Athletics

Plymouth hurdler David King sets new PB on his England senior debut

KingCITY of Plymouth hurdler David King set a new personal best on his England senior debut on Sunday.

Competing at the 57th Loughborough International Meet, the 20-year-old clocked 13.69 seconds to win the 110m hurdles event.

King, who time was rounded up from 13.68, was well ahead of second-placed athlete David Omoregie of Wales, who ran 13.89, with Ireland’s Ben Reynolds taking third in 13.91. No other competitor finished under the 14 second mark.

It was a great way for King to mark his senior international debut, but more importantly he also ran under the European Under-23 Championship qualifying time.

BUCS champion King admits this summer’s European event in Tallinn, Estonia, is his main focus for the year. He did compete in the 2013 championships in Rieti but picked up an injury.

The Bath University student said after his run at Loughborough: “It was a PB and a massive progression. I feel really, really good. I’m ahead of where I was this time last season, when I opened outside 14 seconds. This year I opened in 13.8. It’s looking good.”

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