Athletics - June 11, 2019

Scottish 5000m record – weekly round-up broken by Eilish McColgan

Results from Hengelo’s FBK Games, plus the BAL, UKWL.

FBK Games, Hengelo, Netherlands, June 9:

Eilish McColgan improved her own Scottish 5000m record and moved to third on the UK all-time list with 14:47.94 to finish fifth in a race won by Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi in 14:37.22.

“Went off bit too hard & paid the price over the last few KMs. But ran a lot of the race alone so I’m happy with a 14.47 for now!” Said Eilish McColgan.

It follows recent performances of a 14:52.40 5000m in Stockholm and a 4:02.29 1500m in Rome by McColgan, who wasn’t even sure if she would be well enough to race in Hengelo after suffering with a cold after Rome.

Telahun Bekele won the men’s 5000m in 12:57.56 for another sub-13 minute run.

Sam Kendricks cleared 5.91m to improve the pole vault meeting record.

Michael Cherry won the 400m in 45.15 and Orlando Ortega the 100m hurdles in 13.27.

Kyle Langford was second in the 800m as he clocked 1:45.87.

Gouden Spike, Netherlands, June 8:

Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam achieved a 13.62 (-1.4m/sec) 100m hurdles win and a windy 6.65m (+4.1m/sec) in the long jump.

Finette Agyapong won the 200m in 23.39.
Jake Smith and Petros Surafel both achieved European U23 Championships 10,000m qualifying marks with respective PBs of 29:15.08 and 29:22.55. 

BAL and UKWL, Barnet and Leigh, June 9:

Newham and Essex Beagles were helped to victory by a 46.34 second 400m win by Rabah Yousif.

Britain’s No.1 Scott Lincoln was top performer with a winning 19.29m in the shot while BUCS champion Will Grimsey high jumped a winning 2.15m.

Alicia Barrett won the 100m hurdles in 13.27 (1.9m/sec)

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