Fantastic Fola fires for double… Sophie shows she’s sprint sensation

Fola Odofin powered to a fantastic sprint double as she lit up the Hampshire Championships at the Mountbatten Centre.

Tuesday, 14th May 2019, 3:18 pm
Fola Odofin wins the 100m at the Mountbatten Centre. Picture: David Brawn

On Saturday the Portsmouth sprinter had a great win in the under-13 girls’ 100m. She stormed away from her rivals to take the title in dominant fashion with a time of 13.16.

Aldershot athletes Emily Lucas and Samara Afonughe fought hard but they had to settle for second and third respectively.

The City youngster repeated her success on Sunday in the 200m finishing in 28.72 which was a huge margin of 0.6 of a second clear of second-placed athlete Grace Weeks, from Winchester, who ran 29.32.

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Sophie Brame on top of the podium with the cup which was one of four given by David Churcher, who is the senior womens team manager, attached to Chichester Runner & AC, to Hampshire Athletics for all female age groups for 200 metres. Picture: Paul Smith

Sophie Brame did the double as well in the under-17 age group. She won the 100m in 12.98 on Saturday and then took the 200m title in 26.45 on Sunday.

Ella-May Sprake finished third in the 100m on Saturday with a time of 13.19.

In the under-17 women’s 300m Poppy Herbert picked up the silver medal in 42.11.