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Gold medal delight for a trio of athletes

Three Worth athletes claimed gold medals and there were eight medals in total for the School at a hugely successful Sussex Schools County Championships.

Worth had 32 athletes selected to compete for the North Sussex team in 26 different disciplines and they responded remarkably well by finishing in the top five of 15 events at the K2 Sports Centre, Crawley, last Saturday.

Gold medals went to Junior boys Kitan Ojo and Daniel Persad, plus Senior pupil Donald L, who won both a gold and a silver. Donald claimed a silver in the Senior Boys triple jump and went one better in the long jump when he won with a leap of 6.12m.

In the Junior Boys section, Daniel ran an excellent 80m hurdles race to win gold with a dip on the line and should be proud of his 12.49 second run. Kitan carried on the Worth triple jump tradition by comfortably winning with 11.67m.

Bronze medals were won by Tom B (Senior Boys, 1,500m), Niall Q (Senior Boys, discus) and Rosie B (Senior Girls, discus). There was also a bronze for the Junior Boys relay team.

Head of Athletics, Mr Alan Mitchell, said: "All of our athletes performed exceptionally well in a meeting where some of Britain's best young athletes were competing. To illustrate this, the girl who won the hurdles event recorded a new record and the best time in the country this year.

"It was, therefore, a privilege for our athletes to compete at this level and they should all be proud of themselves. I could not have hoped for much better results with 15 of our boys and girls finishing in the top five."

With the Year 7 and 8 age groups having their Sussex trials next week at K2, we can only hope that this success is catching and that they can reach the same high standards. In addition to this, the School also have three more matches and a multi events meeting before the end of term so it will be a busy time for our sportsmen and women.

Well done to all our medallists and all who represented the School last Saturday.