High jumper Tom Gale and alumni David King strike gold at SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow

23 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale capped an excellent indoor season by winning his first British high jump title at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

Gale, who is coached by Denis Doyle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, cleared 2.27m to take gold at the end of a winter campaign that saw him achieve the Olympic qualifying standard of 2.33m.

“I’m feeling really good and I’ve put myself in the best position looking to the outdoor season,” said Gale. “Having the Olympic qualifier behind me is a big thing so outdoors, let’s go have some fun.”

University of Bath Sports Performance graduate David King successfully defended his 60m hurdles title, claiming gold in 7.78.

Rosie Clarke, who studied Accounting & Finance at the University, won bronze in the 3,000m in a time of 9:52.02.

Sport & Exercise Science student Georgia Silcox, who is coached by Colin Bovell and supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, was fifth in the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.54.

The weekend also saw Sheffield host the England Athletics Indoor Age-Group Championships, where Dual Career athlete Ben Sutton – who studies Economics – claimed the U20 men’s long jump title with a 7.10m clearance.

Click here to find out more about the athletics programme at the University of Bath.

Tom Gale picture credit: Stephen Pond / British Athletics.

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