Grace clocks PB at grand prix

Grace Baker made sure her track season ended on a high at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham.

Wednesday, 29th August 2012, 5:39 pm

The Diamond League event was televised live on the BBC, and the Bexhill College student was rubbing shoulders with Olympic medal winners such as Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford.

Pett-based Baker was competing up an age group in the UK Under-20 3,000m Championships and came home fourth in a personal best time of 9:44.50.

This sets her up well for the forthcoming cross-country season and having gained her first Great Britain vest last year, she will be hoping for selection in the under-20 GB team for the European and World Championships.

These goals are ambitious as 16-year-old Baker still has another three years in the under-20 age group, but there is no denying the local girl’s determination.