July 18th 2019
Maisy Competes for England
Good luck wishes go to Maisy, Year 11, who competes on Saturday for England in her first International event.
It’s been a championship winning year for Maisy, who earlier become the Kent Schools Cross Country Champion, before competing at the Kent Athletics Championships in early May. Fantastically, Maisy added the Kent Schools' 800m Athletics Championship Title to her accolades.
In addition, Maisy’s second place finish in the English Schools' 1500m Steeplechase earned her the opportunity to compete for England at the SIAB International Event this weekend.
Speaking after the event that earned her call up, she said, “I couldn't quite believe the size of the stadium when I arrived at the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships. I spent about half an hour practically silent, shocked that I’d be competing at such a prestigious event in only a day’s time! I travelled up with the Kent team on Thursday, but I wasn't racing until the Saturday so I spent the first day supporting all the other athletes on the Kent team.
This was my first major Championships, and so the process was very different. We got put into a pen thirty minutes before our race, without our team managers or coaches being allowed in to see us. Although I was very nervous, I felt prepared and excited for my race. I was competing in the 1500m Steeplechase, and managed to execute my race plan without too many faults. I ended up with the silver medal, which means I have qualified to run for England in the SIAB International against Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This will be my first international vest and I couldn't be more honoured to be representing my country this weekend.”
Well done, Maisy and good luck!