Athletics: Locals go for gold at Bedford championships

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The English under 17 and under 15 championships take place at Bedford this weekend.

In the under 17 age group, Doncaster sprinter Joe McGrath is expected to make an impact in the 100m, whilst Chesterfield twins Alicia and Ella Barrett should add to their collection of medals.

Alicia is favourite for her main event, the 80m hurdles, and also does the 100m whilst Ella goes for a double in the 200 and 300m. Barnsley’s Toni Buckingham heads the rankings in the shot.

At under 15 girls level, City of Sheffield sprinter Billie Jo Harris is listed for both the 100 and 200 metres. Tilly Simpson (Hallamshire) is a strong medal contender in the 800 metres as are City of Sheffield’s Bronte Leigh Jones (discus) and Ana Garcia in the walk.