Nine- year-old Doncaster Dartes and Rossington Rascals swimmer Greta Highfield has just returned from a b rilliant performance in Viveiro in Spain where she competed the UIPM Biathle World Championships.
The Hill House School pupil was introduced to biathle- a continuous run-swim-run competition - as part of the schools activities programme where she is a member of the running and swimming clubs.
Despite being one of the youngest pupils in the championships she finished in a very respectable ninth place out of nearly 30 finalists from around the world. As Year 5 pupil Greta will be in the same age group next year she is already working hard in a bid to win the gold medal.
Greta finished the biathle season as the winner of both the Great Britain and Yorkshire series for her age group, a fantastic achievement in her first full season in the sport, whilst maintaining her commitments to her swimming club and Doncaster Dartes.
Jon Lawrie, who runs Hill House School’s swimming and running squads, said: “Greta is a inspiration and has created such a buzz around the school as everyone wants to emulate her! Thanks to the Yorkshire Biathle Club, in particular Gregan Clarkson for the additional support, mentoring and coaching they have provided to Greta to help her achieve her goals.”