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Winning Start to the Year for Charles Hilliard

February 28th, 2017

Congratulations to Charles Hilliard who came 3rd in the U20 200m final at the English Indoor Athletics Age Group Championships at the EIS Sheffield on 25th & 26th February.

He also achieved a personal best time of 21.77s in the semi-final of the 200m and a personal best time of 6.99s in the semi-final of the U20 60m.

The indoor championships featured junior stars in the Under 20, Under 17 and Under 15 categories as they prepare for the forthcoming outdoor season.

Commenting on his success, Charles Hilliard said:  “These were my best winter results ever and I’m happy with my performance.  I was just hoping for a personal best in the 60m, so to achieve a pb in the 200m was a real bonus and it has now set me up for the summer season.  Through inexperience, I made the mistake of just doing enough to qualify for the 200m final to conserve energy, but I should have run to win to get the best lane in the final.  I’ll know next time!”

17 year old Charles is a member of Halesowen Athletics Club.

 

Main Picture shows: Charles on the podium at the English Indoor Athletic Age Group Championships at the EIS Sheffield.

Second photo shows:  Charles in action at Sports Day.

Charles receiving the Senior Victor Ludorum at the 2016 OSH Sports Day where he won both the 100m and 200m.