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Sainsbury's School Games Alumni: Athletics Rising Star Morgan Lake
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Sainsbury's School Games Alumni: Athletics Rising Star Morgan Lake
15 May 2015, 11:43 am
By Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Up-and-coming British athlete Morgan Lake has seen her career skyrocket since competing at the Sainsbury's School Games in 2012 and 2013.
The promising youngster was 15-years-old when she won the U17 girls long jump at the Sainsbury's 2012 School Games. The England South West star claimed gold with a jump of 5.80m at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Lake returned to the School Games in 2013 to compete at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield in the girls high jump. Earlier that year, Lake broke the long standing UK U17 girls high jump record, clearing the 1.90m mark, so it was perhaps no surprise that she once again went home with a gold medal, recording a winning height of 1.82m in the Steel City.

Two years on from her last School Games appearance and Morgan is making a name for herself on the world stage. In 2014 she did the double, becoming World Junior Champion in both the heptathlon and the high jump. On her way to claiming the heptathlon crown, she smashed the 6,000 points barrier with a personal best of 6,148.

At that same event, the Surrey-born star went on to win the high jump, clearing 1.93m to beat the Czech jumper Michaela Hruba.

The 18-year-old's success in 2014 continued with a record breaking performance at an indoor athletics meet in Vaxjo, Sweden. Morgan broke the World Youth Record for the pentathlon with total of 4,284 points.

Morgan's achievements in 2014 were recognised with a nomination for the prestigious BBC Young Sport's Personality of the Year.

2015 got off to the best possible start when, in February, Morgan set a new British junior record in the high jump. Competing at the Sainsbury's British Indoor Championships, she jumped 1.94m claiming a silver medal in the process.

With more success likely to follow this year, the rising star of British athletics is tipped to shine at next summer's Olympics in Rio.
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