Thomas Keen goes to the top of the European standings

PUBLISHED: 07:02 26 May 2018

Gold medalists Julia Paternain and Thomas Keen at the English Schools' AA Track and Field Championships. Picture: Siobhan Skinner

Gold medalists Julia Paternain and Thomas Keen at the English Schools' AA Track and Field Championships. Picture: Siobhan Skinner

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Youth athlete is quickest in his category on the continent

Thomas Keen has gone to the top of the European under-20 rankings after his performance at the Loughborough International.

The 17-year-old Cambridge & Coleridge Athletic Club member clocked 8min 14sec to finish sixth in a competitive 3,000m to take him to the top of the list

Scottish athlete Sol Sweeney won the race in 8.06, with fellow C&C runner Kieran Wood second in 8.11.

Julia Paternain, also of C&C, was competing for England at the event.

The under-20 athlete, who is bound for Penn State University on an athletic scholarship this summer, was fifth in the women’s 3,000m, with Great Britain Olympian Jess Judd winning the race.

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