A look at some of the performances from the past week, including at the International Combined Events Match, BUCS Indoor Championships and more


International Combined Under-23 and Under-20 Events Match, Salamanca, February 21

World junior heptathlon and high jump champion Morgan Lake won the under-23 pentathlon with a score of 4519 points to miss her British record by just 8 points.

Lake’s marks included a 1.93m high jump and she set PBs in the 60m hurdles (8.63) and 800m (2:18.53).

Niamh Emerson won the junior event with 4110 points to go third all-time in the junior rankings. Her best mark was a 1.87m high jump.

In the men’s under-23 competition, Aiden Davies finished fifth with a PB 5258 points, and he set PBs in the first three events.

A fuller report will appear in this week’s AW magazine.

BUCS Championships, Sheffield, February 19-21

Imran Rahman won the 60m in a PB 6.70. Adeline Gouenon won the women’s 60m in 7.31.

IAAF World Championships 400m hurdles semi-finalist Meghan Beesley won the 200m easily in an indoor PB of 23.76.

Under-20 Cameron Chalmers won the 400m in a PB 47.40.

Montel Nevers broke the men’s championship triple jump record with 16.15m, while David Omoregie won the 60m hurdles in 7.86.

In the middle distances, the pick of the performances were Zak Curran’s 1:50.15 800m win and Sarah McDonald’s 1500m victory in 4:15.82. The latter took three seconds off her overall PB to break the championship record and left behind Melissa Courtney and European junior champion Bobby Clay. Jessica Judd won the 3000m in 9:36.50.

A more in-depth report will be included in this week’s issue.


Wokingham Half Marathon, February 21

Paul Pollock warmed up for the World Half Marathon championships in Cardiff with a 63:46 victory in very windy conditions.

Luke Caldwell, who matched the Irish athlete for eight miles, finished second in 65:24 while World M40 10,000m champion Kojo Kyereme and John Beattie were given a tie for third after a sprint finish in 66:13.

Caryl Mair Jones won the women’s race in 74:35 from Sonia Samuels who timed 75:22.

Brooks Armagh International Road Races, February 18

Charlie Hulson and Sara Treacy were among the winners.

An event record 67 men ran sub-15 minutes in the 5km event, while 28 women dipped under 10 minutes for the 3km race.

You can read more in an online round-up here.

Cross country

Northern Ireland and Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships, Lurgan, February 20

Shalene McMurray won the women’s 6km race by almost a minute  in 23:07 from veteran Gerrie Short.

Aaron Doherty won a hard fought men’s 12km race in 40:24 by just four seconds from Mark McKinstry.

Malcolm McCausland’s report and photographs of the event will be in this week’s issue.

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