Chesterfield starlet Alicia sets UK record

Alicia - more trophies await
Alicia - more trophies await

Alicia Barrett Chesterfield) set a UK U18 record in the 100m hurdles of 13.40 on her route to the final but had to settle for sixth position in a high quality field on day two of the IAAF World Youth Championships in South America.

The Chesterfield athlete had earlier broken the national youth record in the heats the day before at Cali, Colombia, and had high hopes in the final which was won by Ecuador’s Maribel Vanessa Caicedo in a Championship record of 13.04.

Barrett, who ran 13.52, said afterwards: “I don’t know what happened; I just hit a hurdle.

"It’s disappointing because I wanted to run a clean race but it just didn’t happen today.

"Getting the British record earlier was really cool but it was annoying to not do that in the final.”

Meanwhile, City of Sheffield pole vaulter Adam Hague has qualified for the final at the European Junior Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

All three British vaulters are through, Hague and Charlie Myers comfortably so but Harry Coppell needed three attempts to clear 5.05.

Myers said: “I’m over the moon – it’s my first major championships and I’ve been nervous all week. Adam (Hague) came over and told me I’d won my pool and I couldn’t believe it. I can’t wait for the final now.

“I had a good warm-up so I was looking forward to the competition. I just wanted to do one jump and get through to the final so I’m happy with that,” added Hague.