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Grace wins at the Southern U13s Inter Counties 28 July 2013

Peter Impett reports.

The Southern Under-13s Inter Counties Championships at Kingston is always a hotly contested event bringing together athletes from 13 counties in the South East. Grace Copeland used the opportunity to produce her best performance of the season so far.

Grace had to negotiate her way through a large field in the 1500 metres. Two girls fell in the first 500 metres when athletes were bunched together and no one would make a break.  At 800 metres Grace took the lead and pushed on taking three other girls with her. At 1100 metres Grace applied the power but was overtaken by Alexandra Brown of Surrey.  Grace is a seasoned campaigner and fought back, stepping up a gear to ease past Brown with 150 metres to go to win in 4m51.63, a new personal best and club record and a performance which takes her to Number 2 in the UK rankings.

Ellie Stark recorded 12.41s for the 70 metre hurdles and there were fine performances for Ellliott Symes and Jacob Rowe to contribute to the Dorset score.



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