Heptathlete Rebecca is making big strides

Heptathlete Rebecca Lister

Heptathlete Rebecca Lister

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Rebecca Lister is making big strides in the heptathlon, impressing at a number of events over the last few months.

The 15-year-old, from Batley, competes for Leeds City AC under the guidance of coach Alan Childs.

Rebecca, pictured above, came first in the York Benenden Summer League with a series of six meetings, held between June to September, where athletes competed in hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, sprinting and 800m running.

A two-day heptathlon at the Yorkshire combined events, saw Rebecca win a silver medal in the Under-17 Ladies competition.

Rebecca also had trials at Spenborough running track for a place in the top 16 to represent Kirklees and the BBG Academy at the European Athletic games. in the Czech Republic, along with a one day competition in Italy.

Rebecca then capped a magnificent year by winning gold at the North East Counties heptathlon last month.