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2 British Champions and 3 Personal Bests for WSEH Athletes at the Müeller British Championships

Posted on 6 September 2020

7 WSEH AC athletes competed at the 2020 Müeller British Championships which were held in Manchester over the weekend of 4th and 5th September 2020 resulting in 2 British Champions (Jessie Knight and Morgan Lake) and 3 personal bests (Jodie Smith in the 100m hurdles and the high jump and Alex Barbour in the 3000m Steeplechase).

Jessie Knight dominated the 400m hurdles, becoming British Champion with a time of 55.27, over 1.5 seconds in front of 2nd placed Lina Neilsen.

U20 heptathlete Smith had a busy weekend coming 2nd to  Morgan Lake in the women’s high jump with a pb of 1m 80. Lake also cleared 1m 80 but beat Smith on countback by reaching 1m 80 with no failures but not quite clearing 1m 83. Smith came 7th in the long jump with 5m 92 and was one of 2 athletes in the women’s 100m hurdles recording a pb of 13.86 for 5th in the final. Harriet Jones was 6th in her heat with 14.50.

In the men’s 400m, Alex Haydock-Wilson won his heat with 46.82, which wasn’t far off his pb of 46.45 and started fast in the final, fading over last 50m to come 8th with 47.52.

Alex Barbour, competing in her 1st steeplechase race for over 2 years after suffering with a persistent hip injury, was 5th overall and 1st U23 in 5th in the 3000m Steeplechase, taking nearly 20 seconds off her pb with 10:36.69.

U20 Toby Makoyawo  was 3rd in heat 1 of the 100m, recording 10.66 which gave him automatic qualification for the semi-final where he placed 8th with 10.84.

See the full results here.

Watch selected highlights here.