University of Bath-based athlete Dave King warmed up for next month’s European Indoor Championships in style by setting a new 60m hurdles personal best at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham.
The Sport Performance graduate, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, clocked 7.63 as he finished runner-up to former University-based hurdler Andy Pozzi. Former Olympic and World Indoor champion Aries Merritt was third in 7.70.
It was the second week running that Pozzi and King – coached by James Hillier – had recorded a one-two, following their impressive performances at the British Athletics Team Trials in Sheffield.
Cannot be happier than a PB and second place in Birmingham! 😃 what an amazing atmosphere 🙌🏼#MullerIndoorGPBham
— David King (@DaveKing_) February 18, 2017
Eilidh Doyle, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, was fourth in the women’s 400m and former University-based long jumper Jazmin Sawyers was runner-up in the long jump after setting a new indoor PB of 6.71m.