Versatile Nathan Langley, of Worksop Harriers, shows his star quality

LETHAL LANGLEY -- Worksop Harrier Nathan Langley (centre) with his Notts intermediate boys teammates after success at Derby.
LETHAL LANGLEY -- Worksop Harrier Nathan Langley (centre) with his Notts intermediate boys teammates after success at Derby.

Proud Worksop Harrier Nathan Langley excelled himself and underlined his remarkable versatility at a prestigious schools athletics event.

For Nathan landed the intermediate boys’ title at the Midfland Combined Events Championships staged at Derby by the English Schools Atheltics Association.

In an outstanding performance, the 16-year-old amassed 4,830 points across eight disciplines, long jump, discus, javelin, 400m, 100m hurdles, high jump, shot and 1500m, and clocked personal-best (PB) times in the 400m, 100m hurdles and high jump. He was the star member of a Nottinghamshire squad that also won the team competition and now goes on to represent the region at the national championships at Exeter in September.

Two other Harriers also competed at Derby, including Nathan’s younger brother, Regan Langley, who finished an encouraging 15th in his first multi-event championship. Regan totalled 1,599 points in five disciplines and posted PBs in the 80m hurdles and high jump.

Meanwhile Emily Race came a fine fourth in her first year in the intermediate girls’ age group. She scored 4,028 points across seven disciplines and could be selected for the national event as an individual.