To quote an oft-used footballing phrase, ‘it’s a game of two halves’, day two of the England Athletics Open Under 20, 17 and 15 Indoor Champs was clearly intent on living up to just that by improving on the Saturday, which itself had produced a string of UK-leading performances.
And improve it did.
In a really, tight fought U15 Girls 300, four entered the final bend all in contention but a great closing 50 metres from Emilia Rock saw her cross the line in a UK best of 39.72, almost 0.6 sec faster than the previous mark.
Emilia broke the championship best by the best part of two seconds; indeed, fourth just failed to beat that, such as the quality on show.
They competed at the championships. They all did very well but went out in their heats.
The photos confirm just how well she ran her 300 race and the smiles to say, “I did it”, can be clearly seen.