Medal joy for Doncaster’s Chappell at English Schools’ Athletics Championships

Lucy Chappell, third from left, won a bronze medal at the English Schools' Athletics Championships.

Lucy Chappell, third from left, won a bronze medal at the English Schools' Athletics Championships.

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Doncaster Athletic Club’s Lucy Chappell celebrated her final English Schools’ Athletics Championships at Gateshead with a medal.

Former Ridgewood School pupil Chappell, who also had the honour of carrying the South Yorkshire flag, picked up a bronze medal after clearing a height of 1.72m in the senior girls’ high jump.

She said: “I am so pleased with how I performed.

“I knew that I was in great shape but I also knew it was going to be a tough because all five of the girls in the competition jump around the same height.

“It is the one thing that I wanted to achieve this season, seeing as it was my final year, and I did it.”

Clubmate Joe McGrath, second in his heat in both the first round and semi-final, finished fifth in the senior boys’ 100m final in a wind-affected time of 11.08 seconds.

Emily Jones, fifth in her heat in a time of 26.29 seconds, failed to progress in the senior girls’ 200m.

Sophie Mills competed in the intermediate girls’ 200m and came sixth in her heat in a time of 26.98.

Mollie Magee-Sharpe finished well down the field in the inter-girls’ shot.