Rachel Gains Her International Vest
Teesside sprinter Rachel Highfield has followed up her success at the English Schools Athletics Championships where she won a silver medal in the 100m by being gaining her international vest by being selected for the Under 20 England (North) squad that competed at the Welsh Athletics International competition in Cardiff.
Teams competing at the competition included the Wales, Scotland and England senior teams, Wales Under 20’s and the England Under 20 Midland South and North teams.
In weather conditions which were not ideal for fast times Rachel a member of Gateshead AC and Tees Active Sports Academy came fourth in the 200m in a time of 24.93 and was part of the 4 x 100m relay team who took 2nd place.
Rachel said “The meet was a great experience although I was disappointed with my time in the 200m when I felt a little leggy in the last 50m.I am now not racing till late August so I will be able to get some sessions in to improve my speed endurance and sharpen things up so I can have a crack at lowering my personal bests before the end of the season.”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk