Congratulations to Form 5 pupil Sofia for winning a silver medal in the U17 girls’ 300m at the England Athletics Indoor Championships held in Sheffield. It was a close race with Sofia finishing in a time of 39.6s which is also her new personal best (PB).
The competition saw Sofia win her first heat with a PB of 40.3s and the semi in a PB of 40.1s.
Sofia said, “I went into the event with no real expectations of winning a medal. In each round I gained a new PB and started to believe I could come in the top 3. It is a fantastic feeling to win my first national indoor medal and I’m looking forward to the outdoor season”.
Director of Athletics, Tref Vandoros said, “I am very proud of Sofia, it is a huge achievement. Also running two personal bests in only a few hours in the run up to the final and then another in the final is an impressive effort indeed.”
Sofia is no stranger to success breaking school records and winning 3rd place in the 200m at the Birmingham Indoor Games last year.
To find out more about the races at the National Indoor Championships view the England Athletics report.