|High School:||Stafford Grammar School|
2011 European Junior gold medalist – 1500m
2010 World Junior semi-finalist – 800m
2009 World Youth participant – 800m
Personal bests of 1:48.30 for 800 and 3:41.33 for 1500m
Saw action at Princeton, at the Heptagonal Championships and at the NCAA Championships … Placed first of the Crimson and 38th overall with a time of 24:44 at Princeton … The fourth Crimson runner and 30th overall to finish at Heps (24:32.7) … Crossed the 10K finish line in 32:26.8 at NCAA’s.
Finished 44th at the Heptagonal Championships Oct. 29 with a time of 26:04.3.
Cross country and track and field team member and captain every year at Stafford Grammar … ISA national cross country champion in 2004 and cross country midland champion from 2004-08 … National champion and national record holder in the 800-meter run in 2008 … Placed second in the 800 at the English Schools National Meet and UK School Games in 2008 … World youth semifinalist in the 800 and U20 national indoor champion in 2009 … In 2010, was a semifinalist at world juniors and placed second at the national indoor and outdoor meets in the 800.
Top 100 nationally in 5 Decade Chemistry Challenge … Received gold, silver and bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards between 2005-10 … Parents, Mary (1,500) and David (race walk) Cotton, were both nationally competitive track and field athletes … Uncle, Ian Stewart, competed in the Olympics in the 5,000 and uncle, Peter Stewart, was a European indoor champion in the 3,000.