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Shaunagh's silver success at Sheffield
Shaunagh Brown won the silver medal in the shot at the British Athletics European Trials and UK Championships at Sheffield. The Blackheath & Bromley athlete threw a new indoor best of 16.07 but missed out on winning the contest by just 12 centimetres.
Dina Asher Smith made an excellent debut in a Senior Championship as she finished 5th in the final of the 60 metres in 7.37, the same time as the bronze medallist. Earlier she had set a personal best in winning her heat in 7.35. Montell Douglas was 6th in the final in 7.40 having timed 7.33 in finishing second in a semi final in which Dina was third in 7.39. Grace Sheppard timed 7.81 in the heats.
Dina also ran 23.91 in finishing second in her heat of the 200 metres but withdrew from the final as a precaution, four races for a first year junior against Senior athletes being enough for one weekend.
Serita Solomon finished in 4th place in the 60 metre hurdles in 8.28, having set a personal best of 8.23 in winning her heat. As the first placer in the final was an Irish athlete she receives a bronze medal in the UK Championships.
Another to set a personal best was Carolyn Plateau in the 800 metres. She was 5th in the final in 2.06.19.
Lauren Bouchard was 4th in her 400 metre semi final in 55.16, while Rachel Dickens ran 57.05 in her heat. For the men Dan Putnam ran 48.27 in his heat. James Poole was 7th in his heat of the 1500 in a time of 3.54.99.
In the field Oliver Newport was 9th in the long jump with a leap of 6.98 with Joe Lawrence 10th in 5.69. As the Club caters for all disciplines, (including cross country, road and track and field), in all age groups, from under 13s upwards to the Masters age groups, it always welcome new members. The Club has a Competition Policy which aims to provide appropriate levels of competition to all athletes of all abilities.
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