Track Academy by Connie Henry enjoy success at Middlesex Outdoor Championships

PUBLISHED: 17:12 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 21 May 2018

The latest athletics news (pic: Tony Benton)

The latest athletics news (pic: Tony Benton)


Four medals came home to Track Academy by Connie Henry after the Middlesex Outdoor Championships, with three personal bests secured over the two-day event.

The young athletes competed against others from across the county at the competition at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre in Edmonton, held over the weekend of May 12 and 13.

Picking up two medals was Ruth-Ann Otaruoh. She bagged a gold in the under-15s triple jump with a distance of 10.01m, plus a silver in the under-15s long jump with a personal best of 4.74m.

It was also a good weekend for Patricia Grudz-Edmondson, who won the under-13s 70m hurdles with a time of 12.58s.

She also secured a personal best in the under-13s 100m heat, storming home in 14.79s.

A bronze medal was won by Reece Earle in the under-15s 100m (11.7s); he also ran his personal best in a under-15s 200m heat with a time of 23.57s.

Meanwhile, fellow Track Academy athlete Marcel Lee-Pow celebrated after his PB of two minutes 30.5 seconds in an under-15s 800m heat.

Also picking up two new personal bests was Daniel John, who ran 23.85s in an under-20s 200m heat and 11.59s in a 100m heat in the same age category.

Track Academy founder Connie Henry said: “What fantastic results from our athletes; four medals is a wonderful tally from across the weekend.

“We’re so proud of these dedicated young people who put so much into their training each and every week.”

Track Academy is a registered charity which uses sport for social change among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Based at the Willesden Sports Centre in Donnington Road, academy members are given inspiration to succeed both on and off the track.

Alongside athletics coaching, they attend education sessions to help them gain qualifications, encouraging them to carve out fulfilling lives away from negative influences. Track Academy is partnered with the College of North West London which supports Sport for Social Change.

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