Forty-Four Year 4x100m Relay Record Broken

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Reading ACs Ellie Gilder, Liani Springer-Thompson, Fatou Gaye and Kirsty Treglown ran a superlative 50.25 secs in the U15 Girls 4x100m on 21 April 2018 at the Bracknell athletics track.

By five one-hundredths of a second, the relay team managed to break the record set in 1974 by Sonia Pearson, Beverly Rollison, Sarah Hayes and Kathy Smallwood.

They were competing in the season's first Youth Development League meeting for the lower age groups (U15 and U17).  Together with their colleagues from the girls and boys team they helped secure a victory for the team as a whole.

The victory was all the more pleasing as this was the team's first meeting since being promoted back into the Southern Premier 1 League.

The lower age group league is made up of:  Reading AC, Bracknell, AC, Blackeath and Bromley AC, Southampton AC, Havering AC and Tonbridge AC.