Six athletes from Blackheath & Bromley competed in the Schools Home Countries International at Grangemouth in Scotland. For a Club to have one athlete selected is an achievement, to have this number is exceptional. Of the six, five won their events.

After smashing her best last weekend at the English Schools Championships, Yasmin Austridge was again in winning form taking the 1500 metres steeplechase in 4.56.72. Only she has run faster than this in the country this year and there to watch was her father Paul, himself an England International of the 400 hurdles in 1981.

Jessica Keene has already won a schools International at cross country and she showed she is top quality over the track as well as she won the 3000 metres in 9.57.13 nearly five seconds clear of the field.

Holly Mills had to settle for second at the English schools but she bounced back to win the International to set a wind assisted best of 6.26 for the long jump and a legal 6.23. No one else in the UK has had a legal jump over six metres this year in the under 17s and she still has another year in the age group.

Divine Oladipo enjoyed a similarly emphatic victory in the shot winning by 73 centimetres with a distance of 14.20.

Back on the track Molly Scott showed she is in peak form as she set a personal best of 11.11 to win the 80 metres hurdles. She also set a best of 11.88 to finish third in the 100 metres just two hundredths of a second ahead of Charmont Webster Tape whose time was just six hundredths off her personal best.