Herne Hill Harriers Snowden just misses out on indoor medal glory

Herne Hill Harriers’ Katie Snowden narrowly missed out on a medal as she took on the best of Britain over 800m at the British Athletics Indoor Championships.

The 19-year-old had qualified for the final at the event in Sheffield by clocking two minutes 6.23 seconds in a fast heat won by Jenny Meadows, a gold medallist over 800m at the European Indoor Championships in Paris in 2011.

But Sunday’s final turned into a tactical affair and after Meadows set the early pace, Laura Muir took the victory in 2:06.04.

Snowden’s heat time would have earned her a silver medal, but the slow early pace meant she closed her race in 2:07.60 – 84 one-hundredths of a second behind the bronze medal runner.

Snowden would ultimately finish fifth, one place behind Meadows.

Two further Herne Hill teenagers were also in action at Sheffield.
After progressing through a heat, 18-year-old Marvin Popoola was sixth in his 60m semi-final in 6.86secs in a race won by Croydon’s James Dasaolu.

Jessie Knight, 19, was third in her 400m heat, clocking 55.20. Nicholas Atwell, meanwhile, was fourth in his 400m heat in 48.11.

From the Streatham Guardian