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Williams secures 2nd Euro Quali mark!

Emily Williams continued her magnificent start to the season with a scintillating run at the prestigious Loughborough International where she secured her 2nd European Qualification mark in the space of 8 days with an opening season’s 800m of 2:06.22 and new PB by half a second.

Competing in the Women’s match race as a guest the 16 year old was the youngest in a field packed with Senior women & U20 GB athletes who have competed and won medals on the World & European stage, but she was un-phased putting in a superb performance which saw her finish in 5th place in the 9 strong field.

Sharing a lane with U20 Isabelle Boffey a European Youth Gold medallist, Williams quickly established herself in the mid pack and sat a little off the pace maker, who split in 59 seconds, to produce a fast opening lap where she split in 62 seconds. Williams continued to work hard on the second lap to go past European U20 Gold Medallist Kha Mhlanga in the final 150m and set a superb new PB in her opening 800m race of the season, and on this evidence she will have a lot more to offer when she hits peak form in 5-6 weeks’ time.

Emily Williams Secured European U18 800m Qualification mark in opening race with 2:06.22

The time ranks her 2nd in the UK over the distance for U17’s (3rd in Europe), to complement her UK No1 ranking for 1500m (2nd in Europe), and she now boasts both European U18 Qualification marks.

Williams now heads off to the 2nd BMC GP meeting at Watford next weekend, in what could be a head to head with the U17 UK No1, Keely Hodgkinson, and this could be a titanic battle between 2 of the best young athletes emerging from the UK.
Fantastic running Emily!