Super sprinter Prescod takes Team Trials victory

Super sprinter Prescod takes Team Trials victory

01 July 2017 / 18:40

British sprinters Reece Prescod and James Dasaolu were in awesome form at the TeamTrials 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 feel great. To come here and get a medal was always the aim," said Prescod.

“I am so ecstatic now that I managed to produce in the final with a season’s best.

“Now I hope I can get even faster. I was confident going into today but I was also nervous because I knew that everyone was running well.

“In a Championship everyone is nervous especially with these fast guys around. I now want to stay healthy, get stronger and make sure everything is good and ready for London.”

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.

Also in action, 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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