TALENTED under-17 athlete Holly Mills was in record breaking form, at last weekend’s South of England Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

Going into the Championships, the Clere School student was one of the favourites to win a title having completed the long jump and 60 metres hurdles double last year at the same event.

Day one saw Mills in action in her main event, the long jump and went into the competition ranked number one in the United Kingdom in the under-17 age group.

Mills recently received the accolade of being the youngest person to be listed in the 2015 end of season Athletics Weekly Merit Rankings, where she was ranked seventh female overall, one place behind Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Despite having had limited jumps training over the winter.

The Andover Athletic Club member stamped her authority on the event from round one, with an opening leap of 6.07 metres.

Three further jumps over six metres secured Mills the title for the second year running.

The second athlete in the field recorded a jump of 5.19m.

The Clere School student’s best leap of 6.12m, also broke the championship record of 5.97m that had stood since 1995.

Mills returned on day two to compete in the 60m hurdles and having comfortably cruised through her heat in a time of 8.77secs, the teenager was in confident mood going into the semi-final.

Mills was targeting the championship record of 8.58, that had stood since 2004 and was not to be disappointed as she stopped the clock at 8.52secs to take her place in the final.

In the final another fast time of 8.59secs saw Mills crowned champion for the second successive year.

Her semi final time is also the fourth fastest of all time for under-17s, just 0.03 seconds off the quickest ever.

Richard Peters, PE curriculum leader at The Clere School where Holly is in Year 11 student said: “We are extremely proud of yet another fantastic achievement from Holly.

“She continues to prove her ability and commitment as she takes another step close to achieving her Olympic dream. Well done Holly.”