Rachel O, Year 10 pupil at Claires Court Senior Girls in Maidenhead, showed great tenacity and determination at the Southern Championship competition at Lee Valley, in London, on Sunday 12 August.
Competing in her first ever triple jump competition after just two training sessions, Rachel jumped an outstanding 11.60 metres, making her the winner of the competition and ranking her second in the country for U15 triple jump!
Margaret Heywood, Head of Claires Court Senior Girls, said:
“Well done to Rachel, what a great achievement by a very committed athlete.”
Rachel also shows great promise as a long jumper. Earlier this year in June, Rachel won gold at the ISA National Athletics Championships in Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, with a jump of 5.55m, ranking her 6th in the UK. One to watch we think!