ATHLETICS: Talbot tops the charts after first run

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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