Lorraine Ugen Jumps World Indoor Qualifying Standard

Lorraine Ugen, who joined Thames Valley Harriers in December and is “hoping to be a great addition to the club”, has opened her season in outstanding style.

On Wednesday in Stockholm, Lorraine jumped a new club record of 6.71m at the Globen Galan indoor meeting. Three days later, at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, Lorraine jumped even further to moved up to fifth in the world rankings with a winning leap of 6.80m.  After her world indoor qualifying standard jump on Saturday, Lorraine said “I knew I needed the win today and perform well for the British crowd. I’m happy with my series in the second competition of the season, and I’m hoping to win in Sheffield. I’m hoping for a medal in Portland which would be a great confidence booster ahead of the Olympics,”.

TVH’s ladies club captain, Zoey Clark, who is also in fine form, unfortunately had to withdraw from the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix due to a horrible chesty cold but is hoping to be able to run at the Indoor British Championships in Sheffield next weekend