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Dina Asher Smith is now the second fastest ever British junior woman over 100m after her performance at the Loughborough international.
The Blackheath & Bromley athlete, who was representing the Great Britain Under 20s team, won her race in 11.20 a time which is the fastest in the World by a Junior athlete this year.
Coached by John Blackie she also tops the World 200 metre list.
Her time is also, not surprisingly, a club record.
This was not the only victory by a club member in the first major athletics meeting of the domestic calender. Chioma Matthews took the triple jump with a leap of 13.38, the second furthest jump of the year by a Briton, but the furthest outdoors.
Serita Solomon claimed victory in the 100 metre hurdles in 13.43, having run the second quickest in Britain this year the day before at the BT Great City Games in Manchester.
Jahisha Thomas set a new best of 13.86 in winning the B race.
Dina’s training partner Shannon Hylton ran an outstanding 23.30 to finish in second place in the 200 metres.
Sister Cheriece timed 23.75 in a guest race and she was then part of the GB Junior 4x400 metre team who finished in fourth place.
For the men, Kieran Daly ran a fine 21.13 to add to his new best of 10.37 in the 100 metres, a race in which Tremayne Gilling made his seasons debut with a 10.62. Dan Putnam equalled his best of 47.16 to finish in fifth place in the 400 and Kertis Beswick was just one hundredth of a second off his best in the Junior 110 hurdles with 14.23.
In the field Shaunagh Brown was third in the shot with 15.96 and fourth in the hammer with 64.32.
She is ranked 4th and 5th respectively in the UK in these events. Samantha Milner took 4th in the discus, throwing 46.22.
New member Matthew Blanchard, had his first competition of the season and shot to the head of the Under 20 discus rankings with a throw of 53.98.
With Louis Mascerenhas throwing over 51 metres at the club’s open meeting on Monday, they are the top two junior throwers in the country.
Like Serita, Jermaine Olasan had competed in Manchester the previous day where he leapt 7.29 in the long jump.
At Loughborough he was 4th in 7.22 with Oliver Newport representing the GB Juniors 8th in 6.88.
Also in the jumps Zara Asante was 8th in the women's triple jump with 12.08.
Back to back competing seemed to be a feature of the weekend as Carolyn Plateau who was 7th at Loughborough in 2.07.47 had raced at the British Milers Club Grand Prix at Watford the previous evening and timed 2.05.91.
Leah Everson ran 2.17.76. Alex Bruce Littlewood flew in from Ireland for the second weekend in a row and was 6th in the 3000 steeplechase with 9.05.24.
Highlight of the club performances, however, was a stunning 1500 metre time of 4.27.14 from another new member, under 15 Katy-Ann McDonald.
She recently joined from Herne Hill Harriers and her time took over 11 second s off the previous club record and leaves her almost ten seconds faster than anyone else in the age group in Britain so far this year.
Over in the United States, Lorraine Ugen had to contend with strong winds at the meeting at Lubbock in Texas.
Her 6.12 in the long jump was some way off her best as she was jumping into the teeth of a -5.5 metre per second wind.
She also ran 11.60 for the 100 metres, just outside her personal best.
At the Oxford v Cambridge Varsity match at Oxford, Craig Morten won the 400 hurdles in 54.56 and Tom Parker with a throw of 50.19 in the hammer, and James Allen with a leap of 6.28 in the long jump recorded seasons bests.
The club fielded athletes in six of the age groups at the British Masters road relays at Sutton Coldfield with the best results coming from the women's over 35s team who finished in 7th place.
Carole Penlington had an outstanding run to time 18.45 with Jennie Butler 19.28, Jane Bradshaw 19.45 and Jenny Neal 19.41 completing the team.
Rosie Ferguson was a sole runner in the over 45s race but she ran a useful 21.51.
The over 55s quartet of Cath Messent, Anne Cilia and Maz Turner were 9th.
In the men's races the over 35s team were 14th with the fastest runner being new member Ritchie Leccia who timed 16.23.
Adrian Stocks, Fintan Parkinson, Richard Hall, Gareth Evans and Steve Cooper were the others who flew the flag.
The over 45s team of Andy Tucker, Neil Ayrton, David Beadle and Steve Pairman were 29th while an over 55s team of Andy Lawes, Chris Pike and David Carton were 22nd.