Results from Hengelo’s FBK Games, plus the BAL, UKWL, Gouden Spike, Racers Track Club Grand Prix and more
After another busy weekend in athletics, links to separate event reports can be found below, followed by a list of other recent highlights.
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FBK Games, Hengelo, Netherlands, June 9
Eilish McColgan improved her own Scottish 5000m record and moved to third on the UK all-time list with 14:47.94 to finish fifth in a race won by Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi in 14:37.22.
It follows recent performances of a 14:52.40 5000m in Stockholm and a 4:02.29 1500m in Rome by McColgan, who wasn’t even sure if she would be well enough to race in Hengelo after suffering with a cold after Rome.
PB & Scottish record this evening in Hengelo! Picked up a cold after Rome and wasn't going to race… right up until the warm up! Glad I did! 😎
Went off bit too hard & paid the price over the last few KMs. But ran a lot of the race alone so I'm happy with a 14.47 for now! pic.twitter.com/4okTTVxND2
— Eilish Mccolgan (@EilishMccolgan) June 9, 2019
Telahun Bekele won the men’s 5000m in 12:57.56 for another sub-13 minute run just three days after his 12:52.98 in Rome.
Sam Kendricks cleared 5.91m to improve the pole vault meeting record set by Sergey Bubka in 1992, while Adam Hague’s 5.41m saw him finish sixth on countback.
Michael Cherry won the 400m in 45.15 and Orlando Ortega the 100m hurdles in 13.27.
Kyle Langford was second in the 800m as he clocked 1:45.87 behind Cornelius Tuwei with 1:45.67, while Guy Learmonth finished sixth in 1:47.20.
Another GB runner-up spot was secured by CJ Ujah as he ran a 10.13 100m on his season debut behind Arthur Cissé with 10.05. Harry Aikines-Aryeetey was eighth in 10.27.
Gouden Spike, Netherlands, June 8
Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam achieved a 13.62 (-1.4m/sec) 100m hurdles win and a windy 6.65m (+4.1m/sec) in the long jump.
Finette Agyapong won the 200m in 23.39, while Jake Smith and Petros Surafel both achieved European U23 Championships 10,000m qualifying marks with respective PBs of 29:15.08 and 29:22.55. Ciaran Lewis clocked 9:21.54 in the 3000m steeplechase.
Pavel Maslák ran a 20.84 200m before confirming in his post-race interview that he’s not planning on the IAAF World Championships in Doha.
BAL and UKWL, Barnet and Leigh, June 9
Newham and Essex Beagles improved on their second spot in the opening match to win the second British Athletics League Premiership match in overcast drizzly conditions at Allianz Park, north London, Tom Pollak reports.
They were helped to victory by a 46.34 second 400m win by Rabah Yousif.
Britain’s No.1 Scott Lincoln was top performer with a winning 19.29m in the shot while BUCS champion Will Grimsey high jumped a winning 2.15m and Jersey Commonwealth Games thrower Zane Duquemin continued his return to form after injury by winning the discus with 60.22m.
The tightest finish was in the 100m where just five thousandths of a second separated Jahde Williams and David Bolarinwa and they were both given an official 10.51.
Southend won the National 4 match, beating Reading and Enfield and Haringey.
Shaftesbury Barnet won the opening UK Women’s League Division 1 match beating Southampton and Wigan.
They achieved their victory despite pole vaulter Jade Ive failing to clear a height.
At the UK Women’s League Premier Division match, Jessie Knight won the 400m hurdles by two seconds, clocking 56.67 to to take more than a second off her previous best.
Alicia Barrett won the 100m hurdles in 13.27 (1.9m/sec), with Heather Paton breaking the 36-year-old Scottish record with her time of 13.34 in second.
Alisha Rees won the 100m in 11.61 (0.6m/sec) from Rachel Miller with 11.62 and Shannon Hylton in 11.66, with Hylton winning the 200m in 23.74 (-0.3m/sec) from Rees with 23.97 and Miller with 24.13.
Thames Valley Harriers won the match from Trafford.
Racers Track Club Grand Prix, Kingston, Jamaica, June 8
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her return to top form as she clocked 10.88 to win the 100m. Zharnel Hughes won the men’s race in an equal European lead of 9.97 ahead of Yohan Blake’s 10.01.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the 400m in 49.54, while Kendra Harrison won the 100m hurdles in 12.54 as Cindy Ofili ran 13.06 for fifth.
Britain’s Delano Williams ran 20.79 for fourth in the men’s 200m, while Jodie Williams achieved the same position in the women’s race in 23.03.
Golden Roof Challenge, Innsbruck, Austria, June 8
Juan Miguel Echevarría jumped a best of 8.15m (0.2m/sec) to win the long jump, as GB’s Feron Sayers was second with a best of 7.92m (0.0m/s). Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk won the women’s event with a 6.74m jump.
Angelica Bengtsson cleared a meeting record 4.61m in the pole vault. Britain’s Charlie Myers cleared 5.51m to finish second in the men’s event which was won by Konstantinos Filippidis with 5.61m.
Jena, Germany, June 8
Harry Hughes threw 77.89m to finish fourth in the javelin competition won by organiser Thomas Rohler with 82.56m.
Paralympic champion Hollie Arnold had a strong season opener as she threw 41.94m. Her training partner Rebekah Walton won that competition with a best of 51.35m.
First Competition of the season done and dusted!!! Best ever seasons opener at @jenjavelin today 💪🏻😁💃🏻 Well done to my training partner @bekah_walton for taking the win today in our comp! Thanks coach @David_T_Javelin for the support! pic.twitter.com/c4lbQAti3v
— Hollie Arnold MBE (@HollieA2012) June 8, 2019
Chania, Greece, June 9
Nick Miller threw the hammer 77.72m, his furthest mark since winning the Commonwealth title last April, to win by two metres and achieve the World Championships and Olympic qualifying standards.
Richard Kilty won the 100m in 10.32 (1.0m/sec).
Alex Haydock-Wilson was second in the 400m with a 46.83 PB.
Portland Track Festival, Oregon, USA, June 8-9
Josh Kerr ran an 800m PB of 1:46.06 and Charlie Da’Vall Grice clocked 1:46.47 for his best time for three years.
Neil Gourley ran 1:47.11 to just miss his PB.
James West ran 3:37.22 for third in the 1500m.
La Coruna, Spain, June 8
Tom Bosworth clocked 81:23 for 25th in the 20km race walk won by Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi in 77:41.
NYRR New York Mini 10km, USA, June 8
Sara Hall produced a strong finish to win the NYRR New York Mini 10km (incorporating the USATF Champs) in Central Park.
The American clocked 32:27 to beat Stephanie Bruce and Sally Kipyego.
» See the June 13 issue of AW magazine for more from this week’s athletics and running events