3rd June 2019


Scott Lincoln (club: City of York; Paul Wilson) and juniors James Tomlinson (Pembrokeshire; Paul Jensen) and Sarah Omoregie (Cardiff; Gareth Lease) all set personal bests as a ten-strong British team competed at the prestigious Halle Throws International at the weekend.

Lincoln and Omoregie threw 19.77m and 15.45m respectively in the shot put while Tomlinson hit 60.24m in the discus as the trio enjoyed fine personal weekends in Germany.

Other notable performances included a victory for Harry Hughes (Newham & Essex Beagles; Mark Roberson) in the under-23 javelin while Commonwealth champion Nick Miller (Border; Tore Gustafsson) was fifth in the hammer.

Lincoln was in the form of his life in Halle, producing the best effort by a British male shot putter for seven years as he hit 19.77m to win the B competition.

Tomlinson threw 60.24m with his third attempt to finish second in the under-20 discus competition, putting 49 centimetres onto his best at the 1.75kg weight.

Fellow Welsh athlete Omoregie, who travelled to Halle having already improved her personal best this season, went out to 15.45m to place third in the under-20 shot put.

Hughes picked up victory as one of two athletes in action on the second day in the under-23 javelin with a best of 74.80m and has already thrown beyond 80m this year in what could be a great season for him.

Eight of the ten athletes wearing the British best were in action on day one with Miller fifth in the hammer with a best of 73.62m while teammate Taylor Campbell (Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow; John Pearson) was ninth with 68.45m.

Sophie McKinna (Great Yarmouth; Mike Winch), who has gone beyond 18m recently, was seventh in the shot put with 17.57m while under-20 hammer pair Charlotte Williams (Blackburn; Michael Hitchon) and Charlotte Payne (Newbury), the latter making her British debut, were third and fourth respectively after bests of 60.89m and 59.66m.

George Armstrong (Newham & Essex Beagles; Zane Duquemin) joined Hughes in action on day two and was sixth in the under-23 discus with 56.46m and has gone beyond 60m earlier this season.