Thanet Athletics Club’s George Seery put together an extremely good performance to book his place at the English Schools’ Multi Events in September at Bedford International Stadium.

On a very hot weekend in Ashford George competed in his first Octathlon and came through with flying colours. On day 1 George started with a personal best in the long jump where he improved his personal best to 5m92. George then moved on to the discus where he threw his second best ever throw at 29m70, and then progressed to the javelin with a solid 34m71. George then finished day 1 with a huge personal best in the 400m clocking 54.60s which was well over a second better than he has ever run before.

Day 2 started with the hurdles where he equalled his personal best with a time of 15.00s. The high jump was next where he found himself in the wrong pool of athletes, but with the calm head that George has he put that to one side and just kept clearing heights producing his second best ever clearance of 1m82. The penultimate event of the weekend was the shot putt where George produced a distance of 8m85 before going into the 1500m where George knows he can finish well. He put in a fantastic effort with a 4m43.70 clocking to score 4387pts to finish 7th and qualify through with the Kent team.

Alex, George’s father, said “George has continued to impress us all with his dedication and this has resulted in a very solid weekend of results. Hopefully he can continue this progress and we can see what happens in September at The English Schools Event”

George Seery 3rd from left

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