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  • UK Under 20 and U18 Outdoor Results

    With not one but two junior age group championships this year, the World U20's in Cali and the European U18's in Jerusalem in a couple of months time, I think it's worthwhile to have a separate thread for British performances from our best junior athletes. Especially now that the season for a lot of them is starting to get underway in earnest.

  • #2
    Hilary Gode (12.01 pb in 2021) just ran 11.66 at Loughbrough!


    • #3
      Later on in the women's 100m match race, Joy Eze, European U20 4x100m gold and 100m bronze medallist last year, got over the disappointment of the botched relay race an hour before and ran 11.55 (+1.6m/s) to finish 2nd behind veteran Rachel Miller's 11.50. Not quite a PB, but it was quick enough to breach the WU20 qualifying time of 11.60.

      Just behind Eze in 3rd was fellow EU20 relay gold medallist Alyson Bell, and the Edinburgh University student, who doesn't turn 19 until November and who until today had never run faster than 11.7 for 100m, smashed that time to pieces with an 11.58 time! That is a WU20 standard time and not only that, it also is a Scottish U20 record, 1/100th under the time set by Alisha Rees in 2018!

      Another of the EU20 relay gold medallists, as well as the bronze for the individual 200m, Success Eduan raced to a superb 23.30 (+1.6m/s) PB! That's well under the World U20 Championships Q time (23.60) and loped over 3/10ths off the time she set when winning that bronze medal in Tallinn!

      On the men's U20 side of things, Michael Onilogbo, still only 17, went underneath the WU20 standard of 10.40, with a big PB of 10.38 (+1.6m/s) in coming 2nd in the men's 100m match race that came just after the women's race.

      Along with all the sprinting success, there was also a WU20 Q time in the men's 3000m (8:10.00) as Johnny Livingstone managed to run 8:09.23.

      And in the field, the England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Indoor pole vault champion, Lazarus Benjamin, improved to a new PB of 5.30m and in doing so matched the WU20 Q height exactly.
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 30-05-22, 07:48.


      • #4
        An U20 result I missed from the Loughborough International was from the match 400m hurdles race won by Jacob Paul in 49.84. Behind him in 7th place was 17 year old Onyekachukwu Okoh, who ran a time of 51.91. Not only is it a PB and his first time under 52 seconds, but it represents his 2nd straight race where he has lowered his lifetime best. Altogether, this was his 4th race this season where he has claimed a PB. In the space of a month and a half, Okoh has hacked nearly 2 and half seconds off his times, where he started 2022 with a 54.08 to his name.

        Its short of the (admittedly pretty tough) WU20 Q standard (51.30), but at the rate of his progression shown so far, it's possible that Okoh could get it sooner rather than later.
        Last edited by RunUnlimited; 23-05-22, 09:57.


        • #5
          U20 heptathlete Abigail Pawlett got a hurdles Pb at Loughborough, 13.54 down from 13.71 which she set back in 2020.


          • RunUnlimited
            RunUnlimited commented
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            Just 4/100ths off the individual 100m hurdles WU20 standard!

            She also had a season's best of 5.85m (0.0m/s) in the long jump, though that is still down on her 6.09m PB from last year.

        • #6
          One of the U20 athletes who was unlucky with the breezy conditions in Loughborough yesterday was 17 year old hurdler Mia McIntosh. The English Schools champion over 75m hurdles (2019) and 80m hurdles (2021), as well as being English Age Group Indoor 60m hurdles champion in 2019 and 2022 (her win in 2022 was achieved with the =2nd fastest UK U20 60m hurdles in history - 8.22), McIntosh has taken to 100m hurdling over the senior height barriers very well indeed in a short space of time.

          Her debut over the distance was into a stiff -1.5m/s headwind in the Cardiff NAL meeting in early May, but she still won it in 13.85 - a very encouraging time indeed considering she is still eligible for the lower U18 height hurdles as well.
          Yesterday's run was her second 100m hurdles over the senior barriers and her time of 13.50 for 2nd place would have been not only a massive PB, but a WU20 qualifying time too. Alas, the +2.5m/s wind helping her and the rest in the race along meant that the time could not be considered. (Incidentally, it was the same race that saw Niamh Emerson return to competitive action in 18 months)

          However, her talent is obvious - she raced well against much older athletes and there is scope for further development too.

          It will be interesting to see where she goes from here. Can she get the WU20 standard of 13.50? And if not, what can she do over the U18 regulation barriers when (if) she has a race over them. She is currently by far the fastest in Europe in the age category over the senior height hurdles (the next fastest is on 14.10), and had her time been wind legal, would have ranked her 2nd in the world for U18s so far this year.

          Mia McIntosh is a name to certainly keep an eye, especially since GB have been crying out for home grown international level sprint hurdler for awhile now (Lucy-Jane Matthews being the exception).
          Last edited by RunUnlimited; 19-09-22, 19:25.


          • #7
            U20 Ethan Hussey just missed out on the World U20 Championships 800m qualifying standard (1:48.00) in the B final of the event in Toulouse, as he came 3rd in 1:48.47 in his first outing over the distance this year.


            • #8
              Positive developments in the javelin. Two men are getting very close to the 68m standard for the World Juniors. Callum Taylor at 67.69m and Benjamin East at 66.68.

              5 more men behind them over 60m which isn’t bad.


              • #9
                Ian Hodge reports u17 Renee Regis has run 11.69, Euro u18 standard, in her outdoor season debut. That pushes her into the to 20 all time UK u17, just displacing Linsey MacDonald.
                Last edited by Occasional Hope; 28-05-22, 13:02.


                • #10
                  Away from all the mad cap multi event action both here and overseas, over in Dagenham (only just a couple of miles away from where I live btw), English Athletics U17 Indoor 60m champion Renee Regis, just 16 and competing for the first time outdoors this season, lowers her 100m PB to 11.69 (+1.3m/s). She goes 2nd in the European U18 rankings this year and, more importantly, was below the 11.85 European U18 Q standard too.
                  Last edited by RunUnlimited; 28-05-22, 15:14.


                  • #11
                    Ian Hodge reports a 13.75 Euro u18 qual for Daniel Goriola, only his second race over the u18 hurdles I think.


                    • #12
                      Euro u18 quals and significant PBs in the 1500 for Tendai Nyabadza (3.47.86, prev best 3.52) and u17 Jess Bailey (4.22.71, down from 4.26), per Ian Hodge.


                      • #13
                        Chisom Nwafor jumped 6.03 in the u18 heptathlon.


                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Occasional Hope
                          Chisom Nwafor jumped 6.03 in the u18 heptathlon.
                          In the U20 women's contest, Eloise Hind jumped 6.10m and if the wind is a legal one, that would represent a massive PB; it's her first time over 6 meters.


                          • #15
                            Originally posted by RunUnlimited

                            In the U20 women's contest, Eloise Hind jumped 6.10m and if the wind is a legal one, that would represent a massive PB; it's her first time over 6 meters.
                            Abigail Pawlett with a 35.33m PB in the javelin.