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St Mary’s Athletes Selected for European Indoor Championships

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St Mary’s Athletes Selected for European Indoor Championships

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Three Athletes and Alumni from the Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have been selected for the European Indoor Athletics Championships.

Hosted in Glasgow from 1st to 3rd March, the championships bring together the leading elite athletics talent from across Europe for the first major competition of the year. EPACC Athlete Adelle Tracy will compete in the Women’s 800m for Team GB, having secured qualification at the British Indoor Championships where she won the Bronze 0.68 of a second behind first place.

Rio 2016 Olympian and EPACC alumnus Elliot Giles will run in the Men’s 1500m. Elliot secured his selection at the Indoor Grand Prix, having won Silver in the Men’s 1500m at the British Indoor Championships. In the Men’s 800m, EPACC athlete Zak Curran will compete for Team Ireland. Zak secured qualification at the Irish National Indoor Championships, where he won the Silver Medal.

EPACC Centre Coordinator Craig Winrow, who will coach British Endurance Team at the Championships said, “Our athletes have had a strong start to the season, winning a number of medals and dominating the medal tables at the BUCS Cross Country Championships. Good luck to Adelle, Zak and Elliot in their races this weekend, I am sure they will deliver strong results.”

Head of Sport Andrew Reid-Smith said, “Congratulations to the athletes for gaining selection and good to see EPACC Performance Coach Craig Winrow is also involved this weekend as a GB Team Manager.  Competition at the European Indoor Champs is always going to be tough but Adelle, Zak and Elliot are running well and we wish them every success.”

 

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