thIn the US at the Big Ten Indiana Invitational held in Bloomington, Indiana, Divine Oladipo was back in action, putting the shot out to 16.69m, while in the discus Divine threw 55.69m for a new personal best and a new club senior ladies record, eclipsing the 54.23m record from 2018. This currently ranks Divine in 3rd in the UK rankings, and with 63.50m needed for Olympic qualifying lets hope Divine has the time and competition left to extend her new pb even further.

Closer to home at the Loughborough Spring Throws event at the weekend the club had three athletes in action with Zara Obamakinwa throwing 44.69 in the discus albeit a little down on her best, while Bekah Walton threw the javelin out to an impressive 48.36m with Hollie Arnold throwing well with 38.76m.

At the Cambridge Harriers Open Graded Walking event both Abigail Smith and Jonathan Ellerton who are both in the under 17 age group, were in action and both recorded new personal bests with 15.52.45 and 17.43.48 respectively.

From previous weeks it is also noted that Jeriel Quainoo clocked 48.85 over 400m for a new pb at Lee Valley on the 10th April, and Mark Cage ran pbs in the 3,000m and 5,000m with 9.17.42 and 16.21.36 at meetings in Stretford on the 3rd and 10th April respectively. 

Nick Brooks