Pole Vault duo lead Scots to podium as Alisha wins medal, too

Saturday 18th February 2023

Reuben Nairne on the podium for the pole vault (photo by British Athletics/Getty Images) – as Ewan Bradley also took silver

Birmingham Results

Alisha Rees came up with three strong runs to land a fine bronze medal at the British Indoor Champs.

The Scottish Record holder over 60m, who has a 7.27 seconds run awaiting ratification, came up with two runs at 7.28 in the heat and the semi-final in Birmingham.

That took her into the final and a strong finish to close out in 7.30 was enough to land a podium place as Daryll Neita claimed the title.

‘You are always happy when you get a medal,’ said Alisha.

‘I would have liked to run a little quicker and perhaps got the European time but I’m very happy to take home another medal.

‘The crowd has been brilliant throughout the rounds, I love racing here in Birmingham.’

Alisha closes for the line as athletes contest the Women’s 60m medals (photo by British Athletics/Getty Images)

Alisha’s medal moment was the third of the opening day for the Scottish cohort.

Pole vaulters Reuben Nairne and Ewan Bradley each received joint bronze medals in their event, as three athletes cleared 4.90m. The title went to Charlie Myers at 5.05m.

‘It feels good to win a medal at this competition, last year I came last so to leave with a medal is a great feeling,’ said Reuben.

‘I have vaulted better, but in a Championship like this it feels great to come away with a silver medal.’

Loughborough-based Ewan said: ‘I’m really happy with my performance today, it was nice just to come for a specialist Championships. I have competed in a few Heptathlons early in the indoor season. Felt good to get some first time clearances.’

Paul Ogun was fourth in the long jump final at 7.35m and Adam Hoole took seventh place in the 60m Hurdles final with 8.08.

Libby White was seventh in the Women’s Triple Jump final with 12.17m and Adam Thomas was seventh in the Men’s 60m final in 6.71.

A number of Scots progressed to final on the track with the likes of Guy Learmonth and Jenny Selman looking good in their 800m races.

Ewan Bradley took that joint silver in the pole vault (photo by British Athletics/Getty Images)

Carys McAulay posted a fine run to win her Women’s 400m semi-final in 53.39 in Birmingham (photo by British Athletics/Getty Images)

Tags: Alisha Rees, Ewan Bradley, Reuben Nairne

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