10:30am Friday 4th October 2013
CHARLTON athlete Linton Gardiner is the English Schools’ combined events champion.
Competing for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the 16- year-old won the boys’ under 17s octathlon championships in Birmingham with 5,359 points.
Gardiner secured a first England call-up to the home countries’ indoor competition in December.
The Worcester Sixth Form College student, formerly of Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham, competes for Cheltenham Harriers.
Gardiner also represented Herefordshire and Worcestershire at the National Schools Track and Field Championships and the Midlands at the UK School Games, achieving a silver medal in the 4x400-metre relay.
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