ATHLETICS: Talbot tops the charts after first run

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IN his first individual competition of the summer Trowbridge international sprinter Danny Talbot shot straight to the top of the UK 200m outdoor rankings.

The 22-year-old clocked 20.79secs at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, in Florida, the quickest time by a British sprinter at the meeting.

Only British indoor champion Chris Clark has gone quicker this year with a 20.68secs in February.

Bowerhill’s Joe Hutchinson scored his second best total in the decathlon at the ACC Championships in America.

The 21-year-old Team Bath AC member, a student at North Carolina University, reached 6,862 points for the 10-discipline event to give him fourth place, compared to victory in a personal best 7,103 last year.

Hutchinson’s best results came in the throws with a personal best of 13.84 in the shot, then a significant improvement of just over a metre in the javelin with 47.39m.

He also clocked a quick 11.18secs in the 100m and was only 0.01secs outside his personal best in the 100 hurdles with 14.78secs.

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