Jake Minshull wins England Indoor U15 800 metres

Congratulations to Jake Minshull on winning the England Indoor U15 800 metres title at the EIS Sheffield Arena on 23rd February 2019.

The England Athletics preview had predicted a close battle between the number 1 UK ranked athlete Scot Oscar Logan (2.01.27) from the Law club and Jake ranked 2 ( 2.02.02) and so it proved. As the field settled, Logan took up the running at 150 metres passing 400 in 62secs and 600 in 1.33.3 closely tracked by Jake. As they entered the back straight, it was Jake who took control surging past to enter the bend in the lead and maintaining great form to hold off his gutsy opponent and win in 2.03.23. It was a great tactical performance for such a young athlete and negative splits!