Track & Field Bulletin

With three Meets occurring over the weekend it is really the youngsters that stood out, but it really was a workmanlike weekend where athletes were digging in for the Indoor Season. Scott BAJERE (U20) again set fine sprint times of 7.14 & 22.82 and Geovaughan BUREY (U17) improved his 60m time by a tenth to 7.42 & then ran a 23.66 200m to win his race impressively. Martin FLOOK was the impressive winner of his 800m heat but then declined to run in the semi’s. Alex FIELDS achieved a pb for 400m of 51.64 which puts him close to a sub 50 clocking outdoors in the Summer (he also ran a good 200m) and Andrew DEAN-YOUNG ran conservatively in his 800m debut almost breaking 2mins. Moving up from 400m is a big learning cycle Andrew.

Tom MARLEY was the only B&W Athlete running in the ‘City Challenge’ coming 3rd in 1:51.44.

Over in the USA the performances recently of Emma REED & David BISHOP were complemented by Holly KNIGHT & Steph BARNES who both performed for Auburn State Univ in the 3,000m.

Results:

Birmingham Games 6/7 Feb

60m Lloyd RICE 6.99 ht / 7.03 sf
Scott BAJERE (U20) 7.14
Geovaughan BUREY (U17) 7.42

200m Scott BAJERE (U20) 22.82
Geovaughan BUREY (U17) 23.66
Alex FIELDS 23.78 Ht

400m Alex FIELDS 51.64 ht

800m Martin FLOOK 1:55.76 ht
Andrew DEAN-YOUNG 2:00.34 ht

McCain City Challenge 7 Feb EIS Sheffield:

800m Tom MARLEY (U23) 1:54.11

Sykes-Sabock Cup, Penn State University USA 6 Feb

3000m Holly KNIGHT 9:43.94 (6)
Steph BARNES 9:47.93 (7)

We look forward now to next weekend when the UK, Midlands & South West Champs will be decided and wish all of our competing athletes well in their task.

Mike Strange
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