Golden-girl Groves sprints to victory

Golden-girl Groves sprints to victory

TWELVE-year-old sprinter Natalie Groves won two medals at the Under-13s Northern Athletics Championships last weekend.

Groves, who is trained by Stuart Hall at Spenborough Athletics Club and is ranked as the country’s best 200m sprinter in her age group, started her day in the 100m heats and qualified for the final with ease.

In the medal race she continued her recent good form to beat the reigning 60m indoor champion and clinch gold with a time of 13.09 seconds.

But the talented sprinter’s day wasn’t over.

Groves entered her strongest discipline, the 200m, and once again dominated with an easy win in the heats.

In the final Groves sealed her second gold medal of the day with a solid time of 26.88s, but was unable to beat her personal best of 26.14s due to a head wind.

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