Woodford athletes won five medals at the British Indoor Championships held at Birmingham over the weekend. Performances were led by a gold for Cindy Ofili, silvers for Youcef Zatat, Cameron Fillery and Chris Stone, with Gabriella Ade-Onjobi picking up bronze.
Cindy Ofili’s title came in the 60mH which she won with 8.16 secs. Cindy now seems to be rounding into some decent form, after missing last year due to injury. Behind Cindy in that same race was Gabriella Ade-Onjobi, who has been in great form this indoor season, Gabriella recorded a personal best of 8.40 secs, to qualify for the final, where she then went onto place 3rd with another personal best of 8.31 secs to claim her bronze medal. In the men’s shot Youcef Zatat placed 2nd with 17.45m.
Cameron Fillery last summer
Cameron Fillery has also been showing good indoor form, and in the men’s 60mH he recorded a personal best of 7.84 secs in his heat to qualify for the final, where he improved again to 7.80 secs as he just lost out for the title as he placed 2nd. Chris Stone was unlucky not to take the 200m title, as a stumble and subsequent fall just prior to the finishing line meant he lost out by 0.02 secs as he placed 2nd in 20.96 secs, having recorded 21.15 secs and 21.03 secs in heats and semi. The previous day Chris had recorded 6.94 secs in the 60m heats, where Omololu Abiodun recorded 7.01 secs. In the women’s pole vault Ellen McCartney improved to 3.80m to place 6th, and HCA member Dan Gardner was 5th in the men’s event with 5.05m.
In the US James Stockings raced over 3000m in Houston, placing 6th with 8m38.06 secs.