Sutton & District AC stars steal the relay shows for county glory (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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Sutton & District AC stars steal the relay shows for county glory
Sutton & District AC’s girls relay running teams enjoyed a four-star show at the Surrey Track & Field Championships last weekend.
The club dominated the U13 and U15 relays over 100m and 200m at the Sutton Arena on Saturday winning all four.
For the U13s, Tennessee Thresher, Lakeisha Owusu-Junior, Keely Elgar and Grace Crompton beat Herne Hill Harriers in the 4x100m by just 0.19 seconds, clocking 55.03 seconds to clinich the win.
The same quartet dished out a second beating the Harriers in winning the 4x200m in one minute, 58.02secs – more than four seconds ahead of their rivals.
For the U15s, Francesca Forbes, Sophia Henlon, Nicole Okologume and Millie Jones pushed Woking AC into second place in both the 4x100m and 4x200m.
The quartet clocked 50.58secs over the shorter distance to win by more than two seconds.
They then emphasised their dominance by finishing the longer sprints in 1.50:27 – five seconds ahead of Woking.
Not to be outdone, Theseus Ricketts won the U13 boys pentathlon with a points haul of 1,687.
In winning the long jump (4.45m), shot (8.04m) and 75m hurdles (12.74secs) disciplines, and finishing second in the high jump and fourth in the 800m, Ricketts finished 209 points ahead of his nearest rival Josh Loach of Crawley AC.
Winner: Theseus Ricketts (139) moves ahead of his neares rivals Josh Loach en route to winning the U13 boys pentathlon SP79079
Winners: Nicole Okologume, Millie Jones Francesca Forbes and Sophia Henlon of Sutton & District AC SP79079
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