Two WCAC Teenagers Heading for Olympic Park

Two West Cheshire Athletic Club teenagers will experience their very own Olympic Games when they head to London in May.Olivia Montez-Brown and Kelly Baker have been selected to compete at the UK School Games in the capital between May 6 and 9.
Olivia, a pupil at Ellesmere Port Catholic High, and Kelly, a pupil at Bishop\’s Bluecoat High, Chester, will compete in the Olympic Park in an event that will be a forerunner to the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in July and August.
Olivia, 15, is currently ranked 18th for the under 17 women\’s 60m hurdles in the UK and 12th for her age group for indoor long jump competitions.
The all-rounder won the Northern Indoor Under 17 Women\’s Long Jump Championship title at Sheffield last month after being crowned Cheshire champion in May.
Olivia represented Cheshire at the English Schools\’ Combined Events Championships at Exeter in September, and is currently ranked 13th in the UK heptathlon ranking lists for her age.
Baker, who celebrated her 16th birthday this week, is excited at the prospect of her trip to London after winning the under 17 women\’s shot put title with 11.72m at Sheffield in last month\’s Northern Indoor Championships.
Ranked third for her age in the UK ranking lists for shot put, Baker won both the Cheshire County Schools and Clubs titles and celebrated success at the Inter Counties Schools Championship staged at Birmingham.
She finished third at last year\’s UK Schools Games at Sheffield\’s Don Valley Stadium with a put of 11.39m.
The talented duo will rub shoulders with the most talented young athletes during the four day event which provides the nation’s school children the opportunity to really feel like they are part of the Olympic experience.
A total of 35,000 people are expected to be present on the Olympic Park during the School Games which will present a great chance for thousands of young people from School Games-registered schools to join in the excitement.
The Games will feature around 2,000 young people as competitors, volunteers, officials, reporters and stadium announcers clearly showing the range of roles that young people can play in the organisation and delivery of major sporting events.
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22nd February 2012

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