CITY of York Athletic Club sprint ace Tom Somers ran a personal best time to win his 200 metres heat at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Oregon.

The 17-year-old Queen Ethelburga's School student, from Yearsley, was joint-fastest in the nine heats in Eugene after clocking 20.60 seconds to qualify for Friday morning's semi-finals.

The final will be staged in the early hours of Saturday morning UK time