18th May 2018
STRONG BRITISH JUNIOR CONTINGENT READY FOR LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL
Molly Caudery (coach: Stuart Caudery) headlines the British junior team that will represent the country at Loughborough International (LIA) on Sunday.
The British junior record holder arrives in Loughborough having finished fifth on the Gold Coast with a personal best of 4.40m, and is just 5cm shy of the qualification standard for the European Championships.
Fellow British junior Holly Mills (James Coney), the European Under 18 and Commonwealth Youth Games Champion, will compete in a strong women’s long jump field, aiming to hit the 6.25m qualifying standard for the World Junior Championships, having jumped a best of 6.23m in February.
Isabelle Boffey (Douglas Stone) faces off against England’s Mari Smith (Bud Baldaro) Scotland’s Mhairi Hendry (William Parker) and Wales’ Julia Cooke (Bud Baldaro) in a very strong women’s 800m field.
Alastair Chalmers (Dale Garland) also earns his first Under 20 vest and goes in the men’s 400m hurdles after clocking a new PB of 51.10 at the Commonwealth Games, and will face England’s Seb Rodger (Stephen King).
Olympic bronze and world silver medallist in the women’s 4x100m relay Daryll Neita (coach: Jonas Dodoo) headlines the Team England squad for Loughborough International (LIA) on Sunday.
Neita will compete in the women’s 100m, while Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the men’s 4x100m Richard Kilty, headlining the men’s 200m line-up.
Luke Cutts (Trevor Fox), fresh from his bronze medal in the men’s pole vault on the Gold Coast, returns to Loughborough, looking for his first victory there since 2009.
Scotland’s team sees Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mark Dry lead the field as he goes in search of his fourth straight Loughborough International title.
Double British indoor high jump champion and fourth place finisher at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Allan Smith (Bryan Roy), leads the field for the men’s high jump and Grant Plenderleith (David Lothian) acts as a spearhead in the men’s 4x400m relay squad.
Wales will be optimistic of performing well in the men’s 400m as Owen Smith (Matt Elias) arrives with a season’s best 46.76 to his name, while Commonwealth Games seventh placer Osian Jones will look to better his season’s best 71.62m in the hammer throw.
The Loughborough line-up sees Commonwealth Games stars Chris Baker (Graham Ravenscroft) and Jess Judd (Mick Judd), who will compete in the high jump and women’s 1500m respectively.
George Armstrong (Zane Duquemin) goes head-to-head with Scotland’s Angus McInroy (Hugh Murray), Team England’s Chris Scott (Andrew Neal) and former outdoor British champion in Wales’ Brett Morse (Ryan Spencer-Jones).
There will be a rivalry within the same family as Taylor Campbell (John Pearson) represents Loughborough against his younger brother, Great Britain & Northern Ireland junior Bayley (Paul Dickenson). Both will be competing on the same team at Halle Throws International later this month.
Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones) returns in the shot-put competition for the first time since the indoor season, whilst world T35 100m silver medallist Jordan Howe (Christian Malcolm) and Commonwealth silver medallist James Arnott (Ryan Freckleton) take to the track.
Multiple global para athletics champion Davies, is also joined by Dan Greaves in the field, who competes in the discus.
Howe races for the first time since March in the 100m ambulant final, alongside T47 Commonwealth silver medallist Arnott who has his first run out since competing on the Gold Coast.
Laura Sugar (Joe McDonnell) races in the women’s equivalent mixed classification 100m, with the ever-improving Ali Smith (Paul Macgregor) also going in that one.
To view the teams in full, please follow the links on the Loughborough Sport website.