Laura Samuels


A stunning triple-jump performance helped Leicester's Laura Samuel claim victory at the England Under-23 Championships in Bedford. The Birchfield Harrier produced a tremendous leap of 13.75m to claim victory by more than a metre from Gateshead's Emma Pringle. It was the same distance she managed in taking silver at the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada two years ago.

Last weekend's win was also Samuel's best performance since she claimed silver at the England Senior Championships last year, with a lifetime best of 13.77m.

It caps a terrific month in which she twice went over the 13.60m mark as she finished second in both the England Closed Championships and Bedford International Games

Domestic Record
2012 - Aviva European Indoor Trials & UK Championships TJ 5th
2011 - Aviva European Indoor Trials & UK Championships TJ gold. CAU Inter Counties Championships TJ bronze. Aviva U23 European Indoor Trials &UK Championships TJ silver
2010 - Aviva England U20 Indoor Championships TJ gold, 60m 5th sf. Aviva England U20 World Trials Championships 100m 7th. LJ 4th, Aviva European Trials & UK Championships TJ gold. Aviva England U20 World Trials TJ gold. Aviva World Indoor Trials & UK Championships TJ 5th. CAU Inter COunties Championships TJ 5th
2009 - Aviva World Trials & National Championships TJ 4th. England U20 Championships TJ gold. Aviva English Schools Championships TJ gold. Aviva England Athletics U20 Championships TJ gold
2008 - English Schools Championships LJ silver
2007 - Sainsburys English Schools Championships LJ gold. Schools International LJ gold UK School Games LJ gold. England Athletics Open Championships U17 LJ bronze
2006 - AAA U17 Championships 100m 6th h
2005 - English Schools Championships 100m 4th h

Major Championships and International Record
2012 - Aviva International GBR v GER v RUS v Commonwealth v USA TJ 4th
2010 - IAAF World Junior Championships TJ silver

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