British highlights from the last week

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Lee Valley Sprints Open Meeting, London, UK, 29 April 2015

The British indoor 200m champion Antonio Infantino won his 200m race comfortably with 20.86 (+0.9).

UCF Twilight Invitational, Orlando, USA, 30 April 2015

Dannish Walker-Khan set a new personal best of 20.89 to win the 200m and won the 100m in 10.64.

Nigel Levine won his 400m in 46.42 and Victoria Ohuruogu hers in 53.37.

Payton Jordan Invitational, Palo Alto, USA, 2 May 2015

Andy Vernon shot to number one over 10,000m in the 2015 world rankings with a 27:42.62 clocking, winning his race by just over a second. Kate Avery finished seventh in the women’s equivalent with 31:41.44.

Tom Farrell finished fourth in the 5,000m with 13:17.87 and Steph Twell finished eighth in the women’s 5,000m with 15:13.82.

Vernon, Avery, Farrell and Twell all achieved performances that were faster than the qualifying standard for the World Championships that take place later this year in Beijing.

Emelia Gorecka finished behind Twell in 20th over 5,000m with 15:35.17. Marc Scott and Tom Lancashire finished fifth and ninth in the men’s 5,000m with 13:36.81 and 13:38.01.

Zac Seddon finished tenth in the 3,000m steeplechase with 8:42.74.

Nick Miller improved his own UK U23 hammer record to 76.97m, which also saw the 21-year-old go over the World Championship qualification mark for Beijing.

Sophie Hitchon won the women’s hammer with 69.20.

BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships, Bedford, UK, 2-4 May 2015

British indoor Champion Kirsten McAslan stormed to victory in 52.46 with an outdoor PB and a championship best performance (CBP), bettering Perri Shakes-Drayton’s mark from the 2010 championships. Laviai Nielsen also went under the previous CBP, finishing second in 52.61.

Jessica Judd took victory in the women’s 800m in 2:04.99 whilst Rhona Auckland was a convincing winner over 5,000m with 16:01.48.

Commonwealth silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers retained her long jump title with 6.15m.

Jonny Davies won the men’s 5,000m with 15:14.42 and Birmingham University team-mate Jonny Hay won the 10,000m in 30:43.97.

Taylor Campbell took victory in the men’s hammer with 69.93, a British best with the 7.26kg senior implement.

Jack Houghton won the men’s 400mH with 50.70.

Double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft won the wheelchair 100m in 18.27 whilst Amy Wareing threw 23.26m in the F38 discus. Sophie Taylor ran 25.09 in the T33 100m and Kylie Grimes 35.72 in the T51 category. Millie Forrest threw a new personal best of 7.29m in the F37 shot put.


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First published on: 5 May, 2015 12:00 am

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