Nene Valley Harrier star Alex Hampson stormed through the qualifying time for the English Schools National Championships 1500m event when he smashed his personal best for the distance at a recent Watford athletics meeting.
Hampson, who has just turned 16, ran a time of 4:05.99 to secure his place in one of the biggest and most prestigious athletics championships in the country. The qualifying time for the Inter-boys 1500m is 4:07.00.
The championships are the fourth largest athletics event in the world, and will be televised live by Sky Sports on the weekend of July 11/12 at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
Nearly all the GB Olympic athletics’ team members have featured in the ESAA Championships.