COLCHESTER Harriers sprinter Rebecca Jeggo says her eye-catching medal-winning performance at the British Indoor Championships was her best yet.

The talented 20-year-old claimed her first major medal, after storming to women’s 200 metres bronze in the prestigious Glasgow event.

Jeggo, who had earlier reached the 60m final at the Championships, says she was overjoyed by her performance.

She said: “I’d never been in a British Championships final so to make two in one weekend was great and to win a medal was fantastic.

“It’s definitely the medal I’m most proud of.

“To win a medal at such a big event and performing well on the big stage gets your name out there.

“Everyone at Colchester Harriers has been very supportive and I was proud to wear the green vest.”

After being drawn in lane six in the final, Jeggo kept her cool along the back straight despite being passed by race favourite Ama Pipi.

Using the slingshot off the final bend, the University of Essex student worked hard to finish third in a time of 24.33s, to claim her first major medal.

Jeggo, competing in her third British Indoor Championships, had earlier sealed her automatic qualification for the 200m final as the second quickest qualifier in the heat.

She clocked a personal best (PB) of 24.26s, half a second quicker than the same meet last year and three hundredths of a second off an outdoor PB.

Jeggo’s weekend of competition had started on Saturday, with a rare 60m outing.

A third-place finish in 7.78s was good enough to gain her a slot in her first-ever British Championship final, where she ran a PB of 7.72s for seventh place.

With a successful indoor calendar now complete, Jeggo will now begin her preparations for the outdoor season which is set to get underway at the end of April.

She added: “My indoor events are done now for this year and I’m really happy with how things have gone - it couldn’t have gone any better.”