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Athletics Report 17
Winter Indoor season 2013

International recognition in 24.15 with Shannon Hylton
Another highly successful 2nd (25.19), Rachel Dickens
winter season saw medals in The poor weather disrupted 3rd (25.33) and Vivien
the indoor season most
plenty, particularly gold, the Olatunji 4th (26.63). It was
arrival of Dina Asher-Smith notably with the cancellation also a proud moment for
of most of the Southern
onto the senior level of John Blackie who coaches all
competition with Championships but across four athletes. He also coaches
the country access to venues
championship best Cheriece Hylton, Shannons
performances, international was at times very difficult. sister, who won the 300
At the senior level Serita
call ups and solid metres in 40.14.
performances in depth at all Solomon was awarded her
first Great Britain vest as she
age groups. Pat Calnan was It had looked like the Club
there and saw it all as he was chosen to compete in the was going to have a Senior
British Athletics International
reports. gold medallist. However, after
Match at the Emirates Arena winning his heat and semi
in Glasgow. She responded by final of the 400, the latter in
setting a new personal best of 48.51, Luke Smallwood pulled
8.26 as she finished in third up injured in the Final. He
place in the 60 metre hurdles, was philosophical about his
improving her previous best misfortune, commenting that
by over a tenth of a second. at least he got a free ice pack.
Shaunagh Brown represented Unfortunately days two and
England in an International three of the Championships
contest at Linz in Austria did not take place. They were
finishing in 4th place in 15.48. cancelled because of the snowy
Montell Douglas set a conditions across the South of
new indoor best of 7.25 England that weekend.
which was inside the 7.30
British qualifying time British Athletics European
for the European Indoor Trials and UK Championships
Championships. Unfortunately Sheffeld, 9th-10th Feb 2013
this was not good enough to Shaunagh Brown won the silver
get her selected. medal in the shot throwing a
new indoor best of 16.07 but
South Of England missed out on winning the
Championships, contest by just 12 centimetres.
Lee Valley 13th January Serita Solomon finished in 4th
Highlight of day one, of the place in the 60 metre hurdles in
South of England indoor 8.28, having set a personal best
Championships at Lee Valley of 8.23 in winning her heat. As
was a clean sweep of the first the first placer in the final was
four places in the under 20 an Irish athlete she received
womens 200 metres. Dina a bronze medal in the UK
Asher-Smith swept to victory Championships.
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