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Promising steeplechaser seals place in Welsh Schools’ team

July 8th, 2021

A talented teenage athlete has sealed his place in the Welsh Schools’ team for the 1,500 metres steeplechase.

Henry, a Year 10 student at Monmouth School for Boys, stormed to victory in the Welsh Schools Athletic Association SIAB (Schools International Athletic Board) trials.

Henry, 15, will now compete for Welsh Schools in The SIAB Track & Field, hosted by English Schools, at Moreton Stadium in Derby on Saturday 25th September.

He also ranks sixth in the UK by British Athletics for his age group in the steeplechase.

Running against boys in Year 11, the opening moments were tentative for all athletes in the Under-17 age-group steeplechase trial.

Henry successfully navigated his first-ever water jump and eventually took the lead.

He was clear at the bell and continued to stretch out his lead to win comfortably by six seconds, in a respectable 4:50.

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