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Julia Machin equals UK W45 high jump record – weekly round-up

Julia Machin equals UK W45 high jump record – weekly round-up

A look at some recent results by British athletes, including a UK W45 record-equalling high jump of 1.65m by Machin in Ashford

Track and field

Southern Vets League Final, Ashford, September 4

Southampton’s men and Epsom and Ewell’s women were clear winners of the area league finals.

Southampton scored 250 points to 2015 champions Herne Hill’s 215.5.

Their winners included Jonathan Tilt who won a M50 200m and 400m double in 25.48 and 57.82.

Epsom retained their title with a score of 241 from Dartford Harriers’ 227.

Julia Machin, who has a 1.92m high jump from 23 years ago, equalled the UK W45 record of 1.65m.

She also won the 200m, triple jump shot and B 400m, while her sister Di Norman won the 400m, 800m, long jump and javelin to aid Epsom’s victory.

Medway & Maidstone Open, Gillingham, September 3

World 800m finalist Shelayna Oskan-Clarke ran 53.60 for the 400m to go reasonably close to her five year-old PB of 53.20.

UK Youth Development League, Bedford, September 3 (U15/U13) & 4 (U20/U17)

Blackheath and Bromley were easy winners of the under-17 league with 950 points from Team Edinburgh’s 839 and Shaftesbury Barnet’s 768.5.

Katy-Ann McDonald won the under-17 800m for them in a league record 2:06.80 and also won the under-20 1500m.

Another outstanding Blackheath winner was James Whiteaker in the under-20 javelin with a league record 72.41m.

Southampton won the lower age group in a much closer event with 612 points as Edinburgh (608.5) and Blackheath (601.5) followed them.

Tom Ireland of Shaftesbury won the overall best performance award with a 4:24.47 1500m win in the under-15 event.

School Games, Loughborough, September 2

Highlights can be found in an online report here, while the next edition of AW magazine will include further coverage.

Road

Middlesex 10km, Victoria Park, September 4

Kent AC’s James Connor won the men’s race in 31:12.

Marina Johnson was first woman in 37:46.

City of Salford 10km, September 4

Mohammed Abu-Rezeq won a close race with Matthew Bond by two seconds in 30:03.

Jackie Fairchild won the women’s race in a PB 35.11.

Cross country

In the first week of cross-country racing in the USA, there were a lot of Brits in action.

Helena Keenan won in Poughkeepsie.

Sarah Astin was second in Earlysville, as was Katherine Turner in Carmel. Matthew Edwards was runner-up in Nashville.

There were third place for Charlotte Murphy in Waco and Kimberly Johansen in Ellen.

In San Francisco both Charlotte Taylor and Alex Short finished third.

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