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11:36 Tuesday 02 December 2014  Written by Graeme Copas

Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC's Lake is officially 'one to watch'

LakeWindsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC (WSEH) heptathlete Morgan Lake won the coveted SportsAid One-to-Watch Award at the charity’s Sports Ball in London.

The double IAAF world junior champion was chosen ahead of more than 1,300 other rising stars of British sport who have been supported by the SportsAid charity in 2014.

The 17-year-old has enjoyed an incredible 2014 where she won gold medals in the high jump and the heptathlon at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene.

In the process, she broke the UK-all time junior record for the high jump recording a jump of 1.94m, and set a new personal best in the heptathlon to go second behind Katarina Johnson-Thompson on the UK junior all-time list with 6,148 points.

Lake also earned a call-up to her first senior Great Britain & Northern Ireland team at the European Championships in Zurich.

Lake, who is coached by her father Eldon, was delighted with the award.

"I am absolutely honoured to be SportsAid's one to watch," she said.

"The award is the icing on the cake of an amazing year and it's really nice to have the backing and support."

Lake has also been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Ten contenders have been nominated and the winner will be announced during the show on Saturday, December 14.

Gymnast Claudia Fragapane, para-swimmer Erraid Davies, golfer Bradley Neil and kayaker Rebeka Simon are among the nominees.

Shooter and former Claires Court School pupil Amber Hil won the award in 2013. Previous winners include Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney and Ellie Simmonds.

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