13th June 2021
PERFORMANCES UPDATE 9-13 JUNE
Memoriál Josefa Sečkáře, Brno, Czech Republic, 13 June
Scott Lincoln (coach: Paul Wilson) attained the Olympic qualifying standard with a throw of 21.28 metres in the men’s shot put as he moved to third on the UK all-time list in the event.
After throwing a PB of 20.81m at the beginning of June, the City of York athlete got everything right in the Czech Republic as he threw over 21 metres for the first time in his career.
Naomi Ogbeta (Tom Cullen, Trafford) jumped another wind-assisted PB as a +4.2 saw her go out to 14.38m as she won the triple jump competition.
Meeting International de Nice, France 12 June
Oliver Dustin (Graeme Mason, Border) moved to sixth on the UK all-time list and moved to the top of the 2021 world list in the men’s 800m as he ran a phenomenal time of 1:43.82 for victory in France.
The 2019 European U20 champion produced an outstanding kick in the final 120 metres as he moved from third to a convincing winner and ran the Olympic qualifying standard in the process. The British Athletics Futures Academy moves ahead of Martin Steele in the British all-time list.
In the same race, Elliot Giles (Jon Bigg, Birchfield) was third in 1:45.05 and Jake Heyward (Mark Rowland, Cardiff) was ninth in a PB of 1:47.25.
There was another PB for Revee Walcott-Nolan (Dale King-Clutterbuck) as she was second in the women’s 1500m in a time of 4:06.28.
Elsewhere, in the men’s 5000m, Jonathan Davies (Luke Gunn, Reading) improved his career best over the distance as he crossed the line in 13:21.56, while Mark Pearce (Luke Gunn, Shaftesbury Barnet) ran his quickest 3000m steeplechase in 8:25.43.
Eilish McColgan (Liz Nuttall, Dundee Hawkhill) ran inside the 5000m Olympic qualifying standard with a time of 14:55.79, her third Tokyo mark over a third different distance inside seven days.
Newham & Essex Beagles Sprint & Hurdles Meeting, 13 June
Olivia Breen (Aston Moore, City of Portsmouth) ran under 13 seconds for the first time in her career as she achieved a 100m PB of 12.97 (0.3).
In another 100m race, Ali Smith (Benke Blomkvist, Guildford & Godalming) also ran a PB, recording 13.23 (1.8). The European T38 400m bronze medallist also posted a lifetime best over the one-lap contest, her time 1:03.55.
European T12 100m bronze medallist Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste, Cleethorpes) shaved another 0.01s off his PB as he clocked 11.05 (1.2) at the London Stadium community track.
NCAA Division 1 Championships, Eugene, USA, 9-12 June
Patrick Dever (Andy Bibby, Preston) produced a sublime display of distance running as he claimed the NCAA 10,000m title in a fantastic time of 27:41.87. The Preston athlete surged away from his opponents in the final few metres to take the title for the first time.
Charles Hicks (Shaftesbury Barnet) was seventh in a time of 27:47.63 which was a European and British record for 19 and under.
Both athletes returned for the 5000m two days later and they both ran PBs; Dever was sixth in 13:19.85 while Hicks was 15th in 13:33.89.
In the women’s 400m, Nicole Yeargin (Quincy Watts, USC) moved to the top of the 2021 UK rankings in the event as she posted a time of 50.96 in her heat, before finishing fourth in the final in another impressive time of 51.02.
In the men’s 800m, Finlay Mclear (Exeter) was fourth in a lifetime best of 1:45.80 while Yusuf Bizimana (Matt Yates, Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets) was seventh in 1:46.76.
AtletiCAGenève, Switzerland, 12 June
Emily Borthwick (Fuzz Caan, Wigan and District) continued her excellent 2021 season as she added another centimetre to her lifetime best with a clearance of 1.93m in the high jump. Morgan Lake (Caan, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow) was second as she cleared 1.90m.
Meanwhile, Efe Okoro (Tony Hadley, Birchfield) bagged a personal best in the 400m, clocking 46.35.
Sollentuna GP, Sweden, 13 June
There was a PB of 51.53 for Ama Pipi (Linford Christie, Enfield and Haringey) as she showed her quality to win the women’s 400m in Sweden.
There were also victories for Rabah Yousif (Carol Williams, Newham & Essex Beagles) in the 400m [46.51] and Abigail Irozuru (Aston Moore, Sale Harriers Manchester) in the women’s long jump [6.68m SB].
