|Dean Hylton (6) and Cameron Starr (13) on their way to an|
impressive County one-two at the Surrey Championships.
In the heats both athletes cruised through to qualify, winning heats in each case comfortable ahead of all the opposition.
In the final, Starr was the sharper out of the blocks, and was leading after 60 metres, but Hylton switched on the after-burners to overtake and win the title by just under a tenth of a second.
|Dean and Cameron receive their medals alongside|
third-placed Tremayne Gilling
Trackspeed1-UK Head Coach, John Powell, was pleased with the outcome with both athletes recording times far faster than their opening campaign 12 months earlier. Hylton clocked 10.72s, while Starr recorded 10.80, both faced with a slight headwind.
"It's always nice to kick things off in the summer with winning performances," said John, "and a County one-two, especially in Surrey, is no mean achievement. I would fully expect both Dean and Cameron to improve now as the season progresses, and I'm really looking forward to seeing quite a few of the group in action now.
"As always, we've had a challenging winter at times with the weather curtailing some sessions, but we still have athletes in pretty good shape, and they are ready to roll over the next couple of weeks."
The squad have athletes in action at the open meeting at Lee Valley this Wednesday (May 16th), and Brandon Murray joins Hylton and Starr at the Loughborough international event on Sunday.
|It's all smiles as Head Coach John Powell congratulates his two medalists|