Weekend Round Up (16-17th April)
Tom Jones Memorial, Florida
Olympian Joe Brier (Swansea) ran the race of his life over 400m this weekend recording a time of 45.74s, a new personal best and a Commonwealth Games Nomination Standard.
Sam Gordon (Cardiff) ran 21.11 over 200m in the Men’s invite race, finishing 12th overall, whilst Dewi Hammond (Cardiff) placed 14th in a time of 21.44 and Arron Owen (Cardiff) 16th in a time of 21.91. Both Sam and Dewi also competed over the 100m, recording times of 10.34s and 10.31s.
Hannah Brier (Swansea) ran 23.27 (+2.5) in the Women’s 200m invite, finishing in 3rd in her heat. This time would have also been a Commonwealth Games Nomination Standard had the wind reading been legal. Hannah doubled back in the Women's 100m, recording a time of 11.46s for 3rd in her heat.
In the women's 400m, Amy Odunaiya (Wrexham) ran another strong race, stopping the clock in 54.70s.
Both the mens and womens relay teams were back in action again, with the ladies running 45.48s and the men 39.36s.
Mt Sac Relays, Walnut, CA
Jonny Hopkins (Swansea) was back on the track again this weekend, tackling the steeplechase once again. In a race which included American Record holder Evan Jager, Jonny finished 4th in a very close finish. Backing up his performance from two weeks ago, he recorded a time of 8:36.9, once again agonisingly close to the Commonwealth Games Nomination Standard. Ieuan Thomas (Cardiff) was also in action in the steeplechase, running a time of 9:01.58.
Lauren Cooper (Parc Bryn Bach) made the trip over from Wales to line up in the Women’s 3000m steeplechase, clocking a time of 10:36.45. In the Men's 1500, James Heneghan clocked a 3:55.5 to place second.
Comeback 5,000m, Battersea
After a successful event last year, the Comeback 5000m returned once again to give athletes and early season opportunity to race. In the Men’s invitational, Osian Perrin (Menai) made the long trip down to London to record a time of 14:17.91 and a 7th place in his first race of the season.
Round up of other results:
War Eagel Invite, Auburn AL, USA : Steffan Dylan Jones (Swansea) - 200m : 22.45s; 400m : 48.56s
Catamount Classic, Cullowhee NC, USA : Bryn Woodall (Colwyn Bay) - 1500m : 4:10.31
Electric City Invite, Anderson SC, USA : Emmanuella Kone (Cardiff) - 100m 12.16s; 200m : 25.61s
Antalya, Turkey : James Tomlinson (Pembrokeshire) threw a personal best of 56.21m in the Discus throw