Sul­li­van cap­tures triple jump ti­tle

Ash­ford AC

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Ash­ford AC’s Grace Sul­li­van is the new un­der-17 na­tional triple jump cham­pion. Sul­li­van (pic­tured) clinched gold with a per­sonal best of 11.57m in the fi­nal round at Bed­ford. She had led the com­pe­ti­tion since a sec­ond-round jump of 11.49m. The teenager kept her com­po­sure af­ter a no­jump in the third round to ex­tend her lead over run­ner-up Rhianna Reynolds (Kingston AC & Poly Har­ri­ers, 11.22m) and third-placed Ge­or­gia DoyleLay (Newquay & Par AC, 11.21m). Coach Mike Mien said: “Grace has de­served this hon­our for all the hard work she has put in this year.”

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