Following the recent successes in the English Schools Championships, three of our U17 Girls went to Swansea to compete in the Schools International Athletics Board Championships on Saturday 20th July 2019.
The competition includes representatives from the Schools’ Athletic Associations of England, Scotland, Wales and All Ireland and for many, provides a first glimpse of an international athletics competition. UK international athletes where the competition has provided a platform for success, include Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe, Denise Lewis, Mo Farah, Darren Campbell and Colin Jackson.
Our athletes, Emily Newnham, Kaliyah Young and Maisy Rose who for their first international performances gave some excellent performances and secured a hugely impressive haul of five medals, consisting of 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. A further breakdown is provided below:
- Emily Newnham – Bronze in the 300m Hudles with a time of 44.26 and Gold as part of the 4x300m Relay with a time of 2:43.53 (a lead of just over 2.5 seconds from second place).
- Kaliyah Young – Silver in the 200m with a time of 24.98 and Gold as part of the 4x100m relay with a time of 47.27.
- Maisy Rose – Silver in the 1500m Steeplechase with a time of 5:07.74.
This is a fantastic achievement and we wish all three athletes the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
Thank you to Paul Searing for his contributions to this article.