19th April 2021
WEEKEND UPDATE - 16-18 APRIL
Velocity Fest, Kingston, Jamaica, 17 April
Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills; Shaftesbury Barnet) set a European lead time of 20.14 (1.1) over 200m. The time also puts him third on the world 2021 list. He was a comfortable winner of the race ahead of Romario Williams in Jamaica.
Tom Jones Memorial, Gainesville, Florida, 16-17 April
Tiffany Porter (Jeff Porter; Woodford Green Essex Ladies) and Cindy Sember (Jeff Porter; Woodford Green Essex Ladies) both posted times within the Olympic qualifying standard as they continued their strong 2021 form.
In a race that saw Puerto Rica’s Jasmine Camucho-Quinn post a world-leading time of 12.32, the British duo ran their fastest non-wind-assisted times since 2015 for second and third in the race.
Elsewhere, Jazmin Sawyers (Lance Brauman; City of Stoke) won the women’s long jump. Her furthest jump came on her opening attempt, winning with a best of 6.57m in wet conditions in Florida.
Matthew Hudson-Smith (Lance Brauman; Birchfield) was second in the men’s 400m posting a time of 45.53.
Loughborough Spring Throws, 17 April 2021
Lawrence Okoye (John Hillier; Croydon) won the men’s discus competition with his best distance of the series coming in at 64.38 metres. Kirsty Law (Zane Duquemin; Sale Harriers Manchester) won the women’s equivalent with a throw of 57.30m.
Dan Greaves (Charnwood) threw another solid distance in his second competition of the year, his mark measured at 58.36m, while Harrison Walsh (Swansea) threw 52.45m.
In the javelin, Daniel Bainbridge (Michael McNeil; Shaftesbury Barnet) improved his PB to 72.71m to win the men’s competition.
Elsewhere, Serena Vincent (Bronwin Carter; City of Portsmouth) won the women’s shot put ahead of Holly Mills (Laura Turner-Alleyne; Andover), the former throwing 15.46m to the latter’s 13.61.
Australian Track and Field Championships, Sydney, 12-19 April
Jade Lally (Zane Duquemin; Shaftesbury Barnet) achieved her best discus mark since 2017 with a throw of 60.36m at the Australian Track and Field Championships. Australia-based Lally threw her best attempt in the final round to claim third in the event.
Virginia Challenge, Charlotteville, USA, 16-17 April
In her first race since winning the European indoor 3000m title at the start of March, Amy-Eloise Markovc (Chris Fox) contested the 1500m.
The Wakefield athlete posted a time of 4:09.52 which was narrowly outside her PB of 4:09.31.
West Coast Classic, Eugene, USA, 17 April
Following a PB in the 10,000m a couple of weeks ago, Charles Hicks (Shaftesbury Barnet) was again in excellent form as he set a 5000m PB of 13:34.63 on his way to victory in Oregon.
The time coupled as a European U23 Championships qualifying mark, matching his achievement over the longer distance in Stanford earlier in the month.