Pozzi sets BUCS National Record
21st February 2014
Andrew Pozzi headlined a student field in Sheffield breaking the BUCS Championship Record twice as he prepares for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot.
The 21-year-old sprint hurdler was aiming to break his own BUC record of 7.64, which he quickly achieved in the heats running a 7.61 over 60 metres.
Representing the University of Bristol, where he studies an MSc in Business Management, Pozzi entered the final as hot favourite and didn’t disappoint. Breaking the record he set earlier in the afternoon with a time of 7.57 seconds.
“…there’s a lot of competitions to look forward to at this stage in my career.”
“It’s a very measured approach that we are taking,” said Pozzi. “It’s important to get a number of races in, but I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to get back up to speed for the Commonwealth Games.
“You need to make the qualification time before the first of June I think, so it’s up in the air – it means I’ll have to race a little more than I might want to.”
“We are trying to work with what is achievable and base our expectations on that, it would be quite disappointing despite my age but there’s a lot of competitions to look forward to at this stage in my career.”
“There’s the European Championships that are two weeks after the Commonwealths and I’ll have more time to qualify for that.”