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The Top (Power of) Ten

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Harry Aikines-Aryeetey



Each issue we’ll highlight the best performances and the most significant movers and shakers on the Power of 10 rankings with this top ten countdown.


10. In the U13 age groups, Lukesha Morris (Reading) sits at the top of the Po10 rankings for 75m and100m and second in the 150m behind Adrienne Mullings.


9. In the U17 100m Hurdles, Liverpool Harrier Jack Meredith (Liverpool Harriers) ran 13.0 at Blackburn in the first weekend of the Young athletes league – an impressive hurdler, it should be noted that Meredith is faster than Jon Ridgeon was at this age.


8. Over the 3rd and 4th of May, Christine Ohuruogu (Newham & Essex) competed at the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine winning an impressive sprint double. Her 100m 11.35 and 200m 23.28 – both PBs – took her to number one over both sprints in the Power of 10 rankings


7. Ashlee Nelson (Stoke) also competed at the Pavia meeting in Italy and like Aikines Aryeetey set a PB and made the women’s 100m B standard for Beijing with 11.37, equalling Asha Phillip’s best time from last year.


6. Mo Farah (Newham & Essex) ran the fastest track 10,000m performance by a Brit for eight years when he was 5th on Sunday 4 May at Stanford's Cardinal Invitational meeting in California with 27.44.54


5. U15 javelin thrower Freya Jones (Team Southampton) once again broke the girls UK javelin record at the Hampshire County championships, with a 42.29 effort.


4. At the Modesto California  relays, Tyrone Edgar (Newham & Essex) shot to the top of the sprint rankings with 10.11 (+1.4) .


3. Also at Stanford's Cardinal Invitational meeting in California Kate Reed (Bristol and West) also made her debut over 10,000m and finished 9th in 31.31.87 sending her to fifth out of the British women over 10,000m.


2. In the U20 Hammer, Sophie Hitchon (Blackburn Harriers) continued her early season record breaking form with another Junior record. Her new mark of 60.42 set in Leeds early in May took her to 1st in the junior rankings and 5th in the overall UK list.


1. Harry Aikines Aryeetey (Sutton & District) competed in his first 100m race since September 2006 after injury ruled him out of the entire 2007 outdoor season. He returned in style at the Pavia meet in Italy on 11 May with 10.18 to set a huge PB and achieve an Olympic A standard qualifying mark.



To see the latest key marks set by athletes in the UK visit the Power of 10 website and visit the “On Target” section.