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England Athletics National Championship

Posted on: 07/03/2018

Mayfield School was represented at the England Athletics National Indoor Age Group Championships in Sheffield from the 24th - 25th February 2018 at the hands of Mario Dobrescu, who competed in the Under 15 Boys 200m event.

Coming into the championship as the Essex and Eastern Counties Champion, Mario cruised through his heats and entered the final with the second fastest time from the qualifying heats.

In a closely contested race he broke his personal best with a time of 22.80s, which won him the bronze medal, closely following the winner who  had a time of 22.51s, which is the fourth fastest ever for an Under 15 indoors. The silver medallist had a time of 22.58s and holds the World Record for fastest 300m ever run by a 13 year old.

This excellent performance by Mario puts him as the third fastest Under 15 200m runner in the country. Mario hopes to build on this success during the outdoor season with English Schools in the upcoming months.

Written by Mr E Collier
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