20th June 2022
WEEKEND ROUND-UP 18-19 JUNE 2022
Merck-Laufgala Pfungstadt, Germany, 18 June
Kyle Langford (coach: Jon Bigg, club: Shaftesbury Barnet) is rounding into form at the right time with the UK Athletics Championships one week away as he recorded a personal best and his quickest time since 2020 in the men’s 800m. The time of 1:44.61 was well within the World Championships qualifying standard and earned him a victory in the race.
Meanwhile, Neil Gourley (Ben Thomas, Giffnock North) also bagged a qualifying standard for Oregon in the race, adding to the 1500m time he has already secured. He was second behind Langford in a huge personal best of 1:44.82 – his previous best had stood at 1:46.12 from 2019.
England Athletics U17 & U15 Combined Events Championships (U18 Invitational), Bedford, 18-19 June
Mia McIntosh (Jake Awe, Harrow) recorded a British U18 record in the girls 100m hurdles with a time of 13.34 (-0.2) in the heats, which improved Lucy-Jane Matthews’ previous best of 13.38. The mark took her to second in the European rankings which is highly encouraging with the European U18 Championships in Israel just a couple of weeks away. She returned for the final to clock a wind-assisted 13.19 (2.2) for the win.
A British U17 record fell in the girls 400m hurdles as Stephanie Okoro (Tony Benton, Havering) set a time of 58.65, and improvement from 60.64 for her, to lower Hayley McLean’s previous record. It was also a UK U18 best.
Jamie Carrott (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) won the boys 200m with a PB and European U18 qualifying standard of 21.42 (-0.1) while Dean Patterson (Norrie Hay, Glasgow School of Sport) was also within the time with 21.50 in second.
(Courtesy of England Athletics)
Kuortane Games – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver, Kuortane, Finland, 18 June
Naomi Metzger (Aston Moore, Trafford) was fourth in the women’s triple jump after she jumped 14.14m at the meeting in Finland.
Meeting Madrid – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver, Madrid, Spain, 18 June
There was a season best for Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg, Shaftesbury Barnet) in the women’s 1500m as she was just 0.10 outside her PB which she set in Watford last year. The time of 4:06.64 saw her finish second overall in the race.