12:00PM, Friday 28 May 2021
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH AC) hammer thrower Taylor Campbell has moved up to fifth in the all-time British hammer standings after launching a winning throw of 76.97m at the Loughborough International event last weekend.
Campbell’s huge throw, a new personal best, came early on in a competition where Great Britain & Northern Ireland’s u20s team grabbed third overall.
Athletes returned to action at the traditional summer season curtain raiser following last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic.
Campbell produced one of the performances of the day, representing Loughborough in the team competition. He improved his personal best not once but twice in the competition and has now set his sights on competing for Great Britain at the Olympics.
Reflecting on his achievement he said on Twitter: “What a day. PB of 76.97m at the Loughborough International. Fifth UK all time.
“Too many people to thank that have been instrumental in keeping the momentum going over past 18months. Through the highs and the lows, we have remained full throttle!
“Let’s go earn those Olympic Rings.”
WSEH’s Jessie Knight said she was ‘on cloud nine’ after claiming victory, and a new personal best, in the 400m hurdles at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting this week.
Knight produced one of the best times of the season so far as she clocked 54.74seconds to see off the challenge of Anna Ryzhykova in second and Sara Slott Peterson in third.
Knight has also been selected to race in the 400m hurdles at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Silesia, Poland, the first time she will have represented her country over hurdles.
Knight and Campbell are not the only WSEH athletes to take up prominent positions in the National ranking lists. Morgan Lake currently tops the country’s senior high jump rankings with a clearance of 1.96m while Toby Makoyarwo is the top sprinter at u20s level in both the 100m and 200m having clocked 10.42 seconds and 21.25 seconds respectively. Temi Ojora crops up in several event lists but she’s currently first in the senior triple jump with her mark of 13.50m and is second in the u20s long jump with 5.96m. At u17s level James Taylor is third in the long jump with a leap of 6.50m.
WSEH athletes are also doing well in the Steeplechase events, with Rachel Clutterbuck currently topping the u20s 1,500m S/C with 5.04.61. She’s also fourth on the list of the u17s 3,000m with a time of 9.54.67.