10th July 2022
WEEKEND UPDATE: 8-10 JULY
BWAA Grand Prix, Stoke Mandeville, 9 July
There were 100m PBs for Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks, Leeds) and Sammi Kinghorn (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) at Stoke Mandeville on a fantastic day of action at the BWAA Grand Prix.
Kinghorn went under 16 seconds over 100m for the first time in her career, setting a time of 15.88 (1.5), while Cockroft was close behind, pushing to a time of 16.27 (1.5). Both marks won’t be ratified as world records due to no doping control at the event, however, the marks will give both athletes a lift ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Cockroft also clocked a time of 54.39 over 400m, with Kinghorn next in 55.06.
Nathan Maguire (Ste Hoskins, Kirkby) pushed to a PB of 14.08 (1.4) in the 100m, and a season best of 46.38 in the 400m to complete an encouraging day ahead of the Commonwealths.
ESAA English Schools Championships, Manchester, 8-9 July
Several young athletes were crowned English Schools medallists on a fantastic two days of athletics at the Manchester Regional Arena.
Sam Lunt (Andrew Fraser, Wirral) set a British U17 record to win the inter boys 400m hurdles, breaking Nathan Woodward’s record, clocking a time of 51.83.
In the inter girls 800m, Phoebe Gill (Deborah Steel, St Albans) ran the fastest time at the Championships for 45 years, winning comfortably in a time of 2:06.35.
Elsewhere, Jaiden Dean (Brian Hopkins, City of Norwich) backed up a Championship record in the inter boys 100m hurdles with 12.72 (-0.8) to win the final ahead of Noah Hanson (Carl Graham, Newham and Essex Beagles) who clocked 12.77.
Returning from Jerusalem for the European U18 Championships where he was a finalist, Isaac Delaney (Michael Kiley, Preston) won the senior boys shot put with a best of 15.59m.
University of Birmingham Track & Field Festival, 9-10 July
Will Barnicoat (Aldershot Farnham and District) improved his personal best and ran inside the qualifying standard for the World Athletics U20 championships with a time of 8:06.76 over 3000m. It was the first time he has run under the standard of 8:10 after coming close at the Loughborough International earlier this year.
*Photo credit: Peter Milsom