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Regional Schools Combined Events Championships  -  Winchester - Saturday/Sunday 25/26 June

... Ben and Jacob are 6th and 12th in Regional Schools Decathlon

   ... Ben improves IEK u-20 record

Twin brothers Ben Burton & Jacob Burton ended the 2010 season among Kent's top u-17 Octathletes, Ben eclipsing Michael Adlam's 1985 record, and Jacob not far behind but always always throwing Discus further.

Nothing has changed in their transition to u-20 where they do Decathlon, 10 events over 2 days : in their first outing of 2011 Ben eclipsed another IEK record with Jacob still ahead in Discus, the 7th of the 10 events.

Pictured in Kent Schools sky-blue, Ben (13) & Jacob (14) were selected to represent Kent Schools in the English Schools Regional Combined Events Championships in perfect conditions at Winchester

Ben was 6th overall (3rd of 4 Kent competitors) holding 5th overall until his Sussex rival outgunned him in each of the last 3 events, Ben finishing 6th with 5084pts, eclipsing Chris Scott's 1991 record of 4660pts.

Meanwhile, Jacob couldn't keep the sizzling pace of his first 2 events, ending Day 1 in 12th - he lost a bit more ground in the opening 3 events of Day 2, before out-throwing brother Ben in Discus and getting back to 12th on 4374pts after overtaking his Surrey rival with a superior 1500m