Athletics: Breach in flying form at Lee Valley

Chichester Runners & AC member Jessica Breach competed at the South of England Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre in North London.

Jess Breach fared well at Lee Valley
Jess Breach fared well at Lee Valley

The combined-eventer, who is also part of the Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, is making the transition this year to the under-20 age group and plans to focus mainly on sprints and the long jump.

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In the heats of the 60m, despite being distracted at the start, she still managed to record a new personal best time of 8.07sec – and went on to improve it again to 8.01 for fifth spot in the high-quality semi-final line-up.

The long jump saw her go comfortably through the qualifying pools with a leap of 5.17m. In the final, she jumped a very pleasing season’s opener of 5.22m to finish in fourth position.

DAVID CHURCHER