Kent athletes compete at the UK Indoor Championships in Sheffield
Kent athletes enjoyed a successful weekend at the UK Indoor
Championships in Sheffield.
Despite the withdrawal through injury of Maidstone-born TeamGB
Olympian Jack Green, there were still several representatives from
the county in action, seeking to claim qualifying marks for next
month’s European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dartford shot-putter Scott Rider claimed his third successive
title with a personal best throw of 18.59m to equal the best
in the UK this season.
He finished 9cm clear of training partner Zane Ququemin for the
second year in succession at the English Institute of Sport.
Gillingham’s Shaunagh Brown (pictured) was second in the women’s
event, registering a throw of 16.07m, 12cm short of winner Rachel
Sprinter Andre Wright, of Medway & Maidstone AC, was second
in the 200m in 21.29sec, 0.33 behind winner Chris Clarke.
The 21-year-old was also fifth in the 60m final, crossing the
line in 6.77, with winner James Dasaolu stopping the clock in
Sittingbourne teenager Sean Molloy of Tonbridge AC was an
excellent fifth in the senior 800m in 1.53.37.
Blackheath & Bromley AC sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, 17,
reached the final of the 200m with a new indoor pb of 23.91
but did not start the final. She also ran a pb 7.35 on her way
to the final of the 60m where she finished fifth.
Debbie Martin, of Ashford AC, failed to set a mark in the
women’s high jump.
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