Poznan GP, Poland, 13 June
There was a season best for Harry Coppell (Scott Simpson, Wigan & District) as he warms up for the Muller British Athletics Championships later this month. He cleared 4.65m as he finished second behind Edward Cormont of France who vaulted a PB of 5.75m.
Laura Zialor (Jade Surman, Marshall Milton Keynes) jumped a PB in the women’s high jump on her way to second place. She added three centimetres to her previous best.
Meeting Internacional, Arona, Spain, 12-13 June
There was a heptathlon PB for Holly Mills (Laura Turner-Alleyne, Andover) as she achieved a score of 6211 as she improved from the 6180 points she set in Lana, Italy earlier this year. Although she fell short of the World Athletics Tokyo qualifying standard , she did produce two personal best displays in the high jump and javelin.
She opened with a time of 13.22 (1.1) in the 100m hurdles which was a solid start to her campaign. She followed that up with an outright PB in the high jump, clearing 1.85m to improve from 1.83m which she had cleared earlier this year.
Her best attempt in the shot put measured at 13.26m while she rounded out day one with a time of 24.36 (0.8) over the 200m.
On day two, she jumped a mark of 6.08m in the long jump to start the first of three events. In the javelin, she recorded a lifetime best of 35.77m which was an improvement from her previous best of 34.77m. She ended the seven events with a time of 2:12.50 in the 800m to complete the heptathlon with a points tally of 6211.
BMC GP, Watford, 12 June
After making her senior debut for GB & NI at the European Athletics Team Championships last month, Erin Wallace (Andy Young, Giffnock North) posted a PB in the women’s 1500m as she pipped Holly Archer (Andrew Parmenter, Cambridge and Coleridge) and Jess Judd (Mick Judd, Blackburn) to victory in a time of 4:08.10. Archer was second in 4:09.13 and Judd, a week after her Tokyo qualifying performance over 10,000m, posted 4:12.29.
Andrew Butchart (Barry Fudge, Central) posted an all-time BMC record over 3000m, with a time of 7:43.57.
Hammer Circle Invitation, Hull, 13 June
Jess Mayho (John Pearson, Birchfield) improved her career best in the hammer to 67.84 metres at the event in East Yorkshire. Her previous bets stood at 67.10m but the new mark moved her to sixth on the UK all-time list.
Södertälje Discus Night, Sweden, 11 June
Lawrence Okoye (John Hillier, Croydon) threw a season best and his second Olympic qualifying standard of the week in the men’s discus. The throw of 67.13m saw him win the competition in Sweden, and it was an improvement on the 66.30m mark which he threw in Copenhagen three days earlier which was also a Tokyo mark.
Motonet GP, Espoo, Finland, 10 June
Chris McAlister (Marina Armstrong, Thames Valley) produced a season best of 49.61 as he won the men’s 400m hurdles in Finland.
Joshua Lay (Anthony Love, Rugby and Northampton) was triumphant in the men’s 800m in a PB of 1:45.99, while Kristal Awuah (Matthew Thomas, Herne Hill) scored the win in the women’s 100m in a SB of 11.51 (0.9).
Florence Diamond League, Italy, 10 June
Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie, Blackheath and Bromley) won her first 200m of the season as she ran a time of 22.06 (0.2), while Beth Dobbin (Leon Baptiste, Edinburgh) was fifth in 22.88.
In the men’s 110m Hurdles, Andrew Pozzi (Santiago Antunez, Stratford-upon-Avon) is coming into form nicely as he delivered a season best of 13.25 (-0.1) as he finished behind Olympic champion Omar McLeod (JAM) in second place.
Laura Muir (Andy Young, Dundee Hawkhill) was third in the women’s 1500m in 3:55.59, the second quickest time of her career.
In the men’s 100m, CJ Ujah (Ryan Freckleton, Enfield and Haringey) ran 10.10 for second place.
Meeting Pro Athlé Tour de Marseille, France, 9 June
Elliot Giles (Jon Bigg, Birchfield), Piers Copeland (Bob Smith, Wimborne) and Jake Heyward (Mark Rowland, Cardiff) all ducked inside the Olympic qualifying standard in the men’s 1500m as they finished in the top seven.
Giles was third and the first Briton in a PB of 3:33.80, while Copeland was sixth in 3:34.62 and Heyward seventh in 3:34.63. George Mills (Jon Bigg, Brighton Phoenix) also ran a PB of 3:36.31.
There were victories for Jemma Reekie (Andy Young Kilbarchan) in the 800m [1:58.41] and Daryll Neita (Rana Reider, Cambridge Harriers) over 100m [11.08 (-1.6)].