Bradshaw secures World Championship qualification at the 2022 UK Athletics Championships | Sport

Olympic pole vault bronze medalist and Loughborough Scholar Holly Bradshaw (coach: Scott Simpson) won the UK Championships this weekend, securing her automatic selection to compete at the World Championships in Athletics next month.

The World Championships in Oregon, USA is the first of three major track and field competitions this summer, closely followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and then the European Championships in Munich, Germany.

Bradshaw was one of nine current Loughborough students to stand on the podium in Manchester, in a Championship where 115 Loughborough-linked athletes (current students, alumni or Loughborough residents) collected 30 medals during the three-day competition. She was joined on the pole vault podium by her training partner and intern Molly Caudery (Simpson), who pushed Bradshaw to the finish, both jumping 4.50m, and who also hopes to be selected for the World Championships later on. this week.

Bekah Walton (Dave Turner), overcame illness and stadium headwinds to retain her UK javelin title with a throw of 51.87m, and was joined on the podium by Emily Dibble (Turner), who threw a PB of 51.54 m to add a United Kingdom. Championship silver medal to the BUCS silver medal she won in May. BUCS gold medalist Dan Bainbridge (Mike McNeill) collected another UK Championship medal, this time taking bronze with a throw of 71.35m.

Paralympic champion Thomas Young (Joe McDonnell), still recovering from a bout of COVID, suffered a rare domestic loss to Loughborough alumnus Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste) in the 100m mixed qualifier. With favorable winds for all short sprints over the weekend, Shaw won the race in a time of 10.66 to Young’s 10.80. Current student Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker achieved a full podium finish at Loughborough with a time of 11.03, although with a wind reading of +4.6m/s, neither time will unfortunately count for record purposes.

Jessica Judd is already assured of her place on the plane to the World Championships in the 10,000m, as the PhD candidate won the trials for that event earlier this month, but she is also now up for selection in the 5,000m afterwards. finishing second at the UK Championships. Judd has also been selected to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games, so it will be a busy summer of racing for one of Loughborough’s all-time athletics greatest BUCS point scorers.

Loughborough’s jumping setup is in a great place, highlighted by a bronze medal from scholar and BUCS indoor triple jump champion Lily Hulland (Lukasz Zawila), who jumped 12.84m. She was joined in the women’s triple jump final by freshman Georgie Forde-Wells (Zawila), who finished in 9the place. The two triple jumpers contributed to a total of 28 Loughborough/alumni jumpers who competed over the weekend, winning 12 medals between them in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault.

Notable alumni performances included an impressive win for Jake Wightman in one of the weekend’s highest-level races, the men’s 1500m, with Wightman edging out Olympic medalist Josh Kerr to secure his place on the World Championship team. . Current scholar Matt Stonier (Chris & Sonia McGeorge), recently selected for England’s Commonwealth squad, finished with a commendable 6.the place in a truly world-class course.

Schoolgirl and Olympian Jessie Knight, formerly coached by Loughborough sprint and steeplechase director Nick Dakin, also secured her automatic selection for the World Championships by winning the women’s 400mH in a time of 55.08. Highlighting the strong tradition Loughborough has at this event, half the field had Loughborough ties with current student Zoe Pollock (Nick Dakin) finishing in 6.the place and alumni Jess Turner and Jess Tappin finishing in 4the and 5the place respectively.

Femi Akinsanya, Athletics Director, commented: “It’s fantastic to come to a UK championship and have such a big presence from Loughborough here, not only from the competitors but also from a coaching and support staff perspective. We have seen podium finishes and personal bests over the three days of competition, and we are excited to see Loughborough students contributing greatly to the local Nation and GB&NI teams this summer.”

Current performances by Loughborough athletes at the 2022 UK Championships

Men’s 100m – Harry Taylor: 10.69, 7the in heat. Greg Kelly: 10.94, 8the in heat

Men’s 100m – Thomas Young: 10.80, 2North Dakota The end. Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker, 3dr The end.

Men’s 400m – Alex Haydock-Wilson: 46.56, 5the The end. Ben Higgins: 47.43, 7the The end.

Men’s 800m – Ben Pattison: 1:46.75, 4the The end. Jamie Webb: DNF in the final. Sam Wiggins, 1:51.47, 5the in heat.

Men’s 1500m – Matt Stonier: 3:42.44, 6the The end. Lucas Duffy: 3:46.69, 8the in heat

Men’s 110mH – Tom Wilcock: 14.07, 3dr in heat. Ollie Creswell: 14.28, 5the in heat. Ewan Bradley: 14.55, 5the in heat. David Aryetey: 14.59, 6the in heat. Dajon Wright: 14.98, 8the in heat

Men’s 400mH – Josh Faulds: 50.35, 5the The end. Seamus Derbyshire: 60.80, 7the The end. David Aryetey, 53.85, 6the in heat

Men’s Shot – Kane Aubrey: 16.15m, 5the The end. George Hyde: 15.62, 6the The end

Men’s Hammer – Jack Paget: 41.37m, 9the The end.

Men’s Discus – George Armstrong: 58.77, 6the The end

Men’s Pole Vault – Owen Heard: 5.20m, 4the The end

Men’s Javelin – Dan Bainbridge: 71.35, 3dr The end

Women’s 400m – Natasha Harrison: 54.75, 3dr in heat. Emma Alderson: 56.77, 7the in heat.

Women’s 1500m – Bethan Morley: 4:21.31, 5the The end. Alex Millard: 4:22.81, 6the The end.

U-20 Women’s 3000m Invitational – Jess Spilsbury: 9:37.31, 3dr The end.

Women’s 5000m – Jess Judd: 15:38.39, 2North Dakota The end

Women’s 400mH – Zoe Pollock: 58.24, 6the The end

Women’s 3k s/chase – Alex Barbour: 10:38.02, 10the The end

Women’s Long Jump – Abi Pawlett: 5.48, 11the The end

Women’s triple jump – Lily Hulland: 12.84, 3dr The end. Georgie Forde-Wells: 12.38, 9the The end

Women’s Pole Vault – Holly Bradshaw: 4.50m, 1St. in final: Molly Caudery, 4.50m. twoNorth Dakota The end. Sofia Ashurst: 4.00 m. 5the The end. Felicia Miloro: 4.00m, 6the The end.

Women’s Javelin – Bekah Walton: 51.87m, 1St. The end. Emily Dibble: 51.54m, 2North Dakota The end.

Women’s Discus – Taia Tunstall: 49.48m, 6the The end. Emma Botham: 43.10m, 10the The end

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