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McCormick Achieves Euro 5000m Qualifier

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Nick McCormick achieved the European Championships 5000 metres qualifying standard at the Andalucian Games in Huelva Spain on Tuesday night.

 

The Lindsay Dunn coached athleted from Hexham, posted a mark of 13minutes 25.34seconds to better the Gothenburg qualifying standard of 13:32.00.

 

His performance although finishing well down the field in 16th position, also surpassed UK Athletics elite standard of 13:32.00.

Boniface Kiprop third in last month's BUPA Great Manchester Run, in a sprint finish with six athletes under 13:10, won the race in a time of 13:09.03.

 

Uganda's Commonwealth 10000m champion beat-off the challenges of Kiprono Menjo from kenya and Ibrahim Jeylan who clocked 13:09.24 and 13.09.38. 

 

Mark Lewis-Francis was third over 100m in 10.45sec wiith his fellow Olympic 4x100m relay gold medallist Darren Campbell disqualfied.

 

Ed Jackson (3:42.82) placed third over 1500m, while Rhys Williams (49.67) and Matt Douglas (50.54) were second and fifth in the 400m hurdles.

 

Nathan Morgan took runners-up honours in the long jump clearing 7.93m while Chris Tomlinson was fifth with a best effort of 7.74m.

 

Martyn Bernard and Germaine Mason both cleared 2.19m for sixth and eigth positions in the high jump while Katrina Wootton with a time of 4:10.58 finished fourth over 1500m.