17th June 2019
Brooks PR Invitational, Seattle, Washington, USA, 16 June
Over at his training base in Seattle Josh Kerr (coach: Danny Mackey; club: Edinburgh) produced the second quickest 1500m ever by a Scot as he took a clear victory in 3:33.60, a truly world class performance. In the same race recent Oregon graduate James West (George Gandy; Tonbridge) lowered his personal best for the second time in a week with a 3:35.74 run in fourth, whilst one place further back was Neil Gourley (Mark Rowland; Giffnock North) who also ran a 3:35.95 PB. All three Brits were inside the World Championships qualifying standard.
Adidas Boston Boost Games, Boston, USA, 16 June
Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills; Shaftesbury Barnet) continued his good form, winning the straight line 200m at the Boston Games street meet with a 20.00s (-0.2) effort, whilst in the 150m sprint, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (Dennis Shaver; Newham & Essex Beagles) was second behind American Noah Lyles in a time of 15.10s.
Contesting the mile, Chris O’Hare (Terrance Mahon; Edinburgh) was third in 3:57.60, whilst Shara Proctor (Rana Reider; Birchfield) was second in the long jump with a 6.61m (0.4m/s) season’s best – Jazmin Sawyers (Lance Brauman; City of Stoke) was sixth, her best mark 6.30m (0.2).
Newham & Essex Beagles 100m Sprint Open, Sunday 16 June
Zak Skinner (Aston Moore; Tonbridge) recorded a personal best of 11.04 (+2.0) over 100m, knocking 0.11 seconds off his previous fastest time set back in 2017.
In one of few sprints which stayed within the legal wind limit on a frustrating day weather-wise in Newham, Skinner will be delighted to improve his best having already jumped a PB in his favoured long jump discipline last month.
AtletiCAGenève, Geneva, Switzerland, 15 June
Pole vaulter Charlie Myers (Chris Boundy; Middlesbrough Mandale) cleared a massive 11cm personal best of 5.71m, a British U23 record and in excess of the World Championship qualifying mark to take the win. There was also an impressive 5.50m PB for Harry Coppell (John Mitchell; Wigan & District) in third place. Also in the field, Amy Holder (Neville Thompson; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) produced a 56.42m discus personal best to take the win and move to second on the UK rankings.
On track, Seb Rodger (Benke Blomkvist; Shaftesbury Barnet) won the men’s 400m hurdles in 49.58s to further strengthen his grip on the top of the UK rankings, whilst Chris McAlister (Marina Armstrong; Thames Valley) broke the magical 50 second barrier for the first time to win the B race in 49.92s.
Chasing him home in second and third, Alastair Chalmers (James Hillier; Guernsey) broke his own British junior record with a stunning 50.07s run, whilst Alex Knibbs (Nick Dakin; Amber Valley & Erewash) was less than a tenth back, his 50.16s run a European U23 qualifying standard.
In the women’s race Megan Beesley (Michael Baker; Birchfield) was second in 56.00s, whilst Jess Turner (Nick Dakin; Amber Valley & Erewash) moved to second on the Power of 10 rankings thanks to a 56.41s time, winning the B race.
In the flat 400m Emily Diamond (Blomkvist; Bristol & West) improved her season’s best in her second race of the year, a 52.57s run good enough for third, with Amber Anning (Lloyd Cowan; Brighton & Hove) improving her personal best again to 52.64s in the B race. Cameron Chalmers (Hillier; Guernsey) moved to second on the UK rankings with a 46.04s run to win the men’s B race – there was also a 46.66s season’s best for Grant Plenderleith (David Lothian; Sheffield & Dearne) in fifth.
Anhalt 2019, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany, 15 June
Jemma Reekie (Andy Young; Kilbarchan) produced her best ever performance over two laps of the track over in Germany, the young Scot finishing third in 2:01.45 to bag the European U23 qualifying standard for the distance.
BMC Grand Prix, Loughborough, 15 June
17-year-old Max Burgin (Brian Burgin; Halifax) well and truly stole the show on his return to the track after injury in Loughborough as he won the men’s 800m by almost three full seconds in 1:46.80, the seventh best ever by a GB junior. The men’s 5,000m served up the best race of the night, with six men going sub 14, headed by Emile Cairess (Phil Townsend; Leeds City) who bagged the European U23 qualifying time with a 13:50.58 run.
Ellis Cross (Mick Woods; Aldershot, Farnham & District) was his closest contender, second in a 13:52.54 personal best, whilst Rory Leonard won the European Junior trial race as he finished third in the B race in 14:20.85. In the women’s race Jess Judd (Mick Judd; Blackburn) was a runaway winner in 15:31.64, a personal best time, while sister Jodie Judd (Judd; Chelmsford) was fourth in 16:04.56, a massive PB and inside the European U23 qualifying mark. Izzy Fry (Woods; Newbury) was the other standout name as she slashed her personal best with a 16:22.55 effort to secure the European Junior qualifying mark.
Memoriał Janusza Kusocińskiego, Chorzow, Poland, 15 June
Nick Miller backed up his World Championship and Olympic Games qualifying mark with a 77.88m effort as he finished fourth in Chorzow. Fellow thrower Sophie McKinna (Mike Winch; Great Yarmouth) threw 17.97m in the shot to once again back up her position atop of the British rankings. CJ Ujah (Jonas Dodoo; Enfield & Haringey) was the other British name of note in action, clocking 10.18s (0.0) for the 100m.
Pacific Distance Carnival, Burnaby, Canada, 13 June
Canada based Scot Sarah Inglis (Lothian) produced the run of her life over 25 laps of the track, finishing second in a massive 32:11.42 personal best as she gears up for her British track debut at the European 10,000m Cup.
Loughborough Students AC Open, Loughborough, 12 June
Competing indoors due to the weather, both Joel Leon Benitez (Robert Phillips; Notts) and Adam Hague (Trevor Fox; Sheffield & Dearne) cleared 5.45m, which is the European U23 qualifying standard, with Benitez winning on countback.