British highlights from the last week

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Drake Relays, Des Moines, USA, 23-25 April 2015

Robbie Grabarz made his long awaited comeback from knee surgery which saw him miss the whole of the 2014 outdoor season with a third time clearance of 2.16m before three failed attempts at 2.21 to finish joint 14th.

Tiffany Porter finished seventh in the 100mH with 12.90 (+1.5).

Steve Lewis cleared 5.37m in the pole vault, after the competition had to be moved inside due to poor weather conditions.

Tom Jones Classic, Gainesville, USA, 24 April 2015

Jack Green continued his return from injury with his first sub 50 second 400mH clocking in three years, finishing third in 19.55.

In the women’s 200m Margaret Adeoye finished third with 23.20 (-1.1) in a race won by Dafne Schippers in 22.63. Bianca Williams and Anyika Onuora finished fifth and seventh with 23.23 and 23.33 clockings.

Danny Talbot finished second in the men’s 200m with James Ellington finishing a close third with Talbot stopping the clock at 20.74 (-0.9) and Ellington 20.79.

In the men’s 100m Ellington finished second with 10.20 (+1.5) with Sean Safo-Antwi third (10.32) and Roy Ejakuekwu eighth (10.54). In a separate race, Mark Lewis-Francis finished sixth with 10.59 (+1.5).

Over in the women’s equivalent, Adeoye finished second in heat two with 11.49 (+1.3).

Dan Bramble and Lorraine Ugen both won the long jump competitions with 7.67m (0.0) and 6.72m (+1.8) respectively.

Shana Cox finished second in the women’s 400m with 52.69 as Victoria Ohuruogu came fifth with 53.00.

In the men’s 400m, Rabah Yousif finished as runner-up in heat two with 45.97 whilst Nigel Levine and Michael Bingham finished fifth and sixth in 46.51 and 46.59. Daniel Awde won race three with 46.64 with Andrew Steele finishing fourth in 46.82.

Gianni Frankis was fourth in the 110mH with 13.93. Yasmin Miller finished second in her 100mH with 13.45 and Angelita Broadbelt-Blake ninth in her race with 13.51.

Triton Invitation, San Diego, USA, 24-25 April 2015

Dan Greaves threw a PB of 59.44m with the 2kg discus to finish seventh ahead of Carl Myerscough who finished ninth with 57.00m and Zane Duquemin in tenth with 56.52m.

Jade Lally finished ninth in the women’s event with 58.63m.

Loughborough Students BUCS Trials and Open Meet, Loughborough, 25 April 2015

Taylor Campbell broke the British U20 record for the hammer throw with 76.81m.

Welsh Senior League, Cardiff, UK, 26 April 2015

Aled Davies threw yet another person best and an unofficial F42 world record in the discus with 52.85m.

20-year-old Paralympian Rhys Jones clocked 11.96 in the 100m and 24.61 in the 200m.

Sheffield Festival of Athletics, Sheffield, UK 26 April 2015

Adam Hague set a new stadium record at the Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium with a 5.60m clearance in the pole vault.

Virgin Money London Marathon, London, UK, 26 April 2015

The leading British man was Scott Overall in 13th place with 2:12:13. Ian Kimpton ran 2:15:55, Matthew Hynes 2:16:00 and John Gilbert 2:18:17.

Sonia Samuels was the leading Brit in the women’s race with 2:31.46 with Emma Stepto finishing in 2:35.42 and Rebecca Robinson 2:36.51.

Paula Radcliffe finished her last competitive London Marathon in 2:36.55.

David Weir was out sprinted by the USA’s for in the final 100m of the wheelchair event to finish second in 1:31:32.



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First published on: 27 April, 2015 12:00 am

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