Both Will Perkin (University of Bath) and Sam Howell (University of Warwick) were taking part in the heats of the 800m.
Not content with being drawn in the same heat on Friday, Will and Sam ended up sharing a lane in their heat of eight starters. Will won the heat in a comfortable 1.56.33. Sam worked hard to finish fourth and log a season’s best of 1.59.59, his first time under two minutes this year.
Will progressed to the semi finals on Saturday. Tough qualifying meant that only the winner of each semi, plus two fastest losers, would make it to Sunday’s final. Will held back in the first part of the race, and, although he ran a strong last lap, ended up third in 1.53.82, and didn’t make the final.