Bottesford teenager Callum Jones has taken another positive step towards retaining his place in the Great Britain junior rowing squad for 2013.
The 17-year-old, who won a bronze medal in the GB eight in last year’s Junior World Championships, competed in the GB long distance trials over the five-kilometre course at Boston over the weekend.
Teaming up with Oli Knight, also from St Edward’s School, Oxford, they were competing as a pair for the first time in a field comprising the best 44 junior pairs in Great Britain.
On Saturday, they finished in third place, 0.6 seconds behind the second placed pair, but improvement on Sunday saw them take second place over the same pair by nine seconds.
Their excellent performances should see Callum and Oli invited to the next stage of the selection process which is the GB Spring Assessments at Holme Pierrepont in March, and the team trials at Dorney Lake, Eton, in April.