Adam Hague bounced back to form in a junior international meeting in Germany at the weekend.
Just a week after finishing third in the National Junior Championships with a disappointing 4.90, the City of Sheffield and Dearne athlete won the pole vault at Mannheim with an impressive 5.40m, his best outdoor jump of the year.
The athletes who beat Hague last week – Charlie Myers (Middlesbrough) and Harry Coppell (Wigan) – were not in contention this time.
Myers finished seventh with 5.00m whilst Coppell did not clear a height.
The result will clinch Hague’s place in the European Junior Championships
In a British Milers Club meeting at Watford on Saturday, Hallamshire’s Andy Heyes ran a personal best of 3:42.75 in his first 1500 metres of the season.
Even more impressive was James Gormley (City of Sheffield), 17, who ran 3:46.58 to put himself well in line for selection for the World Youth Championships.
Cameron Bell (Hallamshire), 17, was just outside his best for 800 metres with his time of 1:53.83