicity Bull won gold and Christi Radkiewicz won in the B string event. Eleanor
Williamson won the Long jump gold jumping 4.90m. The senior B string won 8 golds out of the 10 available, which shows the strength the School has at this level. Golds were won by Emily Thorpe (200m), Emma Bertie (300m), Lily Hibbert (800m), Eva Solt (Discus), Pip Johnston (Shot and Javelin) and Emily Thornton-Wood (triple and long jump).
The inter boys continued their unbeaten season winning the 400m (Rafe Scott) , 800m (Harry Manning), hurdles (Kamsi Orazulike), 1500m (Freddie Esplen) and high jump (Rafe Scott). They won their age group by a staggering margin and remain unbeaten this season. In the B string, Luke Mann won both the 100m and 200m, James
McCormack won the 400m, Kit Batham-Read jumped a personal best to win the long jump and Kosi Orazulike won the hurdles. Niall Richardson also won the 1500m at B string level. Harry Barlow and Jamie Barden both threw over 10m in the shot and broke their personal bests!
The senior boys were also hugely successful with Harry Binnion running 15.40sec for the 110m hurdles and therefore eclipsing his personal best by nearly a whole second. In the 1500m both Jack Taylor and Ben Strickland won their races with Taylor running 4min 33sec. Kit Fowora won the 100m B string and Mike Upfold won the B string high jump.