SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL: Home nations silver for Hughes

William Hughes on the podium at Ashford.

William Hughes on the podium at Ashford.

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Nene Valley Harriers’ sprint prodigy Williams Hughes represented England last weekend (July 16), taking on the best from the home nations.

The 15 year old speedster travelled to Kent to take part in the Schools International Athletics Board Championship at Ashford, and returned home with a silver medal and a new personal best.

The Spalding Grammar School student knocked .05 of a second off his previous fastest time, taking second place in the 200m with a 22.06 clocking.

Despite only being 15, Hughes is currently ranked seventh best under 17 in the country.