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England Athletics Championships

Friday 29 June 2018

The England Athletics event for U23, U20, and U18 male and female athletes, was held in Bedford 16/17th June. The event is open to Celtic athletes, thus is a British Championship event. Standards of competition are very high. The Bedford event is also Trial competitions for Great Britain teams in European Championships at U18. U20 and U23 age groups. Athletes besides finishing on the podium at Bedford, must also have achieved the standards set in their events, in order to gain selection to GB teams.

A number of Cardiff athletes were successful at Bedford with podium places.

U23

Joseph Reid 800m 1.51.89 1st in a tactical race. Joseph finished the fastest down finishing straight.

Jac Palmer Hammer Throw 67.29m 1st. Jac continued his fine current form in retaining his title won in 2017.

Richard Dangerfield Javelin Throw 60.05m 3rd. 

U20

Jake Heyward 1500m 3.54.04 1st. Jake won all three titles in U20 age group. Next year he will be in U23 age group.

James Vincent 3km 9.22.54 1st. James won a tactical race with a 56secs last lap, to win his first National title.

Sarah Omorgie SP 14.22 1st.

U18

Jay Morse Discus Throw 55.48m 1st.

 

Great Britain European team selections

 Jake Heyward has been selected in 1500m having gained qualifying standard for GB team in World U20 Championships, held in Tampere, Finland, 10th to 15th July.

Jay Morse has been selected for the GB team in the European Youth (U18) Championships, held in Gyor, Hungary 5th to 8th July.

Kiara Frizelle 3km, has been selected for GB U18 team, subject to fitness, having gained the 3km qualifying standard.