LSAC made light of missing some of its top performers at the National championship, perplexing staged the same weekend, to retain both Men’s and Women’s Bucs Indoor team titles at Sheffield.
Early successes on the first evening with Adam Thomas 6.74 and Hannah Brier 7.39 defending their respective 60m titles, were supported by 2nd and 4th place finishes in the Mens 60H and 2nd and 5th places in the Men’s Ambulant 60m.
In the former Miguel Pereira narrowly missed out dipping the favourite for gold as both clocked 8.03, with Cameron Fillery just outside of the medals.
Loughborough’s para athletes did them and the club proud Zach Skinner placed second in the 60m with Ben Jones 5th , whilst Jones won the Long Jump on the Sunday with Skinner picking up his second silver. Jones also secured silver behind team mate Josh Bain for a very healthy overall contribution to the mens team success.
Will Grimsey secured the mens High Jump title with his third 2.12 clearance of the year, with Jon Bailey picking up the Bronze. Whilst Loughborough men’s 4x 200m relay team also won gold despite efforts to have them disqualified for an incident involving two completely different teams!
There was a great return to fitness and form by Tilly Hooper, taking the women’s pole vault in a new best of 3.80m, whilst Danielle Webb collected the biggest win if her career to win the 80″m, also in a new best 2.10.53.
Hannah Nutall and Jo Hickman Dunn both took podium places in 2nd and 3rd in the Womens 3000m, as did Matt Ridge, bronze in the mens shot.
There were a host of further good team scores from (amongst others) Sam Khogali and Ben Fisher 4th and 5th in the Men’s Long Jump; Nessa Millet a pb for 4th in the Women’s 400m; Henry Clarkson made further improvements in his triple jump career 5th in 14.41.Ellen Barber achieving the same placing in the Women shot 12.15pb.
Alison McCorry set new indoor figures for the 200m 24.85 and came 5th with the Women’s 4x 200m team finishing 4th.
In the final standings the Men 109 pts finished clear of Brunel 76.5 and Cardiff Met 43; and the Women 73.5 ahead of Bath 55 with Brunel and Cardiff Met tied for third with 40pts