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Simon Lawson takes title

Sunday 28 June 2009

Simon Lawson (ranked third in Europe over 10,000m) was a clear winner of the national Junior 5,000m title at Bedford today. His winning time of 14.39.03 was well inside European Athletics qualification time of 14.45 but outside the harder target (14.30) for automatic selection for the European Junior Championships set by UK Athletics. Presumably Simon would opt for the longer distance in Novi-Sad. Other Cardiff athletes enjoyed mixed successes at the Under 23 and Under 20 championships. Tom Marshall took the Under 23 bronze medal in the 5,000m in 14.42.31 behind winner Jonathan Taylor and silver medallist Lewis Timmins, both from North Eastern club Morpeth Harriers.

David Guest, who competes for Cardiff's British League team as a higher competition athlete took silver in the Under 20 Long Jump with a fine 7.12m leap behind the 7.29m of Leeds City AC's Daniel Gardner. Tom  Kivell was 6th in the same competition with 6.27m. 

Other results so far include Jacob Matthews' 6th place in the Under 20 discus (49.63m) as well as 7th in the Shot Put (14.27m), Elinor Lewis' 10th in the Under 20 Pole Vault (3.45m) and Hannah and Jessica Abrahams' 5th and 6th places respectively in the Under 23 Pole Vault.

To view full results click on RESULTS.