Olympian Chris leads sessions

FORMER British long jump record holder Chris Tomlinson is helping Dyke House College’s athletes develop their talent.

 

FORMER British long jump record holder Chris Tomlinson is helping Dyke House College’s athletes develop their talent.

The three-time Olympian, who medalled at the European Championships in 2008 and 2009, is pencilled in for a number of sessions with Dyke House students before the summer.

He has already led a couple of sessions at Middlesbrough’s Sports Village and will be meeting up with them again.

Dyke House is proud to have produced talented athletes and Chris’ advice is perfect for the college’s very own long jumper, Emily Parrott.

Emily, pictured second from the right, has already had a couple of outdoor events and has been hitting personal bests for Gateshead Harriers.

At Whitley Bay in the first round of the North-East Youth Development League she jumped a best of 4.39 in the Under-15s Girls’ Long Jump to gain second place.

Emily also came an impressive second in her heat of the 100m in a personal best time of 13.40sec. She finished the meet by crossing the line first in the 4x100m relay to help the Harriers become the overall winners.

Her individual bests marked further improvement on strongperformances in the UK Youth Development League meeting in Sheffield.

BY DYKE HOUSE REPORTER
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