British Indoor Championships: Jemma Reekie wins to secure European Indoor spot

Jemma Reekie took inspiration from training partner Laura Muir to win the 1500m at the British Inside your home and also take her put on the Great Britain team for following month’s European Inside your home in Glasgow.

The 20-year-old European junior champion becomes part of Andy Youthful’s training group alongside Muir, who won the 3,000 m title on Saturday.

Scot Reekie sped up over the last 100 metres to take victory in Birmingham and stated later on: “I’ve never ever wanted anything more.”

She added: “I actually intended to remain in Glasgow. Laura is the very best in every day as well as the globe I am challenging her.

” I’m finding out so much from her as well as from Andy, who is the best trainer.”

Reekie could be lining up versus Muir in Glasgow after her competitor indicated she would be seeking to protect both her 1500m as well as 3,000 m European Indoor titles at the event from 1-3 March.

Johnson-Thompson rues Thiam’s Glasgow lack

Katarina Johnson-Thompson overcame in the long jump with a leap of 6.46 m, 10cm ahead of Jahisha Thomas and sufficient to qualify her for the occasion in Glasgow, however the multi-eventer stated later on she would just complete in the pentathlon.

However, the world interior pentathlon champ revealed her remorse at the reality she will certainly not encounter Belgium’s Olympic, world and European heptathlon champ Nafissatou Thiam, that will lose out with a calf bone injury.

” It’s a genuine shame. I was a little bit gutted due to the fact that she had not been in Birmingham in 2015 and also I such as to contend versus her,” stated Johnson-Thompson.

” She is going to be an intense competitor and also I am excited for the outdoors.

” I have not done a pentathlon this year as well as there are a great deal of good women out there and also anything can take place on the day.

” If I can focus on me and get my occasions where they need to be, after that I’ll be great.”

Republic Games high jump silver medallist Morgan Lake won her fourth British interior title with an ideal dive of 1.94 m however the 21-year-old missed out on the British record after three failings at 1.99 m.

Sophie McKinna placed in the most effective display of British women’s shot putting considering that 2000 on her means to winning gold.

She set a personal finest with her opening throw of 17.64 m and also enhanced that twice even more to do with a best of 17.97 m.

It puts the Great Yarmouth athlete in the leading 10 in Europe this year and also is just 3cm far from the certifying mark for the Globe Champions which begin in Doha in late September.

Other winners, that will be now belong to the team for Glasgow included Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (800m), Zoey Clark (400m), Chris O’Hare (3,000 m) and Feron Sayers (long jump).

There was a season’s finest for Tom Bosworth that won the 5,000 m race stroll in 19 mins 22.56 seconds.

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