Rachel on Right Track
Rachel Highfield a member of Gateshead Athletics Club and Tees Active Sports Academy has started her 2013 athletics season in style as this 17 year old from Thornaby has already claimed the indoor North Eastern 60m title and returned with 2 silver medals from the indoor Northern Championships in the 60m and the 200m.
Her success at the Northern Championships has meant she has been selected as part of a North of England team to compete at the Malta International meet as part of a team of 19 athletes from the North. Rachel will train and compete in Malta for 4 days against athlete from all over Europe.
Rachel said “The opportunity to compete against athletes from other countries is really exciting and the chance to train and compete in warm weather conditions is going to be a tremendous experience.”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Academy Manager Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk