Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s top teenage sprinter Jaleel Roper stormed to victory in the English Schools Championships last weekend, but his coach is expecting more to come.

The 13-year-old won the junior boys’ 200m title in a life-time best of 23.20 seconds – winning at Gateshead stadium by four-hundredths of a second.

He had earlier won his heat in 22.81secs, which ranks him second in the UK for his age group this summer.

Roper’s previous best for 200m was 23.25secs, set when winning the London Schools title at Battersea Park last month.

He also picked up a second gold medal when he helped the London team to victory in the sprint relay, running the third leg, and to second place overall.

It was only Roper’s sixth competition of the summer after injuring his hamstring at the England Indoor Championships in February.

Coach Paul Miller said: “It was a great result considering he was injured during the build-up to the summer and this disrupted his preparation.

“We had to be careful to ensure the injury healed properly but now he’s getting fully fit again he should run much faster by the end of the season.”

One of Miller’s two sons Chad just missed out on a medal in the intermediate boys’ 200m final where he shared the third place time of 22.39secs to finish in fourth.

Chad’s elder brother, Rechmial, is flying out to the IAAF World Junior Championships in Poland on Saturday to represent Britain in the 100m after winning the England junior title in Bedford last month.

Elsewhere, at the Ebbisham League meeting in Coulsdon, Mickael Varela won the U13 100m and 200m on Sunday in 12.2secs and 25.2secs respectively.

Meanwhile, Zipporah Golding bettered her own club U13 girls 100m mark in winning her race in the Lily B League match at Tooting Bec in 12.9secs.

In the Independent Schools Championships in Birmingham, Hercules Wimbledon’s Darcy O’Shea took the year six girls’ 100m and high jump gold medals, clearing a personal best of 1.49m in the jump.

Robert Philpott took silver in the year eight boys’ 200m and Charlie Shinn won bronze in the 100m.