Last weekend, Seaford College athletes enjoyed their most successful day at the Sussex Schools Track & Field Championship in more than a decade. The school took 32 athletes to the event, held at the K2 Leisure Centre at Crawley, and won 17 medals, more than ever before. Two school records were also broken.
“Sussex is a big county and we are a relatively small school, so to win this amount of medals – better than Eastbourne’s, Brighton’s and Hurst’s hauls – is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Jon Thompson, Head of Boys’ Athletics at Seaford. “I was incredibly proud and it’s a privilege to be involved with such talented youngsters, especially our Year 9s. Emma Teague, Head of Girls’ Athletics, and I were so pleased for them. It was a very happy day.”
Seaford picked up three gold medals in total – our Sussex county champions are: Caelan Stanton in the shot, Rupert Blackwell in the javelin, and Ashley Goodwin in the 200m (all pictured above). Rupert remains unbeaten this season.
Silvers medals were won by: Charlotte Reading in the 800m, Olivia McDonald in the 1,500m (beating her own school record in the process), Will Newman in the high jump, Joe Spiby in the discus, George Newton in the shot, and Dom Easton, Mike Logan and Otis Jackson in the relay.
Tom Page broke his own 800m school record on his way to winning a bronze medal. The other Seaford pupils to win bronze were: Max Newton (shot), Archie Rees (hurdles), Xenia Truman (800m), Alosie Nkwocha (triple jump) and Araminta Reed (relay).