Golden boy Chenna sprints to national glory in Sheffield

Chenna Okoh won gold in the U15 boys' 300m at the England Age Group Indoor Championships in Sheffield
Chenna Okoh won gold in the U15 boys' 300m at the England Age Group Indoor Championships in Sheffield

Dacorum & Tring AC star Chenna Okoh achieved his biggest result yet as he won gold in the U15 boys’ 300m at the England Age Group Indoor Championships in Sheffield.

Okoh, 14, won the race in a blistering time of 36.56s, which is a new national record and all-time best performance at the distance for U15 boys.

Okoh was already ranked as the second-fastest ever U15 300m runner indoors, and he beat Owen Richardson’s 36.87s to take victory ahead of Crawley’s Joseph Massimo and Newham and Essex Beagles’ Femi Seki.

“I knew it would be a hard race but with all my coaching sessions up at the track and a lot of determination, I knew that I would get out what I put in,” said Okoh.

“I knew I had a chance of winning, but a national record is a huge bonus. I received a £100 voucher in the process too!”

He extended his thanks to coaches Gavin and Sarah Town, and to Dacorum & Tring for supporting him throughout.

Okoh also came fourth in the 200m with an indoor PB of 23:21.

Fellow Cavendish School pupil Jess Robinson was also in action in Sheffield, winning silver with a new PB of 3m and 30cm.