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Teesside pole vault star Charlie Myers in best ever form

Tees pole vault star Charlie Myers was the stand-out performer at the English Schools Athletics Championships as he shattered his personal record to bring home gold.

The former Nunthorpe School pupil went into the two-day event having already pushed his PB up from 4.50m to 4.80m this term, picking up the Scottish indoor and North- east outdoor titles.

After winning silver as a junior in 2011, he did it again as an intermediate last year when representing Cleveland.

He topped that in Birmingham with a new PB of 5.00m to take his first English Schools gold.

Myers said: “I am just so shocked. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

“A lot of people helped me get here. I’d like to thank my mum and dad for their unwavering support also all coaches, from my first coaches Glen Blenkinsopp and Joe Wake to current ones Chris Boundry and Dave Welford at Middlesbrough Athletics Club.”

Myers’ ex-team-mates at Cleveland showed encouraging signs despite falling short of producing a medal.

Reece Curtis took five seconds off his PB in the junior boys’ 1,500m to finish fourth and Stokesley School pupil Sam Day just missed the podium after a late stumble to finish fifth in the intermediate boys’ 400m hurdles.

From: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/athletics/teesside-pole-vault-star-charlie-7440532

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