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Andrew Pozzi clocks speedy season opener in Cardiff – weekly round-upJanuary 30, 2017
A look at some of the top performances by British athletes over the past week, including a 60m hurdles world lead by Pozzi and a UK age-14 high jump best by Dominic Ogbechie
It was a busy weekend with the English area cross country championships taking place (report here) and some top class British performances on the track overseas (report here) but there was plenty of other action.
A total of 10 British athletes achieved European Indoor Championships standards.
Welsh Championships, Cardiff, January 28
Andrew Pozzi won the 60m hurdles in 7.57, with David Omoregie setting a PB 7.63 in second.
Pozzi had earlier set a world lead of 7.56 in his heat, which is his fastest ever season opener and also his quickest ever time outside of a global championships.
Rio Paralympic F42 shot put champion Aled Davies won his first Welsh senior title with 14.95m, an indoor personal best with the 7.26kg implement.
Charlotte Wingfield won the 60m in a PB 7.44, while Alex Coomber took the 800m title in a PB 1:50.49.
Sally Peake set a season’s best of 4.15m in the pole vault.
Scottish Championships, Emirates Arena, January 28
Fiona Matheson set a world masters W55 1500m record of 4:56.51. She finished fifth in a race won by Ireland’s Emma Mitchell in 4:16.20.
Most of the other notable performance were by much younger athletes.
The senior 800m was won by 18-year-old Ben Greenwood in an indoor PB of 1:49.81. Mhairi Hendry won the women’s event in 2:05.27.
Teenager Cameron Chalmers won the 400m in an indoor PB of 47.23 to beat Jamie Bowie’s 47.43.
Junior Alisha Rees won the senior women’s 60m in a PB 7.51 and also won the 200m in 24.18.
David Smith won the high jump with a 2.21m clearance.
Stockholm, January 28
Richard Kilty won the 60m in 6.57, while Dina Asher-Smith clocked 7.23 in the women’s event.
London Senior and Under-20 Games, Lee Valley, January 29
The overall high jump was won by exciting multi-event prospect Dominic Ogbechie, who at just 14 years of age improved his PB from 1.96m to 2.07m in a single competition. It was a UK age-14 best, beating Hopeton Lindo’s 32-year-old mark.
Andy Robertson went top of the UK rankings with a 60m win in 6.60. Theo Etienne was second in 6.63 and Dwain Chambers finished third in 6.67.
Shannon Hylton ran the fastest women’s 60 with a PB 7.41, while Maya Bruney won the under-20 race in a PB 7.51.
England under-23 champion Lina Nielsen won the 400m in 53.78, while Dale King-Clutterbuck won the 800m in 1:51.26.
There were 60m hurdle wins for Khai Riley-La Borde in 7.79 and Marilyn Nwawulor in a PB 8.20.
Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships, Dundee, January 28
Lesley Chisholm (24:40) and Jethro Lennox (27:44) narrowly won the main races over 6km and 8km respectively.
Andrew McLinden won the men’s M65 6m race in 27:08.
Multi Events International, Prague, January 28-29
Ashley Bryant finished second in the heptathlon with a PB 5975 points to miss John Lane’s British record by just 7 points and go third on the UK all-time list. Ben Gregory was fifth on 5770.
Jessica Taylor-Jemmett was third in the pentathlon with 4155 points.
Brataslava, January 29
Callum Wilkinson was timed at 19:20.68 for the 5000m race walk, the second best ever by a Briton indoors.
Vienna, January 28
Guy Learmonth won the 800m in a European Indoor Championships qualifying time of 1:47.20. Eilidh Doyle won the 400m in 51.86.
Sale Harriers Open, January 29
Elinor Kirk won the 3000m in a PB 9:00.59.
Loughborough Students Open, January 28
Just a week after turning 60, Jane Horder equalled Carole Filer’s W60 world 60m hurdles record with a time of 9.96.
Filer finished second in the race in 10.22.
Meghan Beesley showed good speed for a 400m hurdler with a 60m flat win in 7.64.
Northern Ireland & Ulster Intermediate & Masters’ Championships, Derry, January 28
Jodi Smith won the women’s 4km race in 14:40 as Amy Bulman won the Masters race in a faster 14:30.
Chris McGuinness won the M35 masters 8km in 24:57 while Conan McCaughey won the senior 10km in 30:46.
Newham Athletics Network 60m Open Series, London, January 25
Asha Philip ran 7.28 60m twice on her series opener.