Athletics: Chelsea Walker goes from strength to strength

NPOC Chelsey Walker
NPOC Chelsey Walker

Chelsea Walker continues to go from strength to strength as she forges ahead in her athletics career.

The 15-year-old from Shiptonthorpe ended the track season in the top ten of the UK rankings in four disciplines, proving how talented she is across the board when it comes to athletics events.

She is ranked fifth in the 300m hurdles, seventh in the 80m hurdles, eighth in the heptathlon and tenth in the 60m hurdles.

This is all testament to the success she has had throughout the year at various events around the country, many of which have been reported on in the Pocklington Post’s sports pages over the last 12 months.

The Market Weighton School pupil came first in the North Yorkshire indoor pentathlon and the Northern indoor pentathlon.

It was her first time doing the 60m hurdles, which she completed in a very fast time and propelled herself into the top ten ranking.

Chelsea also went to the City of Stoke’s Athletics Club’s Northwood stadium on Sunday 21 April.

She came first in the 100 metres and in the 800m hurdles.

She picked up her third gold medal in the 300m hurdles, which took her to number one in the UK for that event.

The new youth development league in Middlesbrough took place in high winds, which made it difficult for all competitors.

But Chelsea overcame the weather to come first in both the 300m hurdles and the long jump.