Date Posted... May 19th 2022

Jacob breaks record at Track & Field Championships

A huge congratulations to Jacob L who broke the Under 20 men’s 400m record at the Cornwall County Track and Field Championships.

Jacob claimed the championship best performance with a stunning PB run of 48.7 seconds. This incredible performance ranks him in the UK’s top 10.

Jacob narrowly missed out on the 200m record with a sprint of 21.9 seconds.

Well done, Jacob.

Furthermore, Jacob was selected @TruroSchoolSport ‘Athlete of the Week’ after qualifying for the English Schools Athletics Championships and also received the Athletics Sportsperson of the Year award at this year’s Sports Dinner (equally distinguished accolades, we’re sure you’ll agree).

Jacob has made an incredible comeback this season after injury and we wish him the very best of luck!

Here are Jacob’s answers to his Athlete of the Week questions:

Favourite Athlete – Wayne van Niekerk
Memorable sporting moment – Breaking 50 seconds in the 400m for the first time because it’s a big ambition for any 400m runner.
Favourite sport – Athletics, specifically sprinting, because it’s challenging, competitive and rewarding when you win.
Ultimate sporting goal – To get an international vest
Most like to have dinner with – If he was still alive I’d say Louis Zamperini as he probably has some pretty amazing stories.

Thanks to Plymouth Sports Gazette for the photo.