Week round-up

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PSD Bank Meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany, 29 January 2015

James Dasaolu kicked off his season in fine form with 6.52 in the 60m, narrowly beaten by Kim Collins who also ran 6.52.

Lawrence Clarke broke his 60m hurdles personal best with a time of 7.63 to win the race ahead of former 110m hurdles world record holder Dayron Robles (also 7.63).

University of Washington Invitational, Seattle, USA, 30-31 January 2015

Tom Farrell opened his 2015 campaign with a 3:58.33 clocking over the one mile, finishing third, with Matt Clowes breaking the 4 minute barrier for the first time to finish fifth in 3:58.96.

Vault Manchester, Manchester, UK, 31 January 2015

Commonwealth silver medalist Luke Cutts won the competition in 5.52m.

Vienna Indoor, Vienna, Austria, 31 January 2015

Jenny Meadows ran a new world lead over the 800m with 1:59.21, with Rowena Cole breaking her indoor personal best to finish second in 2:04.21.

Seren Bundy-Davies knocked three tenths off her absolute personal best to win her 400m in 52.20 to go third on the world rankings.

Adam Hague continued to impress this indoor season, clearing a new personal best (and breaking his own UK U20 record) of 5.55m.

Tom Somers, Chris Stone, Louise Bloor and Shannon Hylton all won their 200m races in impressive times of 21.17, 21.22, 23.64 and 23.64 respectively. 

Armory Track Invitational, New York, USA, 31 January 2015

Chris O’Hare finished second in the one mile with 3:57.26 behind Canadian Cam Levins (3:54.74).

Kingston, Jamaica, 31 January 2015

200m specialist Delano Williams smashed his PB in the 400m to win with 46.20.

BUCS Cross Country Championships, Brighton, UK, 31 January 2015

In a dramatic finish which saw leader Jonathan Davies fall on the last corner, Jonny Hay took the men’s A race in 38:57 just three seconds ahead of Davies.

Emelia Gorecka blew the women’s field away on the second lap to take victory in 23:06 with Sarah Astin finishing second in 23:24.

New Mexico Team Invitational, Albuquerque, USA, 31 January 2015

Sam Watts ran an incredible 20.69 over 200m but sadly the performance won’t count for ranking or qualification to major events due to the altitude of the venue.

London Indoor Games, London, UK, 31 January 2015 – 1 February 2015

Chijindu Ujah opened his 2015 season in fine form, going fourth in the world rankings after he clocked a new personal best of 6.53.

Lucy Hatton also broke her personal best to go equal first in the UK rankings with 8.13 whilst Yasmin Miller also broke her previous best mark with 7.23 to finish second.

Jodie Williams got beaten by Rachel Johncock in the heats, but narrowly edged the final with 7.35 to Johncock’s 7.38. Johncock did clock 7.37 in the heats.

Sale Harriers Open Series, Manchester, UK, 1 February 2015

Cutts bettered his performance from a day earlier to set a new season’s best of 5.60m and go second on the 2015 UK rankings behind Steve Lewis.

IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1 February 2015

Dina Asher-Smith obliterated her pervious personal best over 60m, taking a whole tenth of a second from her previous mark to win both her heat and the final in 7.12 seconds, the fastest ever time by a British teenager and a UK U23 record.

Asher-Smith’s time of 7.12 also puts her third on the British all-time list behind Jeanette Kwakye (7.08) and Asha Phillip (7.09).

Lawrence Clarke equalled his personal best in the 60m hurdles, running 7.43 in both the heats and final to finish third. David Omoregie also ran a personal best in the heats with 7.73, but finished 7th in the final with 7.95.

Laura Muir finished second in the 3000m with a lifetime best of 8:49.73.

Russian Winter, Moscow, Russia, 1 February 2015

Dwain Chambers started off his season with 6.74 in his heat, but finished last in a final won by Kim Collins (6.48) with 6.83.

Andrew Osagie narrowly missed out on his 600m personal best, recording a time of 1:16.50.

Scottish Indoor Championships, Glasgow, UK, 1 February 2015

Both Allan Smith and David Smith cleared 2.25m to set a new Scottish native record, with Allan Smith taking the title on count back.

European Champion Clubs Cup, Guadalajara, Spain, 1 February 2015

Aldershot, Farnham and District’s women’s team took home the bronze medal, with Lily Partidge finishing third with 20:54 and Steph Twell fourth in 21:12.


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First published on: 2 February, 2015 12:00 am

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