Jumping Jack’s flash

PUBLISHED: 11:39 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 May 2010

Jack Lines

Jack Lines

Jack Lines, pictured, struck gold twice at the East of England Combined Events Championship in Peterborough on Sunday. The Ely-based 15-year-old King s School student was crowned both Cambridgeshire and East of England Pentathlon Champion for his age grou

Jack Lines, pictured, struck gold twice at the East of England Combined Events Championship in Peterborough on Sunday.

The Ely-based 15-year-old King's School student was crowned both Cambridgeshire and East of England Pentathlon Champion for his age group.

Lines, the current 80-metre hurdle champion, added personal bests in the long jump, high jump, shot putt and 800 metres to clinch the title with a total of 2,451 points.

Lines said: "My coach suggested I gave the combined events a go, even though I had never seriously competed in three of the five disciplines before. I really enjoyed going from one event to the other throughout the day with the same set of athletes and it was a very friendly competition.


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