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Joey Duck, GBR

Full Name: Joey Duck
Age: 14
Event: 100m, 200m
Club: Milton Keynes AC
Coach: Ian Russell

Personal Bests:

60m Indoors
7.78 25/26 Jan 2003 NIA, Birmingham, GBR
100m Indoors
200m Indoors
100m 

11.79

25 May 2003 Watford, GBR
200m
24.06 12 July 2003 Sheffield, GBR

2002

Joey took away 2 gold medals from the SEAA Under 20 Championships in Watford on 25/6 May 2002 for the 100m and 200m, after winning both heats.

Joey took the silver in the Junior Girls' English Schools 200m at the Harvey Haddon Stadium in Nottingham. 

 2003

Her record this year was amazing: 42 starts, 42 victories, including the English Schools Junior Girls 200m and the Norwich Union Under 15 Girls 100m and 200m; and the fastest UK times of the year in her age group for 100m (11.79), placing her second on the all-time list to Katharine MERRY, and 200m (24.06), which puts her fourth on the all-time list.

Joey took the Gold at the AAA U20 Indoor Champs in Birmingham on 25/26 January 2003. She ran 7.78 in the final, 0.01 outside uk:a all-time top ten rankings.

Starting at home on 26th April, for the Southern Women's League it was two wins out of two recording 12.1 for the 100m and 25.0 for the 200m. In May Joey won both the 100m and 200m in the opening National Young Athletes’ League match at Abingdon and a week later became the Buckinghamshire County Champion at 100m and 200m. 

However, it was at the end of May in the South of England Championships where Joey blasted the 100m to record 11.79 in her heat to set the second fastest UK time ever, bettered only by Katherine Merry in 1989. Although Joey was slightly slower in the final, her unbeaten trail continued, made all the better by taking the 200m title as well, recording 24.31 in the Final. 

More wins came in June, including the Northants Schools’ and Schools’ Inter-Counties 200m titles and the 100m and 200m in the second National Young Athletes’ League match. Obviously the big occasion is good for Joey because it was at the English Schools’ Championships in Sheffield that she won her heat and semi-final in the 200m, before searing to the fourth-best-ever time for a UK Under 15 Girl with 24.06 to win yet another title. 

By August Joey was slowing a little but so was the opposition and no one could surpass her at the AAA Under 15 Championships where she added the 100m and 200m titles to the now rapidly expanding trophy cabinet, with times of 12.07 and 24.74. Just a week later Joey added the South of England Inter-Counties 100m and 200m titles for good measure, at an almost pedestrian pace, at least for her) of 12.81 and 25.51. Finally in September Joey rounded off the season with the last round of the Southern Women's League with wins in the 100m and 200m in 12.4 and 25.3, helping the team to stay in the first division.

Joey is ranked number one in Europe in her age group at 200m and number one in the UK for 100m. Her lightning-quick times have set her apart from the rest.

Joey recently recorded 11.79 for the 100m, placing her second on the UK all-time under-15 list. She also won the English Schools (Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield) 200m in 24.06 - the fastest time recorded for 14 years. 

"Third Fastest 100 metres U20 in Europe this year"

"Fifth Fastest 200 metres U20 in Europe this year"

Her incredible year ended with Joey being one of ten youngsters from all sports to be nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality 2003.

"I couldn't believe it when I made it to the top ten let alone the top three," said Joey, who studies at Northampton High School. She has been with Milton Keynes AC since she was 11 and now trains three times a week, including attending a talent academy every week at Loughborough University. Her 24.06 seconds 200m pushed Amy Spencer down to fifth in the UK all-time standings.

Club spokesman Ian Russell said: "We're all thrilled at the recognition Joey has received – it's recognition for the Club as well. Joey is very focused and has always had remarkable speed."

2004

1st Feb - Joey (currently) tops the U17 girls indoor rankings 2004 with 24.93 secs for 200m, and lies in second for the 60m with 7.76 behind Joscelynn Hopeson.

60m Indoor: 2003 - Gold, AAA U20 Championships, NIA Birmingham, 7.78, PB*
100m: 2003 - Gold, 26th Apr, Southern Women's League, 12.1

         - Gold, May, National Young Athletes’ League match, Abingdon

         - Gold, May, Buckinghamshire County Championships

         - Gold, (Heat) May, South of England Championships, 11.29, PB*, 2nd UK All time List

        - Gold, (Final) May, South of England Championships

        - Gold, June, National Young Athletes’ League match

       - Gold, (Aug), AAA Under 15 Championships, 12.07

        - Gold, (Aug), South of England Inter-Counties Championships, 12.81

        - Gold, (Sept), Southern Women's League, 12.4

200m: 2002 - Gold, (Heat) English Schools Track and Field, Harvey Haddon Stadium, Nottingham, 25.44

        - Gold, (Semi-final) English Schools Track and Field, Harvey Haddon Stadium, Nottingham, 25.31 

       - Silver, (Final) English Schools Track and Field, Harvey Haddon Stadium, Nottingham, 25.29 

2003 - Gold, 26th Apr, Southern Women's League, 25.0

         - Gold, May, National Young Athletes’ League match, Abingdon

         - Gold, May, Buckinghamshire County Championships

        - Gold, May, Northants Schools Championships

       - Gold, June, Schools’ Inter-Counties Championships

        - Gold, June, South of England Championships, 24.31

         - Gold, June, National Young Athletes’ League match

         - Gold, (Heat) English Schools Track and Field, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield), 24.24

        - Gold, (Semi-final) English Schools Track and Field, Harvey Haddon Stadium, Nottingham, 25.31 

        - Gold, (Final) English Schools Track and Field, Harvey Haddon Stadium, Nottingham, 24.06, PB*, 4th UK U15G All time List

        - Gold, (Aug), AAA Under 15 Championships, 24.74

        - Gold, (Aug), South of England Inter-Counties Championships, 25.51

        - Gold, (Sept), Southern Women's League, 25.3

PB* Personal Best

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