There was disappointment for Blackheath & Bromley’s Montell Douglas as she was not selected for the Great Britain team for the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. This was despite her seasons best of 7.25 being inside the GB Selectors qualifying standard of 7.30.
The British 100 metre record holder was not the only athlete with a qualifying performance to miss out. Three 1500 metres metres have run inside the UKA standard but none were selected, yet one female 3000 metre runner who had not reached the standard did gain a discretionary place. The reason for these decisions was that UKA had a policy of only selecting athletes who they considered had the potential to finish in the top 6 in their event. For all the latest Club news visit the website at www.bandbhac.org.uk