Thaila dominates Anglian Schools Heptathlon

Jun 28, 2024




Thaila dominates Anglian Schools Heptathlon

Y11 student Thaila-Jade Mason dominated the Inter Girls heptathlon at the Anglian Regional Schools Championships held at Chelmsford, winning by an incredible 679 points.

A time of 11.9sec in the 80m hurdles (only 3/100ths short of her lifetime best) saw her off to a flying start and sharing the lead. She then seized an outright lead by clearing a new lifetime best of 1.66m in the high jump, taking a 200 point lead. From here, Thaila never looked back.  Her shot put of 9.22m was just 2cms shy of her personal best, whilst another PB of 25.8sec in the 200m saw her with a commanding overnight lead of 400 points.

Although disappointed with her long jump of 5.58m, it was nevertheless half a metre further than any other competitor, extending Thaila’s lead to 674 points. 25.66m in the javelin and 2min 38secs in the 800m saw Thaila accumulate a total of 4627 points – beating her previous lifetime personal best score by 124 points.

Thaila now qualifies for the English Schools National Heptathlon Finals to be held in Stoke in September.

Congratulations Thaila we are very proud of your achievement!

Post by Vicky Hunt