Claire Carter shares this latest news from the Special Olympics team. Ed
Special Olympics Isle of Wight have commenced their outdoor season with the South East Regional Athletics competition in Eastbourne on Sunday 1st May.
An outdoor debut for Ross Eglinton, a newcomer at the end of last season, saw him achieve silver in his 800m race, and a valiant fourth position in his 400m race – both against a very tough middle-distance field, with athletes from Kent and Surrey giving tough competition. He also joined with his teammates for his first 4x100m relay.
Gold for Beane
Sarah Beane had a fantastic competition, achieving gold in her long jump division, beating all of her jumps from last season to reach 2.08m and snatching bronze for her 100m race.
Medal winning performances also came from Ross Backshall – taking first in his 400m race, Anna-Rosa Cretella – taking first in her Soft Ball Throw and third in her 100m race, Charlie Burgess – taking 1st in his 100m race and Andy Powell – takin third in his Long Jump division.
The athletics, bowls and table tennis teams are training hard for the National Games next August and are in desperate need of support with fundraising, volunteers or any interested sponsors.
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Images: Female 100m race with Sarah Beane (right). Ross Eglinton on the home straight of his 800m race (silver medal).