STROUD AC starlet Annie Testar joined an elite group who have two consecutive victories at the All England Schools Track and Field Championships

Annie who attends Stroud High School won the school year 10&11, 800m title last year, now in Year 12 she was selected as the Gloucestershire team captain this year for the 89th All England Schools Track and Field Championships, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

After a disappointing Friday for the combined county boys & girls team, only three track athletes progressed to finals on Saturday, including Testar's training partner Lexie Bull.

Testar qualified on Friday in the last automatic qualification place in 2 minutes, 12.9 seconds.

Coach Chris Brown said: “The heat took a lot out of Annie and it was obvious she had not got over the chest infection. She was not feeling good before the final, also as the last final on Saturday evening she felt the weight of expectation as the captain to bring back a medal for Gloucestershire in the 800m.”

Testar started brightly, disguising how she felt and raced home to take the title in 2 minutes, 08.81s.

Bull, who only took up the 800m in May, exceeded expectations by reaching the final, after running two rounds on Friday close to her personal best, found the 3rd race on Saturday one too many, finishing seventh in 2 minutes, 17.24s.