AN athlete who is dreaming of becoming a future Olympic gold medalist has proved once again she is one of the best in her age range.

Kate Williams, who is a member of Darlington Harriers and Athletics Club, won the under 13s event at last weekend's North Eastern County Pentathlon Championship.

The event saw Kate compete in the 60m hurdles. the shot put, the high jump, the long jump, and a 60m sprint.

Her final score was a total of 2412, breaking the Darlington Harrier's club record of 2176.

The event also hosted an open competition in which there were athletes from around the country competing, with Kate finishing second overall.

Last month, she came away with four medals – two gold, a silver and a bronze – from the North Eastern Counties Indoor Athletics Championships at Gateshead International Stadium.

Earlier this month, she also finished fifth in the Scottish Nationals.

The youngster is now hoping to surpass the achievements of her athletics-mad family, with her mother, Ruth Williams, once holding the British indoor record for the 200m, which she set when she was just 19.

Speaking last month, Mrs Williams said: “She loves watching Jess (Ennis-Hill) and Usain Bolt – she is full of personality just like him.

“She does well with her school work also – I think it is important to have a good academic background and be a great all-rounder.

“As soon as my mother got the scrapbook out of me competing in the past, Kate was hooked.

“She plays netball, football, rugby, cricket – sport is just in her genes.”