Lucy Hatton moved to the top of this year’s National Under-20 ranking list for the indoor 60m hurdles with a superb performance at the latest Loughborough Students AC open meeting.
The 17-year-old Corby AC youngster was in action against the seniors and, with a slick performance, she finished runner-up to Guernsey’s Kylie Robillard (8.45) and in the process destroyed her former best when she recorded a time of 8.58.
She returned later in the day for her second outing in the event and again produced the goods when she finished third behind Wakefield’s Zara Hohn (8.54) and Robillard (8.42) in 8.60.
Hatton’s efforts at Loughborough now means that she has the two fastest times by an under-20 this winter and her performances didn’t go unnoticed when she received a late call-up to compete in this weekend’s National Senior Indoor Championships.
The meeting at Sheffield, which also incorporates the trials for the World Championships, will also see Lucy’s fellow Corby AC club colleague Karen Harewood in action in the 800m.
Also competing for Corby at Loughborough was under-17 Nicholas Holliday, who clocked a new best of 8.49 on two occasions when he finished fifth in both his 60m races.
In both his races he finished one place ahead of his dad Chris, who returned times of 8.61 and 8.64.