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British records for Asher-Smith and Omoregie in SheffieldMarch 3, 2014
Pair among the stand-out performers at the England Athletics Indoor Age Group Championships
Dina Asher-Smith and David Omoregie were among the athletes to impress at the England Athletics Indoor Age Group Championships this weekend as they set British indoor under-20 records in the 200m and 60m hurdles respectively.
Asher-Smith clocked 23.15, just one hundredth of a second off her own outdoor best, to finish ahead of her Blackheath and Bromley teammate Shannon Hylton with 23.39. The day before the European junior 200m champion had her winning sub-7.20 60m performance given as a hand-timed 7.2 because of a photo finish malfunction.
“It definitely made up for yesterday,” she told England Athletics, with her 200m performance putting her at fourth on the senior women’s indoor all-time list. “To get a British record in that is unbelievable. I tried so hard and I’ve got over yesterday. These mistakes do happen and today I just wanted to go out and do what I knew I could do.”
Cardiff’s Omoregie continued to prove his current form by clocking 7.62 in both his heat and final to better James Gladman’s British record by three hundredths of a second. Euan Dickson-Earle and Khai Riley-La Borde followed him over the line in the final with 7.63 and 7.66 respectively.
Chris Kandu, Morgan Lake and Lucy Bryan were also among the winners in Sheffield. Kandu retained his under 20 men’s high jump title with a championships best performance of 2.22m, an outright PB, while Lake won both the under 20 women’s high jump and long jump and Bryan bettered her own CBP by 18cm to claim under 20 women’s pole vault victory with an indoor PB of 4.33m.
» See Thursday’s AW for in-depth coverage of the Indoor Age Group Champs while full results can be found here