West 800m ace Charlotte joins exodus to America

WEST international middle distance runner Charlotte Cayton-Smith flew out to America this week to begin the next stage of her career.

The 19-year-old Cornwall AC 800m runner (pictured far left) staCharlotteCaytonSmith2ndEAChamps2016rts a four-year sports scholarship deal at the University of Mississippi – Ole Miss as it is popularly referred to in America – in which her athletics ambitions will be given priority.

From that point of view Cayton-Smith knows it is a great opportunity to fully realise her potential as one of Britain’s best young 800m runners.

“I am so excited,” said Cayton-Smith.

“I love Cornwall and it will be sad to be leaving but it will be worth it.”