Schwartz qualifies

By Brian Sacks, February 2, 2012

Pole vaulter Jillian Schwartz has qualified for the London Olympics.

Schwartz, who emigrated to Israel from America two years ago, cleared 4.52m to win the US Open indoor meet at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, came 23rd in the Under 17 Southern Cross Country Championships in Brighton. Shindler-Glass was younger, by up to two years, than every runner who placed higher.

Manchester Sale Harrier Jennifer Simmons, 20, came third in both the 200m and 400m at the Northern indoor championships, recording 26.23 and 57.86 respectively.

Triathlete Oliver Ziff came 60th in the Northern Cross Country Championships in Pontefract.

Last updated: 3:22pm, February 2 2012