ATHLETICS: Super Sandall is fastest in the UK

GOLDEN BOY: Ashley Sandall.
GOLDEN BOY: Ashley Sandall.
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Ashley Sandall was in record-breaking form for Nene Valley Harriers at the North of England Indoor Championships in Sheffield last weekend.

For the second time in as many years, the David Clay-trained middle distance runner struck gold in the 400m event.

He won the under-15 crown two years ago – and added the under-17 title to his collection last Saturday.

And he did it in superb style, taking the honours in a new personal best (PB) and club record time of 49.56 seconds – which puts him top of the UK rankings for 2014.

Another club record went in the semi-finals of the under-20 60m sprint as Kane Wright clocked 7.10 seconds.

That got him through to the final where he finished in a solid fifth place.

Meanwhile, Emily Maltby missed out on a final place in the under-2o ladies’ 60m final after finishing fourth in the semis. She clocked 8.22secs.

• Nene Valley results: Under-20 ladies’: Triple Jump – Emily Maltby 7th (10.60m); 60m heat – Emily Maltby 4th (8.15secs), semi-final 4th (8.22secs).

• Under-20 men: 60m – heat Kane Wright 1st (7.15secs); semi-final 2nd (7.10secs); final 5th (7.13secs). 60m – heat Matt Hudson 7th (7.62secs). 400m – heat Ollie Dilloway 2nd (53.05secs); semi 3rd (53.60secs).

• Under-17 men: 400m – heat Ashley Sandall 1st (50.55secs); final 1st (49.56secs).