ATHLETICS: SULLIVAN STEPS UP TO LAND KENT CROSS-COUNTRY UNDER-15 GIRLS’ TITLE
Teigan Sullivan became a county champion on Saturday when she won the under15 girls’ race in the Kent Cross-country Championships at Brands Hatch.
The Invicta East Kent youngster – last year’s under-13 winner – completed the 4,400m course in in 17minutes 8seconds, to finish nine seconds clear of Hannah Clark, of Blackheath & Bromley.
Invicta claimed a team silver with Abigail Hope (13th in 18.42) and Isabelle Harding (20th in 19.21) completing the line-up.
Charlie Brisley won silver over 6,100m in the under-17 boys’ category, clocking 19.51 to finish six seconds behind champion, Oliver Bright, of Blackheath & Bromley.
Matthew Stonier (20.03) just missed out on an individual medal, crossing the line in fourth, but had the consolation of a team silver, alongside Brisley, Cameron Macrae (seventh in 20.19) and Oscar Parrick (18th in 22.26). Non-scorer Matthew Boucher was 40th in 27.11.
Imogen Amos was just squeezed off the rostrum in the under-17 girls’ race, also run over 6,100m, as she ran 24.44 for fourth. Louise Flynn was 13th in 27.10.
Thomas Hutton achieved a top 10 finish in the under-15 boys’ race (4,400m), running 15.34 and club-mate Jamie Keir was three places further back, in 15.54.
The under-13s boys finished fourth in the team event, led by Thomas Waters (14th in 11.55 over 3,050m).
Joseph Crowley was 17th (12.00), Adam Whitlock 18th (12.05) and Oliver Harding 31st (12.34) to complete the scoring. Kado Bateman was 49th (13.27) and James Gill 66th (16.08).
Eliza Mills (14.15) was 38th in the under-13 girls (3.050m), with Hannah Bradley (27th in 35.32) and Gabija Rasiukeviciute (41st in 37.19) flying the flag for the senior women (8,350m).
Roseanna Temple (25.48) was 12th in the under-20 women’s race (6,100m).
Marcus Etheridge (21.43) and Joseph Griffith (22.33) were 21st and 27th respectively in the under-20 men’s section (6,100m) and in the senior race, over 12,000m, Adam Mckenna was 74th (45.29), vet-45 Gavin Whitlock 105th (47.57) and vet-50 Michael Gallyer-barnett 157th (52.53).