17-year-old triple-jumper Katie, from Alfreton, won a silver medal at the English Schools Athletics Championships in the Under-20 triple jump. She trains with Amber Valley and Erewash Athletic Club and is a member of the Derbyshire Institute of Sport Programme.
Katie says: "I am rather privileged in terms of training facilities, with access to strength and conditioning equipment and an indoor jump pit as part of the DIS programme at Derby University.
"These are especially helpful during the winter months where bad weather can be somewhat prohibiting when using a sandpit for much of my training. My programme also includes weight routines, plyometrics, speed work, and jump specific drills.
"My goals for the coming year are to place somewhere in the top 5 in the UK ranking list for the under 20 age group, with a jump of around 12.30 metres and to gain more medals at National championships. In the long term I'd hope to be selected for international events and represent GB in the sport I love."