Other top 5 finishes included Gypsy Nash in the under 17 hammer with a 4th place finish with 41.70m, and Gabriella Martin was 4th over 400m with 59.26. In the under 15 girls Megan Barlow jumped 1.50m in the high jump for 4th and Alyssa Firla took 5th in the 300m with 43.84.
Further up the age groups the British Masters Champs took place in Derby where Helen Godsell took a golden double over 100m and 200min the W65 category, with 14.72 and 31.08 efforts. Liz Hughes won the ladies W40 pole vault with 2.44 and also took 3rd in the shot with 8.84m and Richard Holt won the men’s M45 400m hurdles in a time of 65.69. Louisa Vallins too two great silvers over 100 and 200m with 14.02 and 28.76 respectively.
In the Wanda Diamond League event in Eugene in Oregon Dina Asher Smith returned to the individual sprints with a great 3rd place finish in the 200m in 22.19 a little over the permitted wind allowance but this is great for the races that are yet to come which is when Dina’s season really begins following injury.
In the BMC event at West London Niamh Bridson Hubbard won the mile in a pb of 4.42.34 and Lara Mannes clocked 2.18.30 over 800m.
In the Vitality London Half Marathon also took place and Phil Sesemann managed a great 4th place finish in 62.47, also Steve Evenden ran 88.00 for 794th and Steve Pairman 92.23 for 1176th.
Finally, the Southern League results were published which saw BBHAC win their 4th match at Erith with 328.9 points with Bexley 2nd on 280. Top performances from Dan Putnam with 47.7 over 400m, plus Dele Aledese 48.85m in the discus, James Whiteaker with a massive 70.69m in the javelin. Lois Warden 3.20m in the ladies’ pole vault, Hannah MacAulay 10.77m in the shot and 41.65m in the discus, Abbie Stewart in the hammer with 43.07m and finally the club won both the sprint relay and 4 x 400m relays in both the men’s and women’s races.