Sporting Digest: Athletics

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INTER-AREA CROSS-COUNTRY MATCH (Cosford) Senior men: 1 D Berris (English Universities) 31min 14sec; 2 M Simpson (Southern Counties) 31.15; 3 M Hawkins (Northern Counties) 31.32. Team: 1 Northern Counties 77pts; 2 Southern Counties 100; 3 Midlands 139. Match: 1 RAF 126; 2 Midlands 139; 3 Wales 150. Senior women: 1 H Moulder (Midlands) 24.31; 2 H Nash (Wal) 24.47; 3 L Maddison (Wal) 24.59. Team: 1 Wales 20pts; 2 Midlands 28; 3 South 46. Match: 1 Wales 20pts; 2 Midlands 28; 3 English Universities 52.

TSB ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY CUP FINAL (Princethorpe) Boys: Intermediate: 1 I Jones (Barr Beacon) 15min 49sec; 2 J Gisborne (Colfox) 16.01; 3 N Blamey (Penair) 16.06. Team: Penair 62pts. Junior: 1 C King (St Anselm's) 12min 05sec; 2 O Shilston (Penair); 3 G Macey (Bellemoor). Team: Calday Grange GS 45pts. Girls: Intermediate: 1 D Adams (Broughton HS, Liverpool) 10min 29sec; 2 J Heslop (Gosforth HS); 3 C Duncan (Broughton HS). Team: St Hilda's, Liverpool 109pts. Junior: 1 J Swallow (Coopers) 9min 03sec; 2 J Shortall (Broughton Hall) 9.31; 3 J Evans (Broughton Hall) 9.40. Team: Broughton Hall 59pts.

ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Manila) Finals, winners only: Men: 200m: Dang Huang (Ch) 20.83sec. 5,000m: B Prasad (Ind) 13min 41.70sec. 4 x 400m relay: Japan 3:09.03. Triple jump: A Fatianov (Azerbaijan) 16.89m. Men: Shot: Liu Hao (Ch) 19.04m (championship record). Women: 200m: Chen Zhaojiang (Ch) 23.24. Triple jump: Ren Ruiping (Ch) 14.05m. High jump: S Zalevskaya (Kazak) 1.92m. Decathlon: O Veretlnikov (Uzbek) 7,601pts.

FUKUOKA MARATHON (Japan): 1 D Ceron (Mex) 2hr 08min 51sec; 2 G Thys (SA) 2:09:31; 3 V Dossantos (Bra) 2:10:20; 4 M O'Reilly (GB) 2:10:39.

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