Horsham Blue Star Harrier Cadie Willis raced to a sprint double in the South of England Under 20/15 Inter-counties championships at Abingdon on Saturday.
The sprints were held into a strong headwind and in her first year in this age group Willis ran powerfully to clock 12.55s and 25.67s for a convincing double.
Cadie, 17, had been working on running into the wind. She said: “As soon as you came out of the bend you hit the headwind and I thought there was no way this was going to be a good race.
“Everyone found it tough.”
Cadie alspo picked up golds at the Sussex Track and Field Championships earlier this month, and her next big test will be the English Schools Championships.