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  • European U23 Champs

    Team selected - 57 in total (decent numbers) and pleased they've gone for what should be a very solid M4x400m. Amazingly, 7 men's field events covered!

    Men:

    100m: Dom Ashwell (Marvin Rowe; Shaftesbury Barnet); Oliver Bromby (Southampton)

    200m: Shemar Boldizsar (Vincent Lawrence; Harlow AC); Toby Harries (Brighton Phoenix)

    400m: Cameron Chalmers (James Hillier; Guernsey)

    800m: Spencer Thomas (Jon Bigg; Brighton Phoenix)

    1500m: Piers Copeland (Bob Smith; Wimborne); Jake Heyward (James Thie; Cardiff)

    5000m: William Fuller (George Gandy; Blackheath & Bromley); Petros Surafel (Mick Woods; Thames Valley)

    10,000m: Emile Cairess (Philip Townsend; Leeds City); Mahamed Mahamed (Peter Haynes; Southampton); Jake Smith (Cardiff; James Thie)

    110m Hurdles: Cameron Fillery (Michael Baker; Woodford Green & Essex Ladies); Tade Ojora (Caryl Smith-Gilbert; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow); James Weaver (Laura Turner-Alleyne; Enfield & Haringey)

    400m Hurdles: Alex Knibbs (Nick Dakin; Amber Valley & Erewash)

    20km Race Walk: Cameron Corbishley (Andi Drake; Medway & Maidstone); Callum Wilkinson (Andi Drake; Enfield & Haringey)

    4x100m Relay: Dom Ashwell; Oliver Bromby; Shemar Boldizsar; Kaie Chambers-Brown (Sharon Morris; Birchfield); Jona Efoloko (Michael Afilaka; Sale Harriers Manchester); Michael Olsen (Jonas Dodoo; Edinburgh)

    4x400m Relay: Joe Brier (Matt Elias; Swansea); Cameron Chalmers; Ellis Greatrex (Michael Baker; Woodford Green Essex Ladies); Alex Haydock-Wilson (Michael Baker; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow); Alex Knibbs; Lee Thompson (John Henson; Sheffield & Dearne)

    High Jump: Tom Gale (Denis Doyle; Team Bath)

    Pole Vault: Adam Hague (Trevor Fox; Sheffield & Dearne); Joel Leon Benitez (Robert Philips; Notts); Charlie Myers (Chris Boundy; Middlesbrough)

    Long Jump: Reynold Banigo (Lukasz Zawila); Jacob Fincham-Dukes (Zivile Pukstiene; Leeds City)

    Triple Jump: Ade Mason (Alfredo Melo; Shaftesbury Barnet)

    Discus: George Armstrong (Zane Duquemin; Newham & Essex Beagles); George Evans (Colin McCulloch; Shaftesbury Barnet)

    Javelin: Harry Hughes (Mark Roberson; Newham & Essex Beagles)

    Hammer: Jake Norris (Paul Dickenson; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)



    Women:

    200m: Finette Agyapong (Coral Nourrice; Newham & Essex Beagles); Kristal Awuah (Matthew Thomas; Herne Hill)

    400m: Lily Beckford (Linford Christie; Shaftesbury Barnet)

    800m: Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg; Shaftesbury Barnet); Jemma Reekie (Andy Young; Kilbarchan)

    1500m: Jemma Reekie

    5000m: Jodie Judd (Mick Judd; Chelmsford); Amelia Quirk (Mick Woods; Bracknell AC)

    10,000m: Julia Paternain (Mark Vile; Cambridge & Coleridge)

    3000m Steeplechase: Aimee Pratt (Vicente Modahl; Sale Harriers Manchester)

    4x100m: Kristal Awuah; Hannah Brier (Glyn Hawkes; Swansea); Shannon Malone (Glyn Hawkes; Deeside AAC); Melissa Roberts (Matt Elias; Birchfield Harriers); Alisha Rees (Leon Baptiste; Edinburgh)

    4x400m: Finette Agyapong; Lily Beckford; Yasmin Liverpool (Stewart Marshall, Coventry); Melissa Roberts; Lauren Russell (Bedford & County); Hannah Williams (Glyn Hawkes; Herts Phoenix)

    High Jump: Morgan Lake (Fuzz Caan; Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow)

    Long Jump: Alice Hopkins (Marcia Marriott; Oxford City)

    Triple Jump: Naomi Ogbeta (Tom Cullen; Trafford)

    Shot Put: Divine Oladipo (John Hillier; Blackheath & Bromley)

  • #2
    Looks like a well balanced,strong team with no obvious omissions.

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    • #3
      Kristal Awuah
      Not a bad team I must say... but then I must ask... Why is Awuah not doubling up in the 100m and 200m? She has the standards for both events, she won both sprints at the U-23/U-20 Championships last weekend (setting a big PB in the 200m into a stiff headwind no less)... So why isn't she being allowed to do both? Surely the scheduling at Gavle would allow for her to do that?

      Other than that, I've got no issues with this squad selection, nor with the first wave of selections in the U-20's either.

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      • MysteryBrick
        MysteryBrick commented
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        My only guess would be that she is targeting the Worlds over 100m and has been told/has decided that running the 200m here serves that purpose. I agree that it seems odd, as does Lansiquot's absence from the 100m (the W4x100m is distinctly underwhelming).

      • RunUnlimited
        RunUnlimited commented
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        My only guess would be that she is targeting the Worlds over 100m and has been told/has decided that running the 200m here serves that purpose. I agree that it seems odd, as does Lansiquot's absence from the 100m (the W4x100m is distinctly underwhelming).
        I think Lansiquot's absence is down to her not being at the U-23/U-20 trials. I think to be considered for the squad you needed to have been there and come in the top 2 to get on the team (as long as you have the qualifying standards.)
        It's also likely that Imani is focusing solely on getting into the World Championship as an individual performer, so probably skipped these trials to get herself into the best possible shape for the British AAA's in August.

      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        While the W 4x100 team doen't look outstanding, I think a team of Awuah and 3 11.6_ runners should still be pretty competitive.

    • #4
      Josh Kerr is another obvious, and unsurprising, omission who clearly is not targetting the U23s.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by trickstat View Post
        Josh Kerr is another obvious, and unsurprising, omission who clearly is not targetting the U23s.
        Same with Thomas Staines... Achieved the 800m qualification standard on May 31st after a typically hectic collegiate season, and hasn't run since then. Looks like the U-23's were never in his plans either.

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