Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:06

Sprinter Reece Prescod stars at British Trials

British sprinters Reece Prescod and James Dasaolu were in awesome form at the British Trials as they reached the qualifying mark for the men's 100m at the World Athletics Championships later this summer.

Prescod won in 10.09 seconds in Birmingham, just 0.02 clear of Dasaolu, on a fine day of competition as athletes bidded for a place at the Championships, which will be held in London next month.

"I can't believe it," said Prescod.

"It's such a blessing. I can't describe how happy I am. The last year has been a real struggle for me but now I can focus on the World Championships."

Asha Philip was also mightily impressive as she claimed the women's 100m title in 11.21 seconds, while Dina Asher-Smith finished sixth.

Elsewhere, Perri Shakes-Drayton was also in fine form as she won her heat of the women's 400m in 53.02 seconds but Olympic gold medallist Christone Ohuruogo was knocked out after finishing third in her heat.

Naomi Ogbeta set a personal best of 13.64 metres to win the women's triple jump, holding off Sineade Guitzmore by just 0.20.

Holly Bradshaw won the women's pole vault with a jump of 4.45 metres while Morgan Lake set a personal best of 1.96 metres to win the women's high jump.

Olympic bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon claimed victory in the women's hammer with a throw of 67.58m, over four metres clear of second-placed Rachel Hunter.

In the final race of day one, Andrew Butchart held off Andy Vernon to win the men's 500m with a time of 13 minutes 50.56 seconds.

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