CAISTOR Grammar School pupil Kate Pattison, has been selected to represent England schools in an international athletics meeting.
Kate represented Lincolnshire at the English Schools Track and Field Championships in Gateshead last weekend.
She throws the discus and competed against 17 other throwers from throughout England.
Prior to the competition Kate’s personal best was 36m 90cm, which she knew would not be far enough to achieve a podium position due to the very strong completion.
In the first round Kate threw an incredible 38m 50cm, which was good enough to put her into a medal winning position.
Knowing that she would probably need to throw even further to guarantee a medal, Kate pulled an excellent 39m 60cm out of the bag in round three of six throws, to put her into the silver medal slot.
This is where she stayed until the end of the competition, taking silver.
A very proud Kate said: “I have been really focused on my training this year and have been consistent in all my competitions, but knew I would have to throw a big personal best to win a medal against some great throwers. I am delighted to have won a silver medal.”
As a result of this performance Kate has won her first International vest and will represent England schools against Scotland, Wales and Ireland down in Kent at the end of July.
On making the England team Kate added: “I am delighted and really proud to be representing my country at discus.
“I have worked really hard with my coach Nikki to get this far and want to continue doing really well.”