July 15: Ethan Wiltshire finishes fourth in the European U20 Champs 100m Final after three pbs

Ethan Wiltshire, representing Great Britain in Estonia at the European Junior Championships, qualified with some ease for this afternoon’s 100m semi-finals, by winning his heat in a new personal best time into a headwind. Only Craig Pickering, Greg Rutherford and Chris Clarke have run quicker for the club.

In the Semi-Final, in which there were four runners with better times, Ethan had another big personal best to qualify for tomorrow’s Final. He now ranks second on the MMK all-time M20 rankings, ahead of Chris Clarke and Greg Rutherford but just behind Craig Pickering’s club M20 record of 10.22.

In the final, Ethan was up against two GB runners who had been selected ahead of him together with the cream of Europe, all of whom had much better times than he did going into the Championships. Unfazed, Ethan managed yet another personal best of 10.33 (w+1.3) in the final to miss a medal by 0.02 seconds! Fabulous result.

European Junior Champs

  • 100m heat: 1 Ethan Wiltshire 10.50 (w-0.7, pb, Q)
  • Semi Final: 2 Ethan Wiltshire 10.34 (w+1.3, pb, Q)
100m Final w+1.3
1 MAKOYAWO Toby Britain 10.25
2 ERIUS Jeff France 10.27
3 MELLUZZO Matteo Italy 10.31
4 WILTSHIRE Ethan Britain 10.33 PB
5 QUAINOO Jeriel Britain 10.35
6 ILLOVSZKY Dominik Hungary 10.46
7 UYSAL Umut Turkey 10.48
8 PIETRUSA Jakub Poland 10.52

Full results from Tallinn