Sheffield, 19-21 February 2016.

Congratulations to all medallists at the BUCS Indoor Championships held at the EIS, Sheffield, over the weekend:

Senior Women:
1. Lia Stephenson (Southampton Solent) 12.66m
2. Montana Jackson (Imperial) 12.44m (PB)
3. Charlotte Ogden (Loughborough) 11.75m
4. Sian Swanson (Cardiff Metropolitan) 11.61m; 5. Yasmin Lakin (LSE) 11.60m; 6. Victoria Mould (Loughborough) 11.53m; 7. Sapphire Clarkson (SOAS) 11.44m; 8. Beth Mortiboy (Nottingham) 11.37m; 9. Chanel Hemmings (Kent) 11.30m; 10. Rebecca Cope (Sheffield) 11.14m (PB); 11. Carolyn Harvey (Strathclyde) 11.03m; 12. Karen McClymont (Glasgow) 10.67m.

19 year-old Lia set a new indoor PB, just 5 cm down on her outdoor best, to improve on her silver from last year’s outdoor BUCS Championships. Jumping an impressive 12.60m in qualifying on Saturday, Lia improved to 12.66m in today’s final. Behind her Montana set a new PB by 27 cm to take silver with 12.44m (12.14m qualifying) ahead of Charlotte’s 11.75m (11.62m qualifying). Rebecca in 10th added 25 cm to her PB in qualifying with 11.13m, and added another centimetre to this in the final.

Senior Men:
1. Montel Nevers (Leeds Beckett) 16.15m (PB) (CR)
2. Thalosang Tshireletso (East London) 15.60m (PB)
3. Chuko Cribb (Coventry) 15.08m (PB)
4. Robert Sutherland (King’s College London) 14.91m (PB); 5. Lewis Guest (Brunel) 14.67m; 6. Jordan Harry (Bath) 14.13m (PB); 7. Adam Howell (Leeds Beckett) 13.74m; 8. Samuel Adams (Cardiff) 13.62m; 9. Seun Okome (Sheffield Hallam) 13.61m; 10. Gage Francis (Cardiff Metropolitan) 13.51m; 11. George Drake (Newcastle) 13.08m; 12. Jake Parmenter (Plymouth) NM.

19 year-old Montel added 42 cm to previous all-time best, and 84 cm to his previous indoor best, in breaking the 9 year old Championship Record of 16.00m to take victory with an outstanding 16.15m. Qualifying comfortably with 15.02m on Friday, Montel added 99 cm to his season’s best in taking gold and moved to 2nd on the British Senior Indoor Rankings for this winter (just 8 cm behind Nathan Douglas’ 16.23m leap in Glasgow yesterday). Having placed 5th in last year’s European Junior Championships with a windy 15.98m, 2016 could prove to be a fruitful year in the development of Montel as he enters the senior ranks. In second place Thalosang added 22 cm to his previous best with 15.60m, while Chuko completed a hat-trick of new PBs for the medallists in adding 5 cm to his best with 15.08m. 4th-placed Robert Sutherland improved his PB by 36 cm over the weekend, 6th-placed Jordan added a remarkable 72 cm to his pre-BUCS Championships PB, while 9th-placed Seun increased his PB to 13.92m during  qualifying.

Written by iTripleJump

A Triple Jumper for over 35 years - from an over-hopping junior to a county-level senior - I still enjoy jumping in national and international Masters competitions in the event that has gripped me since my first hop, step and jump onto a springless PE mat. Waiting for that perfect jump. That one perfect jump ...

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