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  • #31
    Some significant results from the Watford BMC meeting included:

    The men's 800m B race, where 19 year old Ethan Hussey ran his 2nd fastest time ever to come 2nd (the race was won by Thomas Keen in 1:47.83, a PB for the 20 year old and still reigning U18 3000m champion from 2018), and with a time of 1:47.88, secured the WU20 qualifying standard. Just behind him in 3rd place was Sam Reardon who ran an outright PB of 1:48.03, but *just* missed out on the standard by 3/100ths of a second.

    In the women's A race, U17 Phoebe Gill, who at 14 years old is too young to compete in the EU18 Championships in Jerusalem, came 2nd in a new PB of 2:04.09, which puts her top of this year's EU18 rankings so far. Iris Downes, herself just 16, but is eligible for the European U18s, came in 5th with 2:05.33, but she has already run under both the EU18 and the WU20 standard this year.

    The men's 5000m race saw Osian Perrin take down his own Welsh U20 record set last year with a 13:49.26 time as he crossed the line in 3rd place, his first time under 13:50 for the distance. Among European U20s, it's only bettered by Danish 2021 European U20 5000m champion, Joel Ibler Lilleso, and also takes Perrin inside the top 30 in the world this year for the U20 category.
    Not far behind him, Johnny Livingstone, in just his 2nd ever track 5000m race (his first came a month previously), smashed his 14:09.22 best with a 13:51.03 as he came through for 5th place in the race. That time is also well under the WU20 standard of 13:55.00!
    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 18-06-22, 10:36.

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    • Occasional Hope
      Occasional Hope commented
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      Phoebe actually ran an even better 2.03.74 a few weeks ago, also at Watford. Super talent, though junior success at 800 is always iffy in terms of continuing to adulthood.

    • RunUnlimited
      RunUnlimited commented
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      Occasional Hope Yeah I knew about that run too, but I believe that time was achieved during a mixed race, so doesn't count as an official PB time. Its why it doesn't show up on either the World Athletics, nor the European Athletics ranking lists for U18 performances. Meanwhile, yesterday's race results are included on both sites.

      And yes, as amazing as Gill is doing, we must remember that it could all be a flash in the pan... Charlotte Penfold (nee Moore) never fulfilled the promise her remarkable 1:59.75, 6th placed finish in the 800m final at the 2002 Commonwealth Games at just 17 years old, suggested. She did win a European U20 silver the following year, but after that, she never came close to the 2 minute barrier again in her career. She's still running, and is *only* 36, but is a park runner these days, and after 2010 she took a long, 6 year break from anything athletics.

      Oh, there's Emily Pidgeon too, that can be added to that list of hugely promising teenage talents who then disappear prematurely.

    • trickstat
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      Phoebe Gill is still 14 and doesn't turn 15 until 27 August. She also recently ran a 4:20.40 1500 in a mixed race. The rule for international U18 and U20 competition is that you have to turn 16 by the end of the calendar year to be allowed to compete.

      I tend to think that Charlotte Moore was always likely to lack the 400 speed to have gone much faster than that 1:59.75 but she might have become a truly world-class 1500 runner. I was at the European U20s where she won silver. Until about 80m to go, she was looking likely to win that race in a time close to 2 minutes, however she ran out of steam and was caught in 2:03. Interesting, the athlete who caught her, Simona Barcau of Romania. also had a stellar teenage career but didn't really progress after that. If I recall correctly, she had already won the World U18s that year and went on to win the World U20s and retain her Euro U20 title in 2005.
      Last edited by trickstat; 12-06-22, 12:45.

  • #32
    Possible green shoots of recovery in the javelin! Ian Hodge reports world u20 qualifier for Ben East (69.50) and Euro u18 qual for Ayesha Jones (51.18). She's only a 1st year u17 on po10 so like Phoebe Gill will be too young for the competition, but definitely good to see young talent developing.
    Last edited by Occasional Hope; 12-06-22, 12:37.

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    • Occasional Hope
      Occasional Hope commented
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      That's good news, but so confusing. Po10 has her down as an u15 last year.

    • trickstat
      trickstat commented
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      The thing to remember is that the domestic u13, u15 and u17 age groups are based on school years rather than calendar years as the international age-groups are. Therefore, for example, an under 15 is someone who was 13 or 14 at midnight on 31st August/1st September that year. If Phoebe Gill was 5 days younger she would still be an u15 this year.

