ROSIE Chamberlain produced a stunning performance to go smash her personal best over 800m and go joint top of the South West Rankings.
The 19-year-old Exeter Harrier, who is a student at the University of Central Florida, finally broke her three-year-old best of 2:07.33 with a time of 2:06.38 at the American Championships in Connecticut.
It is a significant moment for the former Isca College student from St James as she has struggled to get anywhere near that time again until moving to America on a sports scholarship last autumn.
That switch has prompted her most consistent spell of racing and over the past couple of months she has edged closer to that 2012 mark which she ran on her home track at the Exeter Arena.
Indeed, the former English Schools’ medallist has twice gone under 2mins 9secs this year – including once indoors – but this sort of leap forward is exactly what she has been hoping for and it will be interesting to see how much faster she can go this summer.
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April 30, 2015 - City Runs
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