Rachel Picks Up Double Gold
Rachel Highfield a member of Gateshead Athletics Club and Tees Active Sports Academy has claimed the 100m and 200m Under 20 North Eastern Championships titles. The Championships which were held at Gateshead International Athletics stadium had Rachel winning the 100m title in 12.16 seconds and the 200m in 24.92 both being championships best performances.
Rachel who is coached by Bruce Horsburgh and attends Stockton Riverside College said “I was pleased to win my races and have the championship best performance and my next target is peform at the 3 AAA’s championship in Bedford next weekend. It has been an extremely busy time as I have been revising for my exams and fitting in my busy training schedule. I am really pleased my exams are now over and I can really focus 100% on my athletics.
Rachel from Thornaby has also been selected also to help at the European Team Championships to be staged at Gateshead International Stadium later this month where she will be ensuring the top athletes have all their kit returned safely to them after each race. This will give Rachel the opportunity to observe some of Europe’s top athletes up close.
Rachel said “I am really looking forward to seeing top athletes in action and hopefully will pick some valuable tips”
For further information on Tees Active Sports Academy contact Academy Manager Allan McDermott on (01642) 528772 or visit www.teesactive.co.uk