TEENAGER Yvette Westwood ran away with one of the top performances of the South West Schools Championships last weekend when she took both of the sprint titles.
Westwood, who attends Katherine Lady Berkeley's School in Wotton-under-Edge, was in dominant form to win both the 100m and 200m at the event held in Exeter on Saturday.
The Year 11 sprinter, who trains at Yate AC, took part in the event for Intermediate Girls and ran a wind-assisted 12.33 seconds to win her heat and progress to the final of the competition.
Then she turned on the after-burners and stormed home in the final to win it in 12.12seconds, which was one of her best career performances, to take gold.
That display was a personal best over the short sprint for the Wotton student but her day was far from done as she went to the other side of the track later in the afternoon to tackle the 200m.
There, in the warm and dry conditions, Westwood sprinted supremely.
She eased into the final of the 200m via heat two of the competition in a time of 26 seconds dead. Then, with the competition hotting up, she knocked off nearly a second to record a time of 25.07secs to win a wind-assisted race.
The time, despite the helpful win, was just 0.2secs behind her personal best of 24.80secs set in Yate at a Midland League Division Two match a month ago.
She now heads to Gateshead for the English Schools Finals on July 10 and 11 but her performances so far have been praised by the staff and children back at Katherine Lady Berkeley's School.
KLB Teacher Mike Mewse, who will be travelling to Gateshead as one of the Gloucestershire Schools Athletics Association team managers for the track and field squad, said “ Yvette has worked very hard for this. She had tough schedules at both county and South West Championships but came through brilliantly.
"She really deserves her success and we wish her well in the ESAA Finals."