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BUCS silver for Havering’s Olawore

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 February 2017

Havering's Josh Olawore in long jump action at the BUCS indoor championships

Havering's Josh Olawore in long jump action at the BUCS indoor championships

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Long-jumper misses out on third indoor title

Havering’s Josh Olawore won silver at the British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Indoor Championships at Sheffield at the weekend.

The Bath University student qualified for the final confidently with a 7.20m effort on Saturday, in his first long jump competition since August.

And Olawore went even further on Sunday with a 7.29m leap which ensured a podium place behind Trinidad champion Che Richards (Edinburgh University), who denied the Havering member a hat-trick of BUCS indoor titles.

Also in BUCS action were Sydney Conteh (Anglia Ruskin), whose 24.25secs indoor 200m personal best saw him miss out on a semi-final place, and Lucy Bailey (St Mary’s), who was also unable to claim a semi-final place in the 60m hurdles after clocking 9.53.

Karl Tucker (Reading University) was ready to join Conteh in the 200m heats, but a minor hamstring niggle caused his late withdrawal and Lydia Hallam (Birmingham) also missed out on an 800m spot due to injury.

Havering members return to action in the National Cross Country Championships at Nottingham on Saturday.

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