European U/20 Championships Day 4

There were bronze medals for both Junior Ejehu and Eugene Ayanful this afternoon on the final day of competition at the European Junior Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. Junior (2nd leg) and Eugene (anchor leg), combined with the other members of the British quartet, Andrew Robertson and Deji Tobias as the GB&NI 4x100m team placed 3rd in 39.78 secs

Aviva London Grand Prix

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Tara Bird
A number of WGwEL athletes were in action at Crystal Palace at the Aviva London Grand Prix on Friday evening and on Saturday.

Recent European U/23 medalist, Callum Priestley made the 110mH Final where he placed 7th in 13.81 secs (-2.2) after recording 13.76 secs (-1.8) in qualifying. In the women's 100mH, Olympic Finalist Sarah Claxton recorded her fastest time of the season of 13.11 secs (-0.7) for 8th. Nusrat Ceesay was 8th in the 400mH with 58.98 secs, and Joice Maduaka recorded 11.85 secs (-1.4) in the 100m heats. HCA 800m man Damien Moss recorded a pb over 800m of 1m47.29 secs for 7th.

In the development "On Camp with Kelly" 800m Tara Bird was 6th in 2m03.84 secs, and in the National U/20 3000m Championships, held in conjunction with the Grand Prix, recent English Schools 1500m Champion Alex Cornwell recorded a pb of 8m27.84 secs for 9th, as Georgie-Lou Sales placed 14th in the women's event with 10m02.94 secs.

 

European U/20 Championships Day3

Junior Ejehu missed a place in the final of the 200m today by just 0.02 secs after placing 4th in his semi-final with 21.24 secs (+1.8). Both Junior and 100m bronze medalist, Eugene Ayanful are expected to be part of the GB&NI 4x100m relay team which competes tomorrow.

European Junior Championships Day 2

ImageEugene Ayanful, has this evening picked a superb bronze medal over 100m at the European Junior Chapionships in Novi Sad, Serbia. Eugene clocked a lifetime best of 10.37 secs (+0.2) the same time as fellow Briton Andrew Robertson in 4th. The race was won by the French athlete Christophe Lemaitre who recorded a new European Junior record of 10.04 secs. Eugene's time is a new WGwEL U/20 record, erasing Tyrone Edgar's mark of 10.39 secs. Eugene is now ranked 18th on the UK all-time U/20 list, interestingly equal with Olympic 200m silver medalist Darren Campbell. Later, in the the 200m, Junior Ejehu comfortably qualified for tomorrow's semi-final, as he too clocked a lifetime best of 21.19 secs (+0.5) for 2nd in his heat.

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