Amelia Strickler close to 18 metres at British Indoors

The performance of the 2nd day of the British Indoor Championships at Glasgow on 23rd February belonged to TVH athlete Amelia Strickler in the shot put. After warming up with 17.41m in the 2nd round and 17.45m in the 3rd round, Amelia unleashed a lifetime best 17.97m in the 4th round, to win the British Indoor Championships by more than half a metre from Sophie McKinna.

Amelia’s best performance outdoors in 2019 was 17.83m and she now comfortably leads the British rankings for 2020. Amelia was obviously delighted with the competition, but is confident that there is more to come this indoor season.

Other good performances from TVH athletes at the British Indoors included hurdlers and clubs captains Jessica Tappin 55.54 secs and Chris McAlister 48.10 secs in the 400m. In their first championships for TVH, new members Nicole Kendall and Jason Hoyle did well to both finish 5th in their 400m finals with 55.21 secs and 48.73 secs respectively. Under 20 athlete Charlotte Buckley acquitted herself well in her first senior championships with 2:11.61 secs in the 800m and Lia Stephenson had a consistent series of jumps to finish 4th in the triple jump with a best of 12.59m.

Another TVH triple jumper performing well at the weekend was Ruth-Ann Otaruoh who improved her U17 club record to 11.55m at the English U17 Championships in Sheffield.

Local press report in the Kilburn Times;