Ugen 705 WL, Hudson-Smith 44.68 EL
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Jul 1): Lorraine Ugen set a world lead and championship record of 7.05m to win an excellent quality long jump on the second day of the British Championships. Ugen went out to 7.05m (1.2) in the second round to beat reigning European silver medallist Jazmin Saywers who jumped a PB of 6.86m (0.2) in the sixth round after 6.72m in the third round and a windy 6.78m in the fifth round. Shara Proctor was third with a wind-aided 6.81m for third (also 6.75m into a 1.1 m/s headwind) with Jahisha Thomas improving to 6.69m in fourth. Beth Dobbin continued her breakthrough season with victory in the 200m in 22.59 against a 1.3 m/s headwind to break her Scottish record (22.75 set in the heats) and the championship record in a competitive final ahead of Bianca Williams (22.60), Jodie Williams (22.78) and Shannon Hylton (22.78). The programme climaxed with an exciting 200m final with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake also setting a championship record of 20.24 to beat former European champion Adam Gemili (20.26) and Leon Reid (20.31). Matthew Hudson-Smith won the 400m title in a European-leading 44.68 from Rabah Yousif (45.39) and veteran Anyika Onuora held off Laviai Nielsen in the women’s 400m final, 51.95 to 51.99. World indoor champion Andy Pozzi clocked 13.61 into a strong headwind of 2.5 m/s, former world and European champion Dai Greene beat Jack Green in the men’s 400m hurdles final, 50.06 and 50.13, and Meghan Beesley won the women’s 400m hurdles title in 55.73 with reigning champion Eilidh Doyle injured and not competing. Laura Muir ran laps of 62.7/58.5 to win the 800m title in 2:01.22 from world indoor bronze medallist Shelayna Oskan-Clarke’s 2:01.94 and Elliott Giles won a tactical 800m in 1:50.28 from Dan Rowden (1:50.37) Guy Learmonth (1:50.43) and Andrew Osagie (1:50.44). Laura Weightman beat European U20 champion Jemma Reekie in the 1500m, 4:08.80 to 4:09.10, with Sarah McDonald third in 4:09.28 and Chris O’Hare used his finish to win the men’s 1500m title in a tactical 3:46.72. Elsewhere on the track, Tom Bosworth won the 5000m walk in 19:01.20 from world U20 champion Callum Wilkinson (19:17.41), Steph Twell won the 5000m in 16:07.24 from Melissa Courtney (16:07.59) and Rosie Clarke clocked a solo 9:45.84 in the 3000m steeplechase. On the field, Olympic bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon improved her championship record to 72.02m, decathlete Tim Duckworth cleared 8.00m to win the long jump title from Dan Bramble 7.99m (-1.4) and Feron Sayers 7.98m, Chris Baker and David Smith both cleared 2.26m in the high jump and Charlie Myers cleared 5.55m in the pole vault.