CITY hurdler David King agonisingly missed out on winning the England Under-23 Championship title by just one hundredth of a second.
King clocked a wind-assisted personal best time of 13.63 seconds for the 110m hurdles at the competition in Bedford, which were acting as trials for the European Under-23 and European Junior Championships.
But the BUCS champion was edged out on the line by Cardiff’s David Omoregie, who was clocked at 13.62 seconds.
It was heart-breaking way to lose for King, who must now wait to see if selectors will pick him for the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn.
He has achieved the qualifying time but only the first athlete home with the required standard was guaranteed selection.
King had beaten Omoregie at the Loughborough International Meet earlier in the season, but must now wait until the end of this month to find out if he will be on the plane. His previous form, how close he was to winning the trials and his chances of success in Tallinn will be taken into account.
Birchfield’s Jake Porter was third at Bedford with 13.78 seconds. No other athlete ran under 14 seconds.