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UK Athletics

Round Up of the leading British Performances

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At the NCAA Division 1 Championships at Sacramento, California, seven British athletes have qualified for their individual finals taking place on Friday 9 June and Saturday 10 June.


Tyrone Edgar (Texas) recorded 10.40 seconds in the preliminary round of the Men’s 100m and then clocked an impressive 10.20 seconds (+0.1 m/s) to take third place in his semi final on Thursday 8 June and qualify as the fifth fastest of the Men that line up in the 100m final on Saturday 10 June.


Tim Bayley (Iona) clocked 1:47.42 in his 800m semi final to book his place in the 800m final on Saturday, whilst Tom Lancashire (Florida State) qualified for his 1500m final, recording the third fastest of the qualifiers with a time of 3:40.62 on Thursday evening 8 June.


Alex Van de Merwe (Texas) finished third in his group with a best of 69.79m to qualify for the Javelin final on Saturday 10 June. Other GB athletes that have qualified for the finals are Andrew Lemoncello (Florida State) who qualified for the 3,000m steeplechase with 8:38.55 in the preliminary round, Scott Overall (Butler) lines up in the Men’s 5,000m final after recording 14:01.01 in qualification. Pole Vaulter Keith Higham (Pittsburgh) finished first in qualifying with a leap of 5.30m, after losing his poles in transit, he borrowed a pole to secure his place in the final.


On Thursday 8 June, Tim Abeyie (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies) travelled to Kassel, Germany and clocked a new personal best to win the 100m in 10.25 seconds (+0.6m/s). Training partner Darren Campbell (Belgrave) took second place in 10.36 seconds. At the same meeting in Germany, Marlon Devonish (Coventry Godiva) recorded 21.02 seconds over 200m. All three of the British sprinters will line up in the 100m at the Norwich Union British Grand Prix at Gateshead on Sunday 11 June.

Andy Turner (Sale Harriers) took second place in the 110m Hurdles and ducked under the Elite qualifying standard set by UK Athletics for the European Championships in Gothenburg, clocking a time of 13.38 seconds. Sarah Claxton (Woodford Green and Essex Ladies) recorded 13.25 seconds for third place in the 100m Hurdles, inside the UKA Development standard.


Earlier in the week, Germaine Mason (Birchfield), who is now cleared to compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland cleared 2.27m at a meeting in Turin, Italy, just a centimetre inside the UKA Elite standard for the European Championships