Keely races to become U17 England 800m Champion.

Fifteen year old Leigh Harrier Keely Hodgkinson added the title of England U17 Champion to her name at the weekend competing in the England Athletics U15 and U17 Championships at Bedford.   The already Northern 800 mts champion which she won at Leigh was a comfortable winner in heat 1 on Saturday recording a time of 2:12.2; in the final on Sunday she was determined to do well after missing out at the English Schools Championships in July and just missing a medal in fourth place, so this was not going to happen again.  The race started with Keely taking an early lead controlling the race from the front with a circumspect first lap of 64 seconds, Keely whipped around the second lap in 62 seconds for a 2:06.85 win, a PB by more than a second in a tactical race and a suggestion there’s way more in the tank.