Published: 21 June 2011 at 10:45
Anglia Ruskin student finishes third in European Team Championships
Anglia Ruskin University student James Shane produced the performance of his lifetime to finish third on his senior Great Britain debut in the European Team Championships in Stockholm.
James, who is studying Primary Education in Chelmsford, claimed 10 points for the Great Britain team in the men’s 1,500m after clocking 3m 39.21s, just a tenth of a second outside his personal best set in Spain earlier this month.
The race was eventually won by the vastly experienced Manuel Olmedo, who represented Spain at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, although James held on in the closing stages to claim third place, 10 points and warm congratulations from Charles van Commenee, Head Coach of UK Athletics.
James is next in action in Bedford this weekend, where he is aiming to qualify for the European Under-23 Championships, which will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from 14-17 July.