Worksop’s Emily Race secures national junior hexathlon title

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Worksop Harrier Emily Race has been crowned hexathlon champion of England.

The promising athlete proved that she has the character and determination to match her athletic skills during the event at Bedford International Stadium as she went on to win two gold medals at the U15’s and U17’s combined events England Athletics Championships.

On the first day Emily took the lead at the start with a win in the 75m hurdles in a time of 11.48 seconds.

After a long jump of 4.90m she was in second place, but finished the day strongly back in first place after a personal best Javelin throw of 24.71m.

After the fourth event on day two, Emily was in second place by just 24 points after a shot putt of 10.62m, which was another personal best performance.

The fifth event was the high jump which is one of Emily’s best events and she maintained the 24 points deficit after clearing 1.59m.

Emily started the final and strongest heat of the 800m in second position needing to beat the leader of the hexathlon by three seconds.

This is where Emily’s strength shone through as she produced another personal best performance of 2:35.57 to overtake the leader and move into gold medal position, finishing over four seconds faster with 3,565 points to clinch the gold medals for the English National and Midlands titles.