Russ blitzes best at International event

County athlete Kieron Russ showed a massive improvement from the corresponding fixture last year when he finished an excellent fourth with a huge personal best in the Home International Schools Pentathlon Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Competing in the Under-18 competition Russ, who is a second claim member of Corby AC and has been training for the last three years under the John Anderson and Alex Clark partnership at Rockingham Triangle, got his campaign off to a solid start when he clocked his second fastest time ever with 8.51 in the 60 metres hurdles. He followed that with four new personal bests when he added over half a metre to his best with 13.09m in the shot, clocked 23.84 over 200m and leapt 5.96m in the long jump before ending the competition with a run of 2.07.85 in the 800m. He recorded a points total of 3451 to finish second scorer for the England team which finished runners up to Wales with Ireland third and Scotland fourth.

Wales filled the top two positions when David Omoregie took the title with 3690 points from Aled Price who just edged out England’s Aiden Davies on count back after the pair recorded the same points total of 3569.