28 May 2019
Loughborough 4x100m quartet set record time
Amidst some fantastic performances at the recent Loughborough International meet, the victorious men’s Loughborough 4x100m quartet set what is believed to be the fastest ever time by a British University student team.
Edging the narrowest of victories in 40.21 over the England squad, the team of Mike Olsen, Kristian Jones, Charlie Dobson, and Adam Thomas, not only set a new LSAC record, but also eclipsed the 40.28 mark set by Brunel University when winning the BUCS title in the Olympic stadium in 2012.
Loughborough Sprint relays coach Leon Baptiste, who guided the quartet to this achievement, was delighted with the run:
“We’re all absolutely chuffed for the 4x100m record-breaking squad. Loughborough University has recently attracted some top sprinters here, so we were able to field a very strong team.
“With more practice over the next 12 months, I believe we can improve a little more and run below 40 seconds. I would also like to say a huge thanks to their personal coaches on getting them in good shape.”
This year’s competition also saw Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn break the world record in the Women's Para-Elite T38 100m with a time of 12.43s.