Jack Green, Dwayne Cowan, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Dan Bramble and Eilidh Doyle took maximum points in their events to help the British Team finish the second day of the European Team Championships in Lille in third place behind favourites Germany and Poland. In the final event of the day, the men's 4x100m team broke the championship record to win in 38.08s.
There were some other gutsy performances from the likes of Nick Goolab, Jake Wightman and Lennie Waite (season's best) who all finished second in their events. Mary Iheke ran a personal best 52.60s in the 400m and Sally Peake equalled her season's best 4.35m in the pole vault, both finishing 6th.
British Athletics today announced a 54 strong team which will head to Bydgoszcz, Poland for the European Under-23 Championships (13-16 July 2017). At the same time, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) announced a maximum team of 20 athletes for the World University Games to be held in Chinese Taipei (19-30 August).
Olympic 4x100m bronze medallist Daryll Neita and the ever-improving Ojie Edoburun headline the team after both earned selection for the women’s and men’s 100m and 4x100m relay respectively. The pair impressively revised their personal bests at last weekend’s trials event in Bedford, Neita to 11.20 and Edoburun to 10.12.
British Athletics today announced 32 athletes in the first wave of selections for the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy on July 20-23, with a 20-strong team also selected for the Mannheim International in Germany on July 1-2.
Europe’s top ranked junior this year over the 100m hurdles, Alicia Barrett headlines the European Junior selections on the back of two superb showings at the trials over the weekend in Bedford, where two postings of 13.07 saw her lower the British junior record by a significant six hundredths of a second.
Jack Green was the top placed Briton in a windy Stockholm Diamond League. He finished 4th in the 400m hurdles in a time of 49.29s, bettering the World Championship qualifying mark again. He may have done even better had he not clipped the final hurdle.
Lynsey Sharp also produced another world qualifying time in the 800m finishing eighth in 2:00.19, a season's best. Matt Hudson-Smith was a late withdrawal from the 400m, leaving Rabah Yousif as the sole British athlete. Rabah came 6th in 46.06s.
Andy Pozzi was hoping for a good performance over the sprint hurdles, but he was disqualified for a false start. In the 100m flat, Andre De Grasse came home in 9.69s, but with a following wind of +4.8m/s.
Jake Wightman's stunning 1500m win with a personal best was the highlight of the Oslo Daimond League for British athletes. Jake took close order coming up to the bell, and pulled away around the final bend holding off late-surging challengers to finish in 3:34.17. It's been a great season for Jake, who also ran an 800m PB a few days ago. He beat some good athletes - Manangoi, Lewandowski, Ingebrigtsen, Souleiman and Iguider included. Charlie Grice finished in 6th (3:37.78).
Matt Hudson-Smith ran a season's best time of 45.16s to take second place in the 400m, beating Maslak and two Borlee brothers along the way. More importantly it was a world championship qualifying time. Matt ran a strong 300 metres, but could not hang on for the win, just losing out to Botswana's Thebe. In the one lap hurdles, the home crowd gave the biggest cheer of the night as home favourite Karsten Warholm won with a national record 48.25s - third fastest in the world - beating Kerron Clament. Ireland's Thomas Barr came third in lane 1.