TIA ANDERSON - 300M
Tia is a National athlete and has competed Internationally for Great Britain; and this is only in her early stages of her athletics career. Although Tia suffered Achilles Tendonitis and had no developed heel bones in either feet; she has lived her life in casts and had her operation on her Achilles at the age of 8, living in a wheelchair and crutches up until the age of 9. However, this has not stopped Tia in her tracks of aiming to achieve her dreams.
In 2017, Tia won 3 silver medals in the World Catholic School Games. Here, Tia competed in the U18 age group (only as a 14 year old) and won silver in the 400m in a time of 57.7s. This ranked Tia 3rd on the All Time UK u15 rankings. Also, in 2017, Tia became the England Age Group National 300m Champion and became their new record holder (in a time of 40.32s).
In 2018, Tia came 5th in the English Schools Athletics Championships (as a bottom age athlete) and due to this performance; Tia was invited to represent England North in the UK School Games, in her individual 300m event and the 4x300m relay.
In 2019, Tia is ranked 9th in the UK over the 300m. In May, Tia broke the 28 year old North-Eastern 300m record (previously held by Alison Curbishley) in a time of 40.10s. As a result of Tia’s performance this year, she has been invited to be apart of Youth Talent Programme 2019-21 funded by a collaboration between British and England Athletics; shortlisting and identifying long term GB and Commonwealth Game potential athletes.
Tia has been North Of England Champion 4 times, over a variety of events ranging from 100m-300m (and held two of these records). She has also became 3 time Scottish Champion over 200m and 300m; as well as 4 time North-Eastern Champion and u15/u17 300m record holder.
100m : 12.5s
200m : 25.3s
300m : 40.1s
400m : 57.7s
Interests : Beyond Tia’s athletics and A-levels; Tia enjoys spending money on food and clothes with her family and friends. Tia is also a young career for her younger brother (who is also her training partner).
Goals : In the future, Tia wishes to make her International GB debut and compete in the World, Olympic and Commonwealth Championships.
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