Reece and Ruth-Ann reach for the stars at county championships

Reece and Ruth-Ann reach for the stars at county championships

Track Academy athlete Reece Earle set a new national record at the Middlesex Outdoor Championships, while his teammate Ruth-Ann Otaruoh picked up both gold and silver medals.

Competing at the Lea Valley Athletic Centre, Reece took gold in the under-15 boys’ 200m, finishing in a record-breaking time of 22.59s for his age category. He also won the under-15 boys’ 100m race after storming home in 11.25s.

2019 has been a fantastic year for Reece, who became national champion in the under-15 boys’ 60m with a time of 7.16 seconds in February at the National Indoor Championships in Sheffield.

Meanwhile, Ruth-Ann won gold at the Middlesex games in the under-17 women’s triple jump. She secured a distance of 11.13m, also bagging a silver in the under-17 women’s long jump with 5.09m. Nine of their fellow Track Academy athletes secured personal bests over the two-day event.

Track Academy founder Connie Henry said: “What fantastic news for our hard-working athletes! We predict truly great things for Reece and Ruth-Ann, and all their teammates who did such an amazing job at Lea Valley this weekend. Well done all.”