Wirral AC athlete Sam Lunt impressed as he reached the semi-finals of the men’s 400 metres at the British Indoor Athletics Championships.

And the 17-year-old finished third in his semi-final heat in a time of 48.36 seconds, but it was not quite enough to make it through to Sunday’s final.

Elsewhere, there were mixed results for Liverpool Harrier athletes.

Emma Alderson finishing 19th in the 400 metres, despite setting a season’s best of 56.37 seconds.

Stephanie Driscoll, who set a PB of 2:06.16 minutes, missed out on a place in the final, finishing 9th in the women’s 800m.

Daryll Neita and Reece Prescod won the men’s and women’s 60 metre sprints.

Photo credit: @julie.fust for @stadion_actu
Photo credit: @julie.fust for @stadion_actu

Neita, one of the favourites to win European Indoor gold, recently became the second fastest British woman indoors behind Dina Asher Smith.

British record holder in the 100m hurdles Cindy Sember won the women’s 60m hurdles.

David King beat 2018 World Indoor Champion Andrew Pozzi to win the men’s 60m hurdles.

The championships are taking place at the Utility Arena in Birmingham with 16 finals taking place tomorrow.

The British Indoor Athletics Championships are a stepping stone towards the European Indoor Championships taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from March 2nd-5th.

(Images courtesy of and with permission from @julie.fuster for @stadion_actu)