St Albans Athletics Club's wonderful season shows no sign of stopping with success at home and abroad.

The Westminster Lodge-based club's biggest win of the summer came from teenager Phoebe Gill.

She clocked the fastest 800m time by a British U17 athlete since 1977 to win gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad & Tobago.

The 16-year-old was making her international debut for England and clocked two minutes 2.30 seconds, just 0.30 behind the British record.

It was the first time Gill has dipped below the 2:03 mark.

"It was such an amazing race," said Gill, speaking to England Athletics.

"I was a bit worried at first because it was so hot and being from England we’re not really used to that weather.

"I was against such a phenomenal field of athletes and I think we all pushed each other and I’m really happy with how it came out."

The gold follows her 2:03.12 which won the English Schools inter girls' title in Birmingham.

The club also had athletes at the final BMC Grand Prix, which took place in Trafford.

Sam Jones, James McMurray and Keira Stern were all on track with the former taking the win in the H race with a season's best of 1:54.46 and McMurray finishing fourth in the A race just outside his PB.

Herts Advertiser: Sophie Jacobs of St Albans Athletics Club with her medal. Picture: SAACSophie Jacobs of St Albans Athletics Club with her medal. Picture: SAAC (Image: St Albans Athletics Club)

The Lee Valley Athletics Centre was the venue for the South of England U15/U17 Championships.

Sophie Jacobs ran in the U17 1500m Championship race and ran an intelligent race, making her move in the last 400m to claim an excellent silver medal.

There were two of the club's boys on the start line for the U15 800m, Oscar Nagalingam and Luke Carlin both qualifying fastest from Saturday's heats.

And it proved to be a sensational race for the two Albans youngsters, Nagalingam taking the gold ahead of Carlin in second.

Alex McDonald also finished third in the Battersea Park 5km.