Preview: 2016 British Indoor Championships

EIS Sheffield, 27-28 February 2016.

Senior Men:
The accepted entries for the Men’s competition on Saturday, along with their current form, shows that this year’s National title is a wide open affair and could be decided by just a few centimetres. While established names such as Nathan Douglas, Kola Adedoyin and Nathan Fox will expect to  battle out the podium spots they will all certainly have one eye on last weekend’s winner of the BUCS title, Montel Nevers. 19 year-old Montel improved to 16.15m, and 2nd place in this year’s senior UK rankings, in taking victory on the same runway last Sunday, and will hope to consolidate that kind of form this weekend with a National title up for grabs. Guest competitors Arpinder Singh (India) , Thalosang Thshireletso (Botswana) and Ricardo Jaquite (Portugal) will also hope to put in good performances as they aim to impress their respective country federations.

Entries ranked by 2016 Best Performance:
1. Nathan Douglas 16.23m
2. Montel Nevers 16.15m (PB)
3. Nathan Fox 15.85m
4. Jonathan Ilori 15.60m
5. Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi 15.45m
6. Kolo Adedoyin 15.40m
7. Chuko Cribb 15.08m (PB)
8=. Johnny Sawyers NM
8= Darnte Wilson NM
Guest: Arpinder Singh (India) 15.80m
Guest: Thalosang Thshireletso (Botswana) 15.60m (PB)
Guest: Ricardo Jaquite (Portugal) 15.41m

 Senior Women:
A battle royale looks set between the 2 top ranked British Triple Jumpers going into Sunday’s Women’s competition with Yamile Aldama looking to become British Champion at the age of 43. Her main rival looks set to be the ever-consistent Sineade Gutzmore, but the likes of Angela Barratt, Lisa James and new British Junior Record Holder Naomi Ogbeta, who should all be peppering the 13 metre mark, should not be discounted if they can pull out a special leap on the big occasion.

Entries ranked by 2016 Best Performance:
1. Yamile Aldama 13.41m
2. Sineade Gutzmore 13.32m
3. Angela Barratt 13.05m
4. Naomi Ogbeta 12.99 (PB)
5. Allison Wilder 12.40m
6. Laura Zialor 12.36m (PB)
7. Michelle Robbins-Hulse 12.36m
8. Emily Gargan 12.08m
9. Charlotte Ogden 12.04m
10. Lisa James NM

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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