Olympic Stadium athletics gold for Gaynor and Tobais in BUCS Outdoor Championships

16:30 08 May 2012

University of Hertfordshire athlete Deji Tobais (right). Picture by Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic.

University of Hertfordshire athlete Deji Tobais (right). Picture by Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic.


UNIVERSITY of Hertfordshire sprinter Deji Tobais and Welwyn Garden City hurdler Stephanie Gaynor won gold at the Olympic Stadium on Monday.

Tobais, a Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow club athlete, ran 21.15secs in the men’s 200m to take victory at the BUCS Visa Outdoor Championships, which acted as an Olympic test event.

Fellow University of Hertfordshire speedster Confidence Lawson was fourth.

Tobais also made the 100m final finishing just outside the medals in fourth with 10.58secs.

Gaynor, running for Brunel University, took gold in the women’s 100m hurdles final in 13.73secs, with another WGC competitor, Claire Humphries, representing Birmingham, fourth with a personal best of 14.08secs.

Herts Phoenix athlete Laura Wake won the 400m gold clocking 54.10secs while running for Loughborough.

University of Hertfordshire and Herts Phoenix hurdler Emily Stevens reached the 400m hurdles semi-final where she was fifth, just missing out on a final spot.


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