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New personal best for super Simeon

PUBLISHED: 16:44 23 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:28 07 September 2010

HIGHGATE Harriers sprinter Simeon Williamson chopped his personal best to 6.60 seconds with an impressive third place 60m finish at the International Indoor Games in Birmingham at the weekend. Williamson beat Portugal's Francis Obikwelu, the European

HIGHGATE Harriers sprinter Simeon Williamson chopped his personal best to 6.60 seconds with an impressive third place 60m finish at the International Indoor Games in Birmingham at the weekend.

Williamson beat Portugal's Francis Obikwelu, the European outdoor 100m and 200m champion, into fourth place in Saturday's final.

Olympic relay gold medallist Jason Gardner won the race in a time of 6.57, with Craig Pickering second (6.58) - and Ryan Scott back in sixth place in 6.69.

Scott made the European Indoor Games team ahead of Highgate-born Williamson at the previous week's UK trial in Sheffield.

l HARRIERS' Jeremy Rogers finished 10th out of several hundred runners in the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon at Brighton on Sunday.

Rogers was timed in at 1:15.28, while another Highgate runner, Jose Barretta, finished 143rd in 1:27.06.

l THERE was a one-two for Parliament Hill School - and Highgate Harriers - in the girls' year seven race at the Camden Schools Cross-Country Championships.

Isobel Barnes won the race in an excellent time of 10 mins 20 secs, with Georgia Neville second in 10:36 and another Parliament Hill girl, Marion Mills, seventh in 13:21.

Highgate athletes also dominated the year eight race, with Samara Williams (Acland Burghley) first home in 8:58, Amy Cotter (North Bridge House) second in 9:43 and Stella Sabin (Camden School for Girls) fifth in 10:48.

Parliament Hill pair Nina Parker and Grace Campbell were eighth (12:13) and 12th (12:54) respectively.

In the boys' year eight event, William Ellis School claimed the top two positions, with Dan White (8:57) followed home by Jack Morris (9:05).

l LONDON Heathside youngsters Jack Rainsford and David Dryburgh both claimed top 10 finishes at the Chingford League Victoria Park under-15 boys' road race.

Rainsford completed the 2.5 mile course in 14 mins 45 secs to finish fourth, with Dryburgh just eight seconds behind in seventh and a third Heathsider, Jay Beattie, 15th in 16:58.

Alex Beattie-Child finished eighth in the under-13 race over two miles while, in the veterans' section, Heathside's Norman Mitchell was also eighth (27:40).

Kabir Kemp was the next Heathside finisher in 23rd place (29:29), with Les Doran 78th (42:46).

Liam Proudlock - who was running in a Heathside vest for the first time in several years - took 17th place in the Sunday League race at Royston, Herts.

Other Heathside finishers were Pete Crockford (35th), Pete Webster (107th) and Bill Birmingham, who managed 109th place despite suffering from a chest infection.

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