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Harty nets a new record

Published 05/06/2009

Newcastle's Kerry Harty has wiped Ursula McKee's 3000m record from the books that dated back to Helsinki in June 1990, at the St Mary's Classic meet in Strawberry Hill, London.

Despite some wind, Emma Pallant (recent 4m 09.9 1500m PB) set a good early pace and the first kilometre was reached in 3.03 and the second in 6.07.

With 800m to go, the relatively unknown Justina Heslop from London struck the front to come home in 9.07.6 with Harty in second in 9.12.2, Pallant third on 9.14.4, Beth Potter from Scotland fourth in 9.16.6 and Charlotte Purdue fifth in 9.18.2.

Harty's time was just over four seconds inside the old record and represented a ten seconds improvement on her best ever, set a couple of weeks ago.

Also at the same meeting Steven Morrow ran a high 1.51 800m, just a few tenths outside his best set in Manchester last weekend.

And Stephen Scullion set a big PB of just under 8.20 to finish third in the men's 3000m.

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