RISING star Hannah Kelly picked up a silver medal at the England Athletics national indoor championships for the under-15, u17 and u20 age groups after recording her fastest ever time in the 200m.

And her performance saw her selected to compete for England again, this time for the u20s, and she will travel to Cardiff this weekend to compete against the best of the home countries in the Welsh International.

Kelly was one of five junior Harriers competing in Sheffield and narrowly missed out on top spot to friend and rival Georgina Adam by just 0.11secs.

Competing for the first time since her British Senior Championships exploits, Kelly looked smooth in her heat (first in 24.62secs) and the semi, which she also won in a season’s best 24.40.

In the final, silver was never in doubt and coming into the last 30m she was neck and neck with Adam.

First place evaded her, however, as Kelly recorded 24.22 to take second.

This sets her up nicely to target sub-24secs on the outdoor track where times are quicker.

The qualifying standard for this year’s World Junior Championships is 23.70 – it may be a big ask, but there is also a possibility of a place on the relay team.

Kelly has been invited to be a part of the relay squad but knows she will need to perform well early in the season to stand a chance of selection for the championships.

Also at Sheffield, Ben To was competing at his first u17 national finals.

Having just moved up age groups, it was always going to be tough but he marked his intent in his heat by storming through 60m in a new personal best of 7.35.

He duly qualified for the semi-final and ran close to this time in 7.39 but it was not quite fast enough to make the final.

Julia Winogrodzka and Georgia Lever were competing in the long jump on the Saturday, although neither came close to their best.

Under-13 Winogrodzka finished 12th with a best jump of 4.91m and u20 Lever was 17th with 5.07m.

Lever next competed in the triple jump the following day and finished fifth with a leap of 11.58 in round six – just 10cm behind her PB.

Porscha Johnson, in her first national championships, competed in the u15 girls' 60m hurdles.

Nerves slightly got the better of her but she still recorded 10.07 to finish sixth in her heat.

She also gained the qualifying standard for the 60m flat, but had decided to concentrate on the hurdles.

Winogrodzka also had a good second day as she easily won her 60m hurdles heat in 9.38 to record a massive new PB.

In the semi-final she went even faster, finishing third in 9.34, and in the final quicker still to take fourth spot in 9.28. Although disappointed not to take a medal, she should be very proud as she was the only lower-aged athlete to make the final.