Athletics

City of Plymouth’s King and Weir in the medals at Loughborough International Match

CITY of Plymouth athletes David King and Victoria Weir both won medals at the Loughborough International Match on Sunday.

King, making his 2019 outdoor debut, took victory in the men’s 110m hurdles for England in 13.84 seconds.

He edged out BUCS champion Khai Riley-La Bonde, who took second in 13.86.

Weir, competing for British Universities at the event, and took third in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Although the British junior international had run 1,500m and 2,000m steeplechase events before it was her first time competing over the barriers at the 3,000m distance.

She clocked an impressive debut time of 10.34.05 minutes, which ranks her fourth in the UK. She was only beaten by England’s Emily Moyes and British Under-20 athlete Holly Page.

Club colleague James Arnott was also in action at Loughborough. He took fifth in a combined para-100m race in 11.44 seconds. However, he was first in his category in his opening outdoor event of the season.

Cornwall’s Patrick Swan, who recently won the BUCS shot title for Plymouth University, took fifth on Sunday with a throw of 16.23m.

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