Alicia’s golden touch

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Chesterfield Athletic Club’s Alicia Barrett stamped the form of her recent victory in the Northern Championships with another gold medal performance in the England Athletics Indoor Champs at Birmingham’s NIA, writes Frank Gorman.

She won the U15 Girls’ 60m hurdles in a new personal best of 8.92s, putting her sixth in the UK all-time rankings.

Having had her last outdoor season decimated by injury, Alicia has enjoyed a superb indoor season culminating in this victory at the highest level.

To add to the local club’s success, her training partner, Emma Schaanning, took the bronze medal in the same race in 9.27s.

In addition, U17M pole-vaulter Edward Selvey also took bronze in his event with a new personal best leap of 3.90m.

Other results: U20M: Levi Curtis 4th 400m (ht) 51.24s (pb); Nathan Pentin 9th pole vault 3.90m. U20W: Paige Collings 7th pole vault 3.30m.

U15G: Ellie O’Connor 8th 60m (s/f) 8.54, (8.36s ht); Ella Barrett 6eq pole vault 2.70m (equalled pb).

British Universities Champs: SenM: Ben Mourbey 6th high jump 1.95m.

Pictured are Alicia, left, and Emma on the podium at Birmingham.