Walker jumps PB at English Schools

Joe Walker with his medals for Athletics
Joe Walker with his medals for Athletics

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club’s Joe Walker sprang to the new junior boys title with a new personal best at the English Schools Championships.

Walker leapt to 6.66 metres in Birmingham where sisters Ella and Alicia Barrett also took gold in the inter girls 300m and 80m hurdles respectively.

Senior girls Vicky Price, who finished seventh in the pole vault, Lauren Davies-Beckett, ninth in the 3000m final and Lindsey Morgan, who finished fourth in her 800m heat also shone.

In the junior girls hammer, Lauren Hill finished a creditable sixth with a best throw of 40.88m with training partner Emma Botham ending up tenth in the discus with 25.92m.

Both girls were competing at their first English Schools so the experience should stand them in good stead for the future.