Katie Ingle had a fantastic run to win the U20 3000m steeplechase title at the England Athletics U20/U23 Championships at Bedford. Her time was 10.26.22. With the qualifying time secured a few weeks ago, the victory confirms Katie’s place in the GB team for the World Junior Championships in Oregon.
Margaret Riley provides a summary of an eventful race: “The race was a combined U/20 and U/23 event and Katie covered the leaders from the gun.
Lap two proved eventful as Katie hit the barrier in the home straight and fell heavily. She was back on her feet immediately and chased down the leader. At the next water jump she had another fall but again managed to regain her rhythm and by lap five had taken on the lead. She was overhauled in the final 100m by the leading U/23 athlete but managed to take the U/20 Championship title and qualify for Eugene.
This is the third year in a row she has taken the title – surely a record for any middle distance athlete from RSCAC ?”
Well done Katie!
Nicholas Pryce and Gabrielle Kinney were also competing. Nicholas qualified for the finals of the 200m with a time of 21.71. He finished 5th in the final in 21.75. Gabrielle ran well in the heats of 800m running 2.16.43.
Results and reports are available on England Athletics website