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Holly Wins Gold in Birmingham

Holly Fielder won the gold medal in the long jump at the National Prep Schools Champs which took place on the 2nd July at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.
Jumping fourth in the order Holly leapt 4.71m with her first jump which she then backed up with 4.68m and 4.67m. Her opening effort was not matched by any of the other competitors, although Ella Houston (currently ranked above Holly in the UK rankings with 4.87m) came closest with her best effort of 4.69m. Third place was 4.54m.

Three hours later Holly then ran in the 800m. She was in 5th place at the bell, but a very strong last 300m saw her finish in 3rd place, just behind Emily Bond. Holly took over 4.7secs off her personal best to finish with a new best of 2mins 29.16secs.