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Jake Heyward breaks British U20 indoor 3000m record – weekly round-up

Jake Heyward breaks British U20 indoor 3000m record – weekly round-up

The European under-20 1500m champion improves a 50-year-old mark in Cardiff

This weekend featured the BUCS Cross Country Championships (report here) and top indoor meetings in New York and Karlshrue (report here), while other results of note included the following.

Non-Thomas Open, Cardiff, February 4

European under-20 1500m champion Jake Heyward ran a British under-20 indoor record of 8:00.93 for 3000m to improve on the 8:01.4 which had been clocked by Ian Stewart in 1968.

The 18-year-old’s time was faster than the listed European junior mark but Jakob Ingebrigtsen had run a 7:56 earlier in the day.

Tom Marshall, who like Heyward is coached by James Thie, broke the Welsh 1000m record with a time of 2:21.25.

Eton, February 4

British 100m and 200m record-holder Dina Asher Smith began her season with a 7.22 60m.

Akron, USA, February 3

Lucy Bryan improved her pole vault PB with a 4.47m win to go fourth all-time in the UK rankings.

European Club Championships, Fira, Portugal, February 4

Davis Kiplangat of Sporting Club Portugal won a top class race in 29:44 from Isaac Kimeli.

Tonbridge’s Robbie Farnham Rose was the leading Briton in 15th in 30:56. The Kent club finished eighth.

Aldershot’s women finished sixth led by Louise Small in 14th and Katie Bingle in 18th.

The individual race was won by Katarzyna Rutkowska of Poland by one second from Jessica Augusto.

Loughborough Students AC Open, February 3

Paralympic and world champion Sophie Hahn ran a 60m PB of 8.09, while Kyle de Escofet ran 6.68 to win the men’s event.

Olivia Breen, who claimed long jump gold at the World Para Athletics Championships last summer, leapt an outright PB, with her 4.85m adding 4cm to her pervious best recorded in London.

Asics Alsager 5, February 4

Lauren Howarth won the women’s race in 26:56 from Midland cross-country champion Katie Holt.

Jack Martin won the men’s race in 24:19.

Chichester Priory 10km, February 4

Richard Allen won the men’s race in 29:45, two seconds ahead of the 2107 South of England cross-country champion Andy Maud.

Katrina Wootton won the women’s race in 33:23 with Kate Maltby second in 33:59.

Dewsbury 10km

Mohammed Abu-Rezeq won the men’s race in 29:42 while Charlene Thomas was first woman in 29:42.

Blackburn Winter Warmer 10km, February 4

Ben Fish won in a time of 31:58.

Half Marathon Barcelona Granollers, Spain, February 4

Ruth Barnes and Sophie Cowper both ran personal best times of 74:59 and 76:24 respectively to finish second and third for England behind winner Mercy Kipchumba with 73:22.

In the men’s race, Matt Clowes was eighth in a 64:39 PB and Matt Sharp was ninth in 65:39. The race was won by Alexander Mutiso in 61:24.

Lexington, USA, February 3

World under-20 400m hurdles record-holder Sydney McLaughlin won the women’s flat 400m in 51.44.

College Station, USA, February 3

Grenada’s Bralon Taplin won the 400m in 44.88 to go fifth all-time.

Lubbock, USA, February 3

Nigerian Divine Oduduru clocked a world-leading 20.18 200m to go fourth all-time.

Oita, Japan, Feb 4

South African Desmond Mokgobu won the 67th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in a 2:09:31 PB, three seconds ahead of Japan’s Hayato Sonoda.

Marugame Half Marathon, Japan, February 4

Kenyan Edward Waweru survived a 28:01 opening 10km to win in 60:31 from Japan’s Yuta Shitara’s 61:13.

Betsy Saina was first woman in 69:17.

Napoli, Italy, February 4

Kenya’s Abel Kipchumba won the men’s race in a course record 60:12 while Bahrain’s Shitaye Eshete broke the women’s record with a 68:38.

Moscow, Russia, February 4

The 2014 European pole vault champion Anzhelika Sidorova set an overall life-time best of 4.86m.

Timur Morgunov won the men’s vault with a 5.83m PB.

Vienna, Austria, February 4

Ivona Dadic won the Austrian pentathlon indoor title with a world-leading score of 4692.

Brisbane, Australia, February 4

World 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson won with a windy 12.67/2.7 after a legal 12.68/-1.3 heat.

Kingston, Jamaica, February 3

Fedrick Dacres won the discus with a 66.90m throw.

» Further coverage and results in the February 8 edition of AW

» Check out our online news section and event reports for more of the latest from the world of the sport

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