Davis shines at the Euros
ATHLETICS EDEN Davis anchored the GB 4x100m relay team to within 0.08 seconds of a bronze medal at the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy.
The team recorded 39.67 for fourth place, having won their heat earlier in 39.38. Davis said: “We didn’t get the result we wanted but our time was brilliant and the other teams broke records to beat us.
“I am proud of what I have achieved this season and I couldn’t have done it without my coach Cathy Walker.
“I have enjoyed a wonderful welcome into the GB team and I’ve loved every minute of being part of it.”
Richard Goodman defied torrential rain and wind to breach a long-soughtafter barrier. Goodman, 24, recorded 13:59.94 for 5,000m in the Night of Athletics at Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
It was his third race in 10 days, having set times of 3:52.37 for 1,500m and 8:14.76 in the earlier ones. “I am happy to be running injury-free,” Goodman said, “and I hope this will serve as a stepping stone to further progress next season.”
Three young Shaftesbury Harriers set 800m PBs at the latest Watford Open Graded Meeting. Gilad Nachshen, 13, recorded 2:06.14, while Adam Cahn, 15, and Matti Harris, 14, set times of 2:05.02 and 2:16.49 respectively.
The 800m specialist Adam Firsht, 14, dropped distance to record 40.5 for 300m in the Sussex U15 League at Lewes.