Teenager clocks 1:46.80 at the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix

Halifax teenager Max Burgin opened his season in explosive style with a superb victory in the men’s 800m A race at the second British Milers’ Club Grand Prix event at Loughborough on Saturday, Kevin Fahey reports.

The 17-year-old destroyed the field with a front-running display to win in a personal best time of 1:46.80 which was not only a British Milers’ Club under-20 record but also a UK under-18 best and a UK age-17 best which improves Steve Ovett’s 1:47.34 from 1973.

The time moves him to seventh on the UK under-20 all-time list.

In the 5000m, winner Emile Cairess of Leeds City recorded a PB of 13:50.58 to dip well inside the qualifying standard for the European U23 Championships. Cairess already has the qualifying mark for the 10,000m which he ran in Spain in April.

Morpeth Harrier Rory Leonard won the UK under-20 trials race, finishing third overall.

The Judd sisters impressed in the women’s 5000m with Jess racing to victory in a PB of 15:31.64 and younger sister Jodie finishing fourth in a PB of 16:04.56, just inside the European U23 qualifying standard of 16:05.00.

Newbury’s Izzy Fry was top junior smashing her PB with a time of 16:22.55, well inside the Euro U20 qualifying standard of 16:30.00.

Over at the AtletiCAGenève meeting in Switzerland, Charlie Myers impressed by clearing 5.71m in the pole vault, equaling the British under-23 record and adding 11cm to his PB for a Doha World Championships standard. Harry Coppell was third with 5.50m and Joel Leon Benitez fifth with 5.10m.

Alastair Chalmers improved his British under-20 400m hurdles record to 50.07, with his previous best being 50.11. His older brother Cameron won his 400m race in 46.04. The winner of that 400m hurdles race was Chris McAlister in a big PB of 49.92, while Sebastian Rodger won his race in 49.58.

Amy Allcock (52.21), Emily Diamond (52.27), Hannah Williams (53.20) and Ama Pipi (53.21) filled places two to five respectively in the women’s 400m, while in another one-lap race Amber Anning ran 52.64 to rank second best junior in Europe this season.

Amy Holder threw a PB of 56.42m to win the discus.

Full results can be found here.

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