Dafne Schippers was among the winners at the Euro Team Champs First League and 16-year-old Candace Hill ran a 10.98 100m as we take a look at some of the top performances from the past week
Away from the European Team Championships in Russia and the England Under-23 and Under-20 Championships in Bedford, there was plenty of other top action worldwide.
Track and field
European Team Championships First League, Heraklion, June 20/21
The Czech Republic easily returned to the top category with victory on 351 points from home team Greece on 327.
Ireland were their highest ever sixth on 261.5.
Dafne Schippers gained a sprint double in 11.12 and 22.45 and also formed part of Netherlands’ winning 4x100m relay team. The nation moved up to third place on the second day to also secure promotion back to the Super League.
Greece’s Kostas Fillipidis cleared 5.80m to win the pole vault.
Full team standings for the First League can be found here.
Brooks HS PR Invitational, Shoreline, Seattle, June 20
Candace Hill won the 100m in a world youth best of 10.98, the 16 year-old also breaking the American junior record.
She has a further year left in the youth age group. Weather conditions were perfect (+2.0m/s) as she became the first female high school student to break the 11 second barrier.
Her previous best was her 11.21 into a -1.5m/s headwind in the invitational high school race at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in New York. The previous world youth best of 11.10 was set last year by USA’s Kaylin Whitney.
Zaria Francis was second in 11.26.
There were two mile world junior leads by Andrew Hunter in 8:42.51 and youth Anna Rohrer in 9:59.96.
American High School Championships, Greensboro, June 18
Briton Jack Jibb won the 2000m steeplechase in a PB of 5:50.71, which puts him top of the UK rankings.
» A photograph will appear in this week’s Athletics Weekly magazine
IPC Athletics Grand Prix, Berlin, June 19-21
Britain’s Georgina Hermitage broke the T37 400m world record with a time of 62.70. She also clocked a 100m PB of 13.92 and a 200m PB of 28.49.
Margarita Goncharova and Evgenii Torsunov broke their respective world records – world, Paralympic and European T38 long jump champion Goncharova leapt 5.22m and Torsunov bettered the men’s T36 long jump world record three times on his way to victory with 5.66m.
Evgenii Shvetcov and Martina Caironi were among the world record-breakers and bettered respective 200m marks – Shvetcov clocking 24.45 in the T36 event and Caironi breaking her own T42 record with 31.73.
Franzis Liebhardt broke the world record in the shot put F37 with a throw of 12.22m.
In the men’s T36 100m, Great Britain’s Graeme Ballard beat his Russian rival Shvetcov with a winning time of 12.49.
His fellow Britons Kyle Powell and Laura Sugar won the 200m T45/46 in 23.97 and T43/44 200m in 28.66 respectively.
Britain’s Hollie Arnold won the F44-48 javelin with a throw of 39.00m, while Maria Lyle won the 100m T35, clocking 14.73. Aled Davies threw 47.76m to win the F42-44 discus and 14.88m to win the shot. Gemma Prescott won the club throw F32/51 event with 20.18m.
Felix Streng dominated the men’s 100m T43/44, clocking 11.20.
Minnesota, June 19-21
Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft won the T33-34 100m in 17.61, 400m in 64.16 and 800m in 2:08.85.
Meeting Elite d’Hérouville Saint-Clair, France, June 18
James Dasaolu ran 10.14 to win the 100m final.
Tour of Tameside, June 19-21
After a 12-year break, the Tour of Tameside returned. It was Britain’s best known multi-stage race based on the Tour de France but this year was just three events and resulted in wins for Mohammed Abu-Rezeq and Kirsty Longley.
Abu-Rezeq won Friday’s Copley fell race in 34:26 by 10 seconds from Gareth Raven with Caitlin Rice winning the women’s race in 43:41, exactly a minute up on Longley.
Abu-Rezeq won the High Peak Half Marathon in 71:31 from John Gilbert. Longley won the women’s race in 90:59.
The final race, the Hyde 7, saw a clear win for Abu-Rezeq over Raven in a time of 35:32. Longley was first woman in 45:30.
» Further details and photographs will appear in this week’s AW magazine
BMAF 5km Championships, Horwich, June 21
Scot Kerry-Liam Wilson, from the M40 age group, won the overall keenly-contested race in a time of 15:39.
W40 Clare Martin added to her long list of masters successes by winning the women’s race in 17:47.
Pick of the age group winners were M70 Martin Ford who won in 19:46 and W55 Jane Clarke who won in 19:14.
Other age group winners among the men were M35 Michael Cayton in 15:47, M45 Julian Richardson in 16:18, M50 Guy Bracken in 16:11, M55 Andy Wetherill in 17:08, M60 David Oxland in 18:25, M65 Roy Treadwell in 19:24, M75 David Moorekite in 23:11 and M80 Walter McCaskey in 24:40.
Other women winners were W35 Lisa Palmer in 18:03, W45 Louise Insley in 18:53, W50 Gail Griffiths in 19:25, W60 Gail Duckworth in 20:36, W65 Angela Handforth in 22:31, W70 Pauline Rich in 25:34 and W75 Pam Jones in 29:48.
» A fuller report will appear in this week’s issue
BAA 10km, Boston, June 21
Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera won races in wet conditions. Salel won in 28:09 to surprisingly beat world leader and defending champion Stephen Sambu, who ran 28:21.
Wacera, the 2014 world half-marathon silver medallist, ran 32:07 to take the women’s title, with world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat second in 32:15.
Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, June 20
Mary Keitany clocked 66:38 for victory. The Kenyan improved the course record by over two minutes to beat her compatriots Rose Chelimo and Angela Tanui with 68:33 and 68:41 respectively.
Britain’s Alyson Dixon was the top European in 10th with a time of 74:15.
Josphat Kiptis won the men’s race in a 60:21 PB. His fellow Kenyans Jonathan Maiyo (60:32) and Cosmas Birech (61:21) completed the podium. Wilson Kipsang finished fifth in 62:09, while Stephen Kiprotich was 10th in 63:07.
Britain’s Matty Hynes finished 13th in 65:46.