A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS & BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR FROM SLH
Sao Paolo Success
Congratulations to Melissa Berry who is on British Athletics Talented Athletes scheme and who has just returned from an invitational meeting in Sao Paolo, Brasil where she won a gold medal in the 1500m (T13/F13 event) running for Great Britain. This was Melissa's first trip abroad with a Great Britain team and she really enjoyed the experience. We are very proud of her achievement and with 2 years to go before the next Para Olympic Games in Brazil, we all hope if Melissa can build on her success we will see her competing in Rio.
Surrey Champs Combined Events
SLH was represented by 3 young athletes in the Surrey Championships Combined Events competition on 14th September. Amelia Clark, Jessica Gouveia-Slatter and Ella Price competed in the U13 Girls pentathlon at Long Jump, 70m hurdles, shot put, high jump and 800m, finishing 6th, 13th and 15th respectively. Amelia had 5 strong events including a PB in the High Jump at 1m 29cm and was close to both her hurdles and long jump PBs. Jess also high jumped 1m 29cm only 1 cm short of her PB, had a good 800m and had she not been impacted by another athlete’s fall in the hurdles may well have placed top 10 overall. Ella ran a PB in the hurdles and had a good long jump, finishing with a credible overall score despite this pentathlon not including the javelin which is her strongest event. Coach Anne Baba said how proud she was of all three athletes, particularly as they only started training at some of these disciplines earlier this season.