Chloe Picks Up Gold at College Nationals
Fri, 2002-05-03 01:00
East Durham College student Chloe Price has won a gold medal at the British College Sport’s National Championships.
Durham Harriers runner, Chloe, from Peterlee, ran for the College in the 1500m at the BCS national finals held last week at the Gateshead International Stadium.
And despite treacherous conditions the 18-year-old sport studies student still pulled out a fantastic performance, crossing the line 50 metres ahead of the rest of the field.
And Chloe was proud to pick up the gold medal although not running anywhere near her personal best time.
Chloe said: “It’s always a great feeling to win a race, especially in a national competition against some great competitors.
“My time wasn’t too great in the race and nowhere near my PB but that really is down to the conditions, the weather made it a really tough race.”
Chloe is now back into her books as she finishes up on her course this year before starting her Sports Science degree at Durham University in September.
East Durham College sports lecturer Nicola Douglas praised Chloe for her hard work over the year, both in her training and her studies at the College.
Nicola said: “Chloe was fantastic in her race at Gateshead. She dominated the field in tough weather conditions and showed what a fantastic athlete she is.
“Chloe is a dedicated student who is permanently working to distinction level on her course, and she matches that with the commitment she puts into her training.
“I’m sure Chloe will carry this on when she moves on to Durham University in September to continue her studies.”
Chloe will next be competing on Saturday 8th June in the Durham Central Schools Athletics Association’s Durham County Schools Track & Field Championships held at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow.