Gold medal for Jason Nicholson

Gold medal winner Jason Nicholson.
Gold medal winner Jason Nicholson.

An Ashington High School Sports College pupil won gold at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Gateshead International Stadium.

The main athletic competition for 13 to 18-year-olds, Jason Nicholson won a gold medal for Intermediate Boys’ 100m Hurdles.

He won his heat then semi-final and gained a personal best of 12.94 seconds, which puts him top of the UK rankings for his age group (under 17).

He won the final comfortably in a time of 13.10 seconds.

Nicholson was representing the Northumberland Schools’ athletic team in the championship.

The Gateshead Harrier has now been selected to represent England at the Home Countries International at Glasgow.