    • Occasional Hope
      Occasional Hope commented
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      Ah, I hadn't realised that. Ultra confusing

  • #33
    I'm not sure if it was mentioned here or not but Jeriel Quainoo got the standard at 200m running a barely legal (+1.9) 20.65, two tenths under the qualifying mark of 20.85

    Just noticed OH mentioned this one awhile back. Jeriel also managed to get the standard for 100m with a 10.28 clocking.
    Last edited by Loop-guru; 14-06-22, 22:42.

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    • #34
      Team selected for the Manheim International on 2 and 3 July : GB & NI JUNIORS SET FOR MANNHEIM INTERNATIONAL – UK Athletics

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      • #35
        Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
        Possible green shoots of recovery in the javelin! Ian Hodge reports world u20 qualifier for Ben East (69.50).
        East's throw was done in the Berkshire Schools Championships and the amazing thing is he didn't even win as Michael Allison threw 69.70! It's not often that you will get 2 world qualifying performances in the same event at a county schools championships. The only other competitor threw 53.69 which is pretty respectable and ranks in the UK top 20 in the age-group this year but might have looked almost feeble to some spectators.

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        • #36
          Over at the English Athletics U17/U15 Combined Events Championships which started in Bedford yesterday, the organisers have also laid out a number of invitational, individual events for U18 athletes who are looking to attain last minute qualifying standards for the EU18 Champs in Jerusalem that run from the 4th - 7th July. Because this age group doesn't have a dedicated Trials meeting, this will be the last opportunity for our top U18's to gain the time/distances/heights they needed, as the final team selection occurs on June 21st (my birthday btw).

          And already there have been athletes taking advantage of this opportunity (as well as the improved weather after the heavy downpours and fluctuating winds affected a number of multieventers efforts yesterday).

          Mia McIntosh, who already had the Q standard for the World U20's following her 13.45 win run into a -0.8 headwind in Geneva last weekend, has now set a new UK U18 record (over the U18 height hurdles) of 13.33 (-0.2m/s), eclipsing the 13.38 Lucy Jane Matthews recorded on her way to European U20 bronze back in 2019 (what has happened to her btw? She hasn't run a hurdles race since 2020 and the only results since then have been some shot put indoors).

          Another who has sealed a qualifying standard for the WU20's having already gained the EU18 standard is sprinter Nia Wedderburn Goodison. In the previous 2 weeks, the 17 year old had run 11.32 and 11.38 ( Geneva, 11th June and Kingston, 4t June respectively), but was denied on both occasions a massive PB and WU20 standard due to the wind. However, in this morning's 100m heats, NWG finally managed to bag that Q standard with a wind legal 11.54 (+1.0m/s), which sees her going to 2nd among European U18s this year and into the world top 30 in the U20 age group.
          Last edited by RunUnlimited; 28-06-22, 21:13.

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          • Occasional Hope
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            Lucy Jane has some chronic health issues, hopefully they haven't flared up?

        • #37
          Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
          Over at the English Athletics U17/U15 Combined Events Championships which started in Bedford yesterday, the organisers have also laid out a number of invitational, individual events for U18 athletes who are looking to attain last minute qualifying standards for the EU18 Champs in Jerusalem that run from the 4th - 7th July. Because this age group doesn't have a dedicated Trials meeting, this will be the last opportunity for our top U18's to gain the time/distances/heights they needed, as the final team selection occurs on June 21st (my birthday btw).

          And already there have been athletes taking advantage of this opportunity (as well as the improved weather after the heavy downpours and fluctuating winds affected a number of multieventers efforts yesterday).
          In the U18 men's 110m hurdles heats, Jaiden Dean was denied a PB and EU18 standard (13.80) by just 0.2m/s as he ran 13.65 to win the heat, aided by a +2.2m/s tailwind. (Daniel Goriola who already had the time from late May with 13.75 PB, came 2nd in 13,74).

          The men's 100m heats saw Teddy Wilson, 16, ran 10.69 to yet again go under the 10.75 required by British Athletics. In the final an hour later, he would go even faster, running a new PB of 10.60, but he would be beaten to the line by first year U20 athlete Dejuane Lingard, who's 10.57 was his 2nd fastest time ever (he'd run a 10.53 PB last year aged 16), a season's best. Lingard and Wilson now occupy 5th and 6th places in the EU18 rankings this year.

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          • #38
            Over at the English Athletics U17/U15 Combined Events Championships which started in Bedford yesterday, the organisers have also laid out a number of invitational, individual events for U18 athletes who are looking to attain last minute qualifying standards for the EU18 Champs in Jerusalem that run from the 4th - 7th July. Because this age group doesn't have a dedicated Trials meeting, this will be the last opportunity for our top U18's to gain the time/distances/heights they needed, as the final team selection occurs on June 21st (my birthday btw).

            And already there have been athletes taking advantage of this opportunity (as well as the improved weather after the heavy downpours and fluctuating winds affected a number of multieventers efforts yesterday).
            The women's U18 100m final was won by English Athletics Age Group (U15/U17/U18) Indoor champion over both 60m and 200m, Renee Regis, who lowered her lifetime best to 11.58 (+1.9m/s) to not only take over a tenth of a second from her previous best, but also snuck underneath the WU20 standard (11.60) as well! Impressive going from the athlete who won't turn 17 until September.
            It's also the 9th fastest 100m run by a UK U17 in history.

            Nia Wedderburn Goodison, having run 11.54 WU20 Q time in the heats, withdrew from the final line up.

            The U18 women's 100m hurdles final was won by Mia McIntosh in 13.19, however what would have been a further lowering of the UK U18 record she set in the heats earlier was discounted due to the slightly over the limit +2.2m/s wind pushing her on.

            Another UK U17 record was felled today, this time in the women's U18 400m hurdles as Stephanie Okoro utterly demolished her previous PB. In only her fourth ever outing over this distance, she took nearly 2 whole seconds off her lifetime best (60.64), to post 58.65! It took down the UK U17 record set by Hayley McLean in the semi finals of the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lille, and is also a UK U18 best too.
            That run places Okoro joint top of the European U18 standings this year.

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            • #39
              Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
              June 21st (my birthday btw).
              Many happy returns for Tuesday RunUnlimited and thanks for your excellent contributions to this forum. A day for celebration all round - it’s also my wedding anniversary.

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              • #40
                Following Mia McIntosh's record breaking day in Bedford, over at the SEAA Championships held in Chelmsford, the woman who finished behind her at the English Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships over the 60m hurdles, Marli Jessop, smashed her PB to pieces in winning the 100m hurdles today. Running 13.38 (+1.8m/s), she took nearly 2/10ths of her previous best set last month, and in doing so, not only did she go under the 13.50 qualifying requirement for the WU20's in Cali, she also slots into =9th spot on the 2022 world U20 rankings. It was also the 10th fastest time by a UK U20 over the 100m hurdles all time.
                Last edited by RunUnlimited; 21-06-22, 12:38.

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                • CAML
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                  You can see Mia McIntosh's run on her coach Jake Awe's Instagram. On You Tube there is a piece on their training group, Jake Awe- Inside a sprinter's week. Very impressed with Jake and Mia, an exceptional coach and athlete producing such great results.

              • #41
                The only bright spot in a truly awful standard men's javelin final in the UK Trials this morning was U20 Benjamin East's nearly 4m PB throw in the third round of 73.49m, which puts him up to 9th place on this year's world U20 rankings. He finished well ahead of several of the senior throwers today, and his effort also puts him 8th on the UK U20 all time list.

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                • #42
                  Behind Jodie Smith's winning 5929 PB score and national championship, the silver and bronze medals went to two teenagers, 18 year old Ella Rush and 17 year old Eloise Hind, with both just shy of their PB point totals (they scored 5469 and 5318 respectively today), though Rush yet again surpassed the WU20 standard of 5400 points.

                  Rush wasn't able to compete at the English Combined Events champs in Bedford last month, which is used to select the multi event athletes for the major championships, including the age group ones, while Hind did contest there and finished 2nd while setting her heptathlon PB. According to Tim Hutchings commentary, it appears as though Rush and Hind were here in Manchester to see which one would get the 2nd spot on the GB U20 team heading to Cali in August, and with Rush finishing ahead of her younger competitor, it looks like Amber Valley & Erewash athlete has booked her ticket to the WU20s.

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                  • Ladyloz
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                    I think they are both still under U20 next year so will still be competing at Euro Juniors in 2023.

                  • RunUnlimited
                    RunUnlimited commented
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                    Ladyloz Indeed they will be. Such is the strength in depth of heptathlon in this country at the moment, that Hind would be eligible to compete at the WU20s and the EU18s, such is her ability and age, but will not go to either unfortunately with so many other high quality heptathletes around. But I'm sure she'll be back next year, aiming for the EU20s in Romania as an even better multi eventer.

                  • Occasional Hope
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                    It may also rest on how they and Pawlett do at Mannheim, according to the official announcement of that team.
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