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Medal Haul for St Mary’s Athletes at European Cross Country Championships

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All six athletes and alumni of St Mary’s University, Twickenham who competed at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia picked up team medals at the weekend.

The Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) athletes were selected by British Athletics to represent Great Britain at the championships in the Slovakian town of Samorin.

Alumna Steph Twell and EPACC athlete Emelia Gorecka both finished in the top ten of the Senior Women race and picked up gold medals after Great Britain topped the category.

First year Sports Science student Phoebe Law was one of five Brits to finish in the top 10 in the U23 Women’s race meaning she picked up a team gold medal with EPACC athlete Philippa Bowden, who was representing her country at cross country for the first time.

Sports Science student Daniel Jarvis and St Mary’s alumnus Jack Rowe each picked up a bronze medal in the U23 Men’s category as Great Britain finished third in the team rankings behind France and Belgium.

Great Britain were the most successful nation at the championships, winning five golds and four bronze medals overall.

Director of Sport at St Mary’s Andrew Reid-Smith said, “It’s fantastic to see all our EPACC athletes who competed at the championships pick up medals and GB top the medal table. This happens through the hard work and ability of the athletes and coaches; St Mary’s is very proud to have contributed to a successful GB team performance.”

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