Lewes AC pole vaulters took part the Jim Day Memorial Pole Vault Competition at the Sutton Arena on September 23 where 100 vaulters from a wide range of clubs across the South East were competing for honours.
First from Lewes to claim a medal was Freya Fitchett who secured silver in the U13 girls’ event with a vault of 1.92m. Also with a silver was Jack Harris in the U13 boys’ event with a vault of 2.12m. Livvy Connor, with a vault of 3.32m in the U15 girls’ event, was a gold medal winner.
Moving up the age groups, Chris Pilling, with a vault of 3.62m, secured a silver in the U23 men’s category, and Claudette Povey, in the U23 women’s, came away with a bronze medal with a vault of 2.12m. Not to be outdone the by the vaulters the club’s runners were in action in the cross country relays at Goodwood on Saturday. Best Lewes performance was the U15 boys’ team of James Martin, Sam Rogers and Aiden Briffet in securing silver in their event.
There were two near misses of a medal with fourth places by the Senior Men’s team of Josh Burgess, Tom Kearns, Patrick McManus and Matt Suter and the U13 boys of Ben Martin, Joseph Webban and Jasper Baker. The U15 girls team of Ruby White-Wilding, Nia Hall and Jess McDarmid were eighth in the their age group and Evie Rothwell, Lizzie Keep and Faith Daughtery were ninth in the Senior Women category.
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