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Knibbs sets new PB as ICON athletes enjoy Loughborough experience

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14

Knibbs sets new PB as ICON athletes enjoy Loughborough experience

ICON 400m hurdler Alex Knibbs (right) set a new personal best at the Loughborough International Athletics event.

The Amber Valley athlete, 18, clocked 52.61secs in a guest event at the meet that saw Great Britain Juniors take on Loughborough, England, Scotland, Wales and British Universities.

It enabled the Duffield athlete to win his race ahead of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers' Niall Carney (52.92) and Newham and Essex Beagles' Lennox Thompson (52.98).

Shirland's Niamh Emerson, 18, was also in action, claiming third place in the high jump competition with 1.83m behind Bethany Partridge (1.85m) and Morgan Lake (1.87m) and another third in the 100m hurdles guest B race in 14.39secs.

Chesterfield's Alicia Barrett also raced in the 100m hurdles in the main match, coming home second behind Poland's Karolina Kolecezk, who was victorious in 13.10secs.

The 19-year-old Chesterfield AC athlete recorded a time of 13.18secs, just 0.03 seconds outside of her personal best.

Kilburn's Emily Coope (below), 17, ran in the guest A 100m race and ran a time of 12.18, just 0.01 seconds behind winner Catherine Hardy of Gloucester.

And the final ICON athlete in action was Jess Turner, 21, of Denby Village, who successfully defended her 400m hurdles title at the event, coming home in 57.79secs.

Elsewhere, there was more success for badminton duo Lucky Atkins, 12, of Borrowash, and Abi Hong, of Allestree, 12, who teamed up to claim a bronze medal at the Glasgow International Badminton Championships.

Knibbs sets new PB as ICON athletes enjoy Loughborough experience

Tags: Abi Hong, Alex Knibbs, Alicia Barrett, Compete, Derbyshire Sport, Emily Coope, ICON, Jess Turner, Loughborough International Athletics, Lucky Atkins, Niamh Emerson, badminton