A dozen club young athletes ran for the Essex Schools team in the Southern Schools Years 7 & 8 Inter Counties event at Horsham on Saturday. Tilly Canty, Stephanie Okoro and Freya Long helped the Essex Year 8 squad to victory with Tilly finishing a fine 7th, Stephanie 12th and Freya 26th. In the Year 7 girls' event Charlotte Evans was the first club athlete home in 19th, with twin Hannah 36th and Ruby Tillson 56th.
Six club athletes represented the County Schools Year 7 boys' team with Toby Johnson and Ryan Carroll 25th and 26th, Joseph Grange 76th and Danierl Lammas, Seb Alexandru and Michael Tesi placing 86th, 88th and 89th respectively.
Jacob Blanc finished off his indoor season in style with victory in the Under 15 Boys Pentathlon at the Lee Valley Open on Sunday. The England Athletics Indoor 60m hurdles silver medallist clocked 8.93s in his speciality, long jumped 5.30m and high jumped 1.56m, and finished with PBs in the shot (9.79m) and 800m (2m 16.50s) to score a new total of 2610 points, fifth best in Britain this winter. Zoe Hughes started her outdoor campaign, after an injury affected winter, with a 12.04m shot put for Harvard University in Houston Texas on Saturday. 25/3/19