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Dingwall Academy pupil claims gold at Scottish Schools Championship

By Will Clark

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Zak Fearn.
Zak Fearn.

ZAK Fearn claimed the biggest victory of his career by becoming a national champion as he claimed gold at the Scottish Schools Combined Events Championships.

The Dingwall Academy pupil came out on top to become under-20 champion at the pentathlon event at Grangemouth last weekend.

Fearn, who is an athlete at Inverness Harriers, came out on top after five events which included shot put, hurdles, long jump, 200 metres and 1500 metres.

Fearn (17), who is previously from Strathpeffer but recently moved to Inverness, has just finished his final year at Dingwall Academy.

He was pleased with his overall performance which secured him victory at the national championships.

“It was pretty consistent, I had a personal best in shot put which is the main one that I have been training in. The other events I was consistent in so I was pleased with how I did overall.

“I did it last year and came in second and I did it the year before and came third. So I have managed to get all the places on the podium and I am pleased that I have come out on top.”

Fearn first got involved in athletics when he was eight when he was seen as having a natural talent in a number of athletics events.

He started his athletics career with Ross County Athletics Club but has been with Inverness Harriers for the last two years.

Fearn is scheduled to compete in his final athletics event with Dingwall Academy this weekend before then heading to Napier University in Edinburgh after the summer when he will study sport and exercise studies.

He will look to combine his studies and training to help further his athletics career.

“I will be looking to combine my studies and athletics career and look to work with coaches there. I have already started to connect with people down there.

“I would like to one day compete at the Commonwealth Games. But I just enjoy having fun in athletics and I will keep doing it as long as I enjoy it.

“I am a very competitive person, but I enjoy having fun as well.”

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