Montell Douglas (Blackheath & Bromley) has broken the longstanding UK record for 100m at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) meeting this afternoon (17).
Douglas, clocked 11.05 with a legal wind mark of +2.0m/s to beat Kathy Cook's 11.10 mark which has stood since 1981.
Montell, 22 coached by Ayo Falola at Lee Valley High Performance Centre said afterwards: “For me, this was my Olympic trials. It was now or never. I had to prove myself.”
Laura Turner (Harrow AC) dipped under the Olympic A standard, finishing second behind Douglas, clocking 11.27 seconds in the 100m final.
Sprint hurdlers Allan Scott (Shaftesbury Barnet) and Sarah Claxton (Woodford Green and Essex Ladies) both joined the rush for Olympic A Qualifiers ahead of the final selection meeting this weekend.
Allan Scott clocked 13.53 seconds in the heats of the 110m Hurdles, with a wind speed of +0.9m/s. Sarah Claxton came agonisingly close to the British Record in the 100m hurdles, recording 12.81 seconds (+1.5m/s), well under the qualifying time of 12.96 seconds set for Beijing. The British record of 12.80 seconds is held by Angie Thorpe.
In the 100m flat, Ryan Scott win in 10.20 (+1.2m/s) ahead of Rikki Fifton (10.21), with 20-year-old Leevan Yearwood (10.22). Fifton won the 200m in a 20.64 (+1.6) PB, beating Finland’s U23 European champion Visa Hongisto of Finland who clocked his season’s best of 20.69.
In the field, Zoe Derham (Birchfield Harriers) threw a timely PB of 68.63m to win the Hammer Throw well inside the B standard and close to the A standard of 69.50m. In the men’s Shot Put, Carl Myerscough got a season’s best of 20.26m.