Athletics

Plymouth hurdler David King set to compete in Germany

KingPLYMOUTH hurdler David King will be hoping to continue his good early season form this weekend when he competes in Germany.

The 20-year-old is set to take part in the Kurpfalz Gala at the Sepp Herberger Stadium in Weinheim.

The stadium is well known for producing fast times for sprinters and long jumpers due to a tailwind, but that is not always too good for hurdlers.

King, who is likely to come up against Czech Republic’s Petr Svoboda and Germany’s Gregor Traber, is currently second in the UK 110m hurdle rankings after setting a personal best of 13.69 seconds at the Loughborough International Meet earlier this month. His time was inside the qualification mark for the European Junior Championships.

Only London Olympic finalist Lawrence Clarke (13.54) has run faster than City of Plymouth AC’s King this year in the UK.

Meanwhile, King’s city club will be action at Brickfields on Saturday when they compete, alongside athletes from Erme Valley and Tavistock, in the second Southern Athletics League Division Two West match of the season.

The team, promoted last season, made a winning start to life in the higher division last month with victory at Andover.

They finished ahead of hosts Andover/Overton, Oxford City AC and Epson & Ewell Harriers.

On home soil at Brickfields they will be up against Newbury, Yeovil Olympiads and Radley AC.

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