Sofia helps to claim Cadet relay title

Beth, Sofia, Amelia and Alex.

Beth, Sofia, Amelia and Alex.

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Four female cadets from Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) have taken a step closer to retaining their 4x100m relay crown.

Competing in the Eastern Region Athletics Championships, hosted at Boston’s Princess Royal Sports Arena, they took gold – finishing 25 metres ahead of their nearest rivals.

They can now look forward to representing Eastern Region in the AFC National Championships.

The team consisted of 16-year-old Cadet Sofia Potesta-Elliot from Market Deeping and three Grantham-based cadets, 16-year-old Cadet Corporal Amelia Pattinson, 15-year-old Cadet Corporal Beth Wright and Cadet Sergeant Alex Madejska.

With school exams, it was not possible for the flying four to practise for the event but they kept their nerve and won comfortably in the end.