A strong British U20 team has been announced today for the Loughborough International which is taking place on Sunday 23 May.
With both the European and World Athletics U20 Championships taking place this summer, the competition provides an excellent opportunity for athletes to gain valuable experience in a competitive environment in the prestigious British vest.
In the women’s hammer, Charlotte Payne (coach: Paul Dickenson, club: Reading AC) has been selected having already secured the world and European U20 standards. Payne, who is part of the British Athletics Futures Academy Programme, will be hoping to build on her seventh place at the European U20 Championships in 2019. Last year she improved her personal best to 63.92m at the Müller British Athletics Championships.
16-year-old Charlie Carvell (Stuart Hamilton, Telford AC) will be looking to build on his terrific start to 2021 in the 400m. He recorded an outstanding time of 46.64 at the BMC Grand Prix in Manchester earlier this month which was his second sub-47s time this season and was well inside the European U20 standard of 47.50.
Also on the track, another 16-year-old, Success Eduan (Anita Richardson, Sale Harriers Manchester), is selected for the women’s 100m and 4x100m relay. Last year she set a personal best of 11.80 and has followed that up with a time of 11.87 earlier this month.
Henry McLuckie (Geoff Watkin, Shaftesbury Harriers) has already secured the world U20 qualifying time for the 1500m and at the BMC meeting last week he also secured the European standard for the 5000m, so he is in good form going into Loughborough over the shorter 1500m distance.
In the high jump, 2020 British Championships bronze medallist Sam Brereton (Fuzz Caan, Birchfield Harriers) jumped a personal best of 2.17m last month just above the world junior standard of 2.16m.
Trevor Painter, Team Leader, “I am delighted we have been able to select such a strong team as this is an important event for the athletes to gain that competition experience ahead of the international championships. With the pandemic limiting events and coaching opportunities it will be fantastic to see the team in action at the weekend and I am confident we can put on a great show and all build on the experience.”
The Loughborough International is an key competition opportunity in the British Athletics Olympic Performance Pathway which aims to provide opportunities to prepare, confirm and support promising young athletes on their journey towards future Olympic success.
The event, which gets underway at 11:00 am on Sunday, will see teams from Wales, Scotland, and Loughborough Students also fielding squads with guests also competing in the individual and relay races.
The British Under 20 team selected for the Loughborough International:
100m: Success Eduan (Anita Richardson, Sale Harriers Manchester)
200m: Sophie Walton (Trevor Williams, Horwich)
400m: Mary John (Alan James, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)
800m: Indienne King (Shane Smith, Kettering)
1500m: Jessica Spilsbury (Richard Goddard, Trafford)
3000m: Pippa Roessler (Mick Woods, Aldershot, Farnham & District)
100m Hurdles: Lily Parris (Julie Benterman, Chelmsford)
400m Hurdles: Lucy Chalmers (Alan Richardson, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)
3000m Steeplechase: Emily Parker (Joe Oatley, Poole AC)
High Jump: Zara Tyas (Joe Frost, Stockport T&F)
Pole Vault: Sophie Ashurst (Andy Ashurst, Sale Harriers Manchester)
Long Jump: Molly Palmer (Lukasz Zawila, Charnwood)
Triple Jump: Melissa Booth (Keith Hunter, Sale Harriers Manchester)
Shot Put: Nana Gyedu (John Hillier, Blackheath & Bromley)
Hammer: Charlotte Payne (Paul Dickenson, Reading AC)
Discus: Samantha Callaway (David Callaway, Newham & Essex Beagles)
Javelin: Elizabeth Korczak (Bob Willows, Brighton & Hove)
Alyson Bell (William Glasgow, Giffnock North), Success Eduan (Anita Richardson, Sale Harriers Manchester), Joy Eze (Michael Donnelly, Gateshead), Aleeya Sibbons (Coral Nourrice, Newham & Essex Beagles), Sophie Walton (Trevor Williams, Horwich) and Eve Wright (Ryan Freckleton, Shaftesbury Barnet)
100m: Joel Pascall-Menzie (Nathaniel Senior, Newham & Essex Beagles)
200m: Toby Makoyawo (Peter Griffiths, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)
400m: Charlie Carvell (Stuart Hamilton, Telford AC)
800m: Daniel Howells (Richard Ashe, Aldershot, Farnham & District)
1500m: Henry McLuckie (Geoff Watkin, Shaftesbury Barnet)
3000m: Jack Patton (Robert Hawkins, Kilbarchan)
110m Hurdles: Joseph Harding (Laura Turner-Alleyne, Basildon)
400m Hurdles: Adam Booth (Graeme Goulay, Poole AC)
High Jump: Sam Brereton (Fuzz Caan, Birchfield Harriers)
Pole Vault: Lazarus Benjamin (Matt Cullen, Sale Harriers Manchester)
Long Jump: Brad Davies-Pughe (Jake Awe, Shaftesbury Barnet)
Triple Jump: Michael Anderson (John Shepherd, Kingston & Poly)
Shot Put: Zac Davies (Andrew Hughes, Bracknell AC)
Hammer: Alex Bernstein (Preston)
Discus: Rhys Allen (David Callaway, Newham & Essex Beagles)
Javelin: Thomas Holmes (Mark Bradford, Andover)
4x100m Relay: Jason Kalala (Nathaniel Senior, Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets),Derek Kinlock (Paul Weston, Croydon),Toby Makoyawo (Peter Griffiths, Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow), Henry Nwoke (Mike Sweeney, Liverpool Harriers), Michael Onilogbo (Carl Graham, Basildon), Joel Pascall-Menzie (Newham & Essex Beagles) and Jeriel Quainoo (Ryan Freckleton, Blackheath & Bromley)
4 x 400m Relay: Charlie Carvell (Stuart Hamilton, Telford AC), Alex Cooper (Grant Barker, Birchfield Harriers),Edward Faulds (James Wright, Rugby & Northampton) and Brodie Young (James McMenemy, Airdrie Harriers)