THERE was success for a Hereford Sixth Form College student in the Midlands Regional round of the English Schools’ Athletic Association Combined Events Championships at Tilsley Park, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire last weekend.

James Milburn placed third in the senior boys' decathlon to earn a place in the national finals.

James produced three personal bests in the shot, 100m and pole-vault events and equalled his pb in the long jump. His points total of 5,305, was not far behind what he achieved at last year’s national finals.

Seven counties took part – Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hereford & Worcester with up to 28 athletes in each age group.

James will now represent the Midlands region at the National Schools’ Championships in Bedford in September