National Junior record to Hough; Solomon clocks B-qualifier

Australia’s junior team for next month’s world junior championships were out in force in Mannheim, Germany overnight.

Competing in the Bauhaus Junioren Gala against athletes from 19 other nations, it was Sydney duo Nicholas Hough and Steven Solomon who recorded the standout performance of the day.

Hough slashed over a tenth of a second off the U20 110m H (99cm) record held by Sam Baines with a run of 13.38 seconds (+1.1 m/s) in the heats. Hough backed up an hour and a half later to record his second fastest time ever of 13.51 seconds for a second place finish behind Great Britain’s James Gaddmann, who ran 13.30 seconds to record the fastest time by a junior in the world this year.

Meanwhile, in the 400m dual national champion Steven Solomon recorded his third Olympic B-qualifier in the selection period, winning by over a second in 45.71 seconds. Solomon’s performance was only 0.17 seconds outside his personal best set in winning the national championships in April.

Personal bests were recorded by 400m runners Abbey de la Motte (54.16) and Morgan Mitchell (54.36), sprint hurdler Michelle Jenneke (13.38), decathlete Jake Stein with 56.08m in the discus.

Full results of the meet are available here

The World Junior Championships commence on 10 July in Barcelona, Spain.

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