7 May 2014
Loughborough retain BUCS outdoor athletics titles
Loughborough Students’ Athletics have retained the men’s, women’s and overall titles at the 2014 BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships, held in Bedford.
In the sprints Commonwealth Games hopeful Rachel Johncock won the women’s 100 metres in a time of 11:66, with Jordan Kirby-Polidore claiming the men’s 200 metres in 21:55. Amy Wareing won the women’s ambulant 100 metres with a time of 14:19.
In the 400 metres Amy Allcock won the women’s event, and Niall Flannery won his fifth consecutive gold medal in the men’s 400 metres hurdles title in a UK leading time of 50:13.
In the distance events Jake Wightman won the men’s 800 metres in a time of 1:49.70.
In the women’s javelin Izzy Jeffs retained her title, breaking her own championship record and extending it to 55.42 metres, with Eloise Meakins second with 49.38 metres.
Benji Pearson made it a javelin double, winning the men’s event with a throw of 72.61 metres. Izzy and Benji are currently ranked number one in the UK.
Sam Milner, won gold in the women’s discus and Emma Burns won the seated discus with a PB throw of 15.07 metres. Paralympian Jonathan Adams won both the ambulant shot and discus in a mixed category event using the RAZA scoring tables.
There was a Loughborough 1-2-3-4 in the men’s pole vault with Daniel Gardner clearing 5.00 metres to take gold, with Jack Phipps and Edward Quiney claiming silver and bronze. Liam Yarwood was fourth ensuring that there was a clean sweep of the BUCS points.
Ricardo Twumasi also won BUCS gold, and was the only competitor to jump 15 metres to take the men’s triple jump title.
Other medallists include Ella Gibbons and Gemma Amorgie, who were second and third in the high jump. Carolyn Plateau was second in the 1500m.
David Guest (long Jump) and Craig Murch (Hammer) won silver medals and Ben Kelk was third in the 110m hurdles.
At the end of the meet Loughborough dominated the relays, winning both women’s events and the men’s 4 x 100m relay – who ran 41.02 to place them second on the Loughborough all-time list - to retain the BUCS outdoor titles.