A top class entry should ensure some quality competition at the National Indoor Championships and Trials at the EIS, Sheffield, tomorrow and Sunday with South Yorkshire athletes expected to be prominent.
All eyes will be on Luke Cutts (Dearne ALC) in his first competition since breaking the British pole vault record with 5.83 whilst his Dearne teammate junior Adam Hague will also be looking to impress. City of Sheffield decathletes John Lane and Daniel Gardiner are also in the field.
Lane, who recently broke the British heptathlon record, also does the 60 metres hurdles along with his Sheffield teammate Liam Ramsay.
Lee Emanuel (City of Sheffield) returns from his New Mexico base to contest the 1500 metres having run 3:54.30 for a mile indoors just two weeks ago. This is the thirst fastest indoor time ever by a British athlete, Rotherham’s Peter Elliott heading the list with 3:52.02.
Emanuel has often flattered to deceive on returning to this country but this time he looks to be real contender for a place in the World Indoor Championships.
Another aiming at a place in the team is Mukhtar Mohammed (Sheffield RC) who goes in a strong 800 metre field.