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Athletics: Havering’s Blanc medals on England indoor debut

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 December 2019

Havering's Jacob Blanc flies the flag on his England debut in Glasgow (pic Nicole Blanc)

Havering's Jacob Blanc flies the flag on his England debut in Glasgow (pic Nicole Blanc)

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Havering multi-eventer Jacob Blanc won individual silver to help England to team gold at the Home Countries Schools’ Indoor International in Glasgow on Saturday.

Blanc opened with a big hurdles best of 8.41secs and second longest ever long jump of 6.01m.

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A 200m run of 24.30 was also close to his best and a shot puut of 10.99m saw him line up for the 800m in the silver medal position.

A time of 2.13.41 was his second best ever and left Blanc with 3,229 points as England teammate Jake Minshull took gold and Conrad Winter's 13th place score of 2,289 - after a fall in the hurdles - was enough for team gold as Blanc now steps up to under-17 level.

Paris King began her season in superb form as she broke the club's under-15 girls' indoor 60m hurdles record at the Lee Valley Open on Sunday.

King took two-tenths off her best to clock 9.34, then ran a 9.25 in round two.


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