Clarke and McAslan strike gold at British Indoor Champs
Lawrence Clarke continued his impressive run of form in the 60m hurdles winning the Sainsbury’s Indoor British Championships in 7.69, having set a new personal best of 7.59 last week in France.
Clarke came home ahead of Omergie of Cardiff and will now set his sights on the European Indoors in Prague early next month if selected.
The 24-year-old University of Bath student, coached by Malcolm Arnold, said “I’m pleased to win here and David ran really well; it’s great for the future of British Athletics. I’m going to take each round in Prague as it comes, I’m not complacent”.
There was drama on the track in the women’s 400m as the two race leaders, Seren Bundy-Davies and Margaret Adeoye fell with 60m to go. That left the door open for University of Bath student Kirsten McAslan to come through and take gold with a personal best 53.05.
“I wasn’t expecting the win at all”, said McAslan after the race, “it was a really scrappy race so it is a big shock but I’m definitely happy”.
Fellow team bath athlete Laura Maddox, coached by Colin Bovell, came home in second in 53.07.
“It was a messy race, but really excited to get my first senior medal and pleased everything is going in the right direction,” said Maddox.
There was also a bronze for team bath athlete David King, who won his first senior medal in the 60m hurdles with a season’s best time of 7.81.
McAslan and Maddox will both race this weekend in an attempt to achieve the qualifying time for the European Indoor Championships in Prague, taking place on the 6th-8th March.