King’s College London have won the inaugural London Colleges Athletics Series after a triumphant display on track and field at the Millennium Arena.
The club defended the lead they secured at the Lee Valley GP against strong opposition from Imperial College London.
King’s students have been at the forefront of organising the LCAS and will feel proud of their achievements in staging the series, and winning it.
The final saw students from across the capital come together to represent their university and compete for individual and team glory. King’s were confident they could win the series championship after leapfrogging UCL at the Lee Valley Grand Prix.
The club sent the largest team to the final, despite some key athletes being side-lined through injury.
Almost every single KCL athlete picked up points for the club.
Notable performances listed below.
PhD student, Dan Richards, finished first in all three jumps, helping him secure the LCAS championship in the long jump and second place in the high and triple jump.
Back from an injury he sustained at varsity, Fabian Critchlow ran a strong race to finish second in the 100m – picking up enough points to win the LCAS championship. Critchlow has Wilfred Elliott to thank for his victory after Elliott finished 0.01 seconds faster than championship contender Tom Mort (UCL).
In the steeplechase, newly elected XC captain, Jonathan Burton came within 4 points of winning the championship title, finishing second.
Carlos Vasquez, Colin Philips and Kartik Bhasin ensured an all-King’s podium in the 3000m.