Durham had a successful English Schools’ Championship at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Friday and Saturday.
The County won two gold medals and a bronze in the competition now given the name the Schools Olympics, being the fourth largest athletics event in the world.
Former Chester-le-Street athlete Jack Halpin, now with Gateshead, won the Junior Boys’ (under-15) shot with a putt of 14.66m. He had finished fourth last year with 13.22.
Daniel Joyce was the other gold medallist, retaining his Inters (under-17) 800m title in 1min 54.65sec.
Durham’s bronze medal was won by Amelia Bateman in the high jump, finishing third on countback with a height of 1.78.
Houghton Harrier Will Bellamy was fourth in the Inters’ 3000m in a personal best of 8.47.42 in a race won by Wallsend Harrier Sam Charlton (8.34.15).....