Friday, February 26, 2010

Craig Pickering upstaged in the 60m sprint in Birmingham

Nick Smith overshadowed his better known British sprinting rivals in the men's 60m in Birmingham by finishing third behind American Michael Rogers.

Rodgers won in 6.57 sec while Smith broke his own Scottish record by running a personal best of 6.60 sec to finish ahead of Mark Lewis-Francis in fourth and Harry Aikines Aryeetey in fifth.

After a season of impressive victories 23 year old Craig Pickering could only finish a disappointing seventh.
Earlier at the NIA American Carmelita Jeter edged a photo finish from the Virgin Island's Laverne Jones in 7.06 sec.

Later in the afternoon World Champion Phillips Idowu takes on former Olympic and European champion Christian Olsson in the men's triple jump competition, while Jenny Meadows runs in the women's 800m race with Kelly Holmes British record in her sights.