Northumbria University student Charlie Myers is closing in on this summer’s European Athletics Championships following a stunning start to his summer.
The pole vaulting sensation has targeted a first senior call-up at this summer’s biggest athletics event in Berlin.
And Myers has one hand on that coveted GB vest after securing the qualifying height of 5.55m in Belgium earlier this month.
The in-form Teessider looks likely to compete in Mannheim from June 23-24 before focusing on the British championships a week later.
And Myers continued his remarkable form in 2018 by claiming first place in the latest round of the EAP series – leaping 5.40m to take gold in the Athlétisme Geneva meet.
“Charlie’s primary aim this summer was to achieve the European Championships qualifying height and he’s achieved that with room to spare,” said Northumbria’s head of track and field, Nick Ridgeon.
“I had a good feeling about Charlie heading into the outdoor season and he’s getting better and better.
“Mannheim is a meeting he knows well and it will be another chance to prepare for the British Championships.
“He knows that a top two finish there would put him in a great position to make the GB team for Berlin.
“But I don’t see any reason why he can’t make that squad. He’s never been in better shape.”
Sport and Exercise Science student Myers claimed the BUCS Championship title in Bedford earlier this year with a record-breaking 5.36m vault.
But the talented athlete had already cleared a personal best height of 5.50m heading into the summer season.
And Myers will be the man to watch when he goes up against the best of British at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium later this month.