02 June 2013

Ben sparkles at the Birmingham Uni BMC races and BRAT Open Meeting on Wednesday 29th May!


Ben Dijkstra U15b is continuing to smash records seemingly with every race. Fresh from his 1500m personal best performance last week where he took Dick Callan's previous club record, the youngster claimed another with his 3000m time of 8:55.05 and this time he replaced Rob Slater's previous record of 9:17.2 which had stood since 1974.

Ben's time will shoot him to the top of the Power of 10 rankings in his age group, where he is some 12 seconds ahead of his nearest rival and it will also place him 9th on the All Time rankings in this same age group.

There were some other fantastic results at the meet where the majority of athletes achieved personal best performances.

Full results:

800m
Zak Anderson U20m 2:11.90 3rd place 'A' race
James Hatton U17m 1:59.16 5th place 'B' race

1500m
Kristian Edwards U20m 4:18.96 5th place 'B' race
Cameron Smith U17m 4:25.28 11th place 'B' race
Xander Tansey U20m 4:28.86 2nd place 'C' race
Matt Griffiths U15b 4:33.89 3rd place 'C' race
Jordan Waine U15g 4:49.55 10th place 'C' race
Caitlin Roper U15g 4:53.23 14th pace 'C' race
Georgia Smith U15g 5:23.92 11th place 'D' race

600m
Alison Curtis U13g 1:57.17 6th place Heat 1

3000m
Ben Dijkstra U15b 8:55.05 2nd place Heat 1
Pascal Bouttier-Butler U15b 10:01.52 3rd pace Heat 2
Harry Freeman U15b 10:14.96 10th place Heat 2

Watford Open Meeting (Also on Wednesday 29th May 2013)
1500m
Amrik Gill U15b 4:43.36 12th place race 11

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