Schoolboy Conrad earns England call after smashing Norfolk record
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North Norfolk schoolboy Conrad Winter has smashed a county record on his way to earning an England place next month.
The 14-year-old qualified at the English Schools Multi-Events East of England Regional Championships in the summer, with a Pentathlon score of 2,507 points, to represent Norfolk at the English Schools Multi-Event Championships in Exeter this month.
And the Aylsham High School pupil - a member of the City of Norwich Athletics Club - rose to the occasion.
He came fourth overall, scoring 2,902 points, which places him fourth in the UK rankings as well as establishing a Norfolk record, beating the old mark that was set in 1997 by 29 points.
As a result he has also been selected to represent England at the Schools International in Glasgow on November 30 against Ireland (N&S Combined team), Wales and Scotland.
The five-event Pentathlon took place on one day - in the 80m hurdles his time of 12 seconds beat his previous best by half a second while his shot put of 11.90m was just one centimetre short of his personal best. His long jump was 5.95m, his high jump 1.68m - a personal best by one centimetre - and he ran the 800 metres in 2:17.24 seconds for another personal best, by 8.06 seconds.
His total points tally of 2,902 was 395 points better than anything he had previously achieved.
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Going into the final event, the 800 metres, Conrad was in sixth place, a point behind fifth, and running his fastest time made all the difference as it pushed him into fourth.