King of the sprints Owen has sights set on Schools final

Owen King competes in the English Schools Championships.

Owen King competes in the English Schools Championships. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon sprinting star Owen King is hopeful of making his mark when competing in the English Schools Championships.

King represents Cambridgeshire in the Intermediate Boys 100m race at Gateshead International Stadium this weekend and he is aiming to better his debut display last year when finishing fifth in his semi-final.

And the 16 year-old Hunts AC member will arrive in the North-East in sensational form after picking up 17 victories already this year.

King said: “I’m feeling pretty confident, but a bit nervous as well.

“Hopefully the experience of competing last year will help me and I would like to think I can make it through to the final this year.

“That would be a great achievement because the standard is so high, but I’ve had a good season so far.

“I’ve trained a hell of a lot and I feel I’ve improved this year.”

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King completed 100m and 200m doubles at the Cambridgeshire County Schools Championships and the Anglian Schools Championships earlier this year.

And he warmed up for the English Schools by winning over both distances in a Southern League fixture for Hunts AC at the weekend.