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Enfield & Haringey Athletic Club's Margaret Adeoye qualifies for London 2012 after Aviva London 2012 Olympic Trials success
3:22pm Monday 25th June 2012 in Local Sport
Margaret Adeoye booked her place at London 2012 after storming to a first place at the Aviva London 2012 Olympic Trials on Sunday.
The Enfield & Haringey AC star sprinted her way to top spot in the 200m, crossing the line in 23.11 to confirm her spot at the Olympics.
The 27-year-old qualified for the final in an even quicker time of 23.09 ahead of clubmate Desiree Henry (23.89) but Lucy Onyeforo (25.28) was unable to progress from the heats.
But Adeoye confirmed she will be competing in Stratford this summer with a first-class performance, while Henry (24.06) finished in sixth.
Adeoye was also in action in the 100m but missed out on a top placing in the final, finishing fifth in 11.61, having run a season’s best of 11.59 in both the heats and semi finals.
Torema Thompson (11.82) and Corinne Humphreys (11.89) also made it to the semi finals but Tunrayo Nubi (12.13) and Onyeforo (12.20) failed to progress beyond the heats.
Also in track action was Delano Williams but he fell short in the 200m final, finishing seventh in a time of 21.15.
Elijah Winn (21.60) and Sean Safo Antwi (21.83) also competed in the event but were unable to escape the heats.
Safo Antwi (10.80) fared little better in the 100m in failing to progress from the heats alongside Mark Hanson (11.17), while Chijindu Ujah (10.55) and Luke Fagan (10.43) fell short in the semi finals.
Benjamin Sumner crossed the line in 51.27 to claim sixth place in the 400m hurdles but Jonny Lodowski (53.98) and Zak Saucede (55.84) fell short in the heats along with Nicola Hill (1.02.01) in the women’s event.
Completing the track action, Ben Nagy (9.11.37) took 12th spot in the 3000m steeplechase but Darren St Clair (1.57.60) couldn’t progress from the heats of the 800m.
In the field, Dominique Blaize took fifth spot in the long jump with a distance of 6.35m while Bonne Buwembo took ninth in the javelin, throwing 64.52m.
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