Morgan Lake, who began her athletics career at Slough Junior AC, became World Junior heptathlon champion yesterday in Eugene Oregon.
Having set a personal best (1.94m – also a new junior world best) in the high jump Morgan led after day 1. On day 2 she set another new PB this time in the javelin (41.64m) to score a total of 6,148 points at the end of the 2 days, a new world leading best with the new weights.
An elated Morgan said: “I don’t even think it’s sunk in yet, I’m so happy. I’ve wanted it for so long, I haven’t really spoken about it with anyone because I didn’t want to jinx it.
“In the 800m I was so dead at the end, I’d pushed at 200m to go when maybe I should have gone at 150m or 100m but I was just trying to make the line. The world youth record means everything too, it’s what I train for so I’m really happy.”