Superb Silver for Philip in Manchester

Competing in the England Age Group Combined Events Champs in Manchester, Philip Kastner took an outstanding silver medal in his first outing over the ten events.

Several PBs contributed to a decathlon score of 6044, which would place 3rd in the overall club all time lists for the equivalent senior level event. PBs included a 42.44m discus, 13.37m shot, 43.21m javelin and 2.97 pole vault. The jumps and hurdles were hampered a little by a slight injury sustained during English Schools, but two near misses at 1.86m in the high jump and a “safe” 6.22m in the long jump hint at greater things to come.

Congratulations, Philip!