Simeon sprints to bronze in UK 60m
Highgate Harriers' Simeon Williamson matched his personal best time in the indoor 60m sprint to earn a bronze medal at the combined European Trial and UK Championships in Sheffield on Sunday. But the 21-year-old Williamson admitted afterwards he was still
Highgate Harriers' Simeon Williamson matched his personal best time in the indoor 60m sprint to earn a bronze medal at the combined European Trial and UK Championships in Sheffield on Sunday.
But the 21-year-old Williamson admitted afterwards he was still a little disappointed.
Having won his heat in the morning in 6.72 seconds, Williamson was a close second to Ryan Scott in the semi-final - equalling his best of 6.65secs.
He ran just as quickly in the final, finishing behind new sprinting wonder-kid Craig Pickering, who was timed at 6.58secs, and Scott, who ran 6.64secs.
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Williamson's result is even more impressive when you consider that Jason Gardener, the current champion, was back in seventh place and Olympic gold medal relay runner, Mark Lewis-Francis, did not even make the final.
"In a way I was a bit disappointed because I wouldn't have minded getting beaten by Jason and maybe Craig, but I finished ahead of Jason and still came third," Williamson told Ham&High Series Sport.
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"I know I can run faster - I know what I'm capable of.
"I do it all the time in training and I just need to prove it in competition.
"I've got to put down a time in the 6.50secs like I do in training."
Williamson, who is trained by Lloyd Cohen, has been named as a reserve for the Great Britain team for the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham in March.
The 31-year-old Gardener has been named alongside Pickering and Scott.
Williamson is also hoping for a strong display at the European Under-23 Championships in June "I want to go one better than last time," he said.
That means he wants a gold medal to eclipse the silver he won at the European Under-20s.
Meanwhile, Greg Smith, Highgate's most regular Southern League sprinter, ran a good time of 21.78secs in a heat of the 200m in Sheffield and came fourth. But he failed to make the next round.