3 Golds for Ellie at the Leeds Open

Vale Royal athlete Ellie Jackson excelled again at the recent Leeds Young Athlete Indoor Open, competing against some strong Yorkshire and East Midlands competition, finally sweeping the board with a trio of gold medals.

First up was the U13 Girls 60 metre hurdles where Ellie was looking to cement her place as UK number 1.
In a very accomplished performance Ellie smashed the opposition with a new PB of 9.9 seconds, over 0.5 seconds quicker than the next best athlete across the four heats (and a new Club Record!).
This performance now places Ellie UK number 1 in indoor sprint hurdles, some 0.15 seconds ahead of the 2nd best athlete.

Next event was the 60 metres sprint & once again Ellie outshone the competition coming home in 8.6 seconds, over 0.2 seconds ahead of the second placed athlete.

Final event was the long jump where Ellie produced a solid set of four jumps over 4 metres with a best of 4.39 metres to win by 14 cms & remain UK number 2 for the current indoor season.

Thanks to Mike Jackson for this report.