PB performance at the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix puts the teenager second on the UK under-17 1500m all-time list
Teenager Ethan Hussey moved to second on the UK under-17 1500m all-time list after improving his personal best to 3:46.45 at the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix meeting at SportCity, Manchester, Kevin Fahey reports.
Running in the A race the 16-year-old from Leeds finished strongly to carve almost four seconds from his personal best set last year and move up 16 places – overtaking the likes of Steve Cram and Charlie Da’Vall Grice in the process – in the British rankings with only Matthew Shirling ahead of him on 3:44.11.
Hussey finished sixth in the race which was won by Matthew Wigelsworth in a PB of 3:44.03.
Another top performance came in the men’s 800m as 18-year-old Oliver Dustin not only raced to his first Grand Prix A victory but also set a PB of 1:48.01 which took him inside the European U20 Championships qualifying standard of 1:49.00
Runner-up Alex Botterill also finished inside that standard, clocking 1:48.46.
Other juniors to achieve qualifying standards for the European U20s in Sweden included Erin Wallace in the 1500m (4:18.94), Grace Brock in the 5000m (16:08.82) and Rory Leonard in the 5000m (14:16.35), with the latter pair both making their debuts at the distance.
The men’s 5000m was won by Petros Surafel, whose PB of 13:52.79 was inside the European U23 Championships qualifying standard of 13:53.
British internationals Lynsey Sharp and Jess Judd were both winners, Sharp winning the 800m in 2:06.56 and Judd holding off a spirited challenge from Claire Duck with 15:39.00.
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