RISING City of York Athletic Club sprint star Tom Somers clocked a personal best in the 200 metres at the annual Mannheim Junior Gala in Germany .

The 17-year-old Queen Ethelburga's student won his heat in 20.51 seconds to top the rankings, ahead of Great Britain team-mate Marvin Popoola, who was timed at 20.92 seconds.

The Yearsley teenager is preparing for the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA, which will be held from July 22 to July 27.