Lee Valley Preview

Kings and UCL go into the meet level on points but 41 points behind leaders, Essex Blades.

London Universities will return to Lee Valley on Sunday to race on the outdoor track for the second meet of the London Colleges Athletics Series (LCAS).

Essex Blades will hope to cause another upset after their surprise win at Parliament Hill. The Blades demonstrated that they are more than just quantity, with several performances in the top 3 and strong performances in the relays.

Blades captain, Jason Eghan said, “Loads of our members and scoring athletes have been down our track and training regularly. We are ready to solidify our first LCAS title.

Blades Captain, Jason Eghan

But Kings and UCL aren’t far behind, both on 135 points. Kings will be boosted by the presence of European 400m Junior Champion, Laviai Nielsen who will race in the 100m and relay. UCL will feel confident of picking up points after Victor Mound broke the 15-minute barrier over 5000m at the Highgate Open this month in a time of 14:55.

At Parliament Hill, UEL showed their sprinting power with dominate performances across the 100 and 200 sprints. They take a larger team to Lee Valley in the hope of increasing their position. Just ahead of them are Reading Knights who sit just one point behind fourth place Imperial.

Laviai Nielsen (Kings)

The meet will feature the first ever LCAS multi-event challenge. Men will be competing for IAAF decathlon points in the shot put, high jump, 100m and 1500m. Women will compete for heptathlon points in the shot put, high jump, 200m and 800m.

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