European Bronze for Chad
Teenager Chad Miller took the bronze medal in the European Junior Championships in Boras, Sweden (July 18-21) in 10.53, having won his heat in 10.67 and semi final in 10.47 just outside his season's best of 10.43 set at the end of June at the Bauhaus Junior Gala Invitation in Mannheim, Germany. Interviewed for British Athletics, Chad, whose father Paul coaches an elite group of sprinters at HW, showed his growing maturity in the sport, acknowledging that, ‘Junior athletics isn’t about being the best now, it is about developing us and being the best later on, so I am taking everything as it comes. Every competition, racing people from all over the world, being in call rooms, having to do anti-doping – these different things develop you and help you so much.”
ENGLISH SCHOOLS SILVER FOR FREDDIE
U15 Freddie Arkell took the Junior Boys 100m silver medal at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham (12/13th July) in a lifetime best of 11.18, which ranks him second in the UK for his age group this season. He also tops the 200m rankings.
Georgie Clarke reached the intermediate girls 1500m final, finishing seventh in her heat in a lifetime best of 4:44.96. She finished ninth of the 12 runners in the final in a sightly slower 4:45.30.