Track & field round-up – Sat 11 & Sun 12 Jun 2016

Ben Waterman and Nick Landeau both competed over 800m at the Jos Verstockt Memorial meeting in Belgium on Saturday. Ben placed third in 1:48.76, just outside his season’s best. Nick was sixth in a season’s best of 1:50.39.

The following day, Mel Newbery ran a season’s best of 10:20.48 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon.

Closer to home, seven of our young athletes won gold medals at the Middlesex Schools Championships held at Hendon on Saturday. For the U17 women, Nicola Ravenhill won the 1500m steeplechase with a PB, while Zoya Styles won the hammer. Laura Stewart was narrowly beaten in the 300m hurdles, while Lottie Horton and Amber Henry qualified for the 100m and 200m finals respectively. U15 Lucy O’Brien won the 800m, and Feia Starkey won the javelin. For the men, Reef Hook won the U20 100m. In the U17 events, Luke Miller won the javelin, Phoenix Lyon claimed bronze in the 100m and John Fielding qualified for the final in the 800m. U15 Brandon Rochester won the 100m, while Kai Thomas made the final by running his first sub-12 in the qualifying round. Louis Clow achieved a good personal best in the 80m hurdles. Full results here.