Continued success for our U17 Girls at SIAB Championships

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 CramPaula RadcliffeDenise LewisMo 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.

2 thoughts on “Continued success for our U17 Girls at SIAB Championships

  1. Hello, my name is Pam (Nee Hollingum) and am now a senior citizen and have only just thought to look up Dartford Harriers on line. I was a keen sportswoman and was a member of Dartford Harriers from 1957 to 1961. In 1960, I think, I was awarded a silver cup for the Sportswoman of the Year which was published in the Kent Messenger. I enjoyed competing and as a Junior beat the Senior’s record for throwing the discus. When I left in 1961 I joined the WRAF where I continued with my interest in Athletics, representing both my Station at Benson in Oxfordshire and then Transport Command at the Inter Command Meeting in Uxbridge. My only regret was being placed 7th when the first 6 were chosen to represent the WRAF in the Inter Forces Athletic Championship. I was thrilled to see how well the girls’ have been doing, especially abroad, which is an opportunity I never had.

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