Sheffield and Dearne pole vaulter wins English U20 title

Adam Hague: won on a countback
Adam Hague: won on a countback
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Adam Hague (City of Sheffield and Dearne) won the under 20 pole vault at the English age group championships at Bedford at the weekend.

It was close, Hague winning on countback from Charlie Myers (Middlesbrough) both athletes clearing 5.15, well below their best.

However, Hague secured his place in the team for the world championships having comfortably exceeded the qualifying mark of 5.25. Myers has also done the qualifying height and can also expect a place in the team.

Chesterfield’s Alicia Barrett ran the best race of her career to win the under 20 100 metres hurdles.

After clocking the fastest time in the heats, Barrett destroyed the opposition in the final going well clear in a personal best time of 13.44 hugely significant because it was inside the world junior championship qualifying mark. Alicia’s sister Ella had earlier finished second in the under 20 400 metres in a personal best of 54.63.

Rotherham’s Lee Thompson continued his medal- winning form when he took bronze in the under 20 400 metres in a time of 47.86.

Tom Parker (City of Sheffield) was fourth in the under 23 hammer (60.61) whilst Leo Rowley (Rotherham) was fifth in the under 20 shot (14.79).