Athletics

Fileman to make England debut, while Arnott and King to compete at Anniversary Games

TAVISTOCK AC’s Edward Fileman will make his international debut on Saturday when he represents England at the SIAB Track & Field International in Swansea.

Fileman secured his place in the England team with a top two finish in last weekend’s English Schools’ Championships at Birmingham.

The Ivybridge Community College pupil came second in the intermediate boys’ discus final at Alexander Stadium with a throw of 49.18m.

He will be hoping for another medal this weekend in Swansea as England take on Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The SIAB T&F International is only for under-17 athletes, so junior and senior English Schools’ medallists last week were not selection.

Meanwhile, City of Plymouth internationals James Arnott and David King will be in action at the Müller Anniversary Games in London this weekend, which also double as an IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Arnott will compete in an all-star combined T44-47-64 100m on Saturday. He will be in the same event as T64 world record holder Richard Browne (USA) and his great Paralympic rival Jonnie Peacock.

Arnott, a T46 athlete, said he was ‘stoked’ to be invited to compete at the London Stadium.

King will compete in the 110m hurdles on Sunday at the venue of the 2012 Olympic Games.

He will be in a hotly-contested line-up that includes his GB team-mate Andy Pozzi, Jamaica’s Omar McLeod and Ronald Levy, Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, China’s Wenjun Xie.

King’s goal will be to try and run under 13.46 seconds, which is the British qualifying standard for the World Championships. He has run 13.55 this season.

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