A look ahead to the British Universities & Colleges Sport event at Sheffield’s EIS

The unfortunate clash with the British Championships has affected the quality of this weekend’s BUCS Indoor Championships in Sheffield, but there will still be a competitive battle for medals with a healthy number of entrants from the leading universities and colleges.

Loughborough are out to defend both their men’s and women’s titles from 2017. The action starts at 1pm on Friday with the men’s 60m heats which has attracted a hefty 118 entries.

These include some who may focus on the event in Birmingham, with Middlesex’s Ojie Edoburun the favourite if he competes, plus Reuben Arthur, Oliver Bromby, Marvin Popoola and defending champion Adam Thomas of Loughborough.

The women’s 60m features defending champion Hannah Brier and Corinne Humphreys (pictured), while Imani-Lara Lansiquot is also among the entries but may be missing from the event after her 7.21 PB in Torun on Thursday night.

Action ends on day one with the 60m hurdles final with Jake Porter the favourite, should he compete.

Saturday’s first event at 10.10am is the men’s 1500m heats which has 59 entries.

The men’s 400m heats has 87 entries, and the men’s high jump sees Coventry’s Peruvian 2.31m jumper Arturo Chavez.

The biggest field events entry, meanwhile, is the women’s long jump which has attracted 59 athletes.

The action ends on Saturday with the 4x200m relays and starts again on Sunday at 10.45am, with a stream of finals from 2.40-4.40pm.

For more information see bucs.org.uk