16th April 2018
While the track action in the Commonwealth Games continued in Australia, there were a number of other strong performances by British athletes elsewhere, particularly in the USA.
Tom Jones Memorial, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 13 April
Edmond Amaning ran a very strong 200m in Florida with a wind-assisted time of 20.37 (2.8). Had the helping wind not been as strong, it would have been a big personal best for the 24-year-old.
Texas Invitational, Austin, Texas, USA, 13 April
Joseph Ellis (coach: Jerry Clayton) continued Britain’s excellent start of the year in the hammer as he recorded another 70m plus throw to set a new personal best of 71.00m in Texas and move to seventh on the Power of 10 rankings.
Triton Invitational, San Diego, California, USA, 14 April
British champion Nicholas Percy (Vesteinn Hafsteinsson) had a promising outing in the discus with a throw of 60.98m.
Under 20 Ada’ora Chigbo (Fuzz Caan) set an outdoor high jump personal best and went seventh in the senior rankings with a clearance of 1.75m.
Miami Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, Coral Gables, Florida, USA, 14 April
Jake Norris (Paul Dickenson) followed up his British junior hammer record from last week with another good performance as he threw 68.86m in Miami.
Louisville Invitational, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 13 April
Oliver Newport (John Shepherd) went seventh on the Power of 10 long jump rankings with a jump of 7.54m. He also recorded a wind-assisted 7.70m (+2.4).
ERRA National 12 and 6 Stage Road Relays, Sutton Coldfield, 14 April
Tonbridge AC took the lead on leg 7 of the men’s National 12 Stage Road Relays and pulled away to win by a minute and a half ahead of Highgate Harriers and Swansea Harriers. Alex Yee (Kenneth Pike) of Kent ran the fastest long leg with 24:57, while the fastest short leg was Kieran Wood (James Thie) of Cambridge and Coleridge with 15:06.
The women’s National 6 Stage Road Relays were won by Leeds City, who retained their 2017 title. In her first race since last month’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Tracy Barlow (Nick Anderson) of Thames Valley Harriers ran the fastest long leg of the day with 29:07. Cambridge and Coleridge’s junior athlete Julia Paternain ran the fastest short leg with a time of 17:02.