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Multi event PBs at Stoke

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Five Cardiff athletes contested the England Athletics combined events championships at Stoke last weekend, 3rd and 4th August, three setting personal best scores as well as individual event bests.

Star performer was David Omoregie (17) who set a personal best score of 6723 points in the under 20 decathlon championship to take the silver medal and jump to 3rd place in the latest UK rankings, alongside his No. 1 position in the 110m hurdles.

Lauren Evans set a personal best of 2786 for the under 15 women's hexathlon and Claire Taylor set a best of 3911 for the under 17 women's heptathlon. Francis Baker came close to his personal best with 6984 (including an excellent high jump pb of 2.04m) for the senior men's decathlon but Curtis Matthews was unable to complete the ten events.

Numerous individual event personal bests were set; with David Omoregie high jumping 1.92m and throwing the javelin 42.97m; Lauren Evans' javelin pb of 18.58m; and Claire Taylor' three PBs (javelin 20.63m, high jump 1.57m and 200m 27.32).

The individual performances were:

David Omoregie (6,723):  100m 10.91w; long jump 6.73m;  shot put 12.22m;  high jump 1.92m;  400m 51.13;  110mH 14.11;  discus 32.77m;  pole vault 4.00m;  javelin 42.97m;  1500m 5:19.00.

Francis Baker (6,984):  100m 11.38; long jump 6.41m;  shot put 11.71m;  high jump 2.04m;  400m 50.81;  110mH 15.31;  discus 32.66m;  pole vault 4.20m;  javelin 50.26m;  1500m 4:41.70.

Claire Taylor (3,911):  80mH 12.34;  shot put 7.83m;  high jump 1.57m;  200m 27.32;  long jump 4.95m;  javelin 20.63m;  800m 2:43.27. 

Lauren Evans (2,786):  75mH 12.16;  shot put 7.59m;  high jump 1.45m;  long jump 4.80m;  javelin 18.58m;  800m 2:54.20.  

Curtis Matthews (DNF):  100m 11.45; long jump 6.34m;  shot put 11.86m;  high jump 1.86m;  400m 52.52;  110mH 16.69;  discus 42.50m.