Mark 19 - as at 30th September 2018 

Introduction

Hello and a warm welcome to StatPack Mark 19 which updates the last (September 2017) version to include marks achieved during the 2018 indoor and outdoor seasons.

Simon Kilminster compiled the first edition of StatPack well over 20 years ago and although occasionally details from earlier years occasionally surface almost all the changes in this edition again come from performances from the current bunch of talented athletes who continue to rewrite these rankings almost as soon as they can be produced!

The 2018 season has been a truly exceptional year for club athletes which has seen fourteen individual plus four relay records fall, with three of these being updated records in the Under 15 & Under 17 women's throws where a change of weights took effect from April 2014.

There were two Senior Women's records, once again set by siblings Zoe and Mayi Hughes. After last year erasing the longest standing club record when she beat Pat Young's 1963 senior shot record, Zoe Hughes improved it further this year. Her younger and equally talented sibling Mayi Hughes improved her own Under 20 Women's and Senior triple jump mark three times.

Adelaide Thatcher-Gray also set a new record in the Under 17 Women's 500g javelin, after setting new Under 15 marks last year,  and Alex Adeniji improved the best with the 4kg shot in the same Under 17 age group. Lola Kuponiyi's new 3kg shot record in the Under 15 Girls' age group was the second longest ever in the UK by an Under 15 with this weight, and her throw also improved the former Under 17 club record.

Jessie Collier's new club Under 15 Girls' pole vault mark was the sixth best ever by any club female. There were two relay records for the Under 15 Girls' teams. A new mark was twice set in 4x300m relay as Uche Okpalauko, Olivia Boachie, Ruby Mace and Alice Brown shaded a mark set by a quartet which included Freya Higginbottom instead of Uche earlier in the summer - this performance also improving the Under 17's record in the process. The Under 15 Girls' 4x100m relay record, which had stood since 1971, was beaten three times by the quartet of Aaliyah Payne, Paige Robinson, Shalom Gbadebo and Isabella Smith.

There was an impressive record in the Under 20 men's and Senior men's categories as Shandell Taylor's English Schools' winning mark not only improved the Under 20 best but also broke the senior record set in 1964 by Olympian Fred Alsop. - only the third senior record to fall in recent years.

Max Law improved the Under 17 Men's javelin record three times before a massive 75m throw in Great Britain colours - the second longest ever by a UK Under 17 - topped the lot and means that Max now holds the club Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 javelin records, as he steps up to the Under 20 men's age group.

Two individual and a relay record fell in the Under 15 Boys age group as Toby Bishop shaved one 100th of a second  off the previous mark and Sam Sanusi who broke the Pentathlon best in winning the English Schools' pentathlon title. The 4x300m relay record also fell when Bradley James, Daragh Thomas, Jacob Blanc and Charlie Black bettered the year-old mark

Finally, two records fell in the Under 13 Boys age group both from Dominic Alexandru who set a new mark in the 75m hurdles in May, and later in the summer improved the pentathlon best.

Yet another fantastic season for club athletes also resulted in a glut of new marks in the all time lists which offers much promise for future years!

All-Time Rankings (now updated to 30th September 2018)

Senior Men's list (Top 20 - Full details)

Junior (U20) Men

Under 17 Men

Under 15 Boys

Under 13 Boys

Veteran Men

Senior Women's list (Top 20 - Full details)

Junior (U20) Women

Under 17 Women

Under 15 Girls

Under 13 Girls

Veteran Women

As noted previously, the rankings include only performances for athletes who met the age definitions now in use – this means that a few long-standing under 17 boys’ marks no longer qualified as the athlete in question was too old under the current age groups. This happened because before 1964 an athlete’s age group was calculated as at 1 April prior to the start of the track season not as at 31 August, and also the statisticians used a 31 December cut off until 1970.  I have only included any changes that I have been able to find but it does not mean that any marks for that athlete the previous season have not been missed.

As usual, some observations on the contents, as follows.

  • Any new listings since StatPack 2018 are all printed in "BOLD" to make them more noticeable — those new additions in 2018 are highlighted in BLUE while those from 2017 are high in RED

  • Where an athlete’s best hand time is marginally better than their best electronic times I’ve included the electronic times as well where these are within the rankings limit.

  • As with recent StatPacks I’ve listed wind-assisted marks separately.  Debate will continue about whether some marks were or weren’t wind assisted – but where there is firm or good evidence of wind assistance (e.g. if the annual national rankings show it) I have listed marks as windy. Some other marks have come to light that are still unverified and I have included these here on that basis.

  • Javelin Senior/Junior Men’s marks have been included from 1986 only, when the new specification (800g) came in. For the U15 and U17 Women the new specification (500g) javelin came into effect on 1 April 2014. Previously the specification for U15 to Senior Women was 600g (since 1999.  Pre-1999 old specification rankings have been omitted)

  • Shot & Hammer: For the U15 and U17 Women the new specification (3kg) came into effect on 1 April 2014.

I have continued to use the following conversion criteria for historic marks.

Ø       100 Yards ‑ 100 Metres                                      100 Yards time plus 1.0 second

Ø       220 Yards ‑ 200 Metres                                      220 Yards time less 0.1 seconds

Ø       440 Yards/440 Yards Hurdles ‑ 400 Metres          440 Yards time less 0.3 seconds

Ø       880 Yards ‑ 800 Metres                                      880 Yards time less 0.7 seconds

Ø       120 Yards Hurdles ‑ 110 Metre Hurdles                Same as they are the same distance

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