Bedford International Stadium, 18 June 2016.

Indoor BUCS Champion Montel Nevers took the honours in the Men’s U23 England Athletics Championships in Bedford. Leading with an early effort of 15.57m, he also hit 15.51m in round 3 before capping off his victory with the last jump of the competition, out to his best of the day, 15.62m, backed by a breeze marginally over the legal limit.

Nevers victory was far from certain, though, as both of the other medallists, Efe Uwaifo and Chuko Cribb, had marginal fouls in the region of 15.70m in round 5. Efe’s last round effort of 15.42m sealing the Silver despite Chuko setting a new legal PB of 15.21m.

Lawrence Davis finished 4th courtesy of his last attempt, 15.02m, edging out Robert Sutherland who improved his PB from 14.93m last week to the frustrating figures of 14.99m. Lewis Guest was just 1cm shy of his best, as he leapt 14.75m ahead of Sale’s Seun Okome, who followed up his 14.96m from last week’s Northern Championships with 2 jumps of 14.55m in Bedford.

1. Montel Nevers (Notts) 15.62w (+2.1m/s)
2. Efe Uwaifo (Enfield & Haringey) 15.42w (+2.2m/s)
3. Chuko Cribb (Marshall Milton Keynes) 15.21m (+0.0m/s) (PB)
4. Lawrence Davis (Enfield & Haringey) 15.02 (+0.9m/s)
5. Robert Sutherland (Wycombe Phoenix Harriers) 14.99m (+0.8m/s) (PB)
6. Lewis Guest (Yeovil Olympiads) 14.75 (+0.6m/s)
7. Oluwaseun Okome (Sale Harriers Manchester) 14.55m (+1.6m/s)
8. Cage Boons (Rugby & Northampton) 14.34m (+1.4m/s)
9. Armani James (Leicester Coritanian) 13.95w (+2.2m/s)
10. Alando Alfred (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) 13.40m (+1.8m/s)

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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