Eaves reigns supreme in pole vault

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Luke Cutts (Dearne ALC/City of Sheffield) was beaten for the second successive weekend by Max Eaves (Newham and Essex) in the pole vault at the Aviva UK Indoor Trials & Championship.

Eaves set a personal best of 5.61 with Cutts clearing a season’s best of 5.51 to beat the established UK number one Steve Lewis. All three leaders had failed attempts at 5.70

A good performance from Jamie Williamson (City of Sheffield) gave him the silver medal in the shot behind Scott Rider (Birchfield). Williamson recorded 17.58, a season’s best in the second round.

There was a silver medal for Richard Buck (City of York), who runs for Sheffield in British League competition, in the 400 metres. Going into the event as favourite, he was beaten by a superb run by Nigel Levine (Windsor) who ran a personal best of 46.76 with Buck coming home in 47.30

Mukhtar Mohammed (City of Sheffield) was fifth in the final of the 800 metres in 1:53.22 after running 1:52.16 in qualifying.

“I am not too happy with how the final went,” said Mohammed. “I tried a different race tactic and I went very fast from the start but it didn’t really work.

“My target for the year is to make the European Under-23 Championships and possibly the worlds as well and I am confident that if I am fit I can do that.

“I am always learning and if my training is going well then I will look to make finals. It is definitely something I am excited about and I hope it happens.”

Also finishing fifth, in the 60 metres hurdles, was City of Sheffield recruit from Leeds City, Matt Hudson. He set a personal best of 7.92 in his heat and reduced that to 7.89 in the final.