ATHLETICS: Clarke moves to No 2 in Britain

Lawrence Clarke

Lawrence Clarke

First published in Sport

OXFORDSHIRE’S Lawrence Clarke went second in this year’s UK 110m hurdles rankings after finishing third at the FBK Games.

The 24-year-old, from Christmas Common, recorded a season’s best time of 13.41secs at yesterday’s IAAF World Challenge meeting in Hengelo, Netherlands.

William Sharman, the UK No 1, took victory in 13.32, with China’s Wenjun Xie second in 13.39.

Oxford City’s Hannah England finished ninth in the women’s 1,500m, also in a season’s best time.

England recorded 4mins 5.27secs in a race won by home athlete Sifan Hassan (4.01.79) ahead of Britain’s Laura Muir (4.02.91).

She tweeted: “Pretty pleased with a SB of 4.05 tonight, hopefully things will continue to get faster :) relieved to get the Euro champs standard too!”

With that performance, England rose to third in the 2014 UK rankings, behind Muir and Laura Weightman (4.02.72).

Meanwhile, England’s Oxford City clubmate Nathan Douglas finished 11th and last in the triple jump at the Mohammed VI d’Athletisme in Marrakech.

Douglas’s only legal leap of 14.96m was well his below his 2014 best of 16.65.

Latest Sport news

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell looks forward to Open debut

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Eddie Pepperell described qualifying for his first Open Championship at St Andrews as the “icing on the cake”.

Callum O'Dowda in Irish defeat

Oxford Mail: Callum O'Dowda in action at Plymouth

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Oxford United’s Callum O’Dowda played for just over 70 minutes as Republic of Ireland Under 21s were beaten 2-1 by England C in Galway yesterday.

Kassam Stadium's pitch is ripped up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Oxford United’s much-criticised Kassam Stadium pitch was laid bare yesterday as preparations began to lay a new semi-synthetic grass.

CRICKET: Oxford sent crashing out

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Oxford's run in the Royal London Club Championship came to a shuddering halt with a 109-run defeat in the third round at home to Sunbury.

CRICKET: Jack Taylor sparkles with maiden first-class century

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Former Oxfordshire all-rounder Jack Taylor hit a brilliant maiden first-class century for Gloucestershire against Derbyshire in the LV= County Championship yesterday.

DARTS: Oxfordshire's promotion are ended by defeat

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Oxfordshire's remote promotion hope from Division 1 of the BDO Inter-County Championship were dashed when they lost 20-16 to Dorset at Poole.

DARTS: George Bar gain rapid revenge in ODDA

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

George Bar A, who lost to Kidlington Green Social Club the previous week, gained quick revenge with a 5-4 away victory in Men’s Section 2 of the Greene King ODDA Summer League The visitors started well as Wayne Stevens beat Rob Smith, Kidlington levelled when Pete Smith got the better of Steve Scott.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Determined Oxford dig deep to extend winning home run

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

THREE second half tries saw Oxford RL storm back to beat University of Gloucestershire All Golds 20-12 at Iffley Road and earn a third successive home win in Kingstone Press League 1.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Boss Les Taylor delighted by Oxford's character

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Oxford United Women’s boss Les Taylor praised his side’s attitude as they came from behind to draw 2-2 against Aston Villa in FA Women’s Super League 2, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

MOTORSPORT: Silverstone podium for ace Jordan Albert

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

JORDAN Albert moved into the top five of the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship after bagging his biggest points haul of the season – including his third podium at Silverstone.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree