Holly Archer and Louise Shanahan clock European Indoor Athletics Championship qualifying standards
Holly Archer has sprinted into contention for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland next month.
The 26-year-old Cambridge & Coleridge AC member had won the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow last year, before the pandemic curtailed all global events.
Archer demonstrated that ability again at the weekend, at the Bryggen Sports Invitational in Manchester. She took three-and-a-half seconds off her personal best to win the 1,500m in 4min 10.03sec.
It was also a mark that was inside the European Championship qualifying standard, and so she will be vying for one of the three spots on the team for the competition in Torun from March 4 to 7.
Cambridge University’s Louise Shanahan was racing in the 800m, and finished second in 2.03.52.
It was a six second indoor personal best, and inside the Ireland Athletics qualifying standard for the European Championships.
Meanwhile, C&C's Thomas Keen competed in the biggest race of his fledgling career when taking part in a stellar line-up for the 1,500m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in New York.
He clocked 3.46.40 to finish 11th, as Australia's Oliver Hoare won in 3.32.35.