Several Woodford athletes were in representative action at the Loughborough International on Sunday. Performances were led by a comfortable win from Phil Norman, and personal bests for Ellis Greatrex, Cameron Fillery and Will Grimsey, with Sam Khogali also winning.
Phil Norman takes the race by the scruff of the neck (pic: Mark Hookway)
The traditional early season Loughborough International saw teams from the home countries compete against GB U/20’s, Loughborough University and a British Universities team. Phil Norman’s victory came in his first outing over 3000m s/ch this season and he ran out a comfortable winner as he led the whole race to clock a very solid opener of 8m37.71 secs. Also winning was Sam Khogali, who took the long jump with 7.56m (0.0). Cameron Fillery’s p.b. came in the 110mH where, representing Loughborough University, he placed a close third with 13.90 secs (-1.1), whilst Will Grimsey, also competing for Loughborough, claimed a second place with his p.b. clearance of 2.20m in the high jump.
Will Grimsey added 2cm to his high jump PB
Opening his season and running for Scotland, Jack Lawrie placed 3rd over 400mH with 51.23 secs, with Anna Nelson placing 5th, also for Scotland, in the women’s 400mH with 61.58 secs. In the men’s guest race, George Vaughan recorded 55.14 secs. Also competing in guest races were Ellis Greatrex, who was another to claim a p.b. over 400m with 47.13 secs. In the match shot event Youcef Zatat placed a good 2nd with 18.21m, and in the women’s pole vault Ellen McCartney wasn’t far from her best ever as she cleared 3.95m for 4th. Chris Stone raced in the guest sprints and recorded 10.62 secs over 100m and 21.42 secs over 200m. Another competing as a guest, Chloe Bradley raced over 1500m and recorded 4m28.11 secs. In the women’s high jump HCA member Moe Sasegbon cleared a good 1.80m for 2nd.
Moe Sasegbon: high jump 2nd placer