6th June 2022
WEEKEND ROUND-UP - 2-5 JUNE
Star Athletics Sprint Series, Monteverde, Florida, USA 4 June
Victoria Ohuruogu (Newham and Essex Beagles) moved to the top of the 2022 UK 400m rankings after clocking a personal best of 51.05 which was the third time she has run sub 52 seconds this year.
Asha Philip (Newham and Essex Beagles) and Adam Gemili (Blackheath and Bromley) both ran wind-assisted times in the 100m. Philip ran 11.05 (3.5) for third place in the women’s race, following up 11.16 (3.5) in the heats. As for Gemili, he crossed the line in 10.09 (2.9) in the men’s race.
Wanda Diamond League, Rabat, Morocco, 5 June
Jake Wightman (Geoff Wightman) earned one of the best victories of his career as he won the men’s 1500m ahead of Jake Heyward (Mark Rowland, Cardiff). The Edinburgh athlete posted a season’s best of 3:32.62, while Heyward clocked 3:33.54 just behind.
There was also a personal best and second place for Amy-Eloise Markovc (Chris Fox, Wakefield) in the women’s 3000m; the time 8:40.32.
Janusz Kusocinski Memorial – World Athletics Continental Tour Gold, Chorzów, Poland, 5 June
Jemma Reekie (Andy Young, Kilbarchan) ran inside the world championships qualifying standard for the first time in 2022 – having achieved it last year – to show a return to her top form. The Olympic finalist came through for second place in a time of 1:58.44.
Elsewhere, Jamie Webb (Adrian Webb, Liverpool) achieved a European standard with a time of 1:45.54 for eighth in the men’s 800m, while Bianca Williams (Enfield and Haringey) was fifth in the 100m in 11.44 (-0.4).
BoXX United Manchester – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver, Manchester, 3 June
Kyle Langford (Jon Bigg) overcame the challenge of Ben Pattison (Dave Ragan, Basingstoke & Mid Hants) to win the men’s 800m at Sportscity. The Shaftesbury Barnet athlete won by less than half a second in a time of 1:46.48.
Elsewhere, Jessica Hunter (Scott Grace, Shaftesbury Barnet) moved to second in the 2022 UK rankings in the women’s 100m hurdles courtesy of a personal best of 13.18 (-2.0) in the final.
In the field, Laura Zialor (Jade Surman, Marshall Milton Keynes) won the high jump with a best clearance of 1.84m, while Harry Coppell (Scott Simpson, Wigan & District) was the top Briton in the men’s pole vault, ending the competition in third place after going over at 4.65m, while Loughborough-based Owen Heard (Kate Rooney, Harrow) achieved a personal best of 5.45m for fifth.
International Pentecost Sport Meeting – World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze, Rehlingen, Germany, 5 June
World indoor 60 metres finalist, Adam Thomas (Bracknell) posted a season’s best of 10.45 (-1.3) to win the 100m race in Germany.
Also, Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson, City of York) won the men’s shot put; the furthest throw of his series was 20.19 metres.
Irena Szewinska Memorial – World Athletics Continental Tour Gold, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 3 June
Matthew Stonier (Peter Mullervy, Invicta East Kent) continued his excellent form as he bagged a European qualifying standard in the men’s 1500m. The Briton won the prestigious Emsley Carr mile at the Night of 10,000m PBs last month, and showed his rise by posting a time of 3:35.92 for third place in the race.
There was a race win for Adelle Tracey (Craig Winrow, Guildford & Godalming) in the women’s 800m as she crossed the line in 2:01.57. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Azu (Helen James, Cardiff) recorded a season’s best of 10.18 (-0.3) for second in the men’s 100m – the time is just 0.02s outside the European Championships qualifying standard.
In the women’s 400m, Nicole Yeargin (Quincy Watts, Pitreavie) continued her excellent 2022 form with another 51 second clocking, this time 51.38 for second overall.
Music City Track Carnival Festival – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver, Nashville, USA, 3-5 June
Jamaine Coleman was the star of the meeting for the British athletes as he secured a personal best and European qualifying standard in the men’s 3000m Steeplechase. The Preston athlete, who competed for GB & NI over 3000m at the world indoors in March, revised his best time over the steeplechase discipline to 8:28.56.
Austrian Open – World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze, Eisenstadt, Austria, 2 June
There was a Scottish 400m hurdles record for Jack Lawrie (Jared Deacon, Woodford Green Essex Ladies) as he beat the 21-year-old record with a time of 50.07.
BIGish Jumps & Throws Fest, Bedford, 2 June
Ben Williams (Aston Moore, City of Stoke) went to the top of the 2022 UK rankings in the men’s triple jump after recording a distance of 16.82m during his series.
Elsewhere, World Para Athletics champion Sabrina Fortune (Ian Robinson, Deeside) was just one centimetre shy of her season’s best as she threw 13.19m in the women’s shot put, while Joel Clarke Khan (Emily Borthwick, Worcester) cleared a personal best of 2.27m to win the men’s high jump.
Montreuil International Meeting – World Athletics Continental Tour Silver, Montreuil, France, 2 June
Eloise Walker (Andy Young, Edinburgh) achieved another Scottish Commonwealth Games standard as she ran a lifetime best of 15:31.26 on her way to eighth in the women’s 5000m in France.