Sprinter Sophie-Anne shines in Sheffield

Sophie-Anne Haigh in Sheffield
Sophie-Anne Haigh in Sheffield

Sophie-Anne Haigh flew the flag for Chichester Runners & AC at the England Athletics indoor age-group championships held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield over the weekend.

Better known for her stronger 100m/200m background, and competing in the under-20 age group, she opted on this occasion for the shorter 60m sprint.

Drawn in the heats in the less favoured outside lane, a good drive out the blocks along with her familiar strong leg turn-over pick-up phase saw Haigh record 7.94sec for fifth spot to qualify for the semi-final.

In the expected high-quality line up, she again ran technically very well to finish a very respectable close fifth in 7.95sec.

DAVID CHURCHER